Bear pit witness to Los Angeles' No Age, fun–loving fuzz–punks surfing waves of lo–fidelity, inspiring the youth multitude from home base The Smell, and writing songs for a new California (Feature also contains Q&As with Mika Miko, Abe Vigoda and HEALTH)
A voice of the dispossessed that dances across octaves and cuts like a knife, Diamanda Galas turns the table on the oppressors, calling down a righteous vengeance that's steeped in the ages
Rolo Tomassi's indescribable prog–core hyper–talent just blew our writer's metaphor circuits
Plan B salutes Lil' Wayne, chemically assisted thug maestro and self- proclaimed "best rapper alive"
PLUS: Zombie–Zombie, Envy, Cobalt, Miss AMP on (her own) pregnancy, John And Jehn, New Bloods, Monade’s tour diary, an Underage Festival playlist, a textual mixtape from Booka Shade, Jamie Lidell, Lou Barlow, Whitehouse (live), The Field (live) Boredoms (live)
AAAND REVIEWS INC: Thalia Zedek, Bon Iver, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, The Fall, Asva, Gable, The Last Shadow Puppets, Scott Kelly, Stevie Von Till, Hadouken! Erykah Badu, Infinite Livez Vs Stade, Camille, Gonzales, Ellen Allien, Nico Muhly, Mystery Jets, The Advisory Circle, The Raconteurs, Unlabel, Smoosh, DJ Cameo, Adem, Vetiver REISSUES: Joy Division, Liquid Liquid, Section 25, Aphex Twin, Alireza Mashayekhi and Ata Ebtekar, Sebadoh, An England Story, OMD