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Chris Martins

Madlib

Keeping up with Madlib has always been a fool's errand. Even before the revered hip-hop producer blew minds with his fabricated jazz band Yesterdays New Quintet, blew chronic smoke with his MF Doom collaboration Madvillain, and blew past the atmosphere with his rapping alter ego Quasimoto, Otis Jackson Jr. was......
Emil Amos believes in "bottoms up!"

"Sober People Scare the Shit Out of Me"

Though Portland's Emil Amos has made a name for himself drumming for others — post-rockers Grails, doom-metal act Om — he has created a legend for himself as Holy Sons. He's quietly released album after genre-bending album, mostly without any help from labels, modeling his early career after the lo-fi......

Baths, Braids

Who would've thought that lone dudes playing with laptops in their bedrooms would've become the Valley's next great export after pornography? Okay, ...
Craziest game of Risk ever: The inspired Glennspeed You! Beck Emperor mash-up; Credit: IMAGE BY AGAINST THE DALEKS

With Godspeed on Our Side

Post-rockers don't talk. They don't write lyrics, and they sure as shit don't sing. They name their songs in eight words or more, or don't name them at all, as if to obfuscate any radio DJ who would dare play them or short-circuit the Billboard charts that wouldn't have them......

Wavves Drops New Song About How Much He Loves TV

"I'm wasting away, in every way / I'm wasting my time, all of my time / I'm wasted again, with none of my friends / ... but that's alright with me / ... I got TV." We love Wavves. No one does slacker better, and it seems appropriate that as......

NSFW YouTube Freak Phenom Tonetta Comes to L.A. … Sorta

He's been called "the savior of lo-fi music." He's been called "a pure artist." He's been called a combination of "repulsion and intrigue." Yeah, we're pretty sure Toronto-based YouTube star Tonetta has been called a lot of things -- famous as he is for lip-syncing and gyrating to his own......