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It’s nearly impossible to find a Scott Devendorf interview where his glasses aren’t mentioned. The National’s bassist—also a member of LNZNDRF and collaborator on Grateful Dead charity tribute album Day of the Dead—always wears orange aviators. But why? He laughs when asked. “I’ve been wearing them for years,” Devendorf says. “They’re sunglasses that faded.” Though the glasses aren’t “a good way to judge color of anything,” they’re nearly inextricable from his look—try to find...
Andrew Savage

One-On-One

Photographs by Nicole Fara Silver Just around the corner from his home in the heart of Bed-Stuy, Andrew Savage, best known as the frontman of Brooklyn-via-Texas indie darlings Parquet Courts, launches a long, high-arching shot toward a net on his local basketball court. His form doesn’t exactly resemble that of Steph Curry, but nonetheless, the ball swishes through the net. (Swish takes on a very liberal meaning in this scenario.) The multi-instrumentalist sees me jotting...
On a recent evening, celebrity performance artist Marina Abramović – she of the Jay-Z video, the upstate performance art boot camp, and blockbuster piece The Artist is Present – was excitedly milling around in front of Bushwick bar Alphaville with a few young friends. She was there to see electronic band Sound of Ceres; the artist is a fan. Featuring former members of The Drums and Apples in Stereo, Sound of Ceres makes emotional, otherworldly...
On the cover of the latest Liars record, TFCF, Angus Andrew sits alone in a wedding dress, looking like he left himself at the altar, and just in the nick of time. The sort of silly, semi-sinister image makes fine thematic sense. It fronts the first record in the band’s 17-year art-pop career made without the help of founding member Aaron Hemphill, or anyone other than Angus. Wanderlust—sonic, geographic, personal—has come to define Andrew’s...

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