"I got really fed up with seeing women naked and feeling unempowered by it as opposed to empowered, so I didn’t shave my legs, I didn’t dye my moustache, and I didn’t pluck my eyebrows."
— Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan on the cover of her new album The Haunted Man in our latest Cover Story, “Glitter in the Dark”.
"I really wanted to make the worst thing, the thing that even people who liked bad, terrible music wouldn’t like, the stuff that people would ignore, always. Something really, really stupid. Something that is destined for failure."
— Ariel Pink
"I don’t think people talk about mental illness a lot, but they need to know it’s OK to talk about how they are feeling. People are afraid of telling the truth because they think it’s going to hurt everyone around them. I’ve kept so much inside that I’ve literally lost it. I wish more people would get help when they feel like they need it—not just to look to medicine, but to the support of others."
— Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos opens up about his own mental health struggles in our feature “Rite of Passion”, by Larry Fitzmaurice.