White Lies: Big TV

Remembering Benjamin Curtis and Phil Everly, White Lies' album art, Afrika Bambaataa and more in music this week

With vinyl sales reportedly up 33% in 2013 (according to Billboard), the increasingly popular, resurrected medium has become not only an analog way to enjoy music, but a chance for visual artists of all sorts to show off their talents to a potential new audience with enticing cover art. 2013’s Best Art Vinyl award goes to NYC-based painter Michael Kagan for “Pilot 2″—a 2010 work …

The Everly Brothers: Cathy’s Clown

Remembering Benjamin Curtis and Phil Everly, White Lies' album art, Afrika Bambaataa and more in music this week

Seemingly born to sing, brothers Phil and Don Everly began performing at an early age with their parents, a country and western act, before becoming the legendary Everly Brothers—a record-breaking, chart-topping, close-harmony duo known to influence the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Buddy Holly and countless others with their sweet melodic style. Friday, 3 January 2014, Phil passed away, marking the end of an era while …

Interview: Tim Biskup

The musician and artist talks about Brainsled by Big Butter, a current Kickstarter to reissue the band's 1989 cassette as a double vinyl LP

Known for his visually intense work and populist aesthetic, visual artist Tim Biskup grew up in Southern California and, adding music to his creative talents, started the band Big Butter with his brother, Mike. Together they explored their favorite music genres, experimented with sound and put on live stage shows. Now with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign the Biskup brothers are transforming their original …