Book + Record Pairings That Highlight Milestones From NYC’s Music Scene

A nostalgic look at the some of the delights from the wildly influential cultural hub

No list of musical moments will ever come close to the momentous gravity of NYC’s influence on sound over the last century plus. The following pairings, however, aim to tap into some of our personal favorite milestones in the midst of it all. Some of them—the Beastie Boys Book and Paul’s Boutique, for example—connect directly. Others—like last year’s exquisite photographic study of the Chelsea Hotel and …

101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die

Spanish illustrator Ricardo Cavolo's personal music diary bursts with color and passion

While listicles can sometimes feel like lazy writing, the book “101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die” from Spanish illustrator and music lover Ricardo Cavolo is anything but. Inside, he dedicates two pages to each artist who has had an impact on his life. On the left, Cavolo hand writes anecdotes and entangled thoughts on why he admires them; on the adjoining page lies …

Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street

A decade's worth of drawings, paintings and photos in a hardcover from the singer/songwriter and visual artist

Devendra Banhart’s story as a visual artist-turned-musician has been retold many a time in interviews. In his new book “I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street,” the Venezuelan-American singer/songwriter with eight albums under his belt pieces together his drawings, paintings, photos from the past 10 years. Featuring an essay from art dealer Jeffrey Deitch (titled “Non-Popular Pop Art”), a conversation between Banhart and ex-Moldy Peaches …