Play Music Magazine
If you’re hankering for new music without having to interrupt too much the zen flow of your daily web surfing session, open that extra tab in your browser to Play Music Magazine, a digital online publication rockin’ to go with its September edition. The English-language, Norwegian mag resources what’s available on the Internet to make its stories complete — so besides the interview of a band itself, you can check out video and sound clips, go to the band’s website or buy their music in a handy, comfortingly familiar magazine format with “flippable” pages. This issue features cover star and up-and-coming hip-hop artist Derrick Ashong, an interview with Sweden’s Jose Gonzalez that you listen to instead of read, as well as a time-out session with The Horrors, whose spastic Sheena Is a Parasite vid was directed by Chris Cunningham. The mag also directs readers to other goodies like live show footage of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in San Fran and the late William S. Burrough’s first-ever televised appearance.