Some of the hottest acts around descended on San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival last weekend. Among them were Los Angeles' breakout popsters Foster the People, Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana, and L.A.-based freak-folk quintet Grouplove. SPIN contributing photographer Wilson Lee tagged along, shooting all aspects of the festival.
"It was an eye-opening and amazing experience to get such intimate access to these artists," Lee tells SPIN. "You get a real look at them as rock stars and as regular people and music fans."
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »