Touring behind their new album, Crash Love, frontman Davey Havok and the rest of AFI impressed SPIN shooter Ian Witlen, who took all the photographs in this gallery, with their maturation as a band. "I hadn't seen them play in a long, long time," Witlen says. "Their music has developed so much. It's not just screaming anymore. I think that's why they've gotten so much bigger in the last few years."
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »