Fussing with the zeitgeist since 1998.
Aural Standards is the home of Los Angeles journalist Chris Martins, who specializes in his city’s musical bleeding edge and bloody stumps further flung. Martins is a Senior Writer at SPIN whose work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The A.V. Club, GOOD, LA Weekly, Flaunt, Playboy, Wax Poetics, New York Magazine and Los Angeles mag, among others. He’s profiled iconoclasts ranging from Beck to Dustin Hoffman, Odd Future to Elvis Costello, and once did the Humpty Dance on stage with Digital Underground. Martins is the former editor-in-chief of Filter, onetime L.A. city ed for The Onion, and a USC Annenberg grad. He also dabbles in music supervision, books bands for The Jesse Miller Talk Show, DJs tapes (is a hipster, yes) and digs on craft beer.
~hard as hell~