To kick off 2008, Oakland’s imitable indie rockers Xiu Xiu grace our Jan/Feb cover. We also get the real deal from Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox and his Atlas Sound side-gig. Then, we interview dancehall’s hottest young star, Munga, before chatting it up with Heralds of Change, Boy 8-Bit, Yeasayer, James Pants, The Pack, and Jay Haze. Plus, some fine pics of stylish indie movers and shakers like Telepathe, Crunc Tesla, Soft Circle, and more.