Our alternate cover for Issue 58 features King Woman, with frontwoman Kristina Esfandiari channeling the vamp power and vibes of Theda Barra and Siouxsie Sioux. 

Feeling compelled to reshape the Biblical archetypes that once bound her, with the new King Woman album Celestial Blues, out July 30 On Relapse Records, Esfandiari has created a theatrical tale of rebellion, tragedy, and triumph, a metaphor for her own, personal experiences over the years.

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“I have been through a lot of different experiences in the past four years than when I first started writing,” vocalist Kris Esfandiari says. “A lot of the key themes of King Woman are religion, spirituality, things I’ve had to work through, that have traumatized me, and I was very angry before, but now I find that things that used to really get underneath my skin just don’t bother me anymore. When you get older, you give less of a fuck; things that used to make you so angry just don’t even matter anymore.”

COVER PHOTO
PHOTOGRAPHER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR : Mara Weinstein@maravalentine https://www.instagram.com/maravalentine/ 

STYLIST / CREATIVE PRODUCER – MORGAN VICKERY
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STYLIST ASSISTANT: NOAH DIAZ 
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MUA: MIA VARRONA
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SFX MUA: NINA CARELLI
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HAIR: TOMO SATO
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PHOTO ASSISTANTS: 
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LOCATION: THE RUSSIAN SAMOVAR
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