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Review: Colin Stetson Is a Thrilling One-Man Band on All This I Do For Glory

To be a one-man band, you once needed a harp rack at your mouth, a bass drum on your back, cymbals between your knees, tambourines…
Brian Howe / April 26, 2017

Lapalux – “Rotted Arp” ft. Louisahhh

Two years since his last LP Lushmore, Essex beatmaker Lapalux is back with announcement of a new album. Titled Ruinism, the album features contributions from…
Rob Arcand / April 26, 2017

Remember When Donald Trump Sang the Green Acres Theme With Megan Mullally at the Emmys?

Donald Trump has been in office just under 100 days. Currently, he's trying to finance his mythological border wall to Mexico; he's off, sitting bewildered in some…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 2017

David Bowie’s Labyrinth Soundtrack Is Getting a Vinyl Reissue

David Bowie and Trevor Jones' soundtrack for baby-snatching cult film Labyrinth is getting a vinyl reissue, and really not a minute too soon, because I threw out my…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2017

Chuck Berry – “Wonderful Woman”

Chuck Berry's posthumous effort CHUCK is out June 9 via Dualtone Records and it's thus far been preceded by two releases: March's "Big Boys" and "Wonderful Woman,"
Brian Josephs / April 26, 2017

Empire Of The Sun: Smash Mouth Stop Skanking and Become “All-Stars”

Tim Kenneally's profile of Smash Mouth originally ran in the August 1999 issue of Spin. We are republishing it now, as we revisit the Best Alternative Rock…
Tim Kenneally / April 26, 2017

Review: Depeche Mode – Ultra

Depeche Mode’s ‘Ultra’ originally came out April 14, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock…
Eric Weisbard / April 26, 2017

Enjoy the Heartracing Thrills of Rihanna’s “Work” Getting 1 Percent Faster Every Time She Says “Work”

Can a dancehall-flavored romp like Rihanna's "Work" be turned into a heart palpitation-inducing thriller? In short, yes. The video below, uploaded in December, explains how…
Brian Josephs / April 26, 2017

What’s Up With These Mysterious Radiohead Posters?

A crop of cryptic new posters in cities around the world is putting Radiohead fans in a bit of a tizzy. Each piece of black-and-white text art…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2017

Video: Rostam – “Gwan”

Rostam has released a video and official audio for one of the solo songs he's previewed since leaving Vampire Weekend last January, "Gwan." It's a pulsating, largely percussion-less…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 2017

Review: Green Day – Nimrod

Green Day's 'Nimrod' originally came out October 14, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock…
Jessy Berrett / April 26, 2017

Forest Swords – “Panic”

As Forest Swords, UK producer Matthew Barnes knits sparse textures and spacious drums into moody masterpieces of understated energy. Years after Dagger Paths and Engravings…
Rob Arcand / April 26, 2017

The Verve: Mad for It

The Verve's 'Urban Hymns' originally came out September 29, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Maureen Callahan / April 26, 2017

Jonathan Demme Dead at 73

Jonathan Demme, director of movies such as Silence of the Lambs and Stop Making Sense, has died, as Indiewire reports. He was 73 years old. The cause was esophageal…
Jeremy Gordon / April 26, 2017

Kirin J Callinan Announces New Album Bravado, Releases “S.A.D.” Video

A great Kirin J Callinan single just got promoted to title track of the Australian absurdist's second album. Bravado is out June 9 from Terrible Records and features a bunch…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2017

Anderson .Paak – “Come Down” Remix ft. Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q

Over a year after dropping his breakthrough album Malibu, Anderson .Paak has released another remix of the project's single "Come Down." This time the jam features…
Brian Josephs / April 26, 2017

Watch Macaulay Culkin Play Kurt Cobain in Father John Misty’s “Total Entertainment Forever” Video

Father John Misty has released a video for Pure Comedy's "Total Entertainment Forever," and it's about as ludicrous and referential as you might expect it…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 2017

Watch Dave Grohl Talk About Embarrassing Childhood Moments in Conversation With His Mom

Dave Grohl's mom released a new book this week, in which she interviews the mothers of rock stars about what it was like to raise…
Geena Kloeppel / April 26, 2017

John Cale’s The Velvet Underground & Nico 50th Anniversary Concert to Feature Clinic, Wild Beasts, Gruff Rhys, and More

John Cale recently announced a celebratory concert for the anniversary of the legendary The Velvet Underground & Nico album, which turned 50 last year. The show, which is…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 2017
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