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Q-Tip Plots Beck, Fiona Apple, and (Maybe) Kanye West Collabs for ‘The Last Zulu’

Q-Tip's long rumored solo album The Last Zulu may finally be getting closer to a release date. Though he's been teasing the album since 2013, a…
By: Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

Tyga’s ‘The Gold Album’ Only Sold 2,200 Copies its First Week [Sad Trombone Noise]

Update: Tyga has addressed the album's low sales in a tweet.  @ComplexMag label I put it out for free on spotify last tues. the…
By: James Grebey / July 1, 2015

Eminem Gives Career-Spanning Interview to Zane Lowe for Apple Music

Apple Music's Beats 1 radio service launched yesterday with former BBC Radio host Zane Lowe, but today was their big "get": an interview with none…
By: Brennan Carley / July 1, 2015

Little Boots Knows How to ‘Get Things Done’ on Bass-Heavy New Track

Little Boots is releasing her third album, Working Girl, later this month, and to kick off the ten-day countdown until it drops, she shared the LP's third…
By: James Grebey / July 1, 2015

Titus Andronicus Release ‘Second Act’ of New LP, Accompanying Short Film

Like the Brooklyn-based aesthetes in Liturgy, Titus Andronicus imagine their forthcoming LP as something more than just a "rock album." Appropriately, the band has shared…
By: Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

Lily Allen Burns a ‘F—k Off Kanye’ Flag Off-Stage at Glastonbury

Lily Allen has admitted to burning an anti-Kanye West flag at Glastonbury Festival, NME reports. The singer was reportedly at the fest (but didn't perform), where…
By: Rachel Brodsky / July 1, 2015

Jim Jarmusch Says His Return to Music Was Sparked By Jack White

Jim Jarmusch gave a brief nod to Jack White during his Detroit-set vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive, but it turns out that the director'…
By: Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

Beach House Let the Feedback Fly on New Song, ‘Sparks’

Soon after announcing their fifth studio album, Depression Cherry, Baltimore's Beach House have unveiled a winding, reverb-heavy new song called "Sparks," which they premiered on Spain's RTVE.
By: Rachel Brodsky / July 1, 2015

Jidenna: The Classic Man With a (Semi-Secret) Plan

For his senior project at Massachusetts' prestigious Milton Academy, where kids would write the N-word on bathroom stalls and security guards threw black students off campus because…
By: Harley Brown / July 1, 2015

Fetty Wap Gets Sappy on the Saccharine ‘D.A.M. (Dat’s All Me)’

To date, Fetty Wap has two hit singles ("Trap Queen" and "My Way," for the uninitiated) and no album date. Perhaps to help us forget about that,…
By: Brennan Carley / July 1, 2015

Modest Mouse Rule Scorched Earth in ‘The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box’ Video

Modest Mouse have unveiled a typically oddball video for "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box," from this year's Strangers to Ourselves LP. Set in a…
By: Rachel Brodsky / July 1, 2015

SPIN Country Report: Willie and Merle Light Up, Rhiannon Giddens Revives Revivals

The first half of 2015 was a slightly strange moment for country, especially chart country, because it mostly made for some serious waiting. Though there…
By: Anthony Easton / July 1, 2015

Kim Deal and Courtney Barnett Interviewed Each Other for ‘The Talkhouse Music Podcast’

The Talkhouse Music Podcast has musicians come on to talk to one another about the craft — the logic being, who would know better about music…
By: James Grebey / July 1, 2015

Miguel Brought ‘Coffee’ to ‘Conan,’ Too

Miguel's had a busy few days in New York City. Even aside from releasing his new LP, WILDHEART, the SPIN cover star has made the televisio…
By: Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

La Luz ‘Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere’ on Lush Second Listen Off Sophomore LP

La Luz will release their Ty Segall-produced sophomore effort, Weirdo Shrine, in August via Hardly Art, and now they've unveiled the record's second single.
By: Rachel Brodsky / July 1, 2015

Prince Is a ‘HARDROCKLOVER’ on Stormy New Single

Just a couple months after his last spirited standalone single "Baltimore," Prince is back with another track. This one's called "HARDROCKLOVER" and as you might…
By: Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

Thom Yorke, Atoms for Peace Albums Now on Apple Music

TIDAL may have started the exclusives battle, but Apple Music could win the war. Following streaming service-specific releases from Nine Inch Nails, Dr. Dre, and Pharrell…
By: Harley Brown / July 1, 2015

Bully Unleash Raging Cover of Belle & Sebastian’s ‘Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying’

One of SPIN's recent All Eyes On alums, Bully, released a cover of Belle & Sebastian's "Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying" for Rookie Mag's ever-pleasantly surprising Theme…
By: Harley Brown / July 1, 2015

Review: Refused Are F**king Undead on ‘Freedom’

So, Refused are f—king alive. But nearly two decades after their implosion-cum-self-righteous suicide, who would've thought that their vision of punk's future would sorta sound like…
By: Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015
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