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Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan Joins John Metcalfe on Sparse ‘Just Let Go’

On John Metcalfe's new track, "Just Let Go," Bat For Lashes mastermind Natasha Khan joins the former Durutti Column member for a sparse, piano- and…
By: Brennan Carley / April 24, 2015

Brett Morgen Is Bawling Over ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’

Brett Morgen is exhausted. After spending eight years filming the first official Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, submerging himself in the late Nirvana singer’s memorabilia…
By: Stephanie Dubick / April 24, 2015

Pity Sex Talk New Album and Why Wawa is Overrated

Two years after the release of their breakthrough debut album, 2013's sweetly corrosive Feast of Love, Michigan dream-rock quartet Pity Sex find themselves a band…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 24, 2015

Yelawolf Hangs with Eminem and an Actual Wolf in ‘Best Friend’ Video

It's been just a few days since Yelawolf dropped his sophomore album, Love Story, and now the rapper shared the music video for one of the…
By: James Grebey / April 24, 2015

Review: With Your Help, Miami Horror Let Loose on ‘All Possible Futures’

For a band so steeped in Australian, bush-brined sugar-pop, Miami Horror show a better understanding of American Top 40 than many of our own homegrow…
By: Brennan Carley / April 24, 2015

Bleachers Add Crashing Percussion to Rework of Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’

Bleachers have unveiled a fun. (all puns intended) new remix of Sia's 1000 Forms of Fear single "Big Girls Cry." Sufficiently chopping and dicing u…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 24, 2015

Hear Britney Spears’ Full ‘Tom’s Diner’ Remake Now

Update: The full version has leaked. Listen below. Last week, self-proclaimed founder of disco Giorgio Moroder officially revealed that the long-rumored Britney Spears collaboration from…
By: Brennan Carley / April 24, 2015

Review: Speedy Ortiz Refuse to Stand in Place on the Jagged-Riffed ‘Foil Deer’

On Speedy Ortiz's new album, Foil Deer, frontwoman Sadie Dupuis doesn't set the world on fire — she's the type to write characters who light a cigarette only…
By: Harley Brown / April 24, 2015

Sounwave Details the Making of Kendrick Lamar’s Landmark ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Even though it’s been close to a month since Kendrick Lamar released his dense, jazzy opus of a third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, currently…
By: Patrick Bowman / April 24, 2015

Blink-182 Aren’t Ruling Out a New Album With Matt Skiba

Matt Skiba has been touring with Blink-182 since March, following Tom DeLonge's departure from the band, and the Alkaline Trio frontman has said he's interested in recording a…
By: James Grebey / April 24, 2015

Elvis Costello Plays ‘Letterman’ for the 27th and Final Time

After 31 years in the host chair, David Letterman is leaving the Late Show in less than a month, so his final few musical guest…
By: James Grebey / April 24, 2015

‘SNL’ Taps Wiz Khalifa, Florence + the Machine, and Rihanna to Close Season

The folks at Saturday Night Live revealed who the last three musical guests of the 40th season are going to be, and it's a pretty…
By: James Grebey / April 24, 2015

Watch System of a Down’s Full First-Ever Concert in Armenia

The members of the iconic nu-metal group System of a Down are all Armenian-American, so it was a big deal when the band played their…
By: James Grebey / April 23, 2015

What’s the Best Blur Album? A SPIN Roundtable

For a band still largely associated with a very specific moment in U.K. rock history, Blur have never really stayed in one musical mode for very…
By: SPIN Staff / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Tei Shi Discusses the Problem with ‘Diva’ Belting and the Power of the Mermaid

Valerie Teicher, a.k.a. Tei Shi, accurately (although flippantly) characterizes her celestial, wide-ranging vocal style as "Mermaid Music." What started off as a tongue-in-cheek way of…
By: Margaret Farrell / April 23, 2015

Frank Ocean Has Legally Changed His Name to Frank Ocean

According to TMZ, Frank Ocean's request to formally change his name was granted today in Los Angeles. Once officially known by his birth name, Christopher Edwin Breaux, Frank…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 23, 2015

The Chemical Brothers Drop ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’ Off Just-Announced New Album

It shouldn't come as a huge shock that the Chemical Brothers have been itching for a comeback — their collaboration with Miguel and Lorde o…
By: Brennan Carley / April 23, 2015

Vic Mensa Celebrates Roc Nation Signing With Blistering ‘Commas’ Freestyle

The same day he announced that he'd been signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation, Chi-town firestarter Vic Mensa hit up a Los Angeles radio statio…
By: Brennan Carley / April 23, 2015

Review: Yelawolf Continues to Puzzle and Impress in Equal Measure on ‘Love Story’

The second-worst mistake a rapper can make on their sophomore album is rapping about how much the music industry has failed them. It makes them sound whiny,…
By: Drew Millard / April 23, 2015
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