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The Mother Lode: SPIN’s Mother’s Day 2013 Gift Guide

Not to lay a guilt trip on you, but you wouldn’t be here if not for your mom. So don’t settle for a card this…
Bryan Hood / May 6, 2013

Cedric Bixler-Zavala Talks At the Drive-In Reissues, His Real Mars Volta Role

At the Drive-In's 2001 breakup was as abrupt and tense as the band's music — the El Paso, Texas, five-piece, valorized for their volatile post-hardcore sound,…
Bryan Hood / April 24, 2013

Jessie Ware Is ‘Never Going to Be a Pop Star Like Lady Gaga’

Astute fans of British dance music have been clued in to the diamantine brilliance of London singer Jessie Ware for a while now, largely due to…
Bryan Hood / April 10, 2013

Open Heart, Clear Mind: Behind the Men’s ‘New Moon’

The Men don't like staying in one place. In a career that now spans four albums in five years, the Brooklyn band has explored new…
Bryan Hood / March 5, 2013

Local Natives’ Taylor Rice Rides for Sufjan, Attempts to End the NYC vs. LA Debate

Full of lush vocal harmonies and ringing guitars, Local Natives' 2010 debut album, Gorilla Manor, had an unmistakably Californian aura. For the follow-up, though, the…
Bryan Hood / January 24, 2013

Keep on Keepin’ On: 10 Gifts That’ll Get Used All Year Long

SPIN’s gift to you: a fresh roundup of holiday gadgets that won’t lose their usefulness by the time the clock strikes 2013.
Bryan Hood / December 3, 2012

Black Friday, I’m In Love: SPIN’s Holiday Gift Guide

They say it’s the the thought that counts, but we’d recommend surprising the music nut in your life with these tech gadgets, books, T-shirts, and…
Bryan Hood / November 23, 2012

Festival Nomads Follow a Not-So-Golden Road

It's 10:30 PM on a Saturday night at Atlantic City's Bader Field and I'm in pain. Metallica are solidly into their headlining set at the…
Bryan Hood / September 11, 2012

Bobby Womack: What He’s Learned From a Wild Life in Music

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Bobby Womack has experienced it all. He's written hits for himself ("Across 110th Street") and others (the…
Bryan Hood / June 19, 2012

Soulsavers’ Dave Gahan: ‘I’ve Played This Record More Than Anything I’ve Ever Worked On’

Since 2000, English duo Soulsavers have kept eclectic-minded music fans on their toes, merging electronica with more analog-friendly genres like country and rock. Along the…
Bryan Hood / May 2, 2012