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Review: Katie Dey’s ‘Flood Network’ Is Rife With 404 Errors and Heartbreak

Australian songwriter and producer Katie Dey’s 2015 debut, asdfasdf, felt born from the internet. It wasn’t that social media fomented the cult musician’s rapid rise (though shoutouts from…
Colin Joyce / August 8, 2016

SPIN Metal Report: Vektor Deliver Neo-Thrash’s Masterpiece and Inter Arma Explore Outer Space

For a genre whose fans are so often labeled (sometimes rightly) as rigid constructionists, metal’s last few years have been marked by an unprecedented burst…
Colin Joyce / July 29, 2016

Cheena: New York Punks Who Come Alive at Night

In the mess of chain coffee shops and clothing boutiques that crowd lower Manhattan, it can be hard to find a place to just sit…
Colin Joyce / July 28, 2016

Review: Blood Orange Is Fired Up and Ready to Go on ‘Freetown Sound’

Sometimes it feels like Dev Hynes is everywhere. Excepting even the obvious — the magazine covers for his work as Blood Orange, the late-night television…
Colin Joyce / June 27, 2016

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Don’t Quite Escape From L.A. on ‘The Getaway’

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of a recently kicked bowl of California’s finest medicinal-grade greenery, the Red Hot Chili Peppers decided that 2016…
Colin Joyce / June 21, 2016

Review: William Tyler’s Instrumental Folk Is History on ‘Modern Country’

The weight of the past bears heavy on William Tyler. During a recent performance in the early Gothic Hall at New York City’s Cloisters Museum…
Colin Joyce / May 31, 2016

Told Slant: A Busy Drummer Making Heartrending Indie Rock

Felix Walworth performs herculean feats of limb-flailing and time management as a drummer in four Brooklyn-based indie-pop bands. They (Walworth uses gender-neutral pronouns) are an essential…
Colin Joyce / April 12, 2016

Review: Sheer Mag Use Power Chords to Dismantle the Power Structure on ‘III’

All of Sheer Mag's bite-sized, fire-starting collections of road-dog rock over the last few years have been mixed at producer Hunter Davidsohn’s Business District studio…
Colin Joyce / March 10, 2016

Review: Oranssi Pazuzu Open a Portal to Another Black-Metal Dimension on ‘Värähtelijä’

If the laws of the physical universe as we currently understand them (and well, Alien’s oft-quoted tagline) are right — that in space no one…
Colin Joyce / March 3, 2016

SPIN Metal Report: Krallice’s French-Braided Blast Beats and Lycus’ Funeral Doom

Though this winter's been more mild in most parts of the world than any in recent memory, even global warming can't thaw the crop of…
Colin Joyce / February 19, 2016

Review: Pinegrove Redefine the Power of Being Uncool on ‘Cardinal’

In the mid-2000s, Pinegrove’s openhearted indie rock could have been huge.  Over the course of the Montclair, New Jersey quintet’s five years of existence, frontman…
Colin Joyce / February 8, 2016

Review: DIIV Empty Everything They’ve Got Into the Winding ‘Is the Is Are’

DIIV’s frontman Zachary Cole Smith describes his band’s second album Is the Is Are in terms usually reserved for divinity. In recent interviews he’s referred…
Colin Joyce / February 2, 2016

How to Dress Well Teams With Weird Twitter Account @Seinfeld2000 for Absurdist Single ‘The Speed Dial’

Before How to Dress well offers a proper follow-up to What Is This Heart?, he's decided to indulge his schmaltzier side today and team up…
Colin Joyce / December 23, 2015

Colin Joyce’s 25 Best Albums of 2015

To finish out the year, we’re offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Here we have Staff Writer Colin Joyce. I'll always gravitate…
Colin Joyce / December 22, 2015

Scott Weiland’s Former Bassist Tommy Black Will Not Face Drug Charges Following Arrest

Tommy Black, the bassist for Scott Weiland's touring band the Wildabouts, was arrested in the hours following the former Stone Temple Pilots' frontman's death after…
Colin Joyce / December 20, 2015

Young Thug Dons a Beard, Robs a Bank in ‘Big Racks’ Video

Young Thug has shared a video for his boisterous Slime Season 2 cut "Big Racks." Directed by Be El Be, the clip's another one of…
Colin Joyce / December 20, 2015

Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney Performed ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town’ Together on ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live celebrated their last episode before a holiday break in grand fashion, with an episode hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and…
Colin Joyce / December 20, 2015

Relive Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Tour in a New Documentary

Taylor Swift's 1989 tour basically turned into a parade of music world stars both past and present, and now you can relive some of the…
Colin Joyce / December 20, 2015

Beatles Recordings Reportedly Set to Hit Streaming Services Next Week

Update: In a note posted to their website, the Beatles' camp have confirmed the speculation that their catalog will hit major streaming services on Thursday.
Colin Joyce / December 19, 2015

The Kinks’ Ray and Dave Davies Got Back Together to Perform ‘You Really Got Me’

Ray and Dave Davies public rift may finally have been mended. After years of starting (and then summarily denying) Kinks reunions, the two brothers got…
Colin Joyce / December 19, 2015

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