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Review: Kvelertak Grow the Black-Metal Family Yggdrasil on ‘Nattesferd’

Kvelertak are one of those groups who pop up every few eras to make you question where the boundaries of genre end and begin; this…
Dan Weiss / May 24, 2016

The Julie Ruin Surf a New Wave on ‘I’m Done’

Only Kathleen Hanna can bend squelchy, wet-fart synths into a powerful rock anthem. The Julie Ruin releases their second album Hit Reset on July 8th…
Dan Weiss / May 23, 2016

Joey Bada$$ Announces the Second Annual Steez Day Festival

Boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ started the Steez Day Festival last year as a tribute to his late friend and fellow rapper Captain Steez, and yesterday…
Dan Weiss / May 20, 2016

Minnesota’s Proposed PRINCE Act Has Been Retracted

Shortly after Prince died, Rep. Joe Hoppe introduced a bill to Minnesota legislature that was to be entitled the PRINCE Act, which amazingly stands for…
Dan Weiss / May 19, 2016

Watch Kanye Go Completely and Utterly Kanye on ‘Ellen’

Kanye West appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday, and it started out innocently enough, with him discussing his kids and his Twitter usage. (No, Ellen,…
Dan Weiss / May 19, 2016

Riot Fest 2016 Lineup: The Original Misfits’ First Show in 30-Plus Years, Ween Reunited, and More

The 2016 edition of Riot Fest has finally announced both its lineups, for Denver and Chicago, and the unmistakable biggest story is the reunion of…
Dan Weiss / May 18, 2016

Father John Misty Releases New Song Mocking Corporate Folk Songs

Father John Misty has always been a master comedian, whether he's seducing himself in a video, covering Taylor Swift songs in the style of the…
Dan Weiss / May 18, 2016

Review: Meghan Trainor Justifies Her Uncanny-Valley-Girl Pop on ‘Thank You’

A brief history of the term "breasteses" in 21st-century pop, presented without commentary: Kanye West, "Breathe In Breathe Out" (2004): "Coulda sworn her…
Dan Weiss / May 17, 2016

The Lonely Island Performed ‘I’m On a Boat’ With Toy Instruments on ‘Fallon’

One of the best musical comedy acts to ever exist, the Lonely Island have been handsomely rewarded for their mastery of genre-plundering viral shorts with…
Dan Weiss / May 17, 2016

Why Feeling No Ways About Drake Is Best for All Involved

Aubrey Graham assumed pop’s pole position on the strength of two key phrases: "Best I ever had," a title he awards every girl he beds,…
Dan Weiss / May 6, 2016

Is This a Teaser for Another New Radiohead Video?

This Tuesday, Radiohead unveiled the distressing "Burn the Witch," the first song from their forthcoming first album in five years, via Instagram teaser videos. This morning, it appears there…
Dan Weiss / May 6, 2016

Watch Grimes Perform an Unforgettable ‘Flesh Without Blood’ on ‘Fallon’

Even the biggest Grimes skeptic's heart had to be warmed last night when Jimmy Fallon introduced the electro-pop polymath as proudly writing and producing all…
Dan Weiss / May 5, 2016

Review: Four Decades In, Wire Are Hardly Frayed on ‘Nocturnal Koreans’

Warmth is not a word typically associated with Wire, a band so committed to emotional distance that they hired an opening band to play the…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2016

Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s Mother, Has Died

TMZ has reported that Afeni Shakur — mother of the late, massively influential rapper Tupac — has died at the age of 69 of a…
Dan Weiss / May 3, 2016

Deerhunter Performed a Saxed-Up ‘Living My Life’ on ‘Colbert’ Last Night

Our beloved Fading Frontier was leisurely for a Deerhunter album, but this is ridiculous. In what's absolutely the greatest version of "Living My Life" you've…
Dan Weiss / May 3, 2016

Review: Homeboy Sandman Is the Last Backpacker Standing on ‘Kindness for Weakness’

Kindness for Weakness probably isn't the best Homeboy Sandman album, though it may be. One of the many things we can hope to remind ourselves in…
Dan Weiss / May 2, 2016

Michete: The Thick-Boy-Loving Rapper Who Wants Ur Blood

"I tricked you into interviewing me," Spokane, Washington rapper Michete cackles halfway into our phone conversation. That’s possible, though you could argue that any artist…
Dan Weiss / April 29, 2016

When We Were His: Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’

In the wake of Prince's death, SPIN's staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Dan Weiss / April 27, 2016

Prince Never Fell Off

Prince won music. He was the best at playing, singing, writing, dancing, entertaining, performing masculine sexuality with respect, scoring hits, nailing bizarro concepts that could…
Dan Weiss / April 21, 2016

Listen to Charli XCX Cover the Stooges’ ‘No Fun’ for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

Update: Julian Casablancas' cover of Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs" is worth checking out too. Listen below. Iggy Pop is 68 years old, the same…
Dan Weiss / April 15, 2016

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