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Porches: A Synth-Obsessed Songwriter Learns to Be Alone (But Not Lonely)

On "Be Apart," a morose synth-bit confessional from Porches' crepuscular new LP, Pool, it sounds like Aaron Maine is having a hard time making up his…
Harley Brown / February 5, 2016

Parquet Courts Announce New LP, ‘Human Performance,’ Share Gritty Video for ‘Dust’

New York's most deadpan punks Parquet Courts (and one of SPIN's 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now, along with our 2014 Band of the Year) are…
Harley Brown / February 4, 2016

Thom Yorke to Auction Handwritten Radiohead Lyrics for Charity

Next month, Thom Yorke will auction off the original handwritten lyrics to "Airbag," the opening song off of Radiohead's 1997 technologic exegesis OK Computer, according to NME. Scrawled…
Harley Brown / February 4, 2016

Review: DJDS Unload Their Hearts (and MPC500s) on ‘Stand Up and Speak’

Back when Los Angeles' DJDS were still DJ Dodger Stadium, the underground super-production duo relied mostly on samples to distill house music's lifeblood — a melodic…
Harley Brown / February 3, 2016

DJ Big Kap Has Died From a Heart Attack

Update: DJ Big Kap died from a heart attack late last night, according to his road manager in a new interview with Billboard. Seminal New…
Harley Brown / February 3, 2016

Pussy Riot Share Sardonic Protest Video for Dave Sitek-Produced ‘Chaika’

Russian punk activists Pussy Riot are back with a new song and video, this time about their country's general prosecutor. The video for "Chaika," produced…
Harley Brown / February 3, 2016

Hannibal Buress Matriculated to Ludacris and Admires Eminem’s Fitness

"You know who's an underrated actor? T.I. He was really good in ATL," Hannibal Buress tells SPIN over the phone from a Vegas hotel room. The notoriously deadpan…
Harley Brown / February 2, 2016

Danny L Harle Amps Up the ‘Mad Mix Meter’ in ‘Jungle Survival DJ Challenge’ Video

Who says you're doing dance music wrong if you're facing the DJ? If Danny L Harle is the one on deck, then we don't want to…
Harley Brown / February 2, 2016

Pedram Seeks Techno’s More Melodic Undertones on ‘Ernstige’ and ‘Lex’

Sheffield-via-Iran producer Pedram found friends and fans in heavy-hitters of the U.K.'s ridiculously rich dance music underground — like Paul Woolford and BBC Radio 1's Toddla T — with 2013's subtle Nina/Immaturity …
Harley Brown / February 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders Closes Iowa Caucus Speech With David Bowie’s ‘Starman’

Are you feelin' the Bern yet? No? Well, maybe this video from last night — of the many musician- and millennial-endorsed presidential candidate closing his…
Harley Brown / February 2, 2016

SFX Entertainment, Company Behind Electric Zoo, Goes Bankrupt

Update: A spokesperson for Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld's so-called "mother festival," has said the festival's future is "uncertain," according to Billboard. "In light of the present situation, no concrete plans have…
Harley Brown / February 1, 2016

Miguel, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Kamasi Washington to Perform Together at Okeechobee Festival Jam

Set to take place from May 4-6, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival announced its 2016 lineup back in October, and today the three-day Florida event has…
Harley Brown / February 1, 2016

PJ Harvey Shares Stirring Video for ‘The Wheel’

After sharing her new single on the BBC last week, English chanteuse PJ Harvey has released the video for "The Wheel," off of her forthcoming album The…
Harley Brown / February 1, 2016

Kanye West Will Play ‘Saturday Night Live’ on February 13

Update: SNL confirmed that Kanye West will indeed be the show's musical guest on February 13. Actress Melissa McCarthy will host.  Kanye West will perform on Saturday…
Harley Brown / January 29, 2016

Vince Staples Levitates in the ‘Lift Me Up’ Video

Vince Staples gets a little low-key supernatural in the video for "Lift Me Up," a menacing cut from the Long Beach rapper's stellar 2015 mainstream breakthrough, Summertime…
Harley Brown / January 29, 2016

Q&A: Rihanna’s Co-Writer Mick Schultz Is Pleased With Batting Fifth on ‘ANTI’

Rihanna's ANTI leak (er, official release) late on Wednesday night was a surprise for everyone, even those who had actually worked on the album — which is a…
Harley Brown / January 29, 2016

Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and yMusic Cover Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Love More’

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, along with frequent collaborators and instrumental outfit yMusic, have joined quiet, introspective forces…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

Adan & Xavi Y Los Imanes Embrace Doleful Hope On Folksy ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Fuera El Dolor’

Musician Adán Jodorowsky may be the son of storied director Alejandro Jodorowsky — rumor has it that George Harrison gave him his first guitar lessons —…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

Inaugural Electronic Music Awards to Air on FOX in April

The inaugural Electronic Music Awards and Foundation has been launched, and an awards ceremony has been announced for April 23 on FOX. Co-executive-produced by pioneering U.K. DJ…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Leaks on TIDAL Before Being Officially Released

Update 2: Rihanna is offering free downloads of ANTI with a special code. Gift to my navy!!! #ANTI Download with code: ANTI https://t.co/Pa0juya50t @samsungmobileus pic.twitter.com/5ffWm48v39…
Harley Brown / January 27, 2016

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