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The SPIN Interview: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar

Twenty or so years ago, Dan Bejar was, as he puts it, "a f—k up" — a nondescript twentysomething, little money to his name and plenty…
By: Kyle McGovern / August 3, 2015

Protomartyr Won’t Stop Until They Crash

Greg Ahee, guitarist for the post-punk band Protomartyr, tells me a quick story. He doesn't remember exactly when — it was either after the release…
By: Kyle McGovern / July 21, 2015

The Moment Has Arrived for Tame Impala

Kevin Parker's in Pittsburgh when he answers his phone. It's early June and the 29-year-old Australian — the ambitious but self-effacing mastermind behind Tame Impala, one…
By: Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2015

Q&A: Mac McCaughan Revisits ’80s Growing Pains on ‘Non-Believers’

Over the past 25 years, Mac McCaughan has built an impressive resume: singer-guitarist of Superchunk, arguably the hardest-working band in indie-rock history, whose tenth (and most…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 14, 2015

Some Candy Talking: The Jesus and Mary Chain on ‘Psychocandy’ Turning 30

Nearly 30 years ago, the Jesus and Mary Chain — a band of pop-eviscerating Scots led by brothers Jim and William Reid — emerged with…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 30, 2015

SPIN 30: Ice Cube Reflects on His Back-Against-the-Wall Debut, ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we're revisiting a handful of records that the staff ha…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 6, 2015

Q&A: Death Cab for Cutie Unpack Chris Walla’s Departure and New Album ‘Kintsugi’

Earlier this week, Death Cab for Cutie returned with Kintsugi, the band's eighth album and first since 2011's Codes and Keys. That intervening four-year spa…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 3, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Metallica, the War on Drugs, and More

The lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival has been announced and Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + the Machine, and Sam Smith are headlining the bill.
By: Kyle McGovern / March 25, 2015

Review: Modest Mouse’s Middling Comeback, ‘Strangers to Ourselves’

Eight years and this is it? After several false starts, reports of curious collaborations with two fulcrums from all-time great bands (Big Boi! Krist Novoselic!),…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 19, 2015

Stream Kendrick Lamar’s New Song, ‘King Kunta’

Update: An earlier version of this post said that Lamar shared the track, when it actually appears to have leaked online.Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album, To…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 13, 2015

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