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Marissa Nadler’s Apocalypse Dreams

There’s a package waiting for Marissa Nadler. The box was delivered to the singer-songwriter’s Boston apartment earlier today — an overcast and alarmingly windy Thursday…
Kyle McGovern / May 9, 2016

Download Drake’s ‘VIEWS’ Right Now

Drake's long-awaited, much-discussed VIEWS is officially out. The new LP — which was previously known as Views From the 6 — spans 20 tracks (among them:…
Kyle McGovern / April 28, 2016

Michael Rapaport on Phife Dawg: ‘One of the Most Lovable Figures In Hip-Hop’

A few minutes after I interview him over the phone, Michael Rapaport sends me the following text: "I'll tell you this much / Riding on…
Kyle McGovern / March 24, 2016

Download Kendrick Lamar’s New Album, ‘untitled unmastered.’

Update: TDE label head Anthony Tiffith has confirmed via Twitter that a physical release of Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered. is coming. @dangerookipawaa are we getting a…
Kyle McGovern / March 3, 2016

Foo Fighters Are Huge Trolls and Are Not Breaking Up

Update: We've been had. Foo Fighters are not going on indefinite hiatus, and Dave Grohl is not going solo. The group's "big announcement" was a skit mocking the rumors.
Kyle McGovern / March 2, 2016

DIIV: To the Darklands and Back

For most of his life, Zachary Cole Smith has provoked strong reactions from people. The yellow-haired 31-year-old remembers that even as a kid, his fourth-grade…
Kyle McGovern / February 25, 2016

Kendrick Lamar’s Performance Has Been the Best Thing About the 2016 Grammys So Far

Update: Kendrick Lamar also closed his Grammys performance by debuting a new song. No word yet on the track's title or if it will see…
Kyle McGovern / February 15, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Animal Collective

Animal Collective have taken many different forms over the past 15 or so years. Across nine studio albums, the Baltimore-bred band has toyed with star-charting folk songs, wallowed…
Kyle McGovern / January 26, 2016

Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar Swear ‘No More Parties in L.A.’ on New Track

Better late than never, right? Three days behind schedule, Kanye West has shared the latest installment of his 2016 G.O.O.D. Fridays series. The new track,…
Kyle McGovern / January 18, 2016

Kanye West’s ‘Swish’ Finally Has a Release Date

For the past two years or so, Kanye West fans have been wondering, "When is 'Ye going to release his new album?" Now we finally…
Kyle McGovern / January 8, 2016

LCD Soundsystem Share New Song, ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’

This is happening: LCD Soundsystem have gifted us with a brand-new song. The track — called "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" — just surfaced through the…
Kyle McGovern / December 24, 2015

Kyle McGovern’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 Senior Editor Kyle McGovern. When I…
Kyle McGovern / December 24, 2015

Beach Slang: This Band Could Be Your Life

James Alex is about to play to a mostly empty room and he’s noticeably nervous. The lean, fortysomething singer-songwriter is pink in the face and…
Kyle McGovern / November 10, 2015

Download Beach House’s New Album, ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars,’ Right Now

Beach House's sixth album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, is out now. The nine-song LP — which features the previously shared tracks "Majorette," "She's So Lovely,"
Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2015

Review: Majical Cloudz Are Here for You on ‘Are You Alone?’

Devon Welsh has no interest in small talk. The Montreal-based songwriter, the bug-eyed and baritone half of art-pop duo Majical Cloudz, only seeks out sincere,…
Kyle McGovern / October 12, 2015

Review: Kurt Vile Levitates on the Desert-Warmed ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’

"I could be one thousand miles away / But still mean what I say." That’s a line that many reviews of the latest Kurt Vile…
Kyle McGovern / September 21, 2015

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…
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…
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…
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…
Kyle McGovern / May 14, 2015

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