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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…
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…
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…
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!
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,…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 13, 2015

Stream Sun Kil Moon’s New Song, ‘Ali/Spinks 2′

Mark Kozelek has released "Ali/Spinks 2," a new track from Sun Kil Moon's upcoming album, Universal Themes. Musically, the just-shared song…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 6, 2015

Kurt Vile Talks ‘All Over the Place’ New Album

Kurt Vile keeps late hours. "Somewhere between midnight and three," the singer-songwriter says, "maybe the best stuff happens." It's late February and the 35-year-old has take…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 6, 2015

Watch the Foo Fighters Power Through ‘Arlandria’ for ‘Austin City Limits’

Austin City Limits will close out its 40th season this weekend with an episode headlined by the Foo Fighters. First, though,…
By: Kyle McGovern / February 5, 2015

Watch Spoon Flip ‘Austin City Limits’ ‘Inside Out’

The 40th season of Austin City Limits continues on Saturday, January 10 with an episode featuring performances by two outfits reared…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 9, 2015

Q&A: Panda Bear Doesn’t Fear the ‘Reaper’

A little more than a decade ago, Noah Lennox left New York City and moved to Lisbon. In the time since, the man who record…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 7, 2015

Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut a Brand-New Song on ‘The Colbert Report’

As The Colbert Report winds down its ten-season run, the Comedy Central talk show welcomed its final musical guest on Tuesday night: Kendrick…
By: Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2014

Grammys 2015 Album of the Year Nominees: Beyonce, Beck, Sam Smith, and More

The Recording Academy has announced the Grammy nominees for Album of the Year. Beck, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Pharrell Williams are all competing…
By: Kyle McGovern / December 6, 2014

Ariel Pink Hates the Eurythmics (And Other Opinions on Weird Pop Hits)

Ariel Pink is surrounded by contradictions. The 36-year-old singer-songwriter possesses a preternatural gift for straightforward, hook-filled songcraft, but injects his work with…
By: Kyle McGovern / November 14, 2014

Parquet Courts Are Streaming Their Album as Parkay Quarts Right Now

Parquet Courts — er, make that Parkay Quarts — have made their newest album, Content Nausea, available for streaming right now.
By: Kyle McGovern / November 5, 2014

Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Intimate ‘Hurt’ on ‘Austin City Limits’

Nine Inch Nails' Austin City Limits episode aired back in April as a sneak preview of the PBS series'…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2014

‘American Horror Story’ Warped Fiona Apple’s ‘Criminal’ Last Night

Last week's premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show found series MVP Jessica Lange singing a cover of David Bowie's misty-eyed 1971 classic, "Life…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2014

Austin City Limits 2014 Live Stream: Beck, Jenny Lewis, Interpol, Skrillex, and More

The second weekend of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival is currently underway, but you don't have to be at Texas' Zilker…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 10, 2014

TV on the Radio Share Open-Hearted New Song ‘Careful You’

TV on the Radio have shared yet another track and lyric video in support of their upcoming fifth album, Seeds. The new song…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 7, 2014

In My Room: The Drums’ Jacob Graham

The Drums are currently on tour supporting their latest album, the breezy-yet-brooding Encyclopedia. But before the Brooklyn-based duo — which consists of Jonny…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 6, 2014

I Did It My Way: Hamilton Leithauser Enters His Second Act

Hamilton Leithauser is about to enter a new phase in his life. It's a drizzly April evening and the husband and father of two is,…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 3, 2014

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