Kyle McGovern

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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

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 strays slightly from Kozelek'…
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, comes this web-exclusive cli…
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 in the titular Texa…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 9, 2015

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