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Review: Destroyer Humanizes Times Square and Follows Your Rose on ‘Poison Season’

There seems to be some misunderstanding about how difficult Dan Bejar is to understand. A decade-plus worth of press clippings label the man “obtuse,”…
Marc Hogan / August 24, 2015

Ten Essential Damon Albarn Recordings That Aren’t By Blur

Damon Albarn’s spirit of curiosity helps define Blur, the legendary British quartet he’s fronted for a quarter-century, but fittingly, he has trekked the furthest whe…
Marc Hogan / April 17, 2015

See Chad Smith Kiss the Ground of Led Zeppelin’s Headley Grange

In late 1970 or early 1971, John Bonham recorded the drums for “When the Levee Breaks” from Led Zeppelin IV. The session took place i…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2015

Q&A: How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell On Finding Hope in a Godless Universe

When How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell was a publicity-shy sharer of amorphous EPs, culminating in 2010’s Love Remains, publicity found him. When the R&B deconstructionist finished…
Marc Hogan / June 19, 2014

Country’s Classic Charlie Rich-John Denver Burn Hits YouTube, Finally

A notorious moment in country music history recently resurfaced online. Charlie Rich, who won the Country Music Assocation Awards’ Entertainer of the Year honors i…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2014

Watch Big Freedia ‘Explode’ a Laundromat in Giddy, Cathartic Video

Don’t be fooled by the serious opening to the new video for Big Freedia’s “Explode,” from the New Orleans bounce royal’s upcoming Just Be Free…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2014

Radiohead Took ‘Year Off,’ Jonny Greenwood Writes

Any plans for a new Radiohead album just got that much less clear, as guitarist Jonny Greenwood has casually revealed the band is in the…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2014

Watch Paramore’s ‘Fun’ Concert on ‘Good Morning America’

Paramore’s adamantium-plated self-titled album came out more than a year ago, but only recently did the “Beat It” meets “Like a Prayer” gospel-funk of “Ain’t It…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2014

OutKast Set Atlanta Homecoming Concert

OutKast are coming home. Already this year, the reunited duo of André 3000 and Big Boi has lined up growing array of festival dates (check their website for…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2014

Kacey Musgraves Parks Witty, Wonderful ‘Trailer Song’ on ‘Fallon’

Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park was one of SPIN’s 50 Best Albums of 2013, but the song the clever, free-spirited country singer performed last night…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2014

Hear Every Legendary Sample Cut Up and Reassembled on Strategy’s New EP

These are the breaks. And yet, they’re not the breaks in the way you’ve heard them before. Paul Dickow, the Portland, Oregon-based producer who record…
Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s Drum-Off Challenge

Lars Ulrich has picked up the gauntlet. On June 10, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith told SPIN the Metallica founding…
Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Grammy Awards Will Allow Samples for Song of the Year

Every song contains traces of its influences. The Grammy Awards will now allow those influences to be outright samples or quotes across all award categories,…
Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Janelle Monae Exalts David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ on ‘Letterman’

We can be “Heroes”? Yes, she can. Janelle Monáe’s almost-too-fitting cover of David Bowie’s 1977 classic surfaced this spring in conjunction with a Pepsi ad campaign. The…
Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Jack White Tells ‘Conan’ He Doesn’t Mind Hearing ‘Seven Nation Army’ Everywhere

Jack White and Jimmy Fallon have plenty of on-air history, but White and Conan O’Brien are old friends. Last night on Conan, the late-night host recalled…
Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Mastodon Make Metal Cute in Swashbuckling ‘High Road’ Video

Mastodon’s “High Road” is tunefully bone-crunching. Yet while the Atlanta quartet told SPIN their June 24 album Once More ‘Round the Sun followed band viewings of Stanley Kubrick’…
Marc Hogan / June 11, 2014

Hundred Waters Deconstruct the Best Tree House in ‘Murmurs’ Video

“Yesterday was your birthday,” Nicole Miglis sings at a moment of clarity in “Murmurs,” the new single from Hundred Waters’ The Moon Rang Like a Bell.
Marc Hogan / June 11, 2014

Brian Wilson Plans Team-Ups With Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves

Brian Wilson is turning to a new generation of musical talent as the Beach Boys great works on his next album. According to a short…
Marc Hogan / June 11, 2014

Dave Chappelle on ‘Letterman’: Left ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Over Money, Envies Jay Z

Dave Chappelle is back, and he’s cagily — almost mystically — beginning to open up about why he was ever gone in the first place.
Marc Hogan / June 11, 2014

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