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Kristeen Young Targets Organized Religion in NSFW ‘Pearl of a Girl’ Video

Singer and pianist Kristeen Young has unveiled her latest music video, a fiendish clip supporting "Pearl of a Girl," a lively track taken from her fifth…
Shannen Gaffney / September 8, 2014

Hear Wolf Gang’s Shimmering Pop on ‘Lay Your Love Down’

Few songs have the immediate spark of Wolf Gang's latest "Lay Your Love Down." Due out September 2, the track opens with a dramatic guitar…
Shannen Gaffney / August 29, 2014

7 Albums to Stream: DJ Mustard, Daft Punk, Kimbra, and More

Revel in theses last few weeks of summer by streaming new albums from DJ Mustard, Daft Punk, Kimbra, and more.
Shannen Gaffney / August 15, 2014

7 Albums to Stream: FKA Twigs, Sinead O’Connor, the Gaslight Anthem, and More

End your week on a high note by streaming new albums from FKA Twigs, the Gaslight Anthem, Sinead O'Connor, JJ, and more.
Shannen Gaffney / August 8, 2014

Hear Grace Askew’s Beautifully Haunting ‘Bad Habit’

The name Grace Askew may sound familiar because of her striking performances on The Voice last year, which somehow did not get her a spot…
Shannen Gaffney / August 6, 2014

Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs Worship the Devil in ‘Gates of Hell’ Video

Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are a Toronto six-piece that worships gloriously bombastic power-pop and shred-happy punk. And if the band’s new music video is…
Shannen Gaffney / August 5, 2014

Whirr Soothe With Fuzz and Whispers on ‘Heavy’

The shoegazing punks of Whirr were joined together in 2010 by Nick Bassett, a former member of Deafheaven who also currently splits his time between Philadelphia's Nothing and its…
Shannen Gaffney / July 31, 2014

MNDR Give Living Days’ ‘Thrill Anybody?’ a Crisp Facelift

Living Days is a New York-based synth-pop band that blends haunting drum and bass with airy, affected vocal melodies. (You may recognize singer Stephonik Youth's…
Shannen Gaffney / July 30, 2014

Hear Twin Peaks Blend Frantic, Yearning Guitars on ‘Strawberry Smoothie’

The last we heard from Twin Peaks, they were on tour with the Orwells and SPIN photographer Daniel Topete, assembling a photo diary that featured…
Shannen Gaffney / July 24, 2014

Slow Magic Enchants With Ethereal Dance Ballad ‘Hold Still’

In an effort to cloak his sound behind some mystery, Slow Magic always performs wearing a colorful animal mask of vague identity, and has never…
Shannen Gaffney / July 21, 2014

Brooklyn Shanti and Jahdan Blakkamoore Deliver Laid-Back Video for ‘This Feeling’

Brooklyn Shanti is a North Carolina-born producer and em-cee, whose new video “This Feeling” is surprisingly simple for a guy who seems to have a…
Shannen Gaffney / July 16, 2014

Slaptop Celebrates a Carefree Summer in ‘Sunrise’ Video

San Francisco’s Slaptop is a college student recording out of his dorm room. With “Sunrise,” his single debut and only release to date, the producer…
Shannen Gaffney / July 10, 2014

Hear Musee Mecanique’s Existential Folk Ballad, ‘The Lighthouse and the Hourglass’

“Every grain of sand is sifting through the hourglass,” Portland quintet Musée Mécanique warn on “The Lighthouse and the Hourglass,” the first single from the group’s…
Shannen Gaffney / June 27, 2014

TRAAMS Dance to Trippy Retro Vibes in ‘Selma’ Video

Last year we premiered TRAAMS' debut album Grin, which SPIN’s Kyle McGovern called "11 tracks of tunefully deranged, remarkably giddy guitar pop." Now, the…
Shannen Gaffney / June 26, 2014

Hear Joel Jerome’s Cheerfully Trippy ‘Everybody Wants Somebody’

Joel Jerome has made a name for himself in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles as “Papa Joel,” after producing records by local artists…
Shannen Gaffney / June 23, 2014

Destruction Unit Delivers Brash Noise-Punk on ‘Dust’

With a new track as part of the next installment of Adult Swim Singles, Arizona noise-punk outfit Destruction Unit will be debuting their first new…
Shannen Gaffney / June 20, 2014

Watch Golden Features’ Dark and Perplexing ‘Tell Me’ Video

A few months ago, Australian producer Golden Features released a self-titled, four-song EP that opened with “Tell Me,” a haunting club cut that featured guest…
Shannen Gaffney / June 20, 2014

Hear Menace Beach’s Slacker-Sludge Triumph ‘Tennis Court’

Back in January, Menace Beach released Lowtalker, a five-track collection of fuzz-powered noise-pop. On September 1, the British outfit will follow that collection with a…
Shannen Gaffney / June 19, 2014