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Our Songs of the Summer

Summer isn't quite over yet, but it's at the point where you pretty much want it to be. Fall—with its cool breezes, red leaves, soups,…
SPIN Staff / August 17, 2017

Interview: Kate Nash Talks GLOW, Her New Kickstarter-Funded Album, Doctor Who, and More

Kate Nash gets recognized at the gym, though not for being a pop star. "This massive guy was sweating and working out; I…
Geena Kloeppel / August 15, 2017

“In Bed With …the Backstreet Boys”: Our 1998 Profile of the Iconic Boy Band

Tiffany is, like, shaking. She has just smelled a Backstreet Boy. "He was wearing cologne!" she shrieks, as she pogos outside Disney World’s House of…
Maureen Callahan / August 11, 2017

Grizzly Bear Discuss Painted Ruins, Life After Blog Hype, Steely Dan and More

If you suggest to Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen that their band, Grizzly Bear, has been away a long time, they'll offer different readings of the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 9, 2017

Inside Japanese Breakfast’s Planetary Daydream

The Japanese Breakfast studio, which Michelle Zauner inherited from War on Drugs bassist Dave Hartley, is behind a locked, unmarked door in an industrial neighborhood…
Anna Gaca / August 7, 2017

J. Cole’s Everyman Persona Is Easier to Believe in Concert

Like him or not, J. Cole resonates with Generation Y. His shortcomings, which include cursory wokeness and stillborn punchlines, don’t always overwhelm his greatest strengths:…
Brian Josephs / August 3, 2017

Sheer Mag Will Win

It’s on a blazing summer day that I meet Sheer Mag, the Philadelphia indie rock band, at House of Vans, one of several large venues…
Jordan Sargent / August 2, 2017

Randy Newman Stages the Most Ambitious Production of His Career

Randy Newman is a revered elder statesman in the world of American singer-songwriters and film composers alike, even if he makes fun of the designation at every opportunity.
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 2, 2017

This Is the Worst Arcade Fire Song Ever

Arcade Fire might know better, but they don't always do better. Caribbean-affiliated by blood, the professional emoters have had success with interpolating the island's traditional sounds,…
Brian Josephs / July 28, 2017

Revisit Our November 1992 Morrissey Your Arsenal Cover Story: The Sorrow and the Pity

With some artists, interviews are easy. You book a time, turn up, switch on the tape recorder, and they give you the same old sales…
David Thomas / July 27, 2017

16 Artists on the Music They’ve Used to Get Through the Trump Era

What do we listen to when all the news is bad? Music is motivating, but over the past year, in a hailstorm of political outrage we couldn't have…
SPIN Staff / July 27, 2017

I Don’t Understand Nav

Born Navraj Singh Goraya, Nav is a 27-year-old Canadian distinguishable thanks to his gold-rimmed glasses and crisp line-up. In music video cameos, he’s usually sleepy-eyed,…
Brian Josephs / July 26, 2017

Remembering Chester Bennington Through His Most Important Musical Moments

From the beginning, Linkin Park were collagists. The title of their debut album, Hybrid Theory, not only described the synthesis of rap, funk, and metal…
Brad Nelson / July 26, 2017

Revisit Our May 2003 Linkin Park Cover Story: How to Succeed in Rock n’ Roll by Really, Really, Really Trying

Linkin Park are more than the eight-times-platinum “nice guys” of nü metal. They’re crusaders who’ll endure any torture—even near-death spider bites—to bring salvation to a…
Alex Pappademas / July 20, 2017

Genesis P-Orridge Talks Psychic TV, Brian Jones, How New York Has Changed, and More

In 2013, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge took ownership of Musty Dagger, a nine-year-old Pekingese, to ease the grief of losing BigBoy, the Jack Russell shared with her…
Dale Eisinger / July 13, 2017
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