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A Revisionist History: Yo La Tengo Pick Their All-Time Favorite Covers

A couple of weeks ago, Yo La Tengo started a Spotify playlist to compile the songs they’ve covered over the course of their three-plus decade…
Colin Joyce / August 26, 2015

Radkey Show Off Hard-Rock Family Bond on ‘Dark Black Makeup’

For Radkey, the release of debut album Dark Black Makeup represents not only years of hard touring and determination to improve as songwriters, but also…
Dan Reilly / August 17, 2015

A Timeless Wavelength: An Interview With Alex Lifeson of Rush

From their high school band origins to what’s likely the group’s final farewell now forty years later, Rush have adhered to the simplicity of where…
Jonathan Dick / July 30, 2015

HARD Summer’s Gary Richards Likes tUnE-yArDs, Thinks EDM Is ‘Pop Sh—t’

Three years ago, director Agata Alexander finally convinced Gary Richards to let her make the lineup announcement video for 2013’s HARD Summer the way she wanted: with…
Harley Brown / July 21, 2015

Color Me Twice: The Violent Femmes Return to the Studio and Stage

The Violent Femmes began as a band of buskers on the streets of Milwaukee before permeating the American psyche and taking over the college radio…
Nolan Gawron / July 17, 2015

The Moment Has Arrived for Tame Impala

Kevin Parker’s in Pittsburgh when he answers his phone. It’s early June and the 29-year-old Australian — the ambitious but self-effacing mastermind behind Tame Impala, one…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2015

Desaparecidos Are the Band Who Reunites After 13 Years and Somehow Gets Better

Now that we have two albums to go by, one of the best things about a Desaparecidos record is how the Omaha five-piece sticks to…
Dan Weiss / July 7, 2015

WATCH: Cults Tell Their Craziest Tour Story in a New Video Series, Full Disclosure

In Full Disclosure, SPIN sits down with today's best new artists as they tell their most insane, out-there stories from past tours...
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2015

Boys Noize Returns to His Roots on ‘Strictly Raw Vol. 1′

You might say Boys Noize is in a good position. The German producer and DJ born Alex Ridha demolishes big-tent stages as himself and with…
Harley Brown / June 22, 2015

Q&A: Hudson Mohawke on Why New Album ‘Lantern’ Is His ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Lately, Hudson Mohawke has been talking about his TNGHT, his rattle-trap, boom-bap duo with Montreal producer Lunice, a lot. He’s also been discussing his production dutie…
Harley Brown / June 17, 2015
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