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Holly Herndon’s Trying to Find New Ways to Play the World’s Oldest Instrument

Next week, sound sculptor Holly Herndon will release Platform, her second proper LP and her first release as a member of the 4AD roster. The album…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2015

Q&A: ?uestlove Talks Philly’s Eighth Annual Roots Picnic Festival

A man who truly needs no introduction, Philly-born 44-year-old Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is one of the most famous drummers in the world and certainly the…
By: Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

Q&A: The Tallest Man on Earth’s ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ Was Almost ‘Too Personal’

Last year, Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. the Tallest Man On Earth, returned from tour to begin writing his next album in his home studio in Swede…
By: Caitlin Gallagher / May 11, 2015

PC Music & SOPHIE: A Report From Inside the Pop Cube

My PC Music & SOPHIE Pop Cube confirmation email warned "dress to impress... you're going to be on TV!" I'd been informed that the mysterious "Po…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 9, 2015

Brandon Flowers Lists His 10 Favorite Brandon Flowers Songs

When Brandon Flowers calls SPIN, he's in the middle of a tightly packed day, in the middle of a tightly packed week, in the middle of…
By: Brennan Carley / May 8, 2015

MNEK, British Producer to the Stars, Picks His Songs of Summer 2015

For someone who's a mere 20 years old, British musician MNEK — real name Uzo Emenike — already has a pretty formidable resumé, including production and writing credit…
By: Brennan Carley / May 7, 2015

Bully: Honesty Is Their Best Policy

For its brand-new bi-weekly column All Eyes On, SPIN rounds up the young and the restless (or just very talented) musicians you might not have heard…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 6, 2015

Damian Lazarus Travels the World in ‘Message From the Other Side’ LP

Some of the exotic strings, vocalizations, and woodwinds filtering like sub-Saharan winds through producer and DJ Damian Lazarus' sophomore LP, Message from the Other Side, came to him…
By: Harley Brown / May 6, 2015

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Kickstarts Her Solo Career With ‘Took the Ghost to the Movies’

As soon as Meredith Graves takes her seat at a Greenpoint, Brooklyn coffee shop, it's apparent that she's happy. Ecstatic, even. Despite the uncharacteristically chilly,…
By: Colin Joyce / May 5, 2015

Saul Williams on the Baltimore Riots: ‘We Had a Growing List of Young Martyrs’

Poet, activist, and musician Saul Williams, who recently wrote an essay in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, has penned an op-ed for SPIN about the…
By: Harley Brown / May 5, 2015
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