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SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

It's safe to say that you probably underestimate "Weird Al" Yankovic, or maybe at least you did to some degree before 2014. Once derided a…
By: Dan Weiss / December 19, 2014

Connect Sessions — Live/Wired

Among the qualities differentiating North Williamsburg dance-club Verboten from its chic-nightlife neighbors is a one-of-a-kind Martin Audio sound system that’s among NYC's best-kept secrets. O…
By: SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Sylvan Esso

When Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath calls SPIN in mid-November, she's sitting in a public park in Los Angeles, taking a rare breather from her band'…
By: Brennan Carley / December 18, 2014

Trend of the Year: How PC Music Chewed Up Pop Conventions

Pop is worth parodying. Just ask "Weird Al" Yankovic, who landed his first number-one album in 2014, after it was safe to assume three decade…
By: Dan Weiss / December 17, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Tri-State indie true believers Cymbals Eat Guitars had a big 2014, releasing their third album, LOSE, to critical acclaim and touring in support of alt-rock elder statesma…
By: Andrew Unterberger / December 17, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Tinashe

Tinashe's inescapable "2 On" was one of the defining songs of 2014, and her unpredictably smoky Aquarius, was the year's best R&B album as well.
By: Dan Weiss / December 16, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Sun Kil Moon

Polarizing indie-folk singer Mark Kozelek is 47, with 25 of those years spent in the musical limelight, playing hushed songs colored with an increasingly wry…
By: Dan Weiss / December 15, 2014

Connect Sessions — In the Studio With How to Dress Well and Melissa Matos

One fascinating thing about the collaborative partnership between the pop musician who records as How to Dress Well (Tom Krell) and the multi-disciplinary artist TRUSST…
By: SPIN Staff / December 11, 2014

Connect Sessions — Intimate Progressive

To get inside the creative work of Melissa Matos, it's important to note that her focus of study at Concordia University in her hometown of…
By: SPIN Staff / December 10, 2014

Gwen Stefani Never Planned to Return to Her Solo Career

When Gwen Stefani calls SPIN from her Los Angeles home, she's unwinding in her bed wearing a robe, letting the stress of the full-day photo shoot…
By: Brennan Carley / December 8, 2014
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