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Governors Ball 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

As festival season marches on, Governors Ball swept through New York City this past weekend, taking over Randall's Island for three days of live music…
By: SPIN Staff / June 9, 2014

Sean Lennon’s The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger Bring Lush Psych-Pop to the Bowery Ballroom

On Thursday, June 5, Sean Lennon's psych-pop band the Ghost of Saber Tooth Tiger headlined the Bowery Ballroom. Please enjoy these lovely photos from the…
By: SPIN Staff / June 6, 2014

White Lung Embrace Change on the Focused ‘Deep Fantasy’

The road to White Lung's upcoming third album began with some major changes for the Canadian noise-punks. A little over a year after their tremulou…
By: Colin Joyce / June 6, 2014

Get Yourself Control: The Oral History of Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’

Somewhere between a man beating himself bloody with spoons and a producer ripping a door off its hinges, Soundgarden made the record they'd been waiting…
By: Stacey Anderson / June 5, 2014

Priests Deliver a Pair of Post-Punk Sermons in New York City

Priests celebrated the June 3 arrival of their new EP, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, by tearing through two release-day shows in New…
By: SPIN Staff / June 4, 2014

Primavera Sound 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

"This is a song about looking at this beautiful sea," said Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring before the band launched into "A Dream of You…
By: Philip Sherburne / June 3, 2014

Kaytranada Channels Dilla, Embraces Up-Tempo Neo-Soul

Don't ask Kaytranada to make another remix. The young Haitian-born, Montreal-based producer (real name Kevin Celestin) did indeed rise to international recognition by way of…
By: Anupa Mistry / June 3, 2014

Soundgarden Delve Into ‘Superunknown’ for 20th Anniversary Show at Webster Hall

Soundgarden commemorated the 20th anniversary of their masterwork, 1994's Superunknown, by playing the much-beloved album in full for Citi cardmembers at…
By: SPIN Staff / June 3, 2014

Joakim Splashes Down and Grows Up

The whereabouts of Joakim Bouaziz's worldly possessions are currently unknown. To be more precise, they're somewhere between Paris and New York, packed inside cardboard boxe…
By: Philip Sherburne / June 3, 2014

BottleRock Festival 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This past weekend, droves of nostalgia-prone music fans-slash-wine enthusiasts gathered at Napa Valley for the latest installment of BottleRock festival, a three-day showcase billed a…
By: SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

The Growlers Clean Up for Spit-Shined New Album ‘Chinese Fountain’

For the Growlers, putting a record together in anything but a rush sounds like a nightmare.It's a winning formula for the SoCal surf punks, say…
By: Colin Stutz / May 30, 2014

Hudson Mohawke Gets Surprise Visit From Antony Hegarty, Travi$ Scott in New York

Last night Hudson Mohawke headlined Manhattan's Webster Hall as part of Red Bull Music Academy's month-long New York City takeover. With his productio…
By: Puja Patel / May 29, 2014

Owen Pallett Breaks Down ‘In Conflict’

When he's not playing in Arcade Fire, composing Oscar-nominated soundtracks for Spike Jonze, and stringsplaining the music-theoretical underpinnings of Billboard chart-toppers,…
By: Philip Sherburne / May 27, 2014

Jenny Lewis Battles Loss and Insomnia With Ryan Adams’ Help on ‘The Voyager’

Jenny Lewis has built a deceptively sturdy body of work over the last 15 years. To date, the 38-year-old's oeuvre includes four albums with the…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2014

The Antlers Seek Peace in the Unknown on ‘Familiars’

When Peter Silberman, frontman for the Antlers, read the funerary text Tibetan Book of the Dead this past fall, he started thinking about people's inner…
By: Harley Brown / May 20, 2014

Greg Gives Peter Space to Fuse Chamber-Folk With Dub

Dub music is often thought of as an almost mystical force, a kind of ghost in the machine, but to hear Greg Haine…
By: Philip Sherburne / May 20, 2014

Swans Hold Court, Preach ‘To Be Kind’ at Bowery Ballroom

Swans rained their terror down on New York City's Bowery Ballroom last night, on behalf of their Essential new album, To Be Kind, a…
By: SPIN Staff / May 19, 2014

The Orwells and Twin Peaks Desecrate These United States

The Orwells have been making a mess across the country for the last few weeks, touring in advance of their new album, Disgraceland, which…
By: SPIN Staff / May 13, 2014

Broken Twin Commands Devastating Darkness on ‘May’

There's sad music and then there's sad music; music that's just plain devastating. Death Cab for Cutie made sad music, whereas Elliott Smith's was devastating.
By: Garrett Kamps / May 13, 2014

M.I.A. and A$AP Ferg Bring the Party to Queens

On Friday, May 9, M.I.A. headlined the Knockdown Center, inviting all the women in the audience to dance onstage to "Y.A.L.A." and "Bad Girls." Tra…
By: Jolie Ruben / May 12, 2014
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