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Connect Sessions — In the Studio With Com Truise and CandyStations

What does the first moment of collaboration between a musician and a visual artist look like? In late November, SPIN tagged along to document the…
By: SPIN Staff / December 4, 2014

Connect Sessions — The Deborah Light Shows

On one hand, it's pretty easy to describe the type of work Deborah Johnson does under the name CandyStations: visual backdrops and concert environments that…
By: SPIN Staff / December 4, 2014

In My Room: Grouplove’s Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper

It's been a whirlwind few years for Grouplove. Between recording, touring, more recording, more touring (this could keep going, but you get the idea), the…
By: Katrina Nattress / December 4, 2014

Jason Molina Book Excerpt: The Making of Songs: Ohia’s ‘Didn’t It Rain’

Today, Secretly Canadian is reissuing Didn't It Rain, the 2002 album by the late Jason Molina's Songs: Ohia project. To coincide with the deluxe edition'…
By: Erin Osmon / December 2, 2014

Connect Sessions — Breakdancing With Light

Ron Amstutz's work has always lived on the border of photography, video and performance art; he builds elaborate physical worlds, documents them with his still-camera,…
By: SPIN Staff / November 26, 2014

Q&A: Ghostface Killah Talks Ambitious New Concept Album ’36 Seasons’

Rap legend and Wu-Tang Clan MVP Ghostface Killah is one of the most consistent rappers of the last two decades, peaking in the 2000s o…
By: Dan Weiss / November 24, 2014

Q&A: Idris Elba Talks ‘Mi Mandela’ And Collaborating With James Blake, Mumford & Sons

Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor, Pacific Rim) releases his first full-length album, Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela, next week. The LP i…
By: Dan Weiss / November 21, 2014

Connect Sessions — In The Studio With Ian Williams (Battles) and Ron Amstutz

What does the moment of collaboration between a musician and a visual artist look like? On Thursday, November 13, SPIN tagged along to document one…
By: SPIN Staff / November 19, 2014

Q&A: Da Internz Talk Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda,’ Tease Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’

Production duo Da Internz, a.k.a. Ernest "Tuo" Clark and Marcos "Kosine" Palacios, have stamped their names on a handful of ass-centric hits. (Rihanna's lasicivious "Birthday…
By: Dan Weiss / November 19, 2014

Listening to ’90s Music with ’90s Music’ Singer Kimbra

Few 2014 singles have been as delightful as Kimbra's barbed-wire kiss of a pop song, "90s Music." The Golden Echo head-bopper is at once a…
By: Andrew Unterberger / November 18, 2014
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