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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Is Now Confident Enough to Wear ‘High-Waisted Undies’

It's the swelteringly hot day of Best Coast's headlining performance at Brooklyn's Northside Festival, and frontwoman Bethany Cosentino is in the middle of explaining why the…
Harley Brown / June 26, 2015

Seinabo Sey’s Upcoming Debut Is ‘Burning a Hole in Her Soul’

After three years of work and two critically acclaimed EPs to her name, Swedish soul-pop singer Seinabo Sey says she's been stressing about putting the finishing touches…
Brennan Carley / June 25, 2015

How Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff Survives Summer Festivals With OCD

After his immense success with frontman Nate Ruess in fun. and then on his own as Bleachers, we shouldn't expect Jack Antonoff to slow down,…
Dan Weiss / June 24, 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

‘We Butt Heads Like Hell’: Fathers, Their Children, and the Music They Make

Papa don't necessarily preach that their children possibly endure a lifetime of 352 days a year on the road, album sales that no longer pay…
Harley Brown / June 19, 2015

So Help Us God: Where’s Kanye West’s New Album?

When it comes to Kanye West’s public antics, nothing seems to surprise his fans anymore. Listeners are well aware of his God complex, his ruthless ability to…
Margaret Farrell / June 18, 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 duties…
Harley Brown / June 17, 2015

Songs Donald Trump Should Use For His Presidential Campaign

This has happened before: Ronald Reagan with Bruce Springsteen's conservative-bashing, anti-war anthem "Born in the U.S.A." for his 1984 reelection campaign, the Republican Party with…
Rachel Brodsky / June 17, 2015

Alessia Cara: The Ultimate YouTube Cover Star Success Story

Who: This past August, Toronto teenager Alessia Cara’s unapologetic introvert anthem "Here" upturned #turntup party playlists with her airy, tenacious vocals and natural lyric flow.
Margaret Farrell / June 17, 2015

Jason Derulo Sets His Sights on Pop’s Throne

Jason Derulo is, first and foremost, an editor. The 25-year-old Miami native edits his torso in a gym routine so rigorous that it won him…
Dan Weiss / June 17, 2015

Jeremih Gets Ready to Close the Curtain on ‘Late Nights’

For a man so consumed with naming his projects after post-midnight exploits — 2012's sultry, sizzling R&B mixtape Late Nights and his upcoming third major-label release, Late Nights: The…
Brennan Carley / June 17, 2015

Bonnaroo 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

We trekked down to Manchester, Tennessee this past weekend to take part in the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Among the highlights: Live performances by…
SPIN Staff / June 15, 2015

Nostalgia Is Heavy: L7 on Hitting the Stage for the First Time in 18 Years

Never refer to L7’s rehearsals as jam sessions. The iconic grunge four-piece is and always has been built around guitar, drums, bass, and tight tracks…
Shauna Farnell / June 15, 2015

Ratatat Talk ‘Magnifique,’ Swimming in Jamaica, and Slide Guitar

When Ratatat were writing new music at a Long Island beach shack, the Brooklyn-based instrumental duo decided something needed to be done about the kitchen. "This…
Harley Brown / June 15, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Martin Garrix, The DJ Who Sings Along

Martin Garrix has the energy and glimmer of a 19-year-old house enthusiast who can't wait to get his shot at superstardom. Except that shot already…
Andrew Unterberger / June 12, 2015

Q&A: Steve Aoki Talks ‘Neon Future II,’ Believes the Machines Won’t Turn Against Us

To finish Neon Future II, his third studio LP and the conceptual follow-up to last year's Neon Future I, Steve Aoki cut down his extraordinary touring load. "I…
Harley Brown / June 12, 2015

Little Boots Goes Fully Independent on Her Third Album, ‘Working Girl’

For years, Little Boots has chased total independence. Following a stifling creative relationship with her record label (they wanted the British Lady Gaga, she didn't), the…
Brennan Carley / June 11, 2015

Everclear’s Art Alexakis: ”Sparkle and Fade’ Was My Escape Route’

Art Alexakis is nursing a broken foot. Sustained "trying to dodge somebody in a doorway — I didn’t want to trip over them and I tripped…
Rachel Brodsky / June 11, 2015

Ash Are Ready to Go ‘Kablammo!’ Again

It's been a long way back to basics for Ash. The Irish trio became stars as teenagers in the U.K. for their ebullient pop-punk jams…
Andrew Unterberger / June 11, 2015

SPIN’s 30 Years Told in 30 Stories: An Introduction

Thirty years ago, SPIN launched with a self-deprecating but sincere introduction from founder Bob Guccione Jr. "The world needs a lot of things before it…
SPIN Staff / June 11, 2015
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