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Q&A: Chance the Rapper’s Vocalist Friends Talk ‘Surf”s Overstuffed Chicago Sessions

Chance the Rapper and his band the Social Experiment finally released their long-anticipated full-length Surf on Thursday night. The release boasts an incredibly star-studded crew of…
Colin Joyce / May 29, 2015

Hiatus Kaiyote School Us on Aussie Cuisine and Conservative Politics

Hiatus Kaiyote look a little worn out. On tour in support of their recently released 18-track sophomore release, Choose Your Own Weapon, the Australian foursome — which consists of vocalist/guitarist…
Rachel Brodsky / May 28, 2015

Governors Ball’s Gambit: Founders Entertainment Brings Country Festival to the Big Apple

It was raining by the time thousands of bodies started streaming onto Randall’s Island on June 8, 2013, the first day of New York City’…
Brennan Carley / May 21, 2015

HOLYCHILD: Brat Pop for the Masses

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…
Andrew Unterberger / May 20, 2015

We Binged on Red Bull for Seven Nights (and One Day) of Red Bull Music Academy Events

This year marked the third iteration of Red Bull Music Academy Festival, which touches down in New York City for a series of shows almost every…
Harley Brown / May 19, 2015

SPIN’s 30th Anniversary Readers’ Poll: Results

SPIN turned 30 this year, and we’ve been celebrating in a number of ways, including revisiting the artists behind some of our past Albums of the Year,…
SPIN Staff / May 19, 2015

Hangout Fest 2015: Best Live Photos

The 2015 Hangout Fest took place this past weekend, and a bunch of great acts — including the Foo Fighters, Tove Lo, TV on the Radio, and…
SPIN Staff / May 18, 2015

Savages Are Planning to Unleash a ‘Beast of a Record’

Last January, whirling skirmishes Savages decided to road-test their new material in the United States, “where life is harder in some kinds of ways,” vocalist Jehnny Beth tell…
Harley Brown / May 18, 2015

Q&A: ‘God-Fearing’ Torres Says Johnny Cash Is Her ‘Style Icon’

For Brooklyn singer-songwriter Torres, family plays an important role in her music. Mackenzie Scott named her musical project after her mother’s maiden name, paying homage to…
Ilana Kaplan / May 15, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Dad Sax and Competing With Tame Impala

The title of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest LP, Multi-Love, may be an explicit reference to the complicated three-person live-in relationship frontman Ruban Nielson spent a year…
Andrew Unterberger / May 14, 2015
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