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Matt and Kim’s Matt Johnson Picks His Favorite Song From Every One of Their Albums

Matt and Kim — the simply named collaborative project between Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino — have been making unpredictable, eccentric, and undeniably fun dance-pop for a little more…
By: James Grebey / March 30, 2015

The Lookouts’ Larry Livermore Made Us a Mixtape Featuring Green Day, MC5, the Supremes, and More

Earlier this month, Don Giovanni Records released Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories), a compilation disc by California pop-punk forefathers the Lookouts. Cherry-picking songs from every…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 30, 2015

La Luz Triumph Over Near-Fatal Car Accident on New, Ty Segall-Produced Album

On November 5, 2013, La Luz was driving back to Seattle after playing a show in Boise when they slipped on a patch of black…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 26, 2015

SXSW Lone Stars: Mitski Stole the Show

Of all the performances we witnessed last week at Austin's annual South By Southwest festival, one show stealer was particularly arresting: Mitski. The famously dressed-dow…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 25, 2015

Twin Shadow Promises Acid House Album, Prefers His R&B ‘Dark and Dirty’

The sound of George Lewis Jr., a.k.a. Twin Shadow, can be a tricky one to put your finger on; drawing from a wide variety of…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 25, 2015

Q&A: Lightning Bolt Talk ‘Fantasy Empire,’ Working With Battles and Bjork

Providence duo Lightning Bolt have sustained a brain-melting career in so-called "noise" rock for an unfathomably long time. For two decades running, bassist Brian Gibso…
By: Dan Weiss / March 24, 2015

SXSW 2015: YG, John Legend, and More Play AXE White Label Collective Day Party

On Saturday morning, fans flocked to the AXE White Label Collective's SXSW day party — powered by SPIN — to witness an awe-inspiring line up including James Davis, ASTR, Lolawolf, YG, and…
By: SPIN Staff / March 24, 2015

SXSW 2015: Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, and More Take the Stubb’s Stage

On Friday morning, crowds flocked to Austin's famous Stubb's for the annual SPIN day party at South By Southwest. Featuring massive talent such as Ru…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

Level Up: Groundislava

In the late 2000s, Los Angeles became a focal point of interest in the worldwide explosion of the so-called beat scene giving us the like…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

SXSW 2015 Royal Roast: HOLYCHILD, Best Coast, Tove Lo, and More Celebrate With SPIN

To celebrate the end of a bombastic showcase, SPIN invited an impressive roster of guests to our annual Royal Roast, a taco and tequila filled…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015
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