Purity Ring Achieve Their Moment of Clarity on ‘another eternity’

Given the gauzy, atmospehric sound of Purity Ring's debut album (2012's Shrines) and their presence on 4AD (the label that came to prominence in the '80…
By: Andrew Unterberger / January 22, 2015

Speedy Ortiz Quit Their Day Jobs for New Album ‘Foil Deer’

Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis has more free time these days than usual. Spending the last three years teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 21, 2015

Repeats and Uniques: A Look at 2015’s Festival Season

Now that three of the biggest music festivals in North America — Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Governors Ball — have announced their 2015 lineups, it's time…
By: Brennan Carley / January 15, 2015

Q&A: Waxahatchee Talks ‘Ivy Tripp’ and Resisting Liz Phair Comparisons

Katie Crutchfield, a.k.a. Waxahatchee, is not a fan of studios. Renting a snug house with her boyfriend and bandmate, Keith Spencer, the Alabama native recorded…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 13, 2015

Q&A: Mark Ronson Looks Back on His 20-Year Journey ‘Uptown’

It took a couple of decades, and a sidewinding journey from DJ to producer to lead artist, but Mark Ronson is officially a pop star…
By: Andrew Unterberger / January 8, 2015

Q&A: Panda Bear Doesn’t Fear the ‘Reaper’

A little more than a decade ago, Noah Lennox left New York City and moved to Lisbon. In the time since, the man who record…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 7, 2015

Q&A: Mitski on Losing Glasslands and Watching ‘Simpsons’ Reruns

Although the beloved New York City venue Glasslands finds its 8-year run coming to an end this week, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mitski's career is just beginning.
By: Ilana Kaplan / December 29, 2014

Connect Sessions — The Work

After a month in the hothouse, last week's live event at the Brooklyn club Verboten, finally saw the premieres of the Connect Sessions powered by…
By: SPIN Staff / December 23, 2014

Q&A: Tegan Quin on ‘So Jealous’ and Tearing People’s Hearts Out

Tegan Quin doesn't sound anywhere close to tired even though she's been on the phone all day. The famously loquacious half of indie-pop sibling duo Tega…
By: Rachel Brodsky / December 22, 2014

Connect Sessions — Boldfaced Names

The December New York winds let up long enough on Wednesday night that attendees of the live Connect Session powered by Microsoft were able to…
By: SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014
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