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MNEK, British Producer to the Stars, Picks His Songs of Summer 2015

For someone who’s a mere 20 years old, British musician MNEK — real name Uzo Emenike — already has a pretty formidable resumé, including production and writing credit…
Brennan Carley / May 7, 2015

Bully: Honesty Is Their Best Policy

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…
Rachel Brodsky / May 6, 2015

Damian Lazarus Travels the World in ‘Message From the Other Side’ LP

Some of the exotic strings, vocalizations, and woodwinds filtering like sub-Saharan winds through producer and DJ Damian Lazarus’ sophomore LP, Message from the Other Side, came to him…
Harley Brown / May 6, 2015

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Kickstarts Her Solo Career With ‘Took the Ghost to the Movies’

As soon as Meredith Graves takes her seat at a Greenpoint, Brooklyn coffee shop, it’s apparent that she’s happy. Ecstatic, even. Despite the uncharacteristically chilly,…
Colin Joyce / May 5, 2015

Saul Williams on the Baltimore Riots: ‘We Had a Growing List of Young Martyrs’

Poet, activist, and musician Saul Williams, who recently wrote an essay in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, has penned an op-ed for SPIN about the…
Harley Brown / May 5, 2015

Aerosmith Tell the Story Behind Their Hard-Rock Masterpiece ‘Toys in the Attic’

Boston hard-rock thrill-seekers Aerosmith have not only been massively popular for the better part of 40-plus years now, but also lay claim to some massive…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2015

Holy Ghost! on Lessons Learned Making Remix Album ‘Work for Hire’

Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel jokes that the Brooklyn dance duo’s extensive remix collection Work for Hire (self-released May 5) is just an “OCD” move to consolidate random tracks kicking…
Harley Brown / May 4, 2015

They Might Be Giants Look Back on Every Album They’ve Ever Made

A funny thought occurs during a comprehensive, 90-minute interview with They Might Be Giants’ John Linnell and John Flansburgh in the dressing room of Philadelphia’…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2015

Juan Wauters Is Ready for the World on ‘Who, Me?’

Like a movie that is good (in his words) Juan Wauters’ songs require your attention. The Queens-via-Uruguay singer songwriter has one of the year’s best new album…
Andrew Unterberger / May 4, 2015

How Old is Your Dadbod?

Internet trends come and go, but SPIN’s always down to get in on the action, which is why two of today’s most especially ridiculous memes — “Dadbod” and…
SPIN Staff / April 30, 2015
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