features

Q&A: The Tallest Man on Earth’s ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ Was Almost ‘Too Personal’

Last year, Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. the Tallest Man On Earth, returned from tour to begin writing his next album in his home studio in Sweden…
Caitlin Gallagher / May 11, 2015

PC Music & SOPHIE: A Report From Inside the Pop Cube

My PC Music & SOPHIE Pop Cube confirmation email warned "dress to impress... you're going to be on TV!" I'd been informed that the mysterious "Pop…
Rachel Brodsky / May 9, 2015

Brandon Flowers Lists His 10 Favorite Brandon Flowers Songs

When Brandon Flowers calls SPIN, he's in the middle of a tightly packed day, in the middle of a tightly packed week, in the middle of…
Brennan Carley / May 8, 2015

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 credits…
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's…
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 albums…
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

Some Candy Talking: The Jesus and Mary Chain on ‘Psychocandy’ Turning 30

Nearly 30 years ago, the Jesus and Mary Chain — a band of pop-eviscerating Scots led by brothers Jim and William Reid — emerged with…
Kyle McGovern / April 30, 2015

Coliseum Talk New Album ‘Anxiety’s Kiss’ and Why Killing Joke Means More Than Nirvana

Twelve years and five albums into their career, Louisville power trio Coliseum have evolved from a predominantly hardcore-punk band to one whose new, invigorating LP,…
Andrew Unterberger / April 29, 2015

Martin Gore on His New Solo Album and No Longer Making Music for the Masses

After 35 years of being the principle songwriter (and sporadic singer) behind new wave demigods and international superstars Depeche Mode — as well as a…
Andrew Unterberger / April 28, 2015

SPIN 30: Kurt, Courtney & Cassettes: We Worked at SPIN in the Early ’90s

What was it like to work at SPIN during the magazine’s grunge heyday? Jump into this hot tub time machine with longtime entertainment journalists Lori…

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Samo Sound Boy Gets Personal on His Debut Album

Last summer, Samo Sound Boy (a.k.a. Sam Griesemer) was supposed to be having the time of his life. The LA-based producer and Body High label…
Shawn Reynaldo / April 27, 2015

SPIN’s 30th Anniversary Readers’ Poll

Earlier this spring, SPIN turned the ripe ol' age of 30 — we know, we don't look a day over 25, right? — and as…
SPIN Staff / April 27, 2015

Q&A: The Prodigy Look Back on the Most Aggressive Career in Electronic History

The first electronic group to have a No. 1 album in America, the Prodigy have been responsible for a far longer and more illustrious career…
Dan Weiss / April 27, 2015
Page 14 of 173