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The Wonderful World of Walter Martin

Walter Martin asks to start over. The 39-year-old husband and father of two is recording a May segment for NPR's Weekend Edition and he's just…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 1, 2014

Green Day: The 2004 ‘American Idiot’ Cover Story

[This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of SPIN.] Two punks, dressed in black, get on a plane. They are famous,…
By: Alex Pappademas / September 25, 2014

The Wondrous Life (and Deathlessness) of FreeConferenceCall.com’s Hold Music

Each month, 30 million Americans use FreeConferenceCall.com and 6 million of those spend time on hold, for an average of two minutes, during which they've no choice…
By: Brennan Carley / September 25, 2014

Gorgon City Don’t Think Choruses Need ‘Real Endings’

Take a look at any singles chart or turn on any Top 40 radio station: It's impossible to deny that the U.K.'s grip on po…
By: Brennan Carley / September 18, 2014

Boston Calling 2014: Lorde Mesmerizes, Nas Lights Up, and More Live Photos

At this weekend's Boston Calling Festival (the fourth in 18 months), thunder and lightning threatened to overshadow the weekend's stellar lineup. But save for two canceled…
By: Brennan Carley / September 9, 2014

FYF Fest 2014: Julian Casablancas, Future Islands, and Interpol Pose for Portraits

Last weekend's FYF Fest in Los Angeles saw the Strokes return to the West Coast after their headlining Governors Ball slot, as well as stand-out performance…
By: SPIN Staff / September 3, 2014

Shopping With Zola Jesus: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Social Media Anxiety

Zola Jesus finally feels like she might be strong enough to take on the music industry. "I struggle with feeling incredibly vulnerable at every point…
By: Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

Q&A: Robyn and Röyksopp on Max Martin, Ziggy Stardust, and Bananas as the Perfect Food

When Robyn and Röyksopp (Norwegian DJs Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland) first went into a studio together in 2009, their resulting "Girl and the Robot"…
By: Puja Patel / August 28, 2014

10 Songs That Influenced the New Pornographers’ Power-Pop Gem ‘Brill Bruisers’

Lately, Carl Newman has been listening to a lot of music. That may not be surprising, considering that the 46-year-old has made a career out…
By: Kyle McGovern / August 27, 2014

D’Angelo and Ice-T Electrify 2014’s Afropunk Festival

This weekend's edition of Brooklyn's Afropunk Festival brought out big guns like the recently resurfaced D'Angelo, ?uestlove, occasional Willow Smith duet partner SZA, Trash Talk,…
By: Brennan Carley / August 26, 2014
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