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Nate Ruess Is the Happiest He’s Ever Been on Solo LP

The first sound on Nate Ruess' debut solo LP, Grand Romantic, is the sound of raspy, maniacal laughter: the kind of deliberately articulated cackle that makes it…
By: Harley Brown / May 14, 2015

Q&A: Mac McCaughan Revisits ’80s Growing Pains on ‘Non-Believers’

Over the past 25 years, Mac McCaughan has built an impressive resume: singer-guitarist of Superchunk, arguably the hardest-working band in indie-rock history, whose tenth (and most…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 14, 2015

Exclusive: Zedd Treats Fans to Premiere of New Song ‘Daisy’

For the past month, electro-extraordinaire Zedd has been visiting cities across the country to promote his upcoming album True Colors (May 18 via Interscope). At each location,…
By: Brennan Carley / May 14, 2015

Holly Herndon’s Trying to Find New Ways to Play the World’s Oldest Instrument

Next week, sound sculptor Holly Herndon will release Platform, her second proper LP and her first release as a member of the 4AD roster. The album…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2015

Q&A: ?uestlove Talks Philly’s Eighth Annual Roots Picnic Festival

A man who truly needs no introduction, Philly-born 44-year-old Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is one of the most famous drummers in the world and certainly the…
By: Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

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 Swede…
By: 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 "Po…
By: 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…
By: 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 credit…
By: 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…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 6, 2015
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