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Laneway Festival 2015: FKA Twigs, St Vincent, and More Dazzle in Sydney

Perhaps the only problem with the lineup at this weekend's St. Jerome's Laneway Festival in Sydney was that it was too good. Some unfortunate scheduling…
SPIN Staff / February 4, 2015

The Taylor Swift Bump: Who’s Gotten a Helping Hand From Pop’s Biggest Name?

Earlier this month, Taylor Swift tweeted her approval for a little-known artist named Børns, and her fans responded by flooding the singer's SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes,…
Brennan Carley / January 30, 2015

Meet DJ Raff, the Man Behind the ‘Broad City’ Theme, ‘Latino & Proud’

If you're not watching Broad City, stop reading this right now. We're serious — go watch it. If you are a fan of the hilariously blunt…
James Grebey / January 28, 2015

What’s the Best Bjork Album? A SPIN Roundtable

With her Vulnicura LP being announced, leaked, and then rush-released all within the past two weeks, Björk has come out of nowhere to totally own the music-listening…
SPIN Staff / January 28, 2015

ASTR Talk Uptempo ‘Homecoming’ EP and Meeting Drake for the First Time

Zoe Silverman and Adam Pallin only met a couple of years ago, but their musical backgrounds stretch back further. The latter is a producer and…
Brennan Carley / January 27, 2015

Why Does Everybody Hate Rita Ora?

Rita Ora has become the music industry's go-to piñata: She's at all of the parties — no doubt wearing something colorful — and every now…
Rachel Brodsky / January 23, 2015

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 '80s…
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,…
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…
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…
Rachel Brodsky / January 13, 2015

The SPIN Interview: 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…
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 records…
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.
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…
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 Tegan…
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…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

Feminism in 2014: More Than a Trend

The word "feminist" is in the cultural crosshairs. In 2014, seemingly every young woman on the precipice of fame has been pressed to clarify whether…
Rachel Brodsky / December 19, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

It's safe to say that you probably underestimate "Weird Al" Yankovic, or maybe at least you did to some degree before 2014. Once derided as…
Dan Weiss / December 19, 2014

Connect Sessions — Live/Wired

Among the qualities differentiating North Williamsburg dance-club Verboten from its chic-nightlife neighbors is a one-of-a-kind Martin Audio sound system that’s among NYC's best-kept secrets. On…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Sylvan Esso

When Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath calls SPIN in mid-November, she's sitting in a public park in Los Angeles, taking a rare breather from her band's…
Brennan Carley / December 18, 2014
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