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PARTYNEXTDOOR's P3 somehow becoming one of the summer's most talked-about albums is a noteworthy achievement, especially when you consider how much the singer/producer had to live up to after…
Brian Josephs / August 19, 2016

A Conversation With James Ferraro, Critical Futurist

A day or so after I talked to James Ferraro, the 28-year-old "god of vaporwave," I found myself deep into my bank's automated phone system and…
Anna Gaca / August 18, 2016

‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed Leads a Double Life as Riz MC

Riz Ahmed might be having the busiest year of his life. Not only does the U.K.-born actor and musician have the lead role on HBO's critically celebrated…
Rachel Brodsky / August 17, 2016

Touché Amoré Rise Above With New Album ‘Stage Four’ and Julien Baker Duet ‘Skyscraper’

Touché Amoré’s music and their fanbase can be described in almost the exact same terms: fierce, blistering, intense, and, above all, hardcore. Since their incendiary…
Ian Cohen / August 16, 2016

Just Let Kanye West Headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show

The only thing that's known about the Pepsi Super Bowl LI Halftime Show is that it will take place in Houston and it won't feature Adele.
Brian Josephs / August 15, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

Eaux Claires 2016: Still Waters Run Deep

This past weekend marked the second annual edition of Eaux Claires, the festival Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon organizes in partnership with the National’s Aaron Dessner…
Anna Gaca / August 15, 2016

Q&A: Jay Som on Her Drunkenly Bandcamped Debut and ‘Mind-Blowing’ Tour With Mitski

"We love you, you little twerp," says Michelle Zauner, frontwoman to dream-pop outfit Japanese Breakfast. It's the last night of tour, and Zauner's onstage sending love…
Matt Malone / August 12, 2016

Q&A: Discussing the Ed Sheeran Lawsuit With ‘Let’s Get It On’ Heir Kathryn Griffin-Townsend

Earlier this week, news broke that the heirs of late soul songwriter Ed Townsend had officially taken legal action against British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. The…
Andrew Unterberger / August 12, 2016

Kemba Battled Tumors and Poverty to Make an Exceptional Album

Kemba’s "Molotovs at Poseidon," a highlight from his 2013 LP, GNK, is a prime example of how much control the 25-year-old has over the spoken…
Brian Josephs / August 12, 2016

Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate How Terrible This Green Day Album Cover Is

The world is about as ready as it's ever likely to be again for a new Green Day album. A Frank Ocean-length absence following their…
Andrew Unterberger / August 11, 2016

In Defense of the New Pollution: How Beck’s ‘Odelay’ Stuck It to Xenophobia 20 Years Before Trump

All his life, Beck’s been adapting. The son of a multi-instrumentalist father and a mod mother, he is less a man than he is aesthetic…
Zoe Camp / August 5, 2016

Danny McBride: Kenny Powers Jams Are the Soundtrack of My Life

In addition to reckless drug use, anti-social behavior, and profanity elevated to Shakespearian heights, music is a constant in the TV work of comedian Danny…
Drew Fortune / August 5, 2016

Watch: Frank Turner Talks Favorite Lyricists and Discovering Punk Rock

Like a gut punch of raw honesty, UK folk singer/songwriter Frank Turner brought a fiery set to the SPIN stage at Lollapalooza's Toyota Music Den…
Drew Fortune / August 4, 2016

Thinking ‘Bout Forever: Frank Ocean and Time Travel

On "We All Try," a carefully made declaration from Frank Ocean’s breakthrough mixtape, nostalgia, ULTRA., the enigmatic singer proclaims: "I don’t believe in time travel."
Paul Thompson / August 4, 2016
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