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Shirley Manson and Butch Vig Answer 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of ‘Garbage’

Shirley Manson refers to herself a “truth-seeker.” “I’ve been taught that when people ask, ‘How are you,’ they’re not looking to hear how you actually are,”…
Rachel Brodsky / August 13, 2015

Alex G Is Learning How to Be Famous (Without Really Trying)

Leaning over a pool table in a nondescript house on a dusty block on the border of his native Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood, eyeing all available…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015

2015: The Year the Single Stopped Mattering in Hip-Hop

This week, Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late became the first album released in 2015 to sell a million copies. That’s more a…
Andrew Unterberger / August 13, 2015

Ashley Monroe Is on a Winning Streak

Ashley Monroe made the mistake of getting thirsty in Times Square. “When we went to Duane Reade,” the 28-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee native tells me, “There…
Dan Weiss / August 12, 2015

Myrkur: The Homesick, Danish Metal Aesthete

With four candles flickering in front of her on a table at New York’s hallowed Electric Lady Studios, Denmark-based songwriter Amalie Bruun talks about her…
Colin Joyce / August 12, 2015

Behind The Scenes: Kopecky Follow Their Inner Cult Calling In ‘Talk To Me’ Video

“So, it’d be Tabula Rasa: ‘To begin as if you’ve never begun.’” Gabe Simon, horn player, singer, and guitarist for Nashville’s Kopecky, looks pensive as he finalizes hi…
Margaret Farrell / August 11, 2015

Omar Souleyman Embraces Love, and Relaxation, on ‘Bahdeni Nami’

Expressionless and inscrutable behind his sunglasses and underneath a red keffiyeh, Omar Souleyman betrays little — lighting a cigarette and gesturing slightly with his hands i…
Harley Brown / August 10, 2015

Roundtable: How Often Are You Still Using Apple Music?

On June 30th, Apple Music debuted to much fanfare as the newest entrant in the increasingly crowded fight for the streaming allegiances of the music-listening…
SPIN Staff / August 7, 2015

I Sang ‘Torn’ With Natalie Imbruglia at Karaoke

The week before I met Natalie Imbruglia for karaoke, I had “Torn” stuck in my head every morning. “I thought I saw a man brought to life,”…
Rachel Brodsky / August 7, 2015

Band of Brothers: The Bridgeable Divide Between Rap and Emo

If anyone in the almost completely 21-and-under crowd of 15,000 at Long Island’s Nikon Jones Beach Theater on the evening of June 25 was still surprised that…
Harley Brown / August 6, 2015
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