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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

Trend of the Year: How PC Music Chewed Up Pop Conventions

Pop is worth parodying. Just ask "Weird Al" Yankovic, who landed his first number-one album in 2014, after it was safe to assume three decades…
Dan Weiss / December 17, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Tri-State indie true believers Cymbals Eat Guitars had a big 2014, releasing their third album, LOSE, to critical acclaim and touring in support of alt-rock elder statesman…
Andrew Unterberger / December 17, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Tinashe

Tinashe's inescapable "2 On" was one of the defining songs of 2014, and her unpredictably smoky Aquarius, was the year's best R&B album as well.
Dan Weiss / December 16, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Sun Kil Moon

Polarizing indie-folk singer Mark Kozelek is 47, with 25 of those years spent in the musical limelight, playing hushed songs colored with an increasingly wry…
Dan Weiss / December 15, 2014

Connect Sessions — In the Studio With How to Dress Well and Melissa Matos

One fascinating thing about the collaborative partnership between the pop musician who records as How to Dress Well (Tom Krell) and the multi-disciplinary artist TRUSST…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2014

Parquet Courts Are SPIN’s 2014 Band of the Year

When Austin Brown first expressed interest in playing the guitar, his father, an accountant and ardent ZZ Top fan, gave him some advice: "Learn just…
David Bevan / December 11, 2014

Connect Sessions — Intimate Progressive

To get inside the creative work of Melissa Matos, it's important to note that her focus of study at Concordia University in her hometown of…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2014

Young Thug Is SPIN’s 2014 Rapper of the Year

In January, a reporter asked Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman if being called a "thug" by various media outlets bothered him, after he criticized San Francisco…
Dan Weiss / December 8, 2014

Gwen Stefani Never Planned to Return to Her Solo Career

When Gwen Stefani calls SPIN from her Los Angeles home, she's unwinding in her bed wearing a robe, letting the stress of the full-day photo shoot…
Brennan Carley / December 8, 2014

Sia Is SPIN’s 2014 Artist of the Year

Sometimes, Sia Furler writes songs in gibberish. During an August appearance on E!'s since-defunct late-night show Chelsea Lately, the fame-phobic singer-songwriter offered a peek into her creative…
Rachel Brodsky / December 7, 2014

Connect Sessions — In the Studio With Com Truise and CandyStations

What does the first moment of collaboration between a musician and a visual artist look like? In late November, SPIN tagged along to document the…
SPIN Staff / December 4, 2014
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