You Will Ache Like I Ache: The Oral History of Hole’s ‘Live Through This’

It's hard not to work through the what if's of Live Through This. What if the world had gotten a proper introduction to this album?
By: Jessica Hopper / April 14, 2014

Q&A: Avey Tare Talks Slasher Flicks, Jazz, and Animal Collective’s Future

Dave Portner spent much of last year recovering. For the man best known as Animal Collective's Avey Tare, 2013 was fraught with persistent illness. "I…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 11, 2014

Courtney Love: The 1994 Hole Cover Story, ‘Love Conquers All’

(This article was originally published in the May 1994 issue of SPIN.) Our story begins where it ends, at 5 a.m., in a…
By: Dennis Cooper / April 11, 2014

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out: EMA Screams Into the Void

"It's like high school stoner shit."It's just past noon on a Friday in early February, and Erika M. Anderson is on the second floor of…
By: Michael Tedder / April 10, 2014

Night Time, Anytime: Jim Jarmusch and Jozef van Wissem Discuss ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

Ever since his 1980 debut feature film, Permanent Vacation, writer/director Jim Jarmusch has deployed his idiosyncratic, underground films to detail the lives of fringe characters, be…
By: Andy Beta / April 10, 2014

Mac DeMarco Makes His Mom Proud With Record Release Show at Baby’s All Right

Mac DeMarco celebrated the release of his new album, the subtly stunning Salad Days, with a performance at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn. The Canadia…
By: SPIN Staff / April 9, 2014

Q&A: Wild Beasts Talk B-Sides, the Holy Grail, and Hobbits

Last month, truly uncategorizable English outfit Wild Beasts arrived in the U.S. for a pair of sold-out shows on both coasts, in support of the…
By: David Bevan / April 9, 2014

The Hitman and the Trickster: Todd Terje’s Improbable Disco

All dance music is in some sense aspirationalist, and none more than disco, with its cocaine clarity and silky sunset glow, an apotheosis of sex…
By: Philip Sherburne / April 9, 2014

Q&A: Courtney Barnett on Touring America, Snow, and Her Favorite ‘Sex and the City’ Character

The Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett is 26 years old and has just seen snow falling for the first time: "Looking out of the car window,…
By: Mike Powell / April 8, 2014

Real Estate Captivate Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg

Real Estate showed off their subtle charms in a recent SPIN profile, but the New Jersey-bred five-piece wooed us once again during an April 4…
By: SPIN Staff / April 7, 2014
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