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The Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison Ponders ‘Change,’ Track By Track

This week, heady D.C. post-punks the Dismemberment Plan are reissuing 2001's Change, their fourth and most aptly titled album, which was also their last full-length…
Dan Weiss / November 4, 2014

Q&A: Young Fathers on Their Mercury Prize Win and (Already!) Returning to the Studio

For the past couple of years, Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have been releasing short, exciting records that straddle some of the same territory as early…
Dan Weiss / November 3, 2014

Surf-Jazz and Art Guitars in a Warehouse-Turned-Gallery

On Friday night, a converted warehouse in Costa Mesa, California, played host to a wild array of hand-wrought artifacts and surf-jazz skronk. The place was…
SPIN Staff / October 29, 2014

Q&A: Tracing Royal Blood’s Unclassifiable Rise to Fame

The rise of the U.K. duo Royal Blood has been so fast and furious it's practically unclassifiable. Formed in 2013, they played their first show…
Garrett Kamps / October 29, 2014

Q&A: Thurston Moore Talks New Solo Album and How to Compose a Power-Drill Solo

For nearly three decades, Thurston Moore led the hugely influential Sonic Youth, the only "noise" band to ever appear on The Simpsons. His highly unorthodox…
Dan Weiss / October 29, 2014

The Complete Taylor Swiftology: A Glossary of Symbols

As befits a singer/songwriter who was young enough to have been reading The Scarlet Letter in Language Arts class when she became famous, Taylor Swift's…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014

Twin Peaks on ‘Twin Peaks’: Garage-Rock Band Talks Their Namesake Program

Plenty of artists have been inspired by the early-'90s cultural phenomenon that was Twin Peaks, but only one went so far to actually name themselves…
Andrew Unterberger / October 20, 2014

We Tested 5 Seconds of Summer’s Pop-Punk Chops

If there is one consistency in pop-punk, it's the "get me out of this fucking town" teen escapism that floats through every lovelorn power chord.
Maria Sherman / October 17, 2014

Motorhead’s MotorBoat Cruise 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Last month, Motörhead fans united for the metal legends' annual MotörBoat cruise, a four-night excursion to the Caribbean complete with performances by the namesake band as well…
Brennan Carley / October 14, 2014

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Talks New Album and Career With Will Oldham

Yusuf / Cat Stevens will release his first studio album in five years on October 27. The follow-up to 2009's Roadsinger, which is dubbed Tell…
SPIN Staff / October 14, 2014

In My Room: YACHT

YACHT's Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans are far from stationary. Even when they're not on the road (which is rare these days), the duo…
Katrina Nattress / October 12, 2014

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Emily Kinney On Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse and Writing Songs

When the zombie apocalypse happens (and it will) there won't be any iTunes or streaming apps. Luckily for the survivors on AMC's The Walking Dead,…
James Grebey / October 10, 2014

In My Room: The Drums’ Jacob Graham

The Drums are currently on tour supporting their latest album, the breezy-yet-brooding Encyclopedia. But before the Brooklyn-based duo — which consists of Jonny Pierce and…
Kyle McGovern / October 6, 2014

MØ On Avoiding Perfection and Linking Up With Diplo

Danish singer Karen Marie Ørsted isn't coy about her broad view pop. It trickles down from all of her favorite music: She's romantic about Sonic…
SPIN Team / October 3, 2014

I Did It My Way: Hamilton Leithauser Enters His Second Act

Hamilton Leithauser is about to enter a new phase in his life. It's a drizzly April evening and the husband and father of two is,…
Kyle McGovern / October 3, 2014

Liberation Days: Peter Matthew Bauer Begins His Spiritual Search

By the time Peter Matthew Bauer steps up to the microphone, he's red in the face. The 36-year-old singer-songwriter appears lit with some mixture of…
Kyle McGovern / October 2, 2014

Coolio Is Still Mad His Kurt Cobain Collab Never Happened (and Other Tales From 1994)

In 1994, Coolio climbed out of the trunk of a Chevy Impala and forever into our lives. The Compton MC born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. moved amongst…
Chris Martins / October 1, 2014

The Wonderful World of Walter Martin

Walter Martin asks to start over. The 39-year-old husband and father of two is recording a May segment for NPR's Weekend Edition and he's just…
Kyle McGovern / October 1, 2014

The Wondrous Life (and Deathlessness) of FreeConferenceCall.com’s Hold Music

Each month, 30 million Americans use FreeConferenceCall.com and 6 million of those spend time on hold, for an average of two minutes, during which they've no choice…
Brennan Carley / September 25, 2014

Gorgon City Don’t Think Choruses Need ‘Real Endings’

Take a look at any singles chart or turn on any Top 40 radio station: It's impossible to deny that the U.K.'s grip on pop…
Brennan Carley / September 18, 2014
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