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Q&A: Ice-T Returns With Body Count to Call Out Pop Stars and Scare ‘SVU’ Fans

It's been 22 years since Ice-T released the highly controversial "Cop Killer" with his thrash-metal band Body Count, and though the pioneering rapper has been…
Dan Reilly / June 10, 2014

The Outfit, TX Shoot Country Rap Into Outer Space

"Nobody wants to hear a UGK cover band." At least that's what 25-year-old rapper/producer Mel Kyle, one third of the Houston by way of Dallas…
Brandon Soderberg / June 10, 2014

Nashville’s Son: The Life and Death of an Indie-Rock Prince

Not long ago, Nashville had an indie-rock prince, and his name was Ben Todd. Todd loved local music, the cartoon Adventuretime, and Peach Nehi soda.
Amanda Shapiro / June 9, 2014

Governors Ball 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

As festival season marches on, Governors Ball swept through New York City this past weekend, taking over Randall's Island for three days of live music…
SPIN Staff / June 9, 2014

Sean Lennon’s The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger Bring Lush Psych-Pop to the Bowery Ballroom

On Thursday, June 5, Sean Lennon's psych-pop band the Ghost of Saber Tooth Tiger headlined the Bowery Ballroom. Please enjoy these lovely photos from the…
SPIN Staff / June 6, 2014

White Lung Embrace Change on the Focused ‘Deep Fantasy’

The road to White Lung's upcoming third album began with some major changes for the Canadian noise-punks. A little over a year after their tremulous…
Colin Joyce / June 6, 2014

Get Yourself Control: The Oral History of Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’

Somewhere between a man beating himself bloody with spoons and a producer ripping a door off its hinges, Soundgarden made the record they'd been waiting…
Stacey Anderson / June 5, 2014

Priests Deliver a Pair of Post-Punk Sermons in New York City

Priests celebrated the June 3 arrival of their new EP, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, by tearing through two release-day shows in New…
SPIN Staff / June 4, 2014

Primavera Sound 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

"This is a song about looking at this beautiful sea," said Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring before the band launched into "A Dream of You…
Philip Sherburne / June 3, 2014

Kaytranada Channels Dilla, Embraces Up-Tempo Neo-Soul

Don't ask Kaytranada to make another remix. The young Haitian-born, Montreal-based producer (real name Kevin Celestin) did indeed rise to international recognition by way of…
Anupa Mistry / June 3, 2014

Soundgarden Delve Into ‘Superunknown’ for 20th Anniversary Show at Webster Hall

Soundgarden commemorated the 20th anniversary of their masterwork, 1994's Superunknown, by playing the much-beloved album in full for Citi cardmembers at New York City's Webster…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2014

Joakim Splashes Down and Grows Up

The whereabouts of Joakim Bouaziz's worldly possessions are currently unknown. To be more precise, they're somewhere between Paris and New York, packed inside cardboard boxes…
Philip Sherburne / June 3, 2014

BottleRock Festival 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This past weekend, droves of nostalgia-prone music fans-slash-wine enthusiasts gathered at Napa Valley for the latest installment of BottleRock festival, a three-day showcase billed as…
SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

The Growlers Clean Up for Spit-Shined New Album ‘Chinese Fountain’

For the Growlers, putting a record together in anything but a rush sounds like a nightmare.It's a winning formula for the SoCal surf punks, says…
Colin Stutz / May 30, 2014

Hudson Mohawke Gets Surprise Visit From Antony Hegarty, Travi$ Scott in New York

Last night Hudson Mohawke headlined Manhattan's Webster Hall as part of Red Bull Music Academy's month-long New York City takeover. With his production associated with…
Puja Patel / May 29, 2014

Owen Pallett Breaks Down ‘In Conflict’

When he's not playing in Arcade Fire, composing Oscar-nominated soundtracks for Spike Jonze, and stringsplaining the music-theoretical underpinnings of Billboard chart-toppers, Owen Pallett records brainy,…
Philip Sherburne / May 27, 2014

Jenny Lewis Battles Loss and Insomnia With Ryan Adams’ Help on ‘The Voyager’

Jenny Lewis has built a deceptively sturdy body of work over the last 15 years. To date, the 38-year-old's oeuvre includes four albums with the…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2014

The Antlers Seek Peace in the Unknown on ‘Familiars’

When Peter Silberman, frontman for the Antlers, read the funerary text Tibetan Book of the Dead this past fall, he started thinking about people's inner…
Harley Brown / May 20, 2014

Greg Gives Peter Space to Fuse Chamber-Folk With Dub

Dub music is often thought of as an almost mystical force, a kind of ghost in the machine, but to hear Greg Haines and Peter…
Philip Sherburne / May 20, 2014

Conor Oberst Has Cheered Up

Late last year, Conor Oberst realized that he'd clawed apart his favorite guitar, a small, "parlor size" acoustic he'd bought from a boutique luthier in…
David Bevan / May 19, 2014
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