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Kacey Musgraves, Woman Without a Country

“I’m thinking of wearing the sparkly tights today,” Kacey Musgraves says in late June as she speculates about what type of sunlight she’ll get during…
Brennan Carley / August 4, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

SPIN headed to the Windy City this past weekend for Lollapalooza 2015, where we caught sets by legends like Paul McCartney and Metallica, alongside rising talent like…
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2015

The SPIN Interview: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar

Twenty or so years ago, Dan Bejar was, as he puts it, “a f—k up” — a nondescript twentysomething, little money to his name and plenty…
Kyle McGovern / August 3, 2015

Duke Dumont Strives for Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ on New EP Series

Duke Dumont won’t say he’s a businessman. If he were, the U.K. producer insists, he would have tried harder to get more chart-topping, big-name artists on hi…
Harley Brown / July 31, 2015

Raekwon Answers 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’

“It’s a great thing, man,” Raekwon says of this week’s 20th anniversary of his classic solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, which SPIN recently lauded…
Dan Weiss / July 31, 2015

Which ‘Tootsies’ Is Drake Rapping About in ‘Back to Back’?

By now, rap fans are well aware that yesterday, Drake released the second of two diss tracks directed at Meek Mill, responding to Meek’s recent accusation that…
Dan Weiss / July 30, 2015

A Timeless Wavelength: An Interview With Alex Lifeson of Rush

From their high school band origins to what’s likely the group’s final farewell now forty years later, Rush have adhered to the simplicity of where…
Jonathan Dick / July 30, 2015

Børns Puts Finishing Touches on Fantastical Debut Album

When Børns calls SPIN from his California studio, he’s mere days from putting the finishing touches on his upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, likely due in October.
Brennan Carley / July 29, 2015

Elysia Crampton: Experimental Producer Who Talks to God

Home is a tricky concept for Elysia Crampton. Half-Bolivian by descent, the forward-thinking electronic producer has lived in California, Virginia, and Montemorelos, a small tow…
Colin Joyce / July 29, 2015

Vince Staples: Calm In the Hour of Chaos

It’s a Friday night in late June and I’m at a barbecue restaurant in Los Angeles with Vince Staples, who’s trying to help me retai…
Drew Millard / July 28, 2015
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