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Q&A: Loretta Lynn Talks Her New Album and Inadvertently Champions Country Feminists

Call her Accidental Feminist. From her days touring with Patsy Cline in the '60s, already a mother of four in her early 20s, Loretta Lynn…
Dan Weiss / February 26, 2016

Lucinda Williams Looks Back on Every Album She’s Ever Made

Lucinda Williams has been around long enough to remember when she couldn't get a record deal because she was deemed "too rock for country" and…
Dan Weiss / February 25, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Santigold

When Santigold started the year-long process behind her third LP, 99¢, she had no idea what instant grats ("instant gratifications") were. "We went to YouTube to…
Harley Brown / February 25, 2016

DIIV: To the Darklands and Back

For most of his life, Zachary Cole Smith has provoked strong reactions from people. The yellow-haired 31-year-old remembers that even as a kid, his fourth-grade…
Kyle McGovern / February 25, 2016

Juno Temple: ‘Kurt Cobain’s Voice Changed My Blood Temperature’

"There's a great E.E. Cummings quote that says, 'The most wasted of all days is one without laughter,'" Juno Temple tells SPIN over the phone. "But…
Rachel Brodsky / February 22, 2016

Pinegrove: Getting By With a Little Help From Their Friends

When we meet at a Midtown coffee shop for our interview, Pinegrove's Evan Stephens Hall and I are wearing almost exactly the same outfit: jeans topped with flaming-orange sweaters.
Rachel Brodsky / February 18, 2016

‘Dinosaur Comics” Ryan North Has a Playlist for Squirrel Girl and Doesn’t Understand Alvin & the Chipmunks

Dinosaur Comics — a webcomic whose art has been the same single strip for 13 years — is Ryan North's teen. "I’ve been doing this work for 13…
James Grebey / February 18, 2016

Wild Nothing Doesn’t Need Your Nostalgia

On a frigid, windblown evening a week before Thanksgiving, Jack Tatum emits stress. Hunched in a green leather booth backstage at Baby’s All Right, a…
Harley Brown / February 18, 2016

Why Does the Last Performance at the Grammys Always Kinda Suck?

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was, let's face it, a bit of a snoozer, but there were some instantly iconic highlights like Kendrick Lamar's…
James Grebey / February 16, 2016

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2016 Grammys

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are a wrap — the stage has been cleared, the trophies have been given out, the thinly veiled rebuttals to Kanye…
SPIN Staff / February 16, 2016

The Ten Things About the 2016 Grammys That Are Gonna Piss Everyone Off

If righteous indignation isn't the reflexive reaction for most folks when watching the Grammys, it's probably at least their preferred mode of viewership. Because really,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 12, 2016

Pusha T Is President

When I shake Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton’s hand in late December and congratulate him on the then-upcoming release of his new record, he smiles and…
Dan Weiss / February 12, 2016

Grammys 2016: Who Should Win, Who Will Win, and Who Was Snubbed?

With the 2016 Grammys coming up this Monday, the SPIN staff takes a look at ten of the biggest categories to determine who should will, who…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2016

Ida Engberg and Adam Beyer, Techno’s Power Couple, Have Had Sex Before the Big Game

Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg, a married Swedish couple and parents of three who also happen to be warehouse rafter-rattling techno DJs, are in a privileged position…
Harley Brown / February 12, 2016

Yes, They’re Her Angel: Moby, Death Cab for Cutie, and More Talk Working With Yoko Ono

In many ways, Yoko Ono has always been a permanent outsider. A classically trained musician and intellectual, the 82-year-old Japanese artist has spent decades creating conceptual work, avant-garde…
Rachel Brodsky / February 11, 2016

Danny Daze Became a ‘Total Diva’ For Menacing ‘P.O.P. (Dub)’

Danny Daze almost didn't make it to our interview because he nearly died. "My life just flashed before my eyes," the Miami bass-blaster tells SPIN over the phone from…
Harley Brown / February 11, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Has Already Won in Every Way, But Sure, He’ll Take a Grammy Too

Back in 2009, just as Kendrick Lamar began to gain notice on blogs such as 2dopeboyz.com, he offered this lyric on "I Am (Interlude)," from…
Mosi Reeves / February 11, 2016

El Guincho Isn’t Worried About Disappointing You

Pablo Díaz-Reixa has always operated in his own universe, and when it comes to the off-kilter pop music he makes as El Guincho, that's largely…
Shawn Reynaldo / February 11, 2016

The 1975 Care Because You Do

Yes, this is the line for the 1975 concert. It’s a Friday night in early December, about 45 minutes before the quartet are scheduled to…
Andrew Unterberger / February 9, 2016

Won’t Get Chumped Again

"There never was a plan." That's the most frequently echoed sentiment when talking to Chumped, the now-former pop-punk fourpiece, on Saturday night, hours…
Andrew Unterberger / February 8, 2016
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