Features

So Help Us God: Where’s Kanye West’s New Album?

When it comes to Kanye West’s public antics, nothing seems to surprise his fans anymore. Listeners are well aware of his God complex, his ruthless ability to…
By: Margaret Farrell / June 18, 2015

Q&A: Hudson Mohawke on Why New Album ‘Lantern’ Is His ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Lately, Hudson Mohawke has been talking about his TNGHT, his rattle-trap, boom-bap duo with Montreal producer Lunice, a lot. He's also been discussing his production dutie…
By: Harley Brown / June 17, 2015

Songs Donald Trump Should Use For His Presidential Campaign

This has happened before: Ronald Reagan with Bruce Springsteen's conservative-bashing, anti-war anthem "Born in the U.S.A." for his 1984 reelection campaign, the Republican Party with…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 17, 2015

Alessia Cara: The Ultimate YouTube Cover Star Success Story

Who: This past August, Toronto teenager Alessia Cara’s unapologetic introvert anthem “Here” upturned #turntup party playlists with her airy, tenacious vocals and natural lyric flow.
By: Margaret Farrell / June 17, 2015

Jason Derulo Sets His Sights on Pop’s Throne

Jason Derulo is, first and foremost, an editor. The 25-year-old Miami native edits his torso in a gym routine so rigorous that it won him…
By: Dan Weiss / June 17, 2015

Jeremih Gets Ready to Close the Curtain on ‘Late Nights’

For a man so consumed with naming his projects after post-midnight exploits — 2012's sultry, sizzling R&B mixtape Late Nights and his upcoming third major-label release, Late Nights: The…
By: Brennan Carley / June 17, 2015

Bonnaroo 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

We trekked down to Manchester, Tennessee this past weekend to take part in the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Among the highlights: Live performances by…
By: SPIN Staff / June 15, 2015

Nostalgia Is Heavy: L7 on Hitting the Stage for the First Time in 18 Years

Never refer to L7’s rehearsals as jam sessions. The iconic grunge four-piece is and always has been built around guitar, drums, bass, and tight track…
By: Shauna Farnell / June 15, 2015

Ratatat Talk ‘Magnifique,’ Swimming in Jamaica, and Slide Guitar

When Ratatat were writing new music at a Long Island beach shack, the Brooklyn-based instrumental duo decided something needed to be done about the kitchen. "Thi…
By: Harley Brown / June 15, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Martin Garrix, The DJ Who Sings Along

Martin Garrix has the energy and glimmer of a 19-year-old house enthusiast who can't wait to get his shot at superstardom. Except that shot already…
By: Andrew Unterberger / June 12, 2015
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