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Q&A: Squarepusher Talks Making Live-Sounding Music With Fake Instruments and Vice Versa

In his Squarepusher guise, 40-year-old Tom Jenkinson has spent two decades making some of the fastest, most chaotic electronic music extant, even while some of…
By: Dan Weiss / April 22, 2015

Q&A: Mikal Cronin Opens Up (Emotionally and Instrumentally) on ‘MCIII’

The third record from San Francisco-based songwriter Mikal Cronin, the aptly titled MCIII, is an exercise in pushing limits. Moving beyond the garage-pop of 2011’s Mikal…
By: Connor O'Brien / April 22, 2015

Green Day Turn Back Time at the House of Blues

Besides the Foo Fighters' Record Store Day gig, the most in-demand ticket in Northeast Ohio this week was Green Day's Thursday night concert in Cleveland…
By: Annie Zaleski / April 17, 2015

Q&A: Nobody Puts Wire in a Corner

Shape-shifting art-punks Wire have no desire to be just any one thing. Best known for their wildly different first three albums, released between 1977 and…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2015

Ten Essential Damon Albarn Recordings That Aren’t By Blur

Damon Albarn's spirit of curiosity helps define Blur, the legendary British quartet he's fronted for a quarter-century, but fittingly, he has trekked the furthest whe…
By: Marc Hogan / April 17, 2015

SPIN 30: Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Looks Back on ‘New Wave’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 15, 2015

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch Has No Advice for Anyone

Built to Spill's Doug Martsch isn't an upbeat person. Super-personable, yes, but not very optimistic. "A huge part of any creative process, I think, is being…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 14, 2015

SPIN 30: System of a Down Revisit Nu-Metal’s Greatest Album, ‘Toxicity’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff…
By: Dan Weiss / April 14, 2015

Q&A: Say Lou Lou on Finally Wrapping Their ‘Lucid Dreaming’ Period

It's been a long couple of years for Australia-via-Sweden twin duo Say Lou Lou in trying to get their debut album Lucid Dreaming out the…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 14, 2015

Will TIDAL Be a Success? The Streaming Industry Responds

When TIDAL rolled out a couple of weeks ago, it was met with some short-term excitement (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Jack White, Deadmau5, and Kanye…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2015
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