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Twin Peaks on ‘Twin Peaks': Garage-Rock Band Talks Their Namesake Program

Plenty of artists have been inspired by the early-'90s cultural phenomenon that was Twin Peaks, but only one went so far to actually name…
By: Andrew Unterberger / October 20, 2014

We Tested 5 Seconds of Summer’s Pop-Punk Chops

If there is one consistency in pop-punk, it's the "get me out of this fucking town" teen escapism that floats through every lovelorn power chord.
By: Maria Sherman / October 17, 2014

Motorhead’s MotorBoat Cruise 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Last month, Motörhead fans united for the metal legends' annual MotörBoat cruise, a four-night excursion to the Caribbean complete with performances by the namesake…
By: Brennan Carley / October 14, 2014

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Talks New Album and Career With Will Oldham

Yusuf / Cat Stevens will release his first studio album in five years on October 27. The follow-up to 2009's Roadsinger, which is dubbed Tell…
By: SPIN Staff / October 14, 2014

In My Room: YACHT

YACHT's Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans are far from stationary. Even when they're not on the road (which is rare these days),…
By: Katrina Nattress / October 12, 2014

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Emily Kinney On Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse and Writing Songs

When the zombie apocalypse happens (and it will) there won't be any iTunes or streaming apps. Luckily for the survivors on AMC's The Walking Dead,…
By: James Grebey / October 10, 2014

In My Room: The Drums’ Jacob Graham

The Drums are currently on tour supporting their latest album, the breezy-yet-brooding Encyclopedia. But before the Brooklyn-based duo — which consists of Jonny…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 6, 2014

MØ On Avoiding Perfection and Linking Up With Diplo

Danish singer Karen Marie Ørsted isn't coy about her broad view pop. It trickles down from all of her favorite music: She's romantic about Sonic…
By: SPIN Team / October 3, 2014

I Did It My Way: Hamilton Leithauser Enters His Second Act

Hamilton Leithauser is about to enter a new phase in his life. It's a drizzly April evening and the husband and father of two is,…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 3, 2014

Liberation Days: Peter Matthew Bauer Begins His Spiritual Search

By the time Peter Matthew Bauer steps up to the microphone, he's red in the face. The 36-year-old singer-songwriter appears lit with some mixture of…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 2, 2014

Coolio Is Still Mad His Kurt Cobain Collab Never Happened (and Other Tales From 1994)

In 1994, Coolio climbed out of the trunk of a Chevy Impala and forever into our lives. The Compton MC born Artis Leon Ivey,…
By: Chris Martins / October 1, 2014

The Wonderful World of Walter Martin

Walter Martin asks to start over. The 39-year-old husband and father of two is recording a May segment for NPR's Weekend Edition and…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 1, 2014

Green Day: The 2004 ‘American Idiot’ Cover Story

[This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of SPIN.] Two punks, dressed in black, get on a plane. They are famous, as punk…
By: Alex Pappademas / September 25, 2014

The Wondrous Life (and Deathlessness) of FreeConferenceCall.com’s Hold Music

Each month, 30 million Americans use FreeConferenceCall.com and 6 million of those spend time on hold, for an average of two minutes, during which they've…
By: Brennan Carley / September 25, 2014

Gorgon City Don’t Think Choruses Need ‘Real Endings’

Take a look at any singles chart or turn on any Top 40 radio station: It's impossible to deny that the U.K.'s grip on po…
By: Brennan Carley / September 18, 2014

Boston Calling 2014: Lorde Mesmerizes, Nas Lights Up, and More Live Photos

At this weekend's Boston Calling Festival (the fourth in 18 months), thunder and lightning threatened to overshadow the weekend's stellar lineup. But save for…
By: Brennan Carley / September 9, 2014

FYF Fest 2014: Julian Casablancas, Future Islands, and Interpol Pose for Portraits

Last weekend's FYF Fest in Los Angeles saw the Strokes return to the West Coast after their headlining Governors Ball slot, as well as stand-out…
By: SPIN Staff / September 3, 2014

Shopping With Zola Jesus: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Social Media Anxiety

Zola Jesus finally feels like she might be strong enough to take on the music industry. "I struggle with feeling incredibly vulnerable at every point…
By: Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

Q&A: Robyn and Röyksopp on Max Martin, Ziggy Stardust, and Bananas as the Perfect Food

When Robyn and Röyksopp (Norwegian DJs Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland) first went into a studio together in 2009, their resulting…
By: Puja Patel / August 28, 2014

10 Songs That Influenced the New Pornographers’ Power-Pop Gem ‘Brill Bruisers’

Lately, Carl Newman has been listening to a lot of music. That may not be surprising, considering that the 46-year-old has made a career out…
By: Kyle McGovern / August 27, 2014
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