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Q&A: Rapsody Talks Secretly Working on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

One of the most striking names in the track listing of Kendrick Lamar's surprise-released To Pimp a Butterfly — which went on sale around midnight today,…
By: Dan Weiss / March 16, 2015

Level Up: Jerome LOL

We've all been there, or most of us at least. You spend your teens defining yourself through a certain musical genre, often to the point…
By: SPIN Staff / March 16, 2015

SXSW Lone Stars: Viet Cong Talk Touring and Losing Their Sanity

To hear bassist-frontman Matt Flegel tell it, Viet Cong have had a weird couple of days. After a few missed calls and a whole lot…
By: Colin Joyce / March 13, 2015

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Dawn Richard’s Trippy R&B, Quarterbacks’ Twee-Punk, and More

There's too much music. The Internet cemented that from here on out there's always going to be worthy releases that fall between the cracks —…
By: SPIN Staff / March 13, 2015

Meet Katie Harkin, Sleater-Kinney’s Touring Fourth Member

Sleater-Kinney are a famously bass-free band, but that doesn't mean that the legendary indie-punk trio couldn't do with an extra set of hands under special…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 12, 2015

Marina & the Diamonds Shatters the Pop System’s Ceiling on ‘Froot’

On her new album Froot, Marina & the Diamonds sheds the remnants of the sugar-pop persona — there's no Dr. Luke or Diplo here — that she…
By: Brennan Carley / March 11, 2015

‘Blurred Lines’ Isn’t Even the Biggest Marvin Gaye Ripoff This Decade

The music industry was rattled last night by a Los Angeles jury's verdict that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' obscenely popular 2013 single "Blurred Lines"…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2015

SXSW Lone Stars: Alvvays on Archie’s Identity and Scot-Pop

Canadian fuzz-pop five-piece Alvvays — comprised of frontwoman Molly Rankin, Kerri MacLellan, Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Phil MacIsaac — made waves with their 2014…
By: Ilana Kaplan / March 11, 2015

Level Up: Gabriel Garzón-Montano

The first thing that hits you about Gabriel Garzón-Montano is his infectious energy, and how he speaks with his hands. Throughout our conversation, he excitedly…
By: SPIN Staff / March 10, 2015

Q&A: Heems on His Quest for Racial Identity and How Hip-Hop Gets Lost in Translation in Asia

When you walk into the Long Island house that Himanshu Suri shares with his parents, it's easy to forget that he's also Heems, the artist…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 10, 2015
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