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Dean Blunt: A Primer on the Shapeshifter’s Uncompromising Art

It's a Thursday night in March, I'm at Bushwick DIY stronghold Market Hotel, and the thermostat is set to 80 degrees; the space is so saturated with…
Harley Brown / March 21, 2016

Q&A: D∆WN Talks SXSW 2016 and Her ‘Red Era’

The sun was beating down plenty on SPIN's Stubbs showcase at South by Southwest on Friday, but D∆WN (a.k.a. Dawn Richard) still brought her own…
T.M. Brown / March 21, 2016

SXSW 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Now that Austin's 30th annual South by Southwest festival is officially a wrap, it's time to wax nostalgic for all of the great performances SPIN saw last week.
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2016

Fear and Loathing at Kanye’s Pop-Up Shop Opening

"There goes Kanye!" The desire to falsely shout out Mr. West's arrival at his pop-up fashion store in downtown Manhattan is strong, though doing so…
Evan Siegel / March 19, 2016

Goodbye to Those Darlins: The Snaggle-Tooth Mamas Hang It Up

Formed in Nashville ten years ago, Those Darlins began as an all-female country trio with fuzz around the edges, and ended as a two-guy, two-gal…
Dan Weiss / March 18, 2016

Jukebox Jury: The Range Selects His YouTube Hall of Fame

Brooklyn-based electronic producer James Hinton is quickly becoming as closely associated with YouTube as Rebecca Black or Tay Zonday, thanks to his second album as…
Andrew Unterberger / March 18, 2016

Junglepussy: The Rapper Sliding Into Your DMs

No, Junglepussy's father wasn't aware of his 24-year-old daughter's alter ego, which is brazen even for rap. In late 2013, the East New York native…
Dan Weiss / March 17, 2016

‘We’re the Junkie F**king Band!’: Bobby Gillespie on Ten Weird Primal Scream Songs

Over their 30-plus-year career, Scottish rock'n'roll wild bunch Primal Scream have covered more ground than entire scenes' worth of bands. They've dipped into hippie, acid-house utopianism…
Andrew Unterberger / March 17, 2016

Tiga: From Montreal to ‘Planet E’

Mid-February marked the first time Tiga had to cancel a show in two decades. When we speak over the phone, it's apparent he’s sick — his voice subdued,…
Evan Siegel / March 15, 2016

Frankie Cosmos Is Ready to Be Herself

Greta Kline needs a haircut. When we meet in early February at a Williamsburg coffee shop, the Frankie Cosmos frontwoman bounds in and suggests a change in evening plans: Instead of…
Rachel Brodsky / March 15, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Underworld

It's been 20 years since the future that legendary electronic group Underworld faced was shining its brightest. The long journey of Karl Hyde and Rick…
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2016

Q&A: Miike Snow Weren’t Sure Whether They’d Ever Make a Third Album

Andrew Wyatt is unnecessarily apologetic when I mention that I was at Miike Snow's New York concert last Thursday. "Oh, you were at the terrible one,"
James Grebey / March 10, 2016

Damien Jurado Lists His Seven Favorite Albums

Damien Jurado is modest. Since the mid-1990s, the 43-year-old Seattle songwriter has built a steady audience on the strength of his wintry voice and anxious, evocative lyrics, but he's never quite…
Anna Gaca / March 10, 2016

Transgender and Black, Searching for an Audience

Thirty-seven-year-old ShaGasyia Diamond and 27-year-old Genuwine Beauty are spending Halloween afternoon at a recording studio with music producer Idris Swatts. It’s a makeshift set-up: a…
Brian Josephs / March 8, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything That You’ve Come to Expect — and a Little Less

The Last Shadow Puppets are exhausted. Splayed on a couch in the lobby of Manhattan's Bowery Hotel, Alex Turner and Miles Kane resemble a couple of…
Rachel Brodsky / March 8, 2016

Photos: Major Lazer’s Historic Performance in Havana, Cuba

On March 6, Major Lazer became one of the first large-scale American acts to perform in Cuba since both countries' diplomatic ties were restored in 2015.
SPIN Staff / March 7, 2016

Paul Westerberg: Throwing Out the Past

He’s gonna cancel on me. A blizzard is on the way, and the first flakes have started falling on this nervous Friday morning, two days…
Drew Fortune / March 7, 2016

Q&A: Anna Wise Imagined She Was a Robot on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered.’

Anna Wise is very good at keeping secrets. The Berklee-trained singer knew Kendrick Lamar's surprise release of To Pimp a Butterfly-era demos, untitled unmastered., was coming for two…
Harley Brown / March 5, 2016

MMOTHS: A Self-Proclaimed ‘Freak’ Finds the Light — And the Dark

Jack Colleran, a.k.a. MMOTHS, refers to himself as a "freak" twice in our interview — and uses the word "weird" 19 times, according to a…
Harley Brown / March 4, 2016

A Graph of Every ’80s Artist Referenced in Reviews of the New 1975 Album

The 1975 are on their way to No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic with their second LP, I like it when you sleep,…
Andrew Unterberger / March 4, 2016
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