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Girlpool Revisit Childhood on Their Debut Album, ‘Before the World Was Big’

When Girlpool's Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker turned 18, they packed up, left their native Los Angeles, moved to Philadelpha, and finished their first studio album, Before…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 10, 2015

Torche: The Heaviest Non-Metal Band in Miami

Somewhere in a marijuana field in northern California, Steve Brooks realized he had really better make this music thing work. It was last winter, and…
By: Arielle Castillo / March 10, 2015

Express Yourself: What Is Madonna’s Greatest Era?

As we prepare for — and, in some cases, reorganize — Madonna's 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, it's tough not to refect on the 56-year-old…
By: SPIN Staff / March 9, 2015

Kurt Vile Talks ‘All Over the Place’ New Album

Kurt Vile keeps late hours. "Somewhere between midnight and three," the singer-songwriter says, "maybe the best stuff happens." It's late February and the 35-year-old has take…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 6, 2015

Review: Björk’s MoMA Retrospective Digs Deep, Despite Technological Glitches

If any late-20th-century pop star was going to land her work in a hallowed institution of contemporary art, it was always going to be Björk.
By: Colin Joyce / March 5, 2015

The Sound and the Furry: Making a Psychedelic Muppet With Dan Deacon

"Do I have to put the eyes where the eyes go, or can they go anywhere?" Dan Deacon asks, looming over a mess of dismembered…
By: James Grebey / March 3, 2015

A Queer Feminist Hears Sleater-Kinney for the Very First Time Live at Terminal 5

Much to the dismay of a large portion of my friends, I had never seen or listened to Sleater-Kinney until last night at Terminal 5…
By: Rebecca Weinberger / February 27, 2015

Better Know the Districts: Talking With the Underage Band at Their Breakout Moment

The Districts were in the middle of a pretty big day when SPIN talked to them earlier this month. The midnight before, the garage-rock quartet'…
By: Andrew Unterberger / February 27, 2015

Q&A: Kelly Clarkson Talks ‘Piece By Piece,’ Identity Politics, and Recording While Pregnant

On March 3, pop superstar Kelly Clarkson will release her seventh studio album, Piece By Piece. It's a largely anthem-driven project that's been in the making…
By: Brennan Carley / February 27, 2015

Q&A: TLC Look Back on Their First Decade and Ahead to Their Final Album

With all due respect to En Vogue, Boyz II Men, and a little-known act called Destiny's Child, TLC — the trio of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins,…
By: Dan Weiss / February 26, 2015
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