‘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

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
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