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Sing Me Back Home: Crying a Few Real Tears for Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard died yesterday and I cried. It kinda snuck up on me. I was listening to him sing with the Strangers and my face…
Adam Weiner / April 7, 2016

Hearts of Noise: Jeff Mills, Julia Holter, the Orb, and More Talk Working With Jean-Michel Jarre

It's hard to overstate the legacy and reach of French electronic-music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. He currently holds the world record for largest outdoor concert (3.5 million…
Harley Brown / April 7, 2016

Teen Suicide: Quarter-Life Riot

In a suburban living room outside of Baltimore, Maryland, I am about to bear witness to Sam’s Big Jump. The event, mysteriously hyped to me…
Andrew Unterberger / April 6, 2016

The Front Bottoms Get Comfortable With ‘Cough It Out’ Live Video

"It was all very punk rock," explains Brian Sella, singer and guitarist for the Front Bottoms. He’s referring to their self-booked, bedroom-recorded, basement-playing days, but…
Natalie Caamano / April 6, 2016

He’ll Be Back: Composer Brad Fiedel Reclaims the ‘Terminator’ Score

Brad Fiedel never had the chance to mix and sequence his iconic, commanding Terminator score on a record — until now. When the sci-fi/action film got…
Rachel Brodsky / April 5, 2016

Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals Her Favorite ‘Run Away With Me’ Memes

Sure, Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION was a critical darling with a loyal cult following, but it's somehow still feels like an underdog compared to other Top…
James Grebey / April 5, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Deftones

The most popular metal band ever birthed from California's state capital, Deftones have been capturing the attention and subverting the expectations of metal fans for…
Andrew Unterberger / April 4, 2016

They Got the Beat: Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga, and DJ Ebro Are Together at Last

DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga, and Ebro Darden spin records daily on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio, but they haven't been in the same room together since the…
Rachel Brodsky / March 30, 2016

Blue Albums and Pink Triangles: What Color Means to Weezer

Synesthesia may very well be the key to why humans create multimedia art, why movies have soundtracks, or why recorded albums have cover art. The…
Dan Weiss / March 29, 2016

The Music of David Bowie: Behind the Curtain at Carnegie Hall’s 2016 Tribute Concert

David Bowie had meant to attend his Carnegie Hall tribute concert on March 31. Instead, hours after announcing the night's extensive lineup of artists (Pixies, Cyndi Lauper,…
Rachel Brodsky / March 29, 2016

Jacquees: The Cash Money Singer Bringing Back Feel-Good R&B

Birdman, rapper and co-founder of Cash Money records, remembers one thing about his first encounter with the young R&B singer Jacquees: "I just felt like…
Elias Leight / March 28, 2016

LCD Soundsystem Rise Again(st) for First Reunion Show at Webster Hall

"This is real," a man behind me at Webster Hall rhapsodized, gently laying his arms across the shoulders of his friends on either side. "This…
Harley Brown / March 28, 2016

Michael Rapaport on Phife Dawg: ‘One of the Most Lovable Figures In Hip-Hop’

A few minutes after I interview him over the phone, Michael Rapaport sends me the following text: "I'll tell you this much / Riding on…
Kyle McGovern / March 24, 2016

If You Don’t Know Me By Now: Remembering Phife Dawg

"Stop trying to front like I’m Tito or some shit. And no disrespect to Tito." — Phife Dawg When you woke up yesterday and…
Paul Thompson / March 24, 2016

Car Seat Headrest Conquer Graduation Jitters With New Album ‘Teens of Denial’

Will Toledo, the main brain behind Car Seat Headrest, is glad that it's not 2013 anymore. A few years ago, the bedroom-pop luminary was in a "purgatorial"
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2016

SXSW 2016: SPIN Portraits of Chairlift, Waxahatchee, A$AP Ferg, Lizzo, and Many More

From March 16 through March 20, 2016, the Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall hosted many of the hottest shows at the annual  South by Southwest…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2016

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’s’ Sterling K. Brown Knows His ’90s Hip-Hop But Listens to KIDZ BOP Nowadays

The 1990s will forever seem like they weren't all that long ago, but as the years go by, reenacting the decade has become more involved…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016

SXSW 2016: Photos of Santigold, Bloc Party, Lizzo, and More from SPIN’s Bud Light Factory Party

SPIN closed out the final day of South by Southwest with a blow-out party at the Bud Light Factory, featuring energetic performances by Santigold, Bloc Party, Lissie,…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2016

36-Hour Party People

Shortly after my friend told me she had witnessed a threesome in one of the bathroom stalls at Market Hotel, a DIY venue in Bushwick,…
Harley Brown / March 23, 2016

SXSW 2016: The Kills’ Jamie Hince, Kristin Kontrol, Neon Indian, and More Join SPIN Royal Roast

On Friday, March 18 at South by Southwest, dozens of musicians and friends of SPIN gathered at Pelon's for the third annual Royal Roast, an…
SPIN Team / March 22, 2016
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