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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

Madonna: The ‘Ray of Light’ Cover Story, ‘Madonna Chooses Dare’

This article was originally published in the April 1998 issue of SPIN. When a musician rooted in an underground sensibility achieves massive success, she…
Barry Walters / March 3, 2016

Foo Fighters, Who Are Definitely Not Broken Up, Are Rock’s Funniest Band

Foo Fighters got us good last night, but what's so remarkable is that Dave Grohl and his bros have been the reigning jesters in rock's…
Dan Weiss / March 3, 2016

Eric Prydz Does Whatever the F**k He Wants To Do

Eric Prydz is barely visible inside the largest hologram in North America. The enormous, luminescent box projects 3D images — undulating geometric landscapes, glowing meteorites,…
Harley Brown / March 2, 2016

Governors Ball vs. Panorama: Who Has the Better Lineup?

Today, the lineup was announced for Panorama, the East Coast festival expansion of Goldenvoice, producers behind the country's preeminent music fest, Coachella. Exciting as the…
Andrew Unterberger / March 1, 2016

Scott Isbell Wants to Make America(n Music) Great Again

It’s quarter past 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of February, and Scott Isbell is ten minutes into a 15-minute set at a small Emerson…
Max Cea / March 1, 2016

Wyatt Cenac Thinks Morrissey Is the Ron Paul of Music

Aside from Kendrick Lamar's breathtaking performance, this year's Grammy Awards were universally acknowledged to be the most boring in recent memory — but comedian Wyatt…
Harley Brown / February 29, 2016

We Have All Degraded Kesha

Pink once tapped into previously unexplored territory on 2001’s wonderfully self-deprecating "Don’t Let Me Get Me," when the gruff chart mega-hitter sang about dating her teachers…
Dan Weiss / February 26, 2016

Q&A: Loretta Lynn Talks Her New Album and Inadvertently Champions Country Feminists

Call her Accidental Feminist. From her days touring with Patsy Cline in the '60s, already a mother of four in her early 20s, Loretta Lynn…
Dan Weiss / February 26, 2016

Lucinda Williams Looks Back on Every Album She’s Ever Made

Lucinda Williams has been around long enough to remember when she couldn't get a record deal because she was deemed "too rock for country" and…
Dan Weiss / February 25, 2016
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