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SPIN at Lollapalooza 2015: Toyota Tent Schedule

In less than one week, Lollapalooza 2015 will be taking over Chicago's Grant Park for the 11th year. SPIN will once again be on the ground.
By: SPIN Staff / July 29, 2015

Børns Puts Finishing Touches on Fantastical Debut Album

When Børns calls SPIN from his California studio, he's mere days from putting the finishing touches on his upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, likely due in October.
By: Brennan Carley / July 29, 2015

Elysia Crampton: Experimental Producer Who Talks to God

Home is a tricky concept for Elysia Crampton. Half-Bolivian by descent, the forward-thinking electronic producer has lived in California, Virginia, and Montemorelos, a small tow…
By: Colin Joyce / July 29, 2015

Vince Staples: Calm In the Hour of Chaos

It’s a Friday night in late June and I'm at a barbecue restaurant in Los Angeles with Vince Staples, who's trying to help me retai…
By: Drew Millard / July 28, 2015

Is Public Opinion Turning Against Taylor Swift?

Late on Sunday night, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste tweeted some thoughts about Taylor Swift, along with a photo of an unnamed publication's item about "Mean Girl Taylor Swift's Friendshi…
By: Harley Brown / July 27, 2015

Widowspeak Move Upstate and Find Their ‘Frasier’ Moment on ‘All Yours’

Molly Hamilton wrote "Girls" — a lazy tire-swing sing-along off of All Yours, the upcoming third album from dreamy country-folk duo Widowspeak — while huddled around a…
By: Harley Brown / July 23, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Your Friend in Sublime Indie Rock, Matt Mondanile of Ducktails

The thing that you quickly learn about Matt Mondanile while having a conversation with him about contemporary indie music: Dude is friends with everybody. Not…
By: Andrew Unterberger / July 22, 2015

Protomartyr Won’t Stop Until They Crash

Greg Ahee, guitarist for the post-punk band Protomartyr, tells me a quick story. He doesn't remember exactly when — it was either after the release…
By: Kyle McGovern / July 21, 2015

HARD Summer’s Gary Richards Likes tUnE-yArDs, Thinks EDM Is ‘Pop Sh—t’

Three years ago, director Agata Alexander finally convinced Gary Richards to let her make the lineup announcement video for 2013's HARD Summer the way she wanted: with…
By: Harley Brown / July 21, 2015

Nobody Is Nowhere: Willis Earl Beal Talks ‘Noctunes’ and His Hazy Future

Willis Earl Beal is hard to get ahold of. A mid-afternoon call to the casually drifting Chicago-born musician goes straight to his voicemail, which, naturally,…
By: Colin Joyce / July 20, 2015
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