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Leon Bridges Used to Secretly Listen to Ginuwine But Now Wears a Tuxedo

Tonight, Leon Bridges is not wearing his usual attire of high-waisted trousers, a starch-collared striped shirt, and a cardigan; instead, the unfailingly stylish Texas soul…
By: Alejandra Ramirez / July 13, 2015

Refused’s New Punk Creed: You Are Part of the Problem

"I just got these jeans," Refused drummer David Sandström says as he stands up for a SPIN photo shoot. Like the strapping, dapper percussionist, every…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 26, 2015

Jason Derulo Sets His Sights on Pop’s Throne

Jason Derulo is, first and foremost, an editor. The 25-year-old Miami native edits his torso in a gym routine so rigorous that it won him…
By: Dan Weiss / June 17, 2015

Try to Make Yourself a Work of Art: Liturgy’s Extra-Metal Ambition

Even when he’s not really trying, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix tends to deal in grandiose imagery. On one of those bitterly cold and unbearably bright late-January afternoo…
By: Colin Joyce / April 9, 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

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

Trend of the Year: How PC Music Chewed Up Pop Conventions

Pop is worth parodying. Just ask "Weird Al" Yankovic, who landed his first number-one album in 2014, after it was safe to assume three decade…
By: Dan Weiss / December 17, 2014

I Did It My Way: Hamilton Leithauser Enters His Second Act

Hamilton Leithauser is about to enter a new phase in his life. It's a drizzly April evening and the husband and father of two is,…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 3, 2014

Liberation Days: Peter Matthew Bauer Begins His Spiritual Search

By the time Peter Matthew Bauer steps up to the microphone, he's red in the face. The 36-year-old singer-songwriter appears lit with some mixture of…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 2, 2014

The Wonderful World of Walter Martin

Walter Martin asks to start over. The 39-year-old husband and father of two is recording a May segment for NPR's Weekend Edition and he's just…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 1, 2014
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