Last January, SPIN moved to a new loft space at one of NYC's busiest downtown intersections: Broadway and Canal. Soon after, we launched our revamped SPIN Sessions, which saw great bands like Noisettes, Phoenix, and Metric (left to right, above) stopping by to play intimate acoustic sets for staff and a few lucky friends. Here, we collect video from our 12 favorite performances for your enjoyment.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »