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.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »