Wednesday night at the intimate New York City club Don Hill's, SPIN celebrated the year in music with a party featuring three of the hottest acts of 2010: Brit rockers Florence and the Machine, Florida indie quintet Surfer Blood, and Brooklyn psychedelic outfit Yeasayer.
At the event, presented by New Era and sponsored by mike's HARD PUNCH® and Rdio, Florence Welch (above) wowed the audience with a stripped-down set backed only by acoustic guitar, harp, and keyboard. For more about the night, start the photo gallery below.
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 »