At this weekend's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion, 40,000 fans got free tickets to see a diverse lineup of bands, headlined by M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem, and featuring Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, Pavement, Yeasayer, Ludacris and more. Read SPIN's full festival review here.
The key word most often mentioned surrounding Föllakzoid's new album is "trance." The Chilean trio's music has little to do with the late-'90s club fare the term is best associated with — on the surface, at least — but the emphasis on flat dynamics and throbbing repetition to induce a hypnotic state i… More »