Touring behind their new album, Crash Love, frontman Davey Havok and the rest of AFI impressed SPIN shooter Ian Witlen, who took all the photographs in this gallery, with their maturation as a band. "I hadn't seen them play in a long, long time," Witlen says. "Their music has developed so much. It's not just screaming anymore. I think that's why they've gotten so much bigger in the last few years."
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 »