Kings (and Queens) of the Beach: SPIN's SXSW 2013 Swimsuit Edition

  • Photo by: Rebecca Smeyne

Little known fact: in our first decade on newsstands, SPIN published multiple "Swimsuit Issues," tongue-in-cheek summer editions that featured dozens of pop luminaries (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Belinda Carlisle, Boy George, LL Cool J, Ice T, Susanna Hoffs, Motörhead, and so many more) at their most leisurely.

To pay homage, we invited a spate of young bands to break from the hustle and bustle of SXSW to join us at Austin's historic Deep Eddy Pool. Check out the sun-dappled results (we've collected a few of the classic swimsuit covers on the last slide, too):

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  • 1 Roger Sellers — Waves " 06:30
  • 2 Dorian Concept — Ann River, Mn " 04:08
  • 3 Run the Jewels — Blockbuster Night Part 1 " 02:32
  • 4 T.I. — New National Anthem Feat Skylar Grey " 04:17
  • 5 Katy Perry — Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (feat. RiFF RAFF) " 03:24

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