Each month, SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron handpicks five acts worthy of breaking out to a larger audience. April's selections: Toronto R&B wizards the Weeknd, Knoxville indie rockers Royal Bangs, San Francisco garage-rocker Ty Segall, Ohio hoops-star-turned-rapper Stalley, and Oakland noise-folk singer EMA, a.k.a. Erika M. Anderson. Find out more about these artists and hear their music inside!
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »