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!
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »