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!
In 1978, Kraftwerk released The Man-Machine, an album that openly explored the intersection of humanity and technology. Nearly 40 years later, that examination is still underway, and the electronic-music community can’t seem to decide whether or not humanity’s ever-increasing dependence on technology is a good thing. Matrixxman a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff is the latest artist… More »