In the Studio

Widowspeak Move Upstate and Find Their ‘Frasier’ Moment on ‘All Yours’

Molly Hamilton wrote "Girls" — a lazy tire-swing sing-along off of All Yours, the upcoming third album from dreamy country-folk duo Widowspeak — while huddled around a…
By: Harley Brown / July 23, 2015

Protomartyr Won’t Stop Until They Crash

Greg Ahee, guitarist for the post-punk band Protomartyr, tells me a quick story. He doesn't remember exactly when — it was either after the release…
By: Kyle McGovern / July 21, 2015

Nobody Is Nowhere: Willis Earl Beal Talks ‘Noctunes’ and His Hazy Future

Willis Earl Beal is hard to get ahold of. A mid-afternoon call to the casually drifting Chicago-born musician goes straight to his voicemail, which, naturally,…
By: Colin Joyce / July 20, 2015

Sylvan Esso Are Giving Themselves ‘Full Permission to Just Make Bangers’

When SPIN first dials up Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath at the duo’s Durham, North Carolina, home, we’re greeted on multiple attempts with her charming sing-song-y…
By: James Grebey / July 17, 2015

Youth Lagoon Finds a ‘Unified Existence’ on ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’

Savage Hills Ballroom, Trevor Powers' third album as Youth Lagoon, exists because of coincidence but, more importantly — and tragically — because of death. In the…
By: Harley Brown / July 16, 2015

Chk Chk Chk (!!!) Want to Make Pop Music Weird on New Album ‘As If’

"I don’t think people expect anything of us anymore," Nic Offer, frontman for dance-punk stalwarts !!! (pronounced "Chk Chk Chk"), says about his band's forthcoming sixth studio…
By: Rachel Brodsky / July 2, 2015

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Talks New Album and Miley Cyrus Collaborations

Wayne Coyne calls while driving around his lifelong hometown of Oklahoma City, where they’re braced for a “sloppy” tornado/flood situation in early May.
By: Dan Weiss / June 30, 2015

RAC Is Enjoying the Singles Life in His Musical Second Act

Despite riding the momentum of a well received debut LP, RAC is emphatically not working on his sophomore album. André Allen Anjos, the founder and now sole member…
By: James Grebey / June 29, 2015

Seinabo Sey’s Upcoming Debut Is ‘Burning a Hole in Her Soul’

After three years of work and two critically acclaimed EPs to her name, Swedish soul-pop singer Seinabo Sey says she's been stressing about putting the finishing touche…
By: Brennan Carley / June 25, 2015

Jeremih Gets Ready to Close the Curtain on ‘Late Nights’

For a man so consumed with naming his projects after post-midnight exploits — 2012's sultry, sizzling R&B mixtape Late Nights and his upcoming third major-label release, Late Nights: The…
By: Brennan Carley / June 17, 2015
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