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The SPIN Interview: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar

Twenty or so years ago, Dan Bejar was, as he puts it, "a f—k up" — a nondescript twentysomething, little money to his name and plenty…
By: Kyle McGovern / August 3, 2015

Duke Dumont Strives for Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ on New EP Series

Duke Dumont won't say he's a businessman. If he were, the U.K. producer insists, he would have tried harder to get more chart-topping, big-name artists on hi…
By: Harley Brown / July 31, 2015

Which ‘Tootsies’ Is Drake Rapping About in ‘Back to Back’?

By now, rap fans are well aware that yesterday, Drake released the second of two diss tracks directed at Meek Mill, responding to Meek's recent accusation that…
By: Dan Weiss / July 30, 2015

A Timeless Wavelength: An Interview With Alex Lifeson of Rush

From their high school band origins to what’s likely the group’s final farewell now forty years later, Rush have adhered to the simplicity of where…
By: Jonathan Dick / July 30, 2015

SPIN at Lollapalooza 2015: Toyota Tent Schedule

In less than one week, Lollapalooza 2015 will be taking over Chicago's Grant Park for the 11th year. SPIN will once again be on the ground.
By: SPIN Staff / July 29, 2015

Børns Puts Finishing Touches on Fantastical Debut Album

When Børns calls SPIN from his California studio, he's mere days from putting the finishing touches on his upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, likely due in October.
By: Brennan Carley / July 29, 2015

Elysia Crampton: Experimental Producer Who Talks to God

Home is a tricky concept for Elysia Crampton. Half-Bolivian by descent, the forward-thinking electronic producer has lived in California, Virginia, and Montemorelos, a small tow…
By: Colin Joyce / July 29, 2015

Vince Staples: Calm In the Hour of Chaos

It’s a Friday night in late June and I'm at a barbecue restaurant in Los Angeles with Vince Staples, who's trying to help me retai…
By: Drew Millard / July 28, 2015

Is Public Opinion Turning Against Taylor Swift?

Late on Sunday night, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste tweeted some thoughts about Taylor Swift, along with a photo of an unnamed publication's item about "Mean Girl Taylor Swift's Friendshi…
By: Harley Brown / July 27, 2015

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
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