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Reggae Great Max Romeo Returns to His Roots With ‘Give Thanks To Jehovah’

Legendary roots reggae artist Max Romeo earned his distinguished status via his 1976 LP War Ina Babylon, a politically conscious work recorded with storied backing band…
Megan Bradley / May 3, 2016

Yung Soften Their Angst With ‘The Child’

Danish punk foursome Yung, led by frontman Mikkel Holm Silkjær, have become figureheads of their native country's DIY scene. After releasing two EP's, These Thoughts…
Megan Bradley / May 3, 2016

United Fruit Make Their ‘Eternal Return’ With Lofty Sophomore LP

Four years after their debut full-length, Glasgow’s American-named noise rockers United Fruit released their freshest effort in the three-track EP, 2015’s Nightmare Recovery. The EP…
Natalie Caamano / May 2, 2016

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Takes Us Back to Right Here, Right Now With ‘Seed’

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson has been busy recently, engineering Chairlift's acclaimed Moth album in his Bed-Stuy studio, and also working on his own…
Andrew Unterberger / April 29, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, the Gotobeds, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from jilted pop queens, Pittsburgh post-punk howlers, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2016

Megafauna Consider Universal Consciousness on Metal-Tinged ‘Panpsychist’

"Can the whole house really hear me as I stroke my hair and these sheets?" Megafauna singer-guitarist Dani Neff asks herself (or maybe her house)…
Natalie Caamano / April 29, 2016

Miserable Finds Grace in the Profane on ‘Uncontrollable’ LP

Kristina Esfandiari is probably best known as the vocalist of bleak rockers King Woman, as well as being a former member of shoegaze outfit Whirr,…
Megan Bradley / April 28, 2016

Nothing’s Dreams Burn Down on New Single ‘The Dead Are Dumb’

Philadelphia shoegaze denizens Nothing may seem out of place on their current home — renowned metal safe-haven Relapse Records — but you can't say they're…
Andrew Unterberger / April 27, 2016

Haybaby Sow Brilliant Sludge-Rock Tension for ‘Blood Harvest’

Judging by the Brooklyn-based Haybaby’s forthcoming EP, Blood Harvest, the trio might want to try their hand at psychological thrillers. The DIY regulars play with…
Natalie Caamano / April 27, 2016

Mo Troper Deploys Bitingly Melodic Garage Rock on ‘Beloved’ LP

Portland based rocker Mo Troper has long been active in his city's music scene, lending his singing and songwriting to staple bands like Your Rival.
Megan Bradley / April 26, 2016

Open Wide for Museum Mouth’s ‘Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig’ Album

Later this week, North Carolina DIY power trio Museum Mouth will release their latest full-length album, Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig, and it's one of the…
Andrew Unterberger / April 26, 2016

Ricky Eat Acid Passes Around New ‘Triple Cup’

Sam Ray, the Baltimore-based musical omnivore behind a dozen different projects — who most recently released the 26-track opus It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's…
Andrew Unterberger / April 25, 2016

Kyle Craft Sings His Bowie-Filtered Version of the Blues on ‘Dolls of Highland’

Kyle Craft is a 27-year-old singer/songwriter from Louisiana, who in his past life was either a glam-rock idol or frontman for a power-metal band. His…
Andrew Unterberger / April 25, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Prince Songs

In light of Prince's passing, SPIN is dedicating its weekly 7 Favorite Songs column to the departed pop icon. To be clear: This is not a…
SPIN Staff / April 22, 2016

Electronic Duo WEVAL Win ‘The Battle’ of Balance

The Amsterdam-based electronic duo WEVAL, composed of Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers, have planted their sonic seeds here and there without releasing a proper…
Natalie Caamano / April 22, 2016

Rob Baird Finds New, Folk-Laden Path With ‘Horses’

After releasing his sophomore effort— 2012's I Swear It's the Truth— Memphis-born country crooner Rob Baird recently found himself lacking inspiration in his native Tennessee.
Megan Bradley / April 21, 2016

Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids Celebrate the Human Family in ‘We Be All Africans’

Scholar Larry Neal writes that, along with the Black Power Movement, the Black Arts Movement of the ’60s and ’70s, "proposes a radical reordering of the western…
Evan Siegel / April 20, 2016

Look Mexico Return With the Loping ‘We Are Groot’

Six years after their second album To Bed to Battle, Tallahassee indie favorites Look Mexico are finally back with a third LP — Uniola, to…
Andrew Unterberger / April 20, 2016

Gland Create Visceral, Fun Punk With ‘Neurotica’ LP

Gland, an all-female punk trio hailing from New Orleans, channel the visceral character of their home city with exhilarating rawness. The group made their debut with…
Megan Bradley / April 19, 2016

Lisa Prank Knows ‘Luv Is Dumb’ and Embraces It

There’s a certain charm to being shamelessly honest and Robin Edwards, a.k.a. Lisa Prank, continues to demonstrate that knack in her newest single, "Luv Is…
Natalie Caamano / April 18, 2016
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