New Music

Charli XCX Breaks the Internet With ‘Break the Rules’

After helping Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" top the charts earlier this summer (and Icona Pop's "I Love It" the year before) British songstress Charli XCX…
By: Brennan Carley / August 18, 2014

Flying Lotus Gets Kinky on Captain Murphy’s ‘Cosplay’ Single

The Captain's back. So we learned yesterday with the reveal of the cartoon rapper's origin-story video, and today Murphy's return is officially restated with the first…
By: Colin Stutz / August 15, 2014

J. Cole’s Song for Ferguson’s Slain Mike Brown Is Pained and Real

As the fallout continues following the tragic death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri,…
By: Dan Reilly / August 15, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 9 British Balladeers, Hawaii Art-Punks, and Famous Bedroom Folkies

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN's staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. Collecting rap,…
By: SPIN Staff / August 15, 2014

This Is What Hawaii Art-Punk Sounds Like

Nerve Beats are an art-punk trio from Hawaii with situationist ideals and an avant sensibility. Three guys with extensive musical backgrounds, the Oahu-formed…
By: Camille Dodero / August 15, 2014

Stream Mikky Ekko’s Gleaming Soul-Pop ‘Smile’

"Smile, the worst is yet to come," coos Nashville pop/soul man Mikky Ekko on his brand new song, "Smile." The SPIN Best…
By: Chris Martins / August 15, 2014

Hear Jeff Tweedy’s ‘Flowering’ Folk-Pop Bloom

Jeff Tweedy's band Tweedy, which includes son Spencer Tweedy, have released "Flowering," another song (the eighth!) from their September 16 album, Sukierae. It's a…
By: Brennan Carley / August 14, 2014

Hear Zorch Cover ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ for Flaming Lips’ Tribute Project

So far, the details about the Flaming Lips' forthcoming tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are about as ambiguous a…
By: Elissa Stolman / August 14, 2014

Alt-J Release Strange and Erotic ‘Every Other Freckle’

On the heels of Alt-J's poppiest single to date—"Left Hand Free," a product of record-label interference that actually wound up working—the British trio ha…
By: Brennan Carley / August 13, 2014

Pop Heroine Lowell Inspires Daydreams With ‘Summertime’

Dream-pop sensation Lowell demanded recognition with her first EP, I Killed Sarah V., which featured such sing-along bombshells as February's "88." Now the…
By: Isabel Imperatore / August 13, 2014

DJ Shadow Returns With ‘Liquid Amber EP,’ Machinedrum Remix, Own Label

Bay Area turntablism great DJ Shadow has released The Liquid Amber EP, a three-song collection in conjunction with his just-announced Liquid Amber record label. The…
By: Brennan Carley / August 12, 2014

Hear Drake’s Loopy, Narcoleptic Remix of iLoveMakonnen’s ‘Tuesday’

Not to be outdone by his current tour mate and Young Money boss Lil Wayne's "Krazy" video, Drake has also take…
By: Colin Joyce / August 12, 2014

Flume Remixes Arcade Fire’s ‘Afterlife’ for a Dreamy Dance Floor

If you have 10 spare minutes, lend your ears to Flume's booming new remix of Arcade Fire's "Afterlife." With single artwork that looks like it…
By: Brennan Carley / August 11, 2014

Wu-Tang Clan Go Superfly on ‘Ron O’Neal’ Studio Version

Following the epic appearance of all nine living members of Wu-Tang Clan on The Daily Show Wednesday night, RZA has shared the studio versio…
By: Olivia Forman / August 7, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 10 Psych-Rock Rappers, Swooning Romantics, and Flawless Females

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN's staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From ra…
By: SPIN Staff / August 7, 2014

Lusine Splices Decibel Fest Highlights on Exclusive Mix

Electronic music festivals come and go (in light of the recent spate of drug-related fatalities, they may soon be doing more of the latter), which…
By: Garrett Kamps / August 7, 2014

Hear Tweedy’s Stoned, Guitar-Rattling ‘High as Hello’

Jeff Tweedy's band Tweedy — with son Spencer Tweedy — are about as generous as they come. The Wilco leader seems to let slip a…
By: Chris Martins / August 7, 2014

Close Talker Spin Plush Pop With the Yearning ‘Burnstick’

Close Talker pair their rigid yet sanguine melodies with achingly euphoric lyricism. The Saskatoon quartet's latest track, "Burnstick," displays their wistful longing for…
By: Erica Moore / August 6, 2014

Hear Grace Askew’s Beautifully Haunting ‘Bad Habit’

The name Grace Askew may sound familiar because of her striking performances on The Voice last year, which somehow did not get her…
By: Shannen Gaffney / August 6, 2014

Xerxes Debut Blistering Hometown Anthem ‘Chestnut Street’

Xerxes have been fairly quiet since releasing their 2012 debut, Our Home Is a Deathbed, but the group's new single "Chestnut Street" di…
By: Brennan Carley / August 5, 2014
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