Seven Sisters of Sleep Put Both Feet in the ‘Gutter’ in New Song

On February 5, the brutal metal quintet Seven Sisters of Sleep will release Ezekiel's Hags, the band's third LP, and their first since signing to…
Andrew Unterberger / January 7, 2016

Penguin Prison Bumps Up The Knocks’ ‘I Wish (My Taylor Swift)’ in Slick Remix

While everyone was making a big fuss out of Ryan Adams's 1989 cover album last year, New York City production duo The Knocks cooked up a smoothly…
James Grebey / January 7, 2016

Michael Nau Climbs Mountains With Breathtakingly Quiet Acoustics on ‘While You Stand’

Appalachian singer-songwriter Michael Nau didn't intend to make an album by himself. Recorded piecemeal on various back porches and down back roads in Burlington, Vermont,…
Harley Brown / January 6, 2016

The Teen Age Get Stuck in Emotional Quicksand on ‘Backwards’

"I don't want to live without you," the Teen Age admit in their new single, a surfy doo-wop cut produced by Jason Finkel (Hundred Waters, Hiatus…
Rachel Brodsky / January 6, 2016

RJD2 Further Clarifies the Lucid Ambience of Tycho’s ‘Apogee’

Tycho's last exercise in flexible ambient electronica, 2014's Awake, has kept him going in the year following with a steady stream of remixes from the…
Harley Brown / January 5, 2016

Alabama Shakes Take Things Slow on ‘Austin City Limits’ with ‘This Feeling’

This Saturday the Shakes will play the late night live show Austin City Limits alongside Vintage Trouble.
Max Cea / December 30, 2015

Salva Slams Down on His Remix of Martin Solveig’s ‘Intoxicated’

Martin Solveig's indelible "Intoxicated" — one of SPIN's 40 Best Dance Songs of 2015 So Far from earlier this year — has gotten the remix…
Harley Brown / December 23, 2015

Q&A: RAC on His Brand-New Song, ‘Magic Hour,’ and First Grammy Nomination

RAC, also known as newly Grammy-nominated producer André Allen Anjos, is finishing up a big year. After releasing his debut original…
James Grebey / December 23, 2015

Cellars Revives the Best Of the ’80s with Luminous ‘Nighttime Girl’

Since 2013, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Alle Norton has been making candy-colored pop as Cellars in the iridescent vein of Madonna and Neon Indian. Her re-imagination of the…
Meilyn Huq / December 22, 2015

Tchami’s Got Spiritual Questions on Heavy ‘The After Life’ EP

French producer Tchami is often associated with the term "future house," a label he coined off the cuff and then invariably got permanently tagged with. (See Los Angeles' Wax…
Harley Brown / December 21, 2015

Saje Explore Deeper Waters on ‘Freefallin’ Dreams’

Over the past year, Parisian dance floor-oriented R&B duo Saje have low-key amassing millions of Soundcloud plays — thanks largely to having fans in Pacific…
Nathan Diller / December 18, 2015

Kamera Cycles Through Tough-As-Nails Techno on ‘Consignia’

U.K. producer Erol Alkan has given a variety of artists and DJs a platform via his Phantasy Sound label, including techno dark horse Daniel Avery…
Harley Brown / December 17, 2015

Amtrac Steers NERO Back to the Club With His Propulsive ‘Into the Night’ Remix

For their sophomore LP Between II Worlds, Grammy-winning U.K. electronic trio NERO wanted to make a cohesive artistic LP rather than a disjointed series of…
Harley Brown / December 16, 2015

Nimmo Tackle Love and Death with Electro-Pop Bombast on ‘UnYoung’

London electro-pop upstarts Nimmo ask the big questions in life. "What have we become?" sing Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett on their breakout track, "Dilute This," and now, on their…
Harley Brown / December 10, 2015

GRRRL PRTY Pillow-Fight in Satin, Pearls, and Fur in the ‘Can I Live’ Video

It's been a big couple of months, literally, for Lizzo: The Minneapolis rapper unleashes her sophomore LP (and SPIN's album of the week) Big GRRRL…
Harley Brown / December 9, 2015

Julia Brown Announce Physical Release of First and Only LP, Share Drifting ‘Snow Day’ Video

Primarily working under the name Ricky Eat Acid and leading the indie-punk outfit Teen Suicide, Maryland songwriter Sam Ray mostly put his guitar-pop project Julia Brown on hold…
Meilyn Huq / December 3, 2015

NZCA LINES Explore a Sci-Fi Future on Pulsing New Single, ‘Two Hearts’

London dance/R&B trio NZCA LINES have hammered out a distinct narrative for their forthcoming record. Inspired by science-fiction standard bearers like Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, J.G. Ballard,…
Rachel Brodsky / December 2, 2015

Bloc Party Moodily Break ‘The Good News’ on New Single

After going on hiatus back in 2013, indie rock vets Bloc Party will return with a new LP, HYMNS, early in 2016. After…
Meilyn Huq / December 1, 2015

Museyroom Creepily Crescendo on ‘Ballad’

Brooklyn and Philadelphia-based psych-pop trio Museyroom was born in a basement when Jack Donovan and Ben Cohen first started writing and recording songs in 2003.
Meilyn Huq / November 30, 2015

Emily Yacina Continues Exploring the Otherworldly on ‘Gone’

Alongside the electric counterpoints she's provided to Philadelphia songwriter Alex G's most addled ballads, Emily Yacina has spent the last few years forging an interstellar…
Colin Joyce / November 30, 2015
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