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Throwing Snow Spirals Inward on Ruminative ‘Elixir’

Houndstooth, the electronic label from storied London nightclub Fabric, will celebrate its third anniversary this year by releasing a 14-track compilation, Tesselations (out February 26), of brand-new…
Harley Brown / February 16, 2016

The Big Pink Are Back With Darkly Sparkling ‘Beautiful Criminal’

Following the departure of band member Milo Cordell in 2014, London shoegaze futurists the Big Pink are back with a new EP of studio-recorded synth epics.
Harley Brown / February 15, 2016

Kiran Leonard Reaches Cacophonous Bliss on ‘Secret Police’

The first single off of twenty-year-old Kiran Leonard's upcoming album, Grapefruit, is 16 minutes long — and the second is no less ambitious. On "Secret Police,"
Harley Brown / February 15, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Eskimeaux, Chelsea Lankes, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from West Coast saxophonists, jilted electro-poppers, and more.
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2016

Choir Of Young Believers Return with Expansive ‘Grasque’

Choir Of Young Believers is back with their third full-length, Grasque, set to release February 19 via Ghostly International. After a grueling 2013 tour, frontman Jannis Noya…
Natalie Caamano / February 12, 2016

Leaf Sets a Sultry Tone for Valentine’s Day on ‘Ride’

Leaf, the newest rapper-cum-singer signed to New York label Fool's Gold, celebrates her 20-year-old self on her creamy new single, "Ride," the latest ode to female…
Harley Brown / February 12, 2016

ZUN Dredge Up Stoner-Rock Spirits on the Pinwheeling ‘All for Nothing’

The universe of rock 'n roll heavyweights adjacent to Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss sprawls far, wide, and extremely heavy. ZUN, the latest project of desert rock…
Harley Brown / February 11, 2016

Danny Daze Became a ‘Total Diva’ For Menacing ‘P.O.P. (Dub)’

Danny Daze almost didn't make it to our interview because he nearly died. "My life just flashed before my eyes," the Miami bass-blaster tells SPIN over the phone from…
Harley Brown / February 11, 2016

Avant-Pop Pioneer Spookey Ruben Conducts a Synth Symphony on ‘Granma Faye’

Iconic '90s art-pop weirdo Spookey Ruben is an artist's artist. The Canadian musician of many hats — you may recognize him from 2010's "The Adventures of Spaghetti…
Evan Siegel / February 10, 2016

Soulwax Rebrand, Again, on Electrically Charged ‘Ti Ricordi di Me’

David and Stephen Dewaele, the Belgian electronic producers-cum-renaissance men behind Soulwax, have quite the diversified audio portfolio. They two have remixed as 2manydjs, developed their own Radio…
Evan Siegel / February 10, 2016

Bryan J Asks ‘Why?’ On Michael Jackson-Sampling New Single

You may remember one of R&B's more chivalrous romantics, Bryan J, from 2010's sprightly "Let Me Take You Out," featuring Decatur, Georgia rap crew Travis Porter. Five years…
Megan Bradley / February 9, 2016

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow Contemplate Transformation with ‘Dolomite’

Singer-songwriter Dana Falconberry— and five-piece backing band Medicine Bow— are as nature-focused as their names suggest. The Austin-based warbler is known for her organic and constantly shifting approach to…
Megan Bradley / February 9, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Porches, Loretta Lynn, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from post-punk brawlers, country legends, and more.
SPIN Staff / February 5, 2016

Sasha Go Hard Rocks Out With Her Squad Out in the ‘Girl Code’ Video

"Don't give him your goodies," says Windy City drill rapper Sasha Go Hard in opening skit in the take-no-prisoners video for "Girl Code" — unless, a friends adds,…
Harley Brown / February 5, 2016

Bambara Picture a Beautiful Nightmare on ‘All The Ugly Things’

It's safe to say the music of noise punk trio Bambara, who originally hail from Athens, Georgia, leaves much to be desired from southern hospitality.
Megan Bradley / February 5, 2016

Leon Bridges Is ‘Twistin’ & Groovin’ on His ‘Austin City Limits’ Debut

This Saturday, Austin City Limits welcomes fellow Texan Leon Bridges to the stage for the first time. The retro-soul singer-songwriter, whose track "Coming Home" made SPIN's 101 Best Songs of…
Natalie Caamano / February 5, 2016

Hit-Boy Recruits Rich the Kid, Donnie Trumpet of the Social Experiment for ‘TD Celebration’ Team Roster

Just before Super Bowl 50, Rihanna's go-to "Woo" man Hit-Boy is adding another touchdown to his already sterling (or more appropriately, platinum) production resumé. The first track off of his upcoming Zoomin 2 release,…
Natalie Caamano / February 4, 2016

Shallou Plays With Depths and ‘Heights’ in Balearic-Tipped Track

Chicago-based electronic producer Joe Boston, better known as Shallou, has been teasing some new music for 2016. His first fine-tuned release from those future house demos,…
Natalie Caamano / February 4, 2016

Feel the Pain With the Body and Full of Hell’s ‘The Little Death’

The "nihilistic union" of Portland-based duo the Body and Maryland quartet Full of Hell has resulted in one of the year's most flesh-ripping metal releases,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 3, 2016

German Producer Daniel Haaksman Travels to Angola In Brash ‘Xinguila’

Berlin-based producer Daniel Haaksman has history on his mind: His new album, African Fabrics, makes apparent his understanding of the past’s implications for the formation…
Evan Siegel / February 3, 2016
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