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Malaa Goes Low and Slinky on ‘Pregnant’

If artist anonymity ever went out of style, mysterious French producer Malaa is bringing it back. So far he's only appeared in public as an…
Harley Brown / August 20, 2015

Mono/Poly Sends Seven Davis Jr.’s ‘Try Me (I’ll Funk You)’ to Other ‘Universes’

Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Seven Davis Jr. set out to explore other worlds on his June debut, Universes. His own provenance seemed similarly interstellar, like the…
Colin Joyce / August 20, 2015

Dumblonde Trip and Spiral in Their Wild New ‘Tender Green Life’ Video

Dumblonde are Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex, former Danity Kane members who picked up the girl group's pieces and rose from its ashes stronger than…
Brennan Carley / August 20, 2015

Method Man Returns With the Sly Banger ‘2 Minutes of Your Time’

If they gave out an EGOT award for stoner comics, Method Man would be but one Broadway show away from the gold. Having made television…
Dan Weiss / August 19, 2015

Marching Church Ruminates on the Past in ‘Your Father’s Eyes’ Video

Over the past few years, Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnenfelt has been channeling his more warped impulses into an experimentalist side project called Marching…
Colin Joyce / August 19, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Alex G, Deerhunter, PALM, and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from resurfaced Marc Bolan…
SPIN Staff / August 18, 2015

Beirut Travel to the Rubble-Filled Promised Land in ‘Gibraltar’ Video

After announcing their forthcoming fourth LP, No No No, with the title track, Beirut have shared the opening track "Gibraltar" with a theologically spirited video. Opening with drummer Nick…
Margaret Farrell / August 18, 2015

Expert Alterations Try to Forget ‘The Past and You’ on Jangling New Song

Lord Tennyson suggested a century and a half ago that, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." But…
Rachel Brodsky / August 18, 2015

Shannon and the Clams Mourn Lost Love on ‘It’s Too Late’ Single

Oakland fuzz-pop trio Shannon and the Clams have made their name over the last by taking doo-wop melodies and covering them in grime, a trick…
Colin Joyce / August 18, 2015

Jidenna, St. Beauty, and Roman GianArthur Explore Music’s Extra-Sonic Powers

In the final installment of Wondaland Presents: The Future, a five-part video series on Janelle Monaé's singular label — which just put out its first…
Harley Brown / August 17, 2015

The Woolen Men Celebrate ‘Life in Hell’ on New Single

Jeremy Earl's Woodsist Records has long been an outpost for fellow travelers to the floorboard-creaking folk rock he makes with his band Woods. But enter…
Colin Joyce / August 17, 2015

Cold Beat Surrender to Synthesizers on ‘Spirals’

San Francisco's Hannah Lew, an admitted insomniac, has always made music as Cold Beat that creeps along in the liminal state between awake and asleep. For…
Harley Brown / August 14, 2015

Kalle Mattson Braces for an ‘Avalanche’ on New EP

Kalle Mattson's Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold was a record of triumph, of building big orchestral swells and bountiful arrangements out of devastation and…
Colin Joyce / August 14, 2015

Deep Cotton Does ‘Whatever the Hell We Want to Do’ at Wondaland Records

As part of the second installment of Wondaland Records' five-part video series Wondaland Presents: Welcome to the Future, the Atlanta-based duo Deep Cotton — a.k.a. Nate Wonder…
Harley Brown / August 13, 2015

Gracie Looks to a Not-So-Distant Past on ‘Jesse’ Single

Gracie Jackson is a connoisseur of stoned alt-rock trademarks: lethargic guitar licks, smoky vocals, and droopy, plodding bass lines. The first single from her self-titled…
Margaret Farrell / August 13, 2015

Myrkur Offers More Swooning Darkness on ‘Skadi’

In our recent All Eyes On profile on Danish black metal composer Amalie Bruun, she said that in her work as Myrkur, she's "never been…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015

Silicon Is Hanging On the ‘Cellphone’ on New Track

As part of the Mint Chicks with his brother Ruban, Kody Nielson spent the better part of the early aughts bearing the torch of off-kilter…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015

Wax Motif, Former ‘G-House’ Pioneer, Goes Extra Hard on ‘Fly’

Wax Motif, a.k.a. Danny Chien, theoretically could have been a one-hit wonder. Originally from Sydney, the Los Angeles DJ and producer fairly recently caught the…
Harley Brown / August 13, 2015

The Wondaland Records Crew Throw Out Their Scripts For ‘The Eephus’ EP

"Wondaland [Records] is a magic place," says Nate Wonder of funk-folk duo Deep Cotton at the beginning of a short film, Wondaland: Welcome to the…
Harley Brown / August 12, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen Links With ASTR on Ceaselessly Swirling ‘Run Away With Me’ Remix

Earlier this summer, SPIN called Carly Rae Jepsen's trumpeted "Run Away With Me" the best pop song of 2015 so far. SPIN also loved New York trip-hop duo…
Brennan Carley / August 12, 2015
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