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Redlight and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Have Their Eyes on the Sky in ‘Lion Jungle’ Video

London-based producer Redlight has stormed out of the gates over the past few months with a pair of head-spinning collaborations with Tinashe and Mobb Deep's…
Colin Joyce / July 28, 2015

High Tides Bake in the Sun on Bleary Self-Titled LP

SoCal  duo High Tides has been churning out vaseline-smeared synth-pop since 2011, but after years of support from Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tom Fec (a.k.a.
Colin Joyce / July 24, 2015

Gwenno Aims for the Light on ‘Golau Arall’ Single

Gwenno Saunders was a longtime member of the British pop group the Pipettes but her solo work is something is a little more weird and…
Colin Joyce / July 23, 2015

El Ten Eleven Pay Loving Homage to ‘Peter and Jack’ on New Song

Los Angeles post-rock veterans El Ten Eleven have unveiled a new track called "Peter and Jack," but the men of the title aren't just vague…
Rachel Brodsky / July 23, 2015

Metric Voyage Through ‘Tron’-Like History of Boomboxes in ‘Too Bad, So Sad’

Metric might be gunning for the second most famous "Woo hoo!" in the alternative music canon after Blur's "Song 2" with the new single off their forthcoming album, Pagans…
Harley Brown / July 23, 2015

Self-Help Speaker Sparks an Uprising in Flosstradamus, GTA, and Lil Jon’s ‘Prison Riot’ Video

Motivational speakers have offered dubious life advice to the dead-eyed masses for years, but there finally seems to be one worth listening to. In a…
Colin Joyce / July 22, 2015

Doubting Thomas Cruise Control Settle for Ennui on ‘Soft Focus’

"You don't know my name / And I don't think that will change," shrugs lead singer Bobby Cardos in Doubting Thomas Cruise Control's second single…
Rachel Brodsky / July 22, 2015

‘Shake Your Hands’ With Monika and Andrew Wyatt on New Single

Monika Christodoulou's upcoming album Secret in the Dark is not technically her debut — she's released two well-received albums in her native Greece — but her latest single…
Tree Palmedo / July 22, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Calvin Harris, YG, Rustie, SPORTS, 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 yelping synth-soul-turned-hip-hop experimentalists,…
Rachel Brodsky / July 21, 2015

Fever the Ghost Enlist Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd for Spectral ‘Peace Crimes’ Single

Fever the Ghost – a band that has won the admiration of Wayne Coyne and toured with acts like The Flaming Lips, Temples, Sean Lennon…
Andrew Stone / July 21, 2015

Vanessa Carlton Cools Her Heels in the ‘Blue Pool’ EP

Hearing the name "Vanessa Carlton" will likely inspire visuals of a young brunette woman pounding the ivory keys in a garage... then a highway... then in…
Rachel Brodsky / July 21, 2015

Dicey Hollow Look to the West on Twanging Debut EP

Country-folk duo Petter Ericson Stakee (of Alberta Cross fame) and Jamie Biden are readying their soothing self-titled debut EP for release this week, but you…
Rachel Brodsky / July 20, 2015

Screaming Females Unleash Paper Monsters in ‘Empty Head’ Video

Marissa Paternoster is pretty much peerless when it comes to the uneasy over-caffeination of her vocal and guitar work for the New Jersey punks in…
Colin Joyce / July 20, 2015

The Chief Keef Hologram Concert Has Been Postponed

On Friday night, a benefit concert was supposed to take place at the Redmoon Theater in Chicago, with proceeds going to the family of the…
Andrew Unterberger / July 18, 2015

Baskerville Lets Good ‘Times’ Roll on New Single

Though it was once a duo, Baskerville is now the solo project of Dutch DJ/producer Thijs van der Klugt. A dance-world mainstay who's made a name…
Tree Palmedo / July 17, 2015

Brayton Bowman Keeps Things Brutally ‘Real’ on Scorching New Single

You'll know Brayton Bowman from his delightfully noirish redux of Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" earlier this year, or his own synth-doused "Skin Deep,"
Brennan Carley / July 17, 2015

Cyril Hahn Maintains ‘Outsider’ Status on Dreamy ‘Same’

Vancouver-via-Switzerland producer Cyril Hahn is good with his hands... on a computer and occasionally with a guitar, but you might be forgiven for thinking in terms…
Harley Brown / July 16, 2015

Bag Raiders Go Chasing ‘Waterfalls’ on New Single

After a five-year absence, Australian synth-pop duo Bag Raiders are plunging back into the scene with their upcoming Waterfalls EP. They've already released the record's opening number, and now they've shared…
Tree Palmedo / July 16, 2015

Michael Vallera’s Solo Guitar Album ‘Distance’ Is an Otherworldly Opus

Chicago sound artist Michael Vallera has been making careening ambient recordings under the name COIN for a few years now, but his debut for experimental…
Colin Joyce / July 16, 2015

The Jet Age Level the Field With the Turbulent ‘It Cuts Both Ways’

The Jet Age's exquisitely tense new single "It Cuts Both Ways," from their forthcoming album Destroy. Rebuild, is an uphill battle of restraint and grit between…
Margaret Farrell / July 15, 2015
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