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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

Chase After Pearl Charles’ Mischievous Track ‘I Ran So Far’

Los Angeles native Pearl Charles' smoky, psych-folk footprint treads somewhere between a gentler, silky Jefferson Airplane and more fiery sides of Joni Mitchell. Her debut EP was recorded…
Margaret Farrell / July 15, 2015

Dogs on Acid Malign ‘The Prick’ on Agitated Single

Now-defunct Philadelphia bands Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing had a hand in codifying the shimmering guitar work and squelched vocals that ruled a generation of kiddos inspired…
Colin Joyce / July 15, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Youth Lagoon, M.I.A., Swervedriver, 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 Riot Grrrl…
SPIN Staff / July 14, 2015

Miss Kittin and the Hacker Play Sweet and Space-y on ‘Leather Forever’

Miss Kittin and the Hacker are the Bonnie and Clyde of French electro-Italo disco: effortlessly cool, and their music radiates a sense of romantically impending doom.
Harley Brown / July 14, 2015
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