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Mail the Horse Conjure Up ‘Holy Motel Magic’ on New Single

New York folk-rock quintet Mail the Horse are prepping the release of their new album Planet Gates, and they've just shared a simmering track called "Holy…
Tree Palmedo / June 11, 2015

Helm Cleans Up Well on the Bleak and Beautiful ‘Olympic Mess’

London-based sound artist Luke Younger has generally used his Helm project to offer bitter, claustrophobic records full of synthesized clutter and debris. The title of…
Colin Joyce / June 11, 2015

Stream Yukon Blonde’s Synth-Heavy LP ‘On Blonde’

Vancouver's Yukon Blonde have built their career on fuzzy guitars and massive power-pop hooks, which most recently anchored their 2012 LP Tiger Talk. On their latest full-length, On Blonde,…
Tree Palmedo / June 10, 2015

Summer Fiction Is Picking Up Good Vibrations on the Beach Boys-Loving ‘Himalaya’

There's no harm in emulating your idols as long as you bring something new to the conversation. Bill Ricchini — a.k.a. Summer Fiction — is…
Rachel Brodsky / June 10, 2015

Watch FMLYBND Play a Set in the Middle of a Convenience Store

The Swisher Sweets Artist Project is an ongoing initiative that creates opportunities for both artists and fans—artists get the chance to share and pursue their passion,…

SPIN Singles Mix: Travi$ Scott, Ducktails, Bilal, 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 New Jersey guitar-pop…
SPIN Staff / June 9, 2015

Stream Citizen’s Arresting ‘Everybody Is Going to Heaven’ LP

The members of Citizen are split between Toledo, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan and they've traditionally made music that hews closely to their Midwestern roots. Their…
Colin Joyce / June 9, 2015

Nightjacket Reassure ‘It’s Alright’ on New Single

From its reverb-drenched opening chord, Nightjacket's lovely and wistful new track "It's Alright" pegs the Los Angeles five-piece as a bunch of hopeless romantics. Buoyed by the smoky, chanteuse-like vocals…
Tree Palmedo / June 9, 2015

Vundabar Turn Up the Summer Heat on ‘Oulala’

Next month, the jangly Boston trio Vundabar will release their sophomore album Gawk. The latest single they've shared, the roaring "Oulala," treads in pop territory, but it also traffics in…
Tree Palmedo / June 8, 2015

Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders Relive the Neon ’80s on ‘Live 2 Ride | Ride 2 Live’

Keytar-toting Brooklyn songwriter Ronnie Stone opens his latest spaced out synth-pop track with the admission that "lately [he's] been stuck in time." If you're not…
Colin Joyce / June 8, 2015

Austin Punks Institute Aim For ‘Catharsis’ on Austere Debut Album

As members of Wiccans, Back to Back, and local legends Glue, the four Austinites in Institute have all made their own headway pushing at the…
Colin Joyce / June 5, 2015

COIN Spread Dream-Pop Joy in Three Brand-New Tracks

Just ahead of their self-titled debut record (out on June 8 via Columbia, currently available for pre-order on iTunes), Nashville indie-pop performers COIN have three…
Rachel Brodsky / June 5, 2015

The Legends Have ‘Something Left To Die For’ in Brooding New Single

Blame it on their country's endless frigid weather, but Swedish pop acts love to lyrically expose a person's darkest emotions and simultaneously obscure them in foamy…
Rachel Brodsky / June 4, 2015

Young Empires Bask in the Alt-Pop ‘Sunshine’

With luminous, reverbing synths and the pinched vocals of Matthew Vlahovich, the Toronto trio Young Empires have delivered the indie-pop delicacy ‘Sunshine.’ The track is…
Margaret Farrell / June 4, 2015

WATERS Hitch a Ride with Fender in New Video

A couple of months ago, Fender announced the Accelerator Tour, an initiative to help bands get on their feet — or wheels — by furnishing…
Harley Brown / June 4, 2015

Inspired & the Sleep ‘Time Travel’ to an Era of Pole-Dancing and Sax Solos

Inspired & the Sleep are a groove-based pop collective from San Diego, keyed around singer-songwriter Max Greenhalgh and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Outcault. The project's latest EP,…
Andrew Unterberger / June 3, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Arca, Dux Content, Leon Bridges, 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 London glitch-pop pros,…
SPIN Staff / June 2, 2015

Candide Find Optimism ‘Just For an Instant’ in Hazy New Single

"Everything is for the best," Voltaire wrote repeatedly in his standout 1759 novel, Candide (whether or not he meant it is debatable — he was a…
Rachel Brodsky / June 1, 2015

Motel Pools and TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone Unravel Butthole Surfers’ ‘Human Cannonball’

Motel Pools is the gritty and garage-y guise of California-based songwriter Chiara Angelicola. After releasing a pair of singles late last year — including one…
Colin Joyce / May 29, 2015

Sea Cycles Offer a Gorgeous Downtempo Shrug With ‘IDKIDKIDK’

This Autumn, Jacksonville indie synth-pop quartet Sea Cycles will be releasing their full-length debut, Ground & Air. The latest track they've shared from the upcoming…
Andrew Unterberger / May 29, 2015
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