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Young Fathers Burn Art-Rap to the Ground on ‘Effigy’

Thus far, everything we've heard from Young Fathers has hailed from the Afro-Scottish soul-rap posse's formative released. TAPE ONE delivered the reggae-infused "Romance" and the percussive rhyme-fest "Sister," while…
Chris Martins / August 1, 2013

Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht Meet Their Spirit Animal in ‘Hang on to Life’ Video

At the top of the month, we heard the first of two team-ups between Los Angeles weird-wave godhead Ariel Pink and New York art-rock brainiac…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Factory Floor ‘Turn It Up’ With Masochistic Machine Music

On September 10, industrial-disco mutants Factory Floor will release their long-awaited eponymous debut album via DFA Records. Earlier this year, we heard the bleakly satisfying…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Moses Sumney Is a Soul-Folk Warrior in Striking ‘Replaceable’ Video

Moses Sumney is a one-man soul-folk orchestra in the stunning clip for "Replaceable." No joke: the last time SPIN saw the 23-year-old Los Angeleno, he…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Word to Your Grandmother: Action Bronson Raps for the Elderly

Action Bronson is often gross, but like many gross men he's also funny and charismatic. Those latter two qualities make him just about perfect for…
Jordan Sargent / July 31, 2013

Hear Angel Haze’s Ferocious New Verses on Kanye’s ‘New Slaves’

For many, boredom leads to procrastination and Facebook. For Angel Haze, boredom gets converted into an aggressive diatribe against society via two new verses over…
Dan Reilly / July 31, 2013

Watch Annie’s ‘Pop Up Video’-Style ‘Back Together’

Dance-pop purveyor Annie returns on August 5 with The A&R EP, her long-awaited follow-up to 2009's Don't Stop. The Norwegian singer shared the short-player's opening track, "Back Together," earlier…
Kyle McGovern / July 31, 2013

Four Tet Remixes DIANA’s ‘Perpetual Surrender’ Into Space-Disco Anthem

DIANA are a Canadian outfit specializing in sumptuous, Sade-nodding soul-pop and led by Carmen Elle, former guitarist for fall tourmates Austra. Their sax-adorned smoothness caught our…
Marc Hogan / July 31, 2013

Braids Get Pizza From Creepy Boy on Atmospheric ‘Hossak’

Best New Artist stars Braids have already shared two songs from their upcoming sophomore album, Flourish // Perish. First came the elliptical "Amends," then the slow-to-blossom "In Kind." Now, with…
Kyle McGovern / July 31, 2013

Ryan Hemsworth and LIZ Bask in ’90s R&B Bliss on ‘Day N’ Nite’

Canuck producer Ryan Hemsworth has been among those soul-wise beatsmiths helping to push '90s-style R&B back into the zeitgeist. He's even embraced the boy band…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Robin Thicke Romances Outside ‘Blurred Lines’ on Synth-y Bonus Tracks

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines arrived this week, and the iTunes deluxe edition comes packed with two extra tracks. If the album itself finds Thicke stepping from…
Marc Hogan / July 31, 2013

Watch Beyonce Dedicate Moving Cover of ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ to Detroit

Beyoncé's "Mrs. Carter" tour hit Detroit on July 20, just a day after the city became the largest municipality in American history to file for…
Jordan Sargent / July 31, 2013

Stream the Icarus Line’s Savage, Stoogey, New Album ‘Slave Vows’

The bad-boys of internet 1.0, the Icarus Line, have abandoned the nü-romantic/Birthday Party/shoegaze sexiness of their last few records and have dove headfirst into broken glass…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 31, 2013

Hear Ad-Rock’s Heartbreaking Monologue From Future Wife’s ‘We’re Gonna Die’

On August 6, acclaimed playwright Young Jean Lee will release We're Gonna Die, the debut album from her band Future Wife. The upcoming LP is…
Kyle McGovern / July 31, 2013

Aceyalone Is the King of Crenshaw in ‘Pass the Hint’ Video

Aceyalone gets a hero's welcome in the brand new video for "Pass the Hint." Returning to Los Angeles from Cuba (if his "Leanin' on Slick" clip is…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Devonwho Floats on Trill and Trippy ‘reds/blues’

San Francisco producer Devonwho caught a little shine last year with a pair of mixtapes that emphasized his ear for futuristic soundscapes owing equally to the…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

15 Albums You Can Hear Now: Explosions in the Sky, Rudimental, Pond, Medicine, and More

This week's collection of streamable albums includes Rudimental's Home, Medicine's comeback LP, a little-heard treasure from the late Jason Molina's back catalog, and the first…
Kyle McGovern / July 31, 2013

Lil Silva Builds Glistening Minimal Soul-House in ‘No Doubt’ Video

The forward march of soulful body music continues with a new entry from Bedford, England's Lil Silva. The rising producer weds Chicago-style minimal house to…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Jonwayne Reclaims His Family Name on ‘Marion Morrison’ Mixtape

Los Angeles rapper-producer Jonwayne has returned with Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape, a free showcase for the man's considerable skills which also includes cameos from…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Psychic Teens Stream ‘H#TE’ With a Side of Filthy Post-Punk

Philly post-punk outfit Psychic Teens churn out black, bilious rock that owes as much to the gloomy atmospheres of Joy Division as to the gothic…
Chris Martins / July 30, 2013
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