Watch 2NE1’s Frolicking ‘Do You Love Me?’ Video

The Korean word for "frolic" is "장난치며 놀다," and 2NE1's latest video for "Do You Love Me?" defines it perfectly. The K-pop girl group frolic…
SPIN Staff / August 9, 2013

Watch Kings of Leon’s Fred Armisen-Directed Webcast Right Now

Like Vampire Weekend before them, Kings of Leon are promoting their newest album with a live webcast performance for American Express' Unstaged series. The Nashville outfit are playing…
Kyle McGovern / August 9, 2013

Dukey Sticks & Doo-Doo Jokes: George Duke’s Silly, But Very Serious Career

Pop-jazz purveyor, canny fusionist, and playful funkster George Duke, who died on Monday from leukemia at the age of 67, began his twisting, turning career…
Brandon Soderberg / August 9, 2013

Escort Invoke Liza Minnelli’s 1970s Sexcapades on ‘Cabaret’

On "Barbarians," Escort imagined what it would sound like if Studio 54 had a house band, blending guitar licks from late-1970s Chic with a cadre…
SPIN Staff / August 9, 2013

Stream Splashh’s Beaming Bonus Cut ‘Somethings Here’

Splashh's debut album, Comfort, hit U.S. shores back in June, but the London foursome's first full-length won't arrive in their native U.K. until September 2.
Kyle McGovern / August 9, 2013

Lee Ranaldo Channels Goat-Boy on Drifting, Immersive ‘Boujeloudia Magick’

As a guitarist, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo (tied for SPIN's No. 1 guitarist of all-time) has always brought a youth of classic rock and pop…
Marc Hogan / August 9, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Drake Channels Toto’s ‘Africa’ on ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’

A$AP Ferg, "Hood Pope"The A$AP Mob are good to great at making highly derivative, high-profile versions of other peoples' under-the-radar idiosyncratic rap songs. It's just…
Brandon Soderberg / August 9, 2013

See Alexis Penney’s Riveting ‘Your Eyes’ Video

For "Your Eyes," the first single off "drag-pop" crooner Alexis Penney's debut album Window, the New York (via San Fran) singer takes Depeche Mode to the bedroom,…
SPIN Staff / August 9, 2013

Hear V V Brown’s Cinematic Dance Floor Protest ‘The Apple’

V V Brown is in the midst of a long overdue comeback. The British singer's first album, Travelling Like the Light, was met with a warm…
Kyle McGovern / August 9, 2013

Stream Jessica Lea Mayfield’s Slowcore Cover of Alabama’s ‘I’m in a Hurry (and Don’t Know Why)’

Lightning Rod Records is celebrating the 40th anniversary of legendary country outfit Alabama with High Cotton: A Tribute to Alabama, a 14-track compilation featuring covers…
Kyle McGovern / August 9, 2013

Hear Empty Pools’ Chameleonic Post-Rock Beauty ‘Exploded View’

Empty Pools already have a handful of singles to their name, but the group are ready to make the full-length jump with the November 4…
SPIN Staff / August 9, 2013

Stream Gap Dream’s Sleazy Synth Strut ‘Fantastic Sam’

Gap Dream's Gabe Fulvimar will release his second album of psych-pop daydreams on November 12. The LP, titled Shine Your Light, was made with help from…
Kyle McGovern / August 8, 2013

On ‘Burgundy,’ Earl Sweatshirt Raps Over a Dense, Clanging Pharrell Beat

Earl Sweatshirt has let himself be berated and mocked on wax before, and on the newly leaked, Pharrell-produced "Burgundy" fellow L.A. MC Vince Staples essentially…
Jordan Sargent / August 8, 2013

Another Side of Bob Dylan: Hear ‘Pretty Saro,’ Finally Released After 43 Years

An unheard Bob Dylan song has surfaced after 43 years of dormancy to boggle the minds of three generations of fervent Zimmy completists.According to Rolling…
SPIN Staff / August 8, 2013

Watch Neko Case’s Somber ‘Night Still Comes’ Lyric Video

Neko Case's verbose sixth album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, officially arrives on September…
Kyle McGovern / August 8, 2013

Jon Hopkins Resuscitates ‘Breathe This Air’ With Purity Ring Singer

Jon Hopkins and Purity Ring have a mutually beneficial relationship. The London-based techno whiz mixed one track on the Canadian duo's stunning Shrines ("Saltkin") and recently remixed…
Kyle McGovern / August 8, 2013

Basement Jaxx Revive African Dance in Ebullient ‘What a Difference Your Love Makes’ Video

U.K. electronic duo Basement Jaxx often appear out of nowhere to be the bouncy, buoyant counterbalance whenever cold, murky beats begin to dominate the landscape.
SPIN Staff / August 8, 2013

Stream Marnie Stern’s Joyous Adult Swim Single ‘This Was It’

Marnie Stern's self-described "less nutso" approach to songwriting has already yielded this year's Essential full-length albumThe Chronicles of Marnia (also one of 2013's Best LPs So…
Kyle McGovern / August 8, 2013

Why Is Macklemore in ScHoolboy Q’s Psychedelic ‘Collard Greens’ Video?

"Collard Greens," the first single off of L.A. rapper ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album, is a song about (surprise!) smoking weed. So the video is exactly…
Jordan Sargent / August 8, 2013

Chris Carrabba’s Twin Forks Hit the Road in ‘Cross My Mind’ Video

It's nearly impossible for singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba to escape the shadow and trappings of his Dashboard Confessional moniker, but he's roaring and stomping back with new outfit…
Luke McCormick / August 8, 2013
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