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Minor Alps’ ‘Buried Plans’ Unites Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws

Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws and heavy folkie Juliana Hatfield are Minor Alps. The pair originally met back in the '90s at a gig, and…
Dan Reilly / August 14, 2013

Eminem Detonates New Single ‘Survival’ in ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Trailer

UPDATE: Hear Eminem's new song "Survival" with 100 percent less war noise in the SoundCloud clip below, courtesy of Shady Records.The new Call of Duty: Ghosts…
Chris Martins / August 14, 2013

Of Montreal’s ‘She Ain’t Speaking Now’ Is Full of Psychedelic Sickness

Give Kevin Barnes some credit — the Of Montreal singer knows how to turn family woes into upbeat pop tunes. As it turns out, he…
Dan Reilly / August 14, 2013

The Bangerz Lace Iamsu’s ‘Rep That Gang’ With Wobble and Drops

Considering the title of Miley Cyrus' forthcoming album, it's wise for long-running Bay Area DJ posse the Bangerz to remind the world that they exist right…
Chris Martins / August 14, 2013

Watch Nite Jewel Retell ‘This Story’ at a Bewitching Karaoke Session

Nite Jewel continues a stretch of low-key, memorable videos from last year's nocturnal synth-pop album One Second of Love. For the title track, a dinner party…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2013

Yuck Sail Forward on Churning ‘Middle Sea,’ From New LP ‘Glow & Behold’

No wonder Yuck exuded confidence during a recent SPIN interview. "Rebirth," the London band's first track since the departure of former frontman Daniel Blumberg, showed the…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2013

Camera Obscura’s ‘Break It To You Gently’ Video Stars Lovesick Luggage

Camera Obscura turn up the twee in their latest video, an oh-so-adorable clip set to Desire Lines single "Break It To You Gently" that debuted on Zooey…
Kyle McGovern / August 14, 2013

D.I.Weird: Fiona Apple Cuts Her Hair in Bizarre Homemade Video

Fiona Apple and Blake Mills' upcoming collaborative tour is called "Anything We Want," and they're already previewing a little bit of what that might mean.
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2013

15 Albums You Can Hear Now: Ty Segall, No Age, A$AP Ferg, Superchunk, and More

It's Wednesday! That means we've got a whole slew of fresh, streamable albums. Scroll down to hear the latest LP from SPIN cover star Ty Segall,…
Kyle McGovern / August 14, 2013

Did Frank Ocean Shade Chris Brown on Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Sunday’?

Earl Sweatshirt collaborated on Frank Ocean track "Super Rich Kids" for channel ORANGE, SPIN's 2012 Album of the Year, but neither is super rich yet by…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2013

Kendrick Lamar’s Rapper-Eating ‘Control (HOF)’ Verse Inspires Misguided Replies

Kendrick Lamar's fire-breathing verse alongside Jay Electronica on Big Sean's newly aired "Control (HOF)" is having its predictable effect. His intensity in calling out other…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2013

Hear YAWN’s Earthy Psych-Pop Triumph ‘Summer Heat’

Though YAWN are currently at work on the follow-up to their 2011 debut album, Open Season, the Chicago avant-pop crew are content, for now, to…
Kyle McGovern / August 14, 2013

Stream Sundowner’s Scorched Earth Mission Statement ‘Life in the Embers’

"Today, I let go of everything," Sundowner main man Chris McCaughan sings on "Life in the Embers," an equally cutting and chipper highlight from the Chicago…
Kyle McGovern / August 14, 2013

Watch Butter the Children’s Bleak, ’70s-Groomed ‘Spit It Out’ Video

Butter the Children resurrect post-punk's bleak color scheme and often high-speed melancholy in the video for "Spit It Out," a gauzy highlight from the Brooklyn…
Kyle McGovern / August 14, 2013

Disclosure’s Remix of Artful Dodger’s ‘No I Turn You On’ Inspires Massive Pie Fight

England's 2-step OGs Artful Dodger have kept a low profile of late, but the time is right for the duo's return. Their itchy, R&B-addled dance…
Chris Martins / August 14, 2013

Bishop Nehru Raps With a Mouth Full of Bacon in ‘Appalled’ Video

We've previously wondered about the preternatural abilities of 16-year-old New York rapper Bishop Nehru, but now we know his secret. The spinach to his precocious…
Chris Martins / August 13, 2013

Hear Ellie Goulding’s Breathless Ballad ‘Hearts Without Chains’

With two weeks remaining before Ellie Goulding drops Halcyon Days, another one of the 10 new tracks has been released, only this time not so intentionally. The…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

Watch Charli XCX’s Slow-Burning Cover of Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’

Charli XCX has yet again saluted the Backstreet Boys by covering their 1999 monster hit "I Want It That Way." The True Romance singer first debuted her…
Kyle McGovern / August 13, 2013

See Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Talk Satan and Boomboxes With Mac McCaughan

‪"I just yelled 'Hail Satan!' and it felt so transgressive,"‬ Mountain Goats mastermind‪ John Darnielle‬ tells Mac McCaughan in the clip above. While it'd be…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

Pelican Unleash Alternate Version of Relentless ‘Deny the Absolute’

Post-metal titans Pelican have a new album due out October 15, but first, the Chicago quartet will drop a fresh 7-inch. On August 20, their…
Kyle McGovern / August 13, 2013
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