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Watch King Krule Take It ‘Easy Easy’ in His Dad’s Suit

Whether it's water skiing or lounging in a hammock, everyone has a favorite summer activity. Judging by King Krule's "Easy Easy" video, his seems to…
Dan Reilly / August 7, 2013

Julia Holter’s Spooky ‘Maxim’s 1′ Gets Eerie Video Treatment

When Julia Holter first announced her upcoming third album, Loud City Song, the avant-popist cited the 1944 novella Gigi as an influence. The classically trained…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

Watch Queens of the Stone Age’s Entire Blistering Lollapalooza Set

On Friday night (August 2) California desert-rock goons Queens of the Stone Age hit Lollapalooza — which we loved — in the wake of their…
Jordan Sargent / August 7, 2013

White Denim Get Psyched With Jeff Tweedy on ‘Pretty Green’

White Denim will return this fall with new album Corsicana Lemonade, the long-awaited follow-up to 2011's outstanding D. The Austin foursome's fifth full-length is scheduled to arrive…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

Mountain Goats Wed Pro Wrestling to the Miracle of Birth on ‘Animal Masks’

Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle has a known way with metaphors, and his latest concoction "Animal Masks" cleverly mixes disparate ingredients: pro wrestling and childbirth.
Dan Reilly / August 7, 2013

Ryan Hemsworth Couples Britney Spears With A$AP Rocky on ‘Thuggin’ Noise’ Remix

The math on this one is simple: the vocals of A$AP Mob's Rocky-featuring "Thuggin' Noise" laid over Britney Spears' twinkling ballad "Everytime." Girl Talk didn't bury…
Jordan Sargent / August 7, 2013

Hear J. Roddy Walston & The Business’ Gender-Bending ‘Marigold’

J. Roddy Walston & The Business hew close to time-honored tradition on their latest song. Says Walston: "'Marigold' is a dance song about the classic 'Girl…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

Stream Wharfer’s Stripped-Down Art-Folk Stunner ‘Architect’

Wharfer, a.k.a. Brooklyn-by-way-of-Scranton singer-songwriter Kyle Wall, constructed his upcoming album The Rattling in his bedroom, bathroom, and backyard this past spring and summer. Previously heard track "The…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

Hear Kitten’s Post-Punk Synth Assault ‘Like a Stranger’

Kitten frontwoman Chloe Chaidez is just 18 years old, but the Los Angeles-based five-piece already have a number of releases to their name: 2010's self-released…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

Born Ruffians Conquer New York City in Champagne-Drenched ‘Needle’ Video

Back in April, SPIN premiered Born Ruffians' outstanding third album, Birthmarks. "While just as vigorous as their earliest work," we noted, "[Birthmarks] is more polished…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

Black Hearted Brother Unfurl Space-Gaze on ‘(I Don’t Mean to) Wonder’

Black Hearted Brother make some glorious noise, but it's hardly surprising when you unpack the English trio's lineage. Neil Halstead is, of course, the guitarist…
Chris Martins / August 7, 2013

Myron & E Visit the Greatest Roller Rink on Earth in ‘Do It Do It Disco’ Video

At a moment when disco's biggest claim to fame is the latest transmission from a pair of chic French androids, it's refreshing to hear a…
Chris Martins / August 7, 2013

Hear Into It. Over It.’s Heady Heartbreaker ‘Spinning Thread’

The ever-prolific Evan Weiss keeps busy. In addition to appearing on a split 12-inch with Daniel Johnston and a split 7-inch with Braid's Bob Nanna,…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Washed Out, Julianna Barwick, Psychic Teens, and More

Presenting this week's collection of streamable albums: The latest from Washed Out, Psychic Teens, Julianna Barwick, and Typhoon. Dig into those and more below. 1) Washed Out, Paracosm. "["It…
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

Curren$y Unveils His Own #NewRules

Last week, Curren$y's Jet Life crew released Red Eye Mixtape, the latest in a steady stream of product from the wordy stoner-rapper and his crew,…
Brandon Soderberg / August 7, 2013

Colorado Man Raps About His Own SWAT-Team Standoff as Grenade Explodes

A 19-year-old Colorado man recorded himself rapping about police storming his residence as police actually stormed his residence on Monday night (August 5). The aspiring MC who…
Chris Martins / August 7, 2013

Fort Romeau Beautifies Gold Panda’s Once-Troubled ‘Community’

Glitch-obsessed bliss-merchant Gold Panda released his second album, Half of Where You Live, back in June, but the lavish microhouse gifts keep a'coming. The Berlin-based…
Dan Reilly / August 6, 2013

Morrissey Begs for Impending Apocalypse in ‘Morrissey 25: Live’ Video

Morrissey's upcoming concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Moz splitting from the Smiths to go solo. Fitting then that the first full,…
Kyle McGovern / August 6, 2013

Cookie Monster Turns Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ Into Self-Control PSA

With Sesame Street about to kick off its 44th (!) season, the show's masterminds prove once again they know how to entertain all ages while…
Dan Reilly / August 6, 2013

Bill Callahan Dabbles in ‘Extended Dub’ for Sopping Wet Remix

On the cusp of releasing Dream River on September 17, Bill Callahan premiered a new track at the New York Times today. Breaking momentarily from…
Paula Mejia / August 6, 2013
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