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Watch Animal Collective Charm the Ropes Off of ‘Monkey Riches’

Animal Collective are ready to get back out on the road, and they've shared a mind-bending new video just in time to get fans in…
Marc Hogan / August 5, 2013

Download Migos’ Victory Lap Mixtape ‘Streets on Lock’

Atlanta chirp-rap trio Migos (though functionally a duo at the moment with member Offset in prison) are one of the big rap stories of 2013.
Jordan Sargent / August 5, 2013

PJ Harvey’s Guantanamo Bay Protest ‘Shaker Aamer’ Will Haunt You

Protest songs are a tricky genre, with no guaranteed formula for success. Sometimes a serious tone and case-specific detail can elevate protest to art; other…
Marc Hogan / August 5, 2013

Is Beyonce’s ‘Grown Woman’ Officially Here?

Here we are again. Four months after Beyoncé previewed her new song "Grown Woman" in a Pepsi ad, the purported final, official studio version has surfaced.
Dan Reilly / August 5, 2013

Stream Outfit’s Dusky, Danceable Debut Album ‘Performance’

Since they first emerged in 2011, Liverpool's Outfit have issued a number of apocalyptic-pop singles ("Every Night I Dress Up As You," "Firemen Don't Fly") and…
Kyle McGovern / August 5, 2013

Stream Dumb Numbers’ Swooning Feedback-Pop Self-Titled Debut Album

Australian songwriter Adam Harding writes songs with the bubblegaze hooks of 4AD dream-pop and the cuddlebug sludge of Bleach-era Nirvana, both on display on his self-titled…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 5, 2013

Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte Make Out for Mumford’s ‘Hopeless Wanderer’ Video

Mumford & Sons are often perceived as a bunch of self-serious folkies who could lighten up. When SPIN certified the English band's 2012 album Babel…
Kyle McGovern / August 5, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream Psychic Teens’ Deliciously Scuzzy Debut ‘COME’

"We've attracted a lot of… weird teens on Twitter," says Psychic Teens vocalist Larry Ragone. …
Paula Mejia / August 5, 2013

Islands Consider ‘Becoming the Gunship’ on Pretty Song About Death

When we first heard word of Islands' forthcoming fifth album Ski Mask, it seemed like mastermind Nick Thorburn was in a quitting mood. Early taste "Wave…
Chris Martins / August 5, 2013

Hear the Stargazer Lilies’ Psych-Fuzz Epic ‘Endless Days’

The Stargazer Lilies are a crew of nu-shoegazers headed by singer-bassist Kim Field and guitarist/drummer/producer John Cep, both formerly of the disco-informed five-piece Soundpool. Now,…
Kyle McGovern / August 5, 2013

Ras G Arrives ‘Back on the Planet’ With an Album of Streaming Space Knowledge

Ras G may be a born-and-raised Los Angeleno, but he's also a bona fide "Brotha From Anotha Planet," as an earlier album's title made clear.
Chris Martins / August 5, 2013

Watch MGMT’s Endlessly, Absurdly Detailed ‘Your Life Is a Lie’ Video

Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden can't be accused of laziness when it comes to the video for "Your Life Is a Lie," from MGMT's upcoming…
Marc Hogan / August 5, 2013

Watch Nine Inch Nails Decimate Lollapalooza in 100 Minutes

UPDATE: The video has been disabled.
Kyle McGovern / August 5, 2013

Watch Au Revoir Simone’s Dreamy and Hypnotic ‘Somebody Who’ Video

Back in June, synth-pop sirens Au Revoir Simone unveiled "Somebody Who," the lead single off the Brooklyn trio's long-awaited fourth album, Move in Spectrums. With the…
Kyle McGovern / August 5, 2013

Kim Ann Foxman Resurrects Dead Maya Jane Coles in ‘Burning Bright’ Video

England's Maya Jane Coles released Comfort last month, and her debut album explores the out limits of house music with a deadly ear for atmosphere…
Chris Martins / August 2, 2013

Hear Lil Silva and Sampha’s Smooth ‘Salient Sarah’

U.K. producer Lil Silva furthers a downtempo approach on forthcoming EP The Distance. After recently releasing the relatively minimalist "No Doubt," featuring Rosie Gray, Silva…
Dan Reilly / August 2, 2013

Desaparecidos Shout Out Communists’ Daughter on Fiery New Single

Since reuniting last year, Desaparecidos have released a pair of politically charged 7-inch/digital singles. The first featured "MariKKKopa" and "Backsell," the second held "Anonymous" and "The Left…
Kyle McGovern / August 2, 2013

J Dilla’s Rhymes Shine Posthumously on ‘Diamonds’

Though J Dilla passed away in 2006, the revered rap producer and occasional MC only seems to catch more shine as the days roll on.
Chris Martins / August 2, 2013

Watch METZ Brutally Slay the Damned’s ‘Neat Neat Neat’

Speaking to SPIN last fall, METZ singer-guitarist Alex Edkins said, "I always say that I feel really excited before we play, and after we're done,…
Kyle McGovern / August 2, 2013

Omar Souleyman, Four Tet Pine for Love on Dabke Throbber ‘Wenu Wenu’

At long last we can hear the first cut from Omar Souleyman's Four Tet-produced full-length studio debut, Wenu Wenu. We've been teased by amazing live footage…
Chris Martins / August 2, 2013
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