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Vic Mensa and Rockie Fresh Question Wealth and Fame on ‘Time Is Money’

Chicago rap upstart Vic Mensa is building toward the August release of his mixtape, Innanetape — a set that, in many ways, will serve as…
Chris Martins / August 1, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio Rips Techno a New One

Mika Vainio, Kilo (Blast First Petite)Sorry, noise-techno dude/ttes, but I hope your state's unemployment benefits are generous, because Mika Vainio's new album has just made…
Philip Sherburne / August 1, 2013

Watch Cee Lo Cause a Shockwave in Goodie Mob’s ‘I’m Set’ Video

If you want to hear the new Goodie Mob song "I'm Set" in its entirety, you're going to have to pay up, because the reunited…
Dan Reilly / August 1, 2013

Oneohtrix Point Never Decorates ‘Problem Areas’ With Coors in Surreal Video

Oneohtrix Point Never previously teased his upcoming R Plus Seven album with a snippet of "Still Life," an experimental collage that fuses electric surge with watery…
Kyle McGovern / August 1, 2013

Drake’s ‘All Me,’ With 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Aziz Ansari, Is 100 Percent Drizzy

"Goddamn" is right. When Drake raps on "All Me," which he posted early this morning on his blog, that "my latest shit is like a…
Marc Hogan / August 1, 2013

Nelly, Nicki Minaj, and Pharrell Throw Booty-Bongo Party in ‘Get Like Me’ Video

Just after they co-starred in Busta Rhymes' "Twerk It," Nicki Minaj and Pharrell join forces again, this time with Nelly for the black-and-white, booty-filled "Get…
Dan Reilly / August 1, 2013

Let Cut Copy Mess Up Your Eyes With Strobing ‘Let Me Show You’ Video

Last month, Cut Copy debuted a new single in vintage fashion. Not only did the Australian dance-punks release "Let Me Show You" as a limited-edition 12-inch single,…
Kyle McGovern / August 1, 2013

Watch Young Hunting Play Tug-of-War With Love in ‘Maze’ Video

Young Hunting specialize in the sort of breezy, wistful, low-frills pop'n'roll that the Mamas & the Papas did so well, though their sound isn't throwback.
Chris Martins / August 1, 2013

Stream the Bongos’ Long-Lost ’80s Classic ‘My Wildest Dreams’

The Bongos closed the book on Maxwell's last night, July 31, playing the final show at the famed Hoboken, New Jersey, venue. Today, the freshly…
Kyle McGovern / August 1, 2013

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
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