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A Sunny Day in Glasgow Bring Heat, Light on ‘Hey, You’re Mine’

Dreamy Philadelphia-born band A Sunny Day in Glasgow have always built their songs on quiet charisma — intentional efforts to warp, bend, and dissolve shoegaze…
Colin Joyce / October 27, 2015

Lorca Spins a Beguilingly Minimal Thread on ‘Creta Kano’

After becoming familiar with Amsterdam-via-U.K. producer Breach from his ridiculously booty-bass-y floor-filler "Jack," for most listeners it might be a bit of a surprise to hear the minimally adorned and…
Harley Brown / October 26, 2015

The Necks Make More Abstract Anxiety Jazz on ‘Vertigo’

Long-running Australian trio the Necks are ostensibly a jazz act. They're playing pianos, upright bass, and various percussion parts arranged around a drum kit,…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

TOPS Shine From the Inside on ‘Hollow Sounds of the Morning Chimes’

The crackly AM radio refractions of Montreal's TOPS has been one of indie pop's brightest spots over the past few years. That's brightest both in…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

Sports Double Down on Misty-Eyed Alt-Rock on ‘All of Something’ LP

Sports' second full-length album All of Something doesn't feel like a swan song, but if interviews they've given over the last few months hold true, this…
Colin Joyce / October 22, 2015

Modern Baseball Swing for the Fences on Upcoming Album (and New Surprise EP)

It's Week Three of recording for Modern Baseball at their Philadelphia studio, and singer/guitarist Brendan Lukens is pissing off the rest of his band. He's…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2015

Laura Welsh Cracks Herself Open on ‘Sex & Violence’

Laura Welsh first rose to prominence as a singer on Gorgon City's 2014 single "Here For You," but the Staffordshire singer broke out on her…
Brennan Carley / October 21, 2015

They Might Be Giants Make a Free-Thinking Anthem (For Kids!) on ‘Or So I Have Read’

They Might Be Giants' sense of humor is so warped and apropos of nothing that it makes perfect sense that they've sustained equally successful…
Dan Weiss / October 21, 2015

Florist’s New Single Is as ‘Cool and Refreshing’ as Its Title Suggests

The music that Emily Sprague makes as Florist sneaks up on you. Delicately plucked acoustic guitars and pools of stolid synthwork collide with Sprague's weary…
Colin Joyce / October 21, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: D.R.A.M., Merchandise, Eluvium, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from mask-wearing producers, Northwest…
SPIN Staff / October 20, 2015

Petal’s ‘Shame’ LP Is a Brisk Debut Perfect for Summer’s End

Scranton, Pennsylvania native Kiley Lotz has stuck by her project Petal since its inception in 2012, when she recorded her self-released Scout EP from a garage.
Meilyn Huq / October 20, 2015

Dean Blunt Goes on a Trip for ‘On Wine, Hashish & Molly’ Version of Archangel’s ‘Julia’

Techno producer Bruno Pronsato first indulged his impulses toward post-punk and pop music as Archangel last year on an LP called The Bedroom Slant, but…
Colin Joyce / October 20, 2015

Lydmor & Bon Homme Prance About on Disco-Lite Confection ‘Trampoline’

"I've got a gun in my hand / And it keeps killing me, man," trills Danish singer Lydmor on "Trampoline," drowning out a bass line…
Harley Brown / October 20, 2015

Ex-Breathers Blast Themselves Into ‘Past Tense’ on Crushing New Record

Tallahassee DIY rabble-rousers Ex-Breathers rasp like they have no more air in their lungs — and its no wonder, they've spent it all howling out…
Rachel Brodsky / October 20, 2015

Spray Paint Issue Another Collection of Uniquely Bleak Art-Punk, ‘Dopers’

True to their name, Austin trio Spray Paint make a version of off-kilter noise punk that seems like it's aided by aerosol dispersal. Guitar…
Colin Joyce / October 19, 2015

Sturgill Simpson Performs ‘Some Days’ on ‘Austin City Limits’

Sturgill Simpson's combination of surrealist and revivalist takes on country music have made him one of the more exciting figures working in the genre. Appropriately…
Colin Joyce / October 16, 2015

Kacey Musgraves’ ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ Cover is Practically Perfect in Every Way

Kacey Musgraves' music was already "practically perfect in every way" (fellow Disney nerds, what's good?), but now the country star's been tasked with covering the Mary Poppins classic…
Brennan Carley / October 16, 2015

ZHU Cultivates Heat Reminiscent of ‘Miami Vice’ With Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Daniel Johns on ‘Modern Conversations’

ZHU, the mysterious Los Angeles producer and vocalist who scored an instantly recognizable dancefloor filler in 2014's "Faded" without anyone knowing his real name or…
Harley Brown / October 15, 2015

The Range’s Remix of Yppah’s ‘Neighborhoods’ Feels Like an HD Nature Documentary

The songs released so far from the forthcoming Yppah release, Tiny Pause, are tranquil but calculated. Thinking about how much focus it takes to make…
Oliver Kinkel / October 15, 2015

Wand Conjure a ‘Sleepy Dog’ in New Video

After the September release of their Drag City debut — and second album of 2015 — 1000 Days, South California stoner rockers in Wand offer…
Meilyn Huq / October 14, 2015
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