Reptar Come Stomping Back With Brassy New Single ‘Ice Black Sand’

Athens, Georgia quartet Reptar — who mix new wave-era sensibilities with modern rock/pop instrumentation — will come roaring back this May with their second LP,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 4, 2015

Get Lost in ‘The Void,’ Courtesy of RA

After releasing their Bloodline EP, the Malmö, Sweden-based four-piece RA are prepping their full length debut, Scandinavia, led by the thunderous “These Days.” Taking element…
Connor O'Brien / February 2, 2015

Big Sean Counts His ‘Blessings’ with Drake and Kanye West

Big Sean is bringing out the heavy hitters for the new song from his upcoming Dark Sky Paradise album. Sean’s “All Me” co-rhymer Drake i…
Andrew Unterberger / January 30, 2015

Stream Kuroma’s Glam-Pop Gem ‘Love Is on the Way’

An early member of the Whigs and a guitarist for MGMT, Hank Sullivant found his own voice as singer/guitarist of the four-piece pop/rock outfit Kuroma.
Andrew Unterberger / January 29, 2015

Lithuania Bring the Power-Pop Crunch With ‘Pieces’

Fuzz-rock outfit Lithuania marks the dual side project of Eric Slick, drummer for Dr. Dog in his other life, and Dominic Angelella, songwriter for DRGN…
Andrew Unterberger / January 28, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: GFOTY Whips Up ‘Cake Mix,’ Diet Cig Goes to ‘Harvard,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Once again, the SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From two-minute punk scorcher…
SPIN Staff / January 28, 2015

In Tall Buildings ‘Bawl Cry Wail’ on Exquisite New Single

In Tall Buildings is the alias of Chicago-based singer/songwriter Erik Hall, whose press release states that he’s been working “patiently and solitarily” for the last…
Andrew Unterberger / January 27, 2015

My Midnight Heart Splashes Down with Lush New Track, ‘Drown’

“There’s a whispering in my mind,” Angelica Allen — a.k.a. My Midnight Heart — chants in her clamorous new song “Drown,” the title track to the…
Rachel Brodsky / January 27, 2015

OOFJ Offer Sweeping Synth-Pop Single ‘I Forgive You’

Forgiveness never sounded so foreboding as it does in OOFJ’s “I Forgive You.” The new single — from the Los Angeles synth-pop duo’s upcoming album, Acute…
Andrew Unterberger / January 26, 2015

Stream Death Cab For Cutie’s New Song, ‘Black Sun’

Early this morning, Death Cab for Cutie released the lead single from their upcoming album, Kintsugi. Titled “Black Sun,” the track is the first official taste…
Brennan Carley / January 26, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Jose Gonzales Explores ‘The Cave,’ Laura Marling Clings to ‘False Hope,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From Norwegian disco legends to Swedish folkie…
SPIN Staff / January 22, 2015

Stream Sarah Beth Nelson’s Lovely Ballad, ‘Paying’

“Slowcore” isn’t a genre that gets thrown around much anymore — largely because no artists really seemed to appreciate being called it in the first…
Andrew Unterberger / January 22, 2015

Walker Lukens Comes Out Swinging on New Single ‘Every Night’

Led Zeppelin and the Four Seasons don’t often meet in the same song, but singer/songwriter Walker Lukens namechecks both legendary groups as infleunces on hi…
Andrew Unterberger / January 21, 2015

Soda Fabric’s Hazy Riffing Shines on Lo-Fi ‘Teenage Illusion’

On Soda Fabric’s new single, “Teenage Illusion,” a swirling haze of guitars envelop the Berlin rock group’s howled vocals and Explosions in the Sky-sounding riffs.
Brennan Carley / January 20, 2015

Singer/Songwriter Santiparro Looks Inward on ‘The Benefit of Confrontation’

According to his bio, singer/songwriter Santiparro’s name means “The lens that sees many things not usually seen,” a name given to him “during a pilgrimage…
Andrew Unterberger / January 16, 2015

Rise and Shine With Happy Fangs’ Super-Caffeinated ‘In the Morning’

From the opening notes of its harmonic-laden riff, “In the Morning” bursts through your speakers like the sun suddenly rising through your not-nearly-closed-enough blinds —…
Andrew Unterberger / January 15, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Waxahatchee Breathes ‘Air,’ Kelly Clarkson Sings ‘Heartbeat Song,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Once again, the SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From confessional indie-folk to…
SPIN Staff / January 14, 2015

Dawn Richard Rises from Danity Kane’s Ashes on ‘Phoenix’

Last year, Dawn Richard reunited with Aubrey O’Day, Shannon Bex, and Aundrea Fimbres — three of her former cohorts from the Making the Band-bred girl grou…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2015

River City Extension Return From Tragedy With Soaring ‘Man of Conviction’

"Everything's changing, people are different," River City Extension frontman Joe Michelini sings on the band's new song "Man of Conviction." Truer now for the band…
Andrew Unterberger / January 13, 2015

Pearl and the Beard Pledge Their Devotion to ‘You’ on Fuzzy New Single

Brooklyn trio Pearl and the Beard have hefty expectations for their upcoming album, with press materials declaring 2015 to be "the year of Beast," saying…
Andrew Unterberger / January 12, 2015
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