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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

Kanye West Lends His Musical Abilities to Marketing ‘The Canyons’

Kanye West's bromance with writer Bret Easton Ellis continues. The Canyons — a movie written by Ellis, directed by Paul Schrader, and starring Lindsay Lohan and James…
Marc Hogan / August 2, 2013

Stream Jesse Woods’ Haunted Folk Masterpiece ‘Get Your Burdens Lifted’

Back in June, SPIN premiered the music video for Jesse Woods' "Gold in the Air," an echo-laden folk tune off the Austin singer-songwriter's impending debut album,…
Kyle McGovern / August 2, 2013

Terrace Martin, James Fauntleroy, and Robert Glasper Team for Touching ‘No Wrong, No Right’

Being a musical genius comes in handy. If you're Terrace Martin, for instance, the fact that you've spent nearly two decades toiling behind the scenes…
Chris Martins / August 2, 2013

Hear Swim Good’s Wistful ‘Act More Stupidly’

Swim Good is a Toronto-based singer and multi-instrumentalist who originally hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He prefers not to publish his name — "Basically just doing…
Marc Hogan / August 2, 2013

Lightning Bolt’s ‘Barbarian Boy’ Bludgeons Adult Swim Single Series

Lightning Bolt have struck again with a new onslaught of feedback-warped fury. "Barbarian Boy" is the Providence duo's aptly named entry in the ongoing Adult…
Kyle McGovern / August 2, 2013

Jupiter Lion Go ‘Gonzo’ on Throbbing, Industrial ‘Black Mouth’ Remix

Valencia, Spain has never attained the mythological status of Ibiza, just 80-odd miles to the east. While the White Isle's contributions to club culture are…
Philip Sherburne / August 2, 2013

2 Chainz Buys a New Sex House on ‘Where U Been’

2 Chainz picked a great time to invest in real estate. With the market surging, the Georgia rapper says he "bought a new house just…
Dan Reilly / August 2, 2013

Kanye West Performs Ear-Shattering ‘New Slaves’ at Travi$ Scott Concert

Kanye West made a surprise onstage appearance at Travi$ Scott's concert in Los Angeles last night (August 1), joining his Yeezus associate for an eardrum-destroying…
Kyle McGovern / August 2, 2013

Hear Busdriver’s Raving Mad Remix of Migos’ ‘Versace’

Migos "Versace" remix mania continues! This time, we've got Busdriver, the Los Angeles rapper and member of the legendary Project Blowed, delivering a witty rewrite…
Brandon Soderberg / August 2, 2013

Ghastly City Sleep Are Beautifully ‘Bent’ on Haunting New Song

Ghastly City Sleep weren't always making music so haunted and beautiful. In their former lives, the members of the Brooklyn quintet actually lived in Virginia…
Chris Martins / August 2, 2013

Hear Colette’s Stunning House Cut ‘Best of Days’

Colette has risen from the Chicago underground on the strength of her house-pilfering pop chops. And on August 27, the DJ, producer, and singer will unleash…
Kyle McGovern / August 2, 2013

Worst Beef Ever: Jay Z vs. Harry Belafonte

"If skills sold, truth be told, I'd probably be / Lyrically, Talib Kweli / Truthfully, I wanna rhyme like Common Sense / But I did…
Brandon Soderberg / August 2, 2013

See Bonde Do Role’s Saucy, Sci-Fi-Inspired ‘BANG’ Video

Been wondering what peppy Brazilian trio Bonde do Role have been beavering away on lately? Muse no more as they're back with a video (with…
Phillip Mlynar / August 2, 2013

Crocodiles Stomp Out ‘Cockroach’ in New VHS-Style Video

Crocodiles have only been getting better at the fuzzy garage rock game since SPIN named them a band to watch in 2009. With their fourth LP…
Dan Reilly / August 1, 2013

Stream Diarrhea Planet’s Messy Power-Pop Epic ‘Babyhead’

In a recent interview with SPIN, Diarrhea Planet frontman Jordan Smith gushed about his bandmates' technical prowess. "I've never played with the caliber of musicians…
Kyle McGovern / August 1, 2013

Frankie Rose Doesn’t Sound Too Sad on Dreamy ‘Sorrow’

Frankie Rose is back with the follow-up to last year's SPIN Essential, Interstellar — a "sine wave of angel-choir bombast and baritone-guitar bliss and celestial figurativeness," as…
Dan Reilly / August 1, 2013
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