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Damon Albarn’s Supergroup Song Is Disappointing, But at Least It’s for Charity

Earlier this week, we alerted you to the forthcoming Fresh Touch track set to include contributions from Blur/Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn, Franz Ferdinand's charismatic singer…
Chris Martins / July 12, 2013

Passion Pit Delicately Cover fun.’s ‘Carry On’

Passion Pit may be an arena-sized act — how that happened is still a little mind-boggling — but main man Michael Angelakos recently scaled back…
Kyle McGovern / July 12, 2013

Hieroglyphics Star in Blaxploitation Flick for ’70s-Loving ‘It’s Partly Me’ Video

Hieroglyphics will make their long-awaited return on July 16 when the hip-hop collective issues The Kitchen, the follow-up to 2003's Full Circle. In advance of…
Kyle McGovern / July 12, 2013

Franz Ferdinand Hijack a Parisian Hotel in Live ‘Love Illumination’ Video

Late last month, Franz Ferdinand shared "Right Action" and "Love Illumination," the first two tastes off of the dancing Scots' upcoming fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right…
Kyle McGovern / July 12, 2013

Watch Katy B’s Devastating, Unplugged ‘What Love Is Made Of’ Video

Dance music has reconquered the British pop charts recently, and few singers are better positioned to reap the rewards than Katy B. On her excellent…
Marc Hogan / July 12, 2013

Hear Miguel and Jessie Ware’s Lovely Fake Duet on Revamped ‘Adorn’

Two of SPIN's favorite alt-R&B risers of 2012 have come together. London post-dubstep singer Jessie Ware now officially adorns a version of "Adorn" by Los…
Chris Martins / July 12, 2013

Hear Ex-Cult’s Knotty ‘Mister Fantasy’

Ex-Cult kick off a slew of live shows next week, and the Memphis punks will be bringing a brand new 7-inch along for the ride.
Kyle McGovern / July 12, 2013

Watch Merchandise Offshoot Dads’ Cow-Powered ‘Invisible Blouse’ Video

A cow stares at the camera throughout the video for Dads' "Invisible Blouse," from a new single out on Wharf Cat Records. Directed by Z.P./OSR…
Marc Hogan / July 12, 2013

Autre Ne Veut Stays Seductively Electro-R&B on Slinky ‘Adult Swim’ Single ‘On & On’

Autre Ne Veut's entry in this year's stacked Adult Swim Singles series has arrived. Titled "On & On," the song fittingly sees the Brooklyn indie…
Marc Hogan / July 12, 2013

Hot Sugar, Kool A.D., Fat Tony, and More Sulk With Swagger in ‘Leverage’ Video

Syrup-addled sad bastard producer Hot Sugar snuck out his MiDi Murder EP last year, but the guest-packed short-player was censored due to a team-up with…
Chris Martins / July 12, 2013

RL Grime and Problem Party With a Bag of Mollies on ‘Secondary’

Back in March, we heard the inspired team-up between Chicago R&B riser Jeremih and Los Angeles bedroom beatsmith Shlohmo, "Bo Peep (Do U Right)." Now, the latter's…
Chris Martins / July 12, 2013

This New Robin Thicke Single Is Trolling Justin Timberlake’s Legacy

Robin Thicke's #edgy makeover continues with a new Timbaland-produced single dubbed "Take it Easy on Me." The soul-powered dance-pop platter features shots of Patron, sounds of…
Chris Martins / July 12, 2013

DIANA Deliver Smooth, Sax-y ‘Perpetual Surrender’ Video

Canadian crew DIANA are in the business of wedding smoothe grooves to enchanting soul. Contemporaries Rhye come to mind, though this band's arty approach might…
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013

Ben Folds Five Is a Crowd in ‘Sky High’ Video

Ben Folds Five are currently on the road with fellow '90s alt-pop favorites Guster and Barenaked Ladies, but the iconic nerd-rock trio hole up in…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Wavves’ Sweet Valley Beat Project Returns With Pitch-Bent ‘SV’ Mixtape

Wavves main man Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan are back with their fourth release as Sweet Valley. Their latest instrumental mixtape is dubbed simply SV…
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013

Pearl Jam Confirm ‘Lightning Bolt’ Album With Burning ‘Mind Your Manners’

Pearl Jam will release their 10th studio album this fall. The grunge O.G.s announced on Thursday (July 11) that Lightning Bolt will arrive on October 15…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Tropic of Cancer Haunts With Hazy Electro Pulser ‘More Alone’

Tropic of Cancer, a.k.a. gloom-pop goddess Camella Lobo, will release her debut studio album on September 23 via Blackest Ever Black. Before Restless Idylls arrives,…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Dinosaur Jr. Enter Vanity Headphones Game, Share New Jam ‘The Only Other Way’

The Sub Pop posse have been getting their crossbrand on of late — in honor of the iconic Seattle indie label's 25th-ish anniversary celebration (happening…
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013

Watch Sub Pop’s 25th Birthday Party Atop Seattle’s Space Needle

Sub Pop Records is commemorating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a Silver Jubilee celebration on July 13. The showcase takes place in Georgetown and…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Laura Mvula Tells the Tale of a Lifetime in Touching ‘She’ Video

We knew we had to get to know recent This Is Happening star Laura Mvula after she appeared before our eyes via that lush and inviting "Green Garden"
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013
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