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Smashing Pumpkins’ Unreleased, Acoustic ‘1979’ Disrobes to Raw Urgency

The Smashing Pumpkins' sprawling reissue of 1996's already sprawling The Aeroplane Flies High box set arrives on July 23 via Virgin/UMe, and among its eye-popping…
Marc Hogan / July 18, 2013

Vic Mensa Contemplates the Good Life in ‘Hollywood LA’ Video

To those unfamiliar with Chicago's musically rich rap scene, the arrival of Chance the Rapper may have seemed like an anomaly — his SPIN Essential Acid…
Chris Martins / July 18, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Paul Woolford Doesn’t Need No Stinking Titles

Paul Woolford, Untitled (Hotflush) Grant the Hotflush label this much: Scuba knows exactly what kind of sound he's after. Paul Woolford's new one, widely tipped…
Philip Sherburne / July 18, 2013

Watch Divine Fits’ Searing ‘Ain’t That the Way’ and ‘Chained to Love’ Lyric Videos

Divine Fits' sharply sculpted new single will be available physically next week, and now its two songs are freely streaming, too, accompanied by approriately intense,…
Marc Hogan / July 18, 2013

Hear Netherfriends’ Narcotic Gem ‘Uptown Boys’

Netherfriends, the operational alias of Chi-town producer Shawn Rosenblatt, plans to drop debut album P3ACE (pronounced "three peace") later this year. Working with Jeremy Black…
Luke McCormick / July 18, 2013

Stream Modern Hut’s Death-Obsessed ‘Life,’ the ‘Anti-Pop Song’

"It's an anti-pop song," says Modern Hut main brain Joe Steinhardt when discussing "Life," the second single from the project's upcoming debut album, Generic Treasure. The track…
Kyle McGovern / July 18, 2013

Nosaj Thing Transforms Damon Albarn’s ‘Monkey Bee’ Into Buzzing Beatwise Bliss

Damon Albarn has roughly one million irons in the old music fire, and many of them are quite ambitious, but none is quite the production…
Chris Martins / July 18, 2013

Lou Doillon Crafts Sentimental Travelogue for ‘Questions and Answers’ Tour Video

Yes, Lou Doillon comes from a family of accomplished artists and performers — she's the daughter of filmmaker Jacques Doillon and actress/singer Jane Birkin, which…
Kyle McGovern / July 18, 2013

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Swoon on ‘Harrison Ford’

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin may have a clunky handle, but it's opened some impressive doors for the Missouri indie-swooners. In 2012, the U.S.
Chris Martins / July 18, 2013

Egadz Goes Orchestrally Glitch for ‘Giant Steps’

Egadz is Erik Nava, a Southern California-raised beatsmith whose résumé also includes playing boatloads of instruments, programming his own video games, and developing innovative ways…
Chris Martins / July 18, 2013

Timbaland Pens ‘Sorry’ Track to Jay-Z After Pair ‘Fell Out’

Before they collaborated on Magna Carta... Holy Grail, Jay-Z and the album's main producer Timbaland had a bit of healing to do. See, during the recording…
Dan Reilly / July 17, 2013

Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy, Jim James Jam on ‘Twelve Gates to the City’

Took 'em long enough. Halfway through their AmericanaramA tour, Bob Dylan, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, My Morning Jacket's Jim James finally took the stage together to…
Dan Reilly / July 17, 2013

Coliseum’s Complex Crime Caper Makes for Riveting ‘Doing Time’ Video

Coliseum got arrested in the video for "Bad Will" and now we can see the hardcore crushers "Doing Time" in their latest clip. Directed by Erik…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2013

Watch Braids’ Shimmering ‘In Kind’ Video and Set Your ‘Conscience’ Free

Braids hail from the same Montreal DIY scene that's gifted us Grimes, Majical Cloudz and Mac DeMarco, and the influence can be heard in the group's…
Chris Martins / July 17, 2013

Kings of Leon Debut Summery New Single ‘Supersoaker’

Kings of Leon are gearing up to release their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, and the title of the first single seems to make good on…
SPIN Staff / July 17, 2013

Summer Camp Return With ‘Fresh’ Disco-Kissed Album

On September 9, London indie-pop players Summer Camp will release their first album since 2011's "terrifically tart debut" Welcome to Condale. The self-titled platter will arrive…
Chris Martins / July 17, 2013

Johnny Marr Is the Last Brit Standing in ‘New Town Velocity’ Video

Johnny Marr stalked a bleak countryside in the video for "The Messenger" last year, and now the ex-Smiths guitarist has released a city-dwelling pseudo-sequel. The official clip…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2013

CocoRosie’s ‘Child Bride’ Video Is a Harrowing Portrait of Abuse

CocoRosie's latest video is both beautifully shot and deeply disturbing. Director Emma Freeman goes for a very literal take on the song's title, "Child Bride,"
Chris Martins / July 17, 2013

Half a Molly: Dan Deacon Chops Up Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’

Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" has turned out to be divisive. Blame it on the hilarious-slash-wonderful Jay-Z mention, the eyeball-trolling video, and the equally troll-y…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2013

Pearl Jam Play Frantic ‘Mind Your Manners’ for the First Time

Pearl Jam previewed their fall North American arena tour with a gig in London, Ontario last night (July 16). The Seattle icons treated fans to roughly…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2013
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