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Watch Wilco and My Morning Jacket Chug Through Neil Young’s ‘Cinnamon Girl’ Live

Wilco stunned the audience at last month's Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival with a two-and-a-half-hour live set that featured covers of songs by Daft…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Jay-Z Knocked Out Most of ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ in Two Weeks, Says The-Dream

Jay-Z finished most of Magna Carta Holy Grail in two weeks, Terius Nash has revealed. "The body, the significant part of this album?" the singer and…
Marc Hogan / July 8, 2013

Crash Titus Andronicus’ Raucous Live Show in ‘Still Life With Hot Deuce and Silver Platter’ Video

Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles has been caught on camera belting out Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" with Diarrhea Planet and teaming with the So So Glos to…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Grumbling Fur Quote Classic ‘Blade Runner’ Soliloquy in ‘The Ballad of Roy Batty’ Video

After wowing us with the Krautrock-indebted electronic pop nugget that was May's "Dancing Light," Grumbling Fur have returned with a video for "The Ballad of…
Chris Martins / July 8, 2013

Death Grips Return to Major Label With New Capitol-Assisted Imprint

In 2012, Death Grips burned bridges with their former label Epic in a cash-fueled blaze of glory that contributed to the crew nabbing SPIN's coveted…
Chris Martins / July 8, 2013

Stream Night Birds’ Unruly ‘Born to Die in Suburbia’ Album

Night Birds hail from the New York/New Jersey area, but the punk foursome's latest album, Born to Die in Suburbia, owes a heavy debt to California…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Hear Dave Sitek Pile on ‘Pressure’ for Substantial Until the Ribbon Breaks Remix

When Until the Ribbon Breaks landed on SPIN's 5 Best New Artists for June '13 list, we suggested a certain starting point to get familiar with…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Franz Ferdinand Take ‘Right Action’ Out for the Right, Retro-Themed Video

Franz Ferdinand are coming correct. The first two tracks we've heard from the peppy Scottish post-punks' first album four years — Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right…
Marc Hogan / July 8, 2013

Nakim, Fat Trel, and Miloh Smith Polish Up the ‘Pinky Ring’ on Woozy Track

Harlem-raised rapper Nakim Williams has a delivery that befits his heritage: hard and no nonsense but imbued with crisp style. He reps "American scheming" over…
Chris Martins / July 8, 2013

Hear Bent Shapes’ Sprawling Mini-Epic ‘Big Machines’

Bent Shapes have released a steady output of 7-inch vinyl and cassette tapes since forming in 2009, but the Boston trio will finally unleash their…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Tour Unknown’s Geometrically-Enhanced Forest in ‘I Cry’ Video

Northern Irish producer Unknown is well named, but only because his true identity has been successfully protected thus far. The man's work is turning heads…
Chris Martins / July 8, 2013

Beck Brings ‘Song Reader’ Off the Page With Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand in London

While the United States was celebrating its Independence Day on July 4, Beck was in London liberating his Song Reader material from a format with a…
Marc Hogan / July 8, 2013

Watch the Replacements Rehearse ‘Favorite Thing’ in Latest Itty-Bitty Video

We can name that tune in... three notes. In the 19-second video above, posted to Facebook Wednesday (July 3), the two members who constitute the…
Nicole Sia / July 4, 2013

Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Leaks Outside the Samsung Galaxy

That didn't take long. Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail sold a milli before it debuted exclusively on Samsung phones at midnight this morning (July 4),…
Nicole Sia / July 4, 2013

Timbaland Reveals the Secrets of Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ in Intimate Interview

Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail arrives tomorrow, July 4, and though we've learned much about the man's 12th studio album — the cover art, the…
Chris Martins / July 4, 2013

Watch Justin Timberlake Put His Face on Naked Women in ‘Tunnel Vision’ Video

So, to recap: Justin Timberlake famously threw himself back into music this year with his comeback single "Suit & Tie," which some derided as sounding…
Jordan Sargent / July 3, 2013

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Welcome ‘Lesbian Wife’ to the Slack-Pop Party

Scott & Charlene's Wedding is the beauteous slack-pop project of one Craig Dermody, an Australian expat whose relocation to New York City has provided him…
Chris Martins / July 3, 2013

Watch Ghost B.C.’s Nameless Ghoul Give an Incredibly Polite Interview

So it turns out nameless ghouls are completely reasonable people if you just talk to them. Swedish doom-metal destroyers Ghost B.C. are known for their…
Chris Martins / July 3, 2013

Tinie Tempah Brags About His Banksy Collection With 2 Chainz on ‘Trampoline’

If you're lucky, you remember Tinie Tempah from "Pass Out," his fantastic debut single that went No. 1 abroad in 2011. If you're like most…
Jordan Sargent / July 3, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Blondes Breathe New Life into Techno-Spelunking

Blondes Swisher (RVNG) Blondes' Sam Haar and Zach Steinman started out making chiming, chugging, not-quite-dance music poised somewhere between Krautrock and nu-disco, Smallville and Delorean.
Philip Sherburne / July 3, 2013
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