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Jace Clayton Manipulates Time and Space on Mesmerizing ‘Buzzer #7′

It's a pleasure, both viscerally and intellectually, listening to Jace Clayton speak — and compose or manipulate the speech of others, which he does as…
Harley Brown / October 9, 2015

VHÖL Spiral Into ‘Red Chaos’ on New Single

VHÖL's composite members come from across a whole spectrum of metal's more phlegmatic strains. Drummer Aesop Dekker plays with the experimentalists in Agalloch, frontman Mike Scheidt's…
Colin Joyce / October 9, 2015

MNDR Returns With Glamorously Impactful ‘Kimono’

It's been three years since the ear of pop fans have been sated by MNDR's angular, emotionally telling solo career. In 2012, the singer-songwriter and…
Brennan Carley / October 9, 2015

BANNERS Battles Darkness in Epic ‘Shine A Light’ Video

"Shine A Light," the new single from Liverpool-based artist Mike Nelson, who performs as BANNERS, is an end-of-tunnel anthem. It's hopeful and haunting, as weighty…
Nathan Diller / October 9, 2015

Skatebård Takes Italo-Disco for an Icy Spin on ‘Palais D’Amour’

Norwegians know their way around Italo-disco at this point, as Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Todd Terje lead the way (in most listeners' ears, at least)…
Harley Brown / October 8, 2015

Murlo Gets Swift-Footed on Tumbling Single ‘Cascade’

It feels like crunch time on "Cascade," one of the standout tracks from Murlo’s forthcoming EP, Odyssey — in and of itself an apt title for…
Oliver Kinkel / October 8, 2015

PC Worship Have Difficulty Relaxing On ‘Social Fiction’

On their Bandcamp profile, PC Worship assert that they are aesthetically "uncommitted and explorative." This may be true, but along with Sediment Club and the…
Oliver Kinkel / October 7, 2015

Stove Spits Up ‘Wet Food’ on New Single

After concluding his work with Northeast DIY institution Ovlov, Connecticut native Steve Harlett started a new solo project, Stove, and now he's preparing to release…
Meilyn Huq / October 7, 2015

Korey Dane’s ‘Youngblood’ Is an Americana Dreamscape

Korey Dane has made a career pairing treacly acoustic guitar with an open heart, but on his second solo album, Youngblood, the Long Beach, California-based…
Nathan Diller / October 6, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Courtney Barnett, Car Seat Headrest, Boogarins, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Brazilian psych-pop performers,…
SPIN Staff / October 6, 2015

Jonas Rathsman Introduces a ‘New Generation’ of Stomping, Horn-Infused Tech-House

If you've been frequenting clubs and dance music events this summer in the U.S. and elsewhere, chances are you've heard the belly-scraping bass groans of…
Harley Brown / October 6, 2015

Pinegrove Sign to Run for Cover, Reinvent Optimist Rock on ‘New Friends’

Montclair, NJ's Pinegrove has existed in various iterations over the better part of the last half decade, but at the center of a rotating…
Colin Joyce / October 6, 2015

How Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ Changed Her Career Forever, By John Seabrook

Rihanna needs no introduction, but here's a quick one anyway: Bursting onto the scene as a teenager more than ten years ago with "Pon de Replay," the…
SPIN Staff / October 5, 2015

Wildhoney Try to Breathe in ‘Thin Air’ on Shoegazey Single

After a few years of low-key EP releases, Baltimore shoegaze revivalists Wildhoney issued their debut LP Sleep Through It earlier this year, but they're already…
Colin Joyce / October 2, 2015

Christina Vantzou Spawns Ghostly Twins in Her NSFW ‘Shadow Sun’ Video

Christina Vantzou's usual instrumental palette (swooning strings, feather-light keyboard flourishes) has traditionally suggested a nodding-out neoclassicism — like string quartets playing Brahms…
Colin Joyce / October 1, 2015

Aneurysm’s ‘Veronica’ Goes Down Like a Noise-Rock Heart Attack

There's a Boston based five-piece of punk kids called Aneurysm, but their brickwalled take on post-hardcore feels more like an infarction. They released an EP…
Colin Joyce / October 1, 2015

Long Distance Poison Embrace the Horror of It All on ‘Lama Nada’

Long Distance Poison’s new tape on Chicago-based label Hausu Mountain comes with a description that sounds like body horror. Lama Nada is made up of two…
Oliver Kinkel / October 1, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Arca, Dive In, Pity Sex, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Venezuelan super-producers, ambient…
SPIN Staff / September 30, 2015

Sega Bodega Slows Down and Turns Up on ‘Elis’

The three-year-old brainchild of Ninja Tune producer Slugabed, British label Activia Benz might look something like a jellyfish if its roster were anthropomorphized. Its aesthetic is eclectic but…
Harley Brown / September 30, 2015

Andrew Bernstein Does Damage to Sax Structures on ‘Thought Forms’

Baltimore's Horse Lords don't have a lot of studio recordings. But the burned-out sort of art-rock they've made over the past few years has established…
Colin Joyce / September 30, 2015
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