Did John Mayer Just Pull a Taylor Swift on Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift has mastered the trick of getting extra mileage out of her songs by leaving them open to tabloid speculation, and now John Mayer…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2013

Stream Locrian’s Descent Into Synthy Post-Metal Madness, ‘Return To Annihilation’

Usually known for candlelit drones and charred noise, wildly prolific avant-metal doomsdayers Locrian are using their Relapse contract to release one of their most accessible…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 18, 2013

See Siouxsie Sioux Play the Banshees’ ‘Kaleidoscope’ Live at First Show in Five Years

Siouxsie Sioux performed live for the first time in five years this past Saturday (June 15), as part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival, which kicked off…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Stream Palms’ Debut LP, Dream-Metal From Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Most of Isis

Palms is a cinematic alt-metal supergroup combining 60 percent of post-rock dream weavers Isis (drummer Aaron Harris, bassist Jeff Caxide, and keyboardist Clifford Meyer), and the cloudgazing,…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 18, 2013

Eliot Lipp Gives El Ten Eleven a Panoramic Pop Remix on ‘No One Died This Time!’

Los Angeles post-rock pair El Ten Eleven make a lot of noise for two dudes. Their fifth album, Transitions, came out last year, and it…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2013

See Barbarossa Drive a Grown Man Mad in ‘Turbine’ Video

Last month, Barbarossa unveiled “Turbine,” an angular, synth-lined seducer that marked a drastic shift from London singer-songwriter James Mathé’s previous work, namely 2008’s acoustic-driven Chemical Campfires. Now, the longtime José…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Stream Hausu’s ‘Total,’ a Snarling Squall of an Album

Earlier this month, Hausu presented “Chrysanthemum,” a heaving shredder that SPIN described as “a sweetly sour mix of Dischord-ant post-punk drive and vintage alt-rock gnarl (via Dinosaur Jr. et…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Hear Pac Div’s Mibbs Go Solo With a Scoop DeVille Assist on Wavy ‘Freebass’ EP

Mibbs hails from long-hustling Los Angeles trio Pac Div, but he breaks out of the backpack on his debut solo EP, Freebass. Produced by hit-maker Scoo…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2013

Kanye West Shares ‘American Psycho’ Short in Actually Watchable Form This Time

On June 14, Kanye West debuted a new teaser video for his Yeezus album. An homage to a scene from the 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easto…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2013

Kitty Drops Bumps for Your ‘Barbie Jeep’ via Adult Swim’s Singles Series

The 2013 Adult Swim Singles Series continues with a strong entry from Tumblr queen Kitty (née Pryde). Over a New Age-y beat by Hot Sugar, the…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2013

Hear Volcano Choir’s Justin Vernon Sing About Weed Crystals on ‘Byegone’

Justin Vernon’s Volcano Choir is firing up again with a new album on the way and a tour in the works. The Bon Iver singer’…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2013

Stream DFA Newcomer Dan Bodan’s Full ‘Anonymous’ Single

Electro-pop auteur Dan Bodan is planning to release a full-length album later this year, but first comes new single “Anonymous,” out June 18 via DFA.
Kyle McGovern / June 17, 2013

Foals Singer Has a ‘Bad Habit’ of Following Naked Women Through the Desert

Back in March, Foals shared the incredibly intense video for “Late Night,” cramming four story lines into a few very NSFW few minutes in order…
Chris Martins / June 17, 2013

Okkervil River Celebrate Maxfield Parrish in ‘It Was My Season’ Video

When last we checked in with Okkervil River's Will Sheff, the Austin singer-songwriter was hanging out with the legendary Steve Earle after releasing 2011's delightfully…
Chris Martins / June 17, 2013

Watch Twin Peaks Raise Hell in Mischievous ‘Fast Eddie’ Video

Twin Peaks first caught SPIN's attention with "Stand in the Sand," a beachside shredder off the Chicago foursome's upcoming debut album, Sunken. Now, these recent Best New…
Kyle McGovern / June 17, 2013

Hear M.I.A.’s Wild, Drum-Smashing New Single ‘Bring the Noize’

M.I.A. debuted her newest track on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program on Monday. “Bring the Noize” is fittingly loud and urgent, paying tribute to it…
Chris Martins / June 17, 2013

Hear A.Dd+ Pour Hot Syrup Over ‘Where You Been’

Dallas duo A.Dd+ link up with Dirty South production ace DJ Burn One on brand-new heater “Where You Been.” Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun extol the…
Luke McCormick / June 17, 2013

Danny Brown Takes A$AP Rocky Into His ‘Kush Coma,’ Freestyles on the BBC

Back in March, Danny Brown leaked an early version of “Kush Coma,” a weed tribute that was incongruously clearheaded and fast-paced. It was a great…
Chris Martins / June 17, 2013

Chris Brown’s Incoherent ‘Don’t Think They Know’ Video Beams in Posthumous Aaliyah

“Unity is what we are afraid of, so fear is insanity, let’s love each other.” This text, attributed as a quote from “Not CB, just…
Marc Hogan / June 17, 2013

Watch El Sportivo & the Blooz’s Marc Maron-Approved ‘The Night’s So Cold’ Video

El Sportivo & the Blooz are set to appear on the official soundtrack for Maron, the new IFC TV show starring comedian/podcast host Marc Maron.
Kyle McGovern / June 17, 2013
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