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Light Heat Go Glamorously Low-Key in ‘Elevation’ Video

After an eight-year absence, Quentin Stoltzfus — the mastermind who once recorded under the moniker Mazarin — has returned. On June 25, the Philadelphia-based songwriter released his…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

Beyonce’s Steamy, Allegedly Full ‘Standing on the Sun’ Sizzles Less Than the Live Take

Just a hunch: This won't be the last time the sun goes down on a new version of Beyoncé's "Standing on the Sun." An alleged stream of…
Marc Hogan / June 27, 2013

Hear the A$AP Rocky ‘#Beautiful’ Verse That the World Didn’t Need

First of all, we're fans of all three artists here. Mariah Carey is a melismatic legend and the very embodiment of the early '90s R&B…
Chris Martins / June 27, 2013

Angel Haze Name-Drops Green Day in Dark New Track ‘Initiation’

Angel Haze has let slip an outtake from her forthcoming debut studio album Dirty Gold. Indirectly citing Drake's #YOLO doctrine, she wrote on Twitter, "I'm probably…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Duck Sauce Run a Demented Barbershop in ‘It’s You’ Video

Duck Sauce don't do music videos often (songs either for that matter) but when they do, it's always special. The DJ duo made up of…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Hear Andrew Cedermark Channel Bill Withers for Tattered ‘On Me’

Back in January, Andrew Cedermark told SPIN that his upcoming sophomore album would be titled Lean on Me, a nod to the classic Bill Withers…
Kyle McGovern / June 26, 2013

Prince Remixes Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu’s ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ in His Paisley Image

Janelle Monáe has drawn a royal flush. The ArchAndroid singer recently revealed Prince would appear on her planned September album The Electric Lady.  "Q.U.E.E.N.," Monáe's wings- and rapper-devouring team-up…
Marc Hogan / June 26, 2013

Charli XCX Bewitches on JESUS MILLION’s Hazy, Blippy ‘Illusions Of’

Charli XCX's ear for heady electronic cloudscapes should be beyond reproach. On her excellent debut album True Romance, the British singer thrillingly reclaims Gold Panda's "You"
Marc Hogan / June 26, 2013

This David Lynch Song Sounds a Lot Like That Phosphorescent Song

Well this is strange. Of course, strange is par for the course with David Lynch. The iconoclastic director has released a new song from his forthcoming…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Preview Omar Souleyman’s Dizzying Track Produced by Four Tet

Four Tet keeps successfully building suspense for the upcoming album he produced for Syrian star Omar Souleyman. "Our music doesn't change," Souleyman told SPIN recently…
Marc Hogan / June 26, 2013

Watch Frank Ocean Debut Three Meditative New Tracks in Germany

Last night Frank Ocean kicked off a European tour in Munich, Germany, where he performed three new tracks. The best of the bunch — which…
Jordan Sargent / June 26, 2013

Download ‘Run the Jewels,’ the Bruising New Album from El-P and Killer Mike

You've heard "Get It" and "Banana Clipper" and "36" Chain" but now you can download the entire self-titled free album from Run the Jewels, the newest team-up…
Jordan Sargent / June 26, 2013

Hear Daft Punk’s Own Luxuriously Expansive 10-Minute ‘Get Lucky’ Remix

Daft Punk kindly invite you to "Get Lucky" longer. When the robotic French duo first revealed plans to remix Essential album Random Access Memories' lead single…
Marc Hogan / June 26, 2013

Hear Desert Stars’ Dusky ‘Off the Cliff’

Brooklyn's Desert Stars conjure the sort of dreamy haze and windswept romanticism that's been mastered by Mazzy Star and Beach House, which is to say…
Kyle McGovern / June 26, 2013

Stream WL’s Rippling ‘You’re Not Really Here’

WL is an inconspicuously named trio of Portland transplants: Misty Mary (vocals, bass), Michael Yun (guitar), and Stevie Sparks (drums). On July 16, the (sometimes) mild-mannered…
Kyle McGovern / June 26, 2013

The Growlers Pilot an RV Through Space in ‘One Million Lovers’ Video

Costa Mesa beach bums the Growlers have returned with a new video for their Hung at Heart highlight, "One Million Lovers." The shambly garage-rock song…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

‘Workaholics’ Star Anders Holm Has Magic Mojo in Serengeti’s ‘Laser Tag’ Video

Chicago rapper Serengeti stopped by SPIN last year to explain the hip-hop metafiction/therapy session/satirical delight that is his Kenny Dennis character. "This guy just has…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Is Robin Thicke’s Nudity-Filled ‘Blurred Lines’ Video Exploitative, Awesome, or Both?

Robin Thicke continues to have the biggest, um, song in the country with "Blurred Lines," a spry and summery soul-dappled single that's stirred up a…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Joey Bada$$ Fast-Forwards on DOOM-Produced ‘Amethyst Rockstar’

Skeptics of '90s rap revivalist Joey Bada$$ expect some sort of growth on his upcoming Summer Knights EP, which will also feature his Pro Era crew.
Jordan Sargent / June 25, 2013

Speedy Ortiz Flex Gut-Wrecking Muscles on Clobbering ‘Plough’

Speedy Ortiz have already shared two singles from their upcoming full-length debut — the angst-ridden "Tiger Tank" and languid "No Below" — and now, the Best New Artist alums have…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013
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