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Janelle Monae Boogies While the World Burns in ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ Video

When last we saw Janelle Monáe, she and Erykah Badu were shattering their space-shackles while smashing stereotypes in the futuristic video for "Q.U.E.E.N.," a song…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

The Chills’ First New Song in Forever, ‘Molten Gold,’ Is Another Heavenly Pop Hit

The Chills' comeback is not like other indie-rock comebacks. For starters, they were never really "here" in the first place: Despite being one of the…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013

Hodgy Beats Buries Himself in Sand for ‘Alone’ Video

Hodgy Beats' new Untitled 2 EP features a couple of hard-rock forays that may seem like an odd fit, but the rest of the thing offers…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: New Order, AraabMuzik, Joey Bada$$, Speedy Ortiz, and More

Ten new, streamable albums — that aren't Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail — are here right now! Grab a set of headphones and cruise into…
Kyle McGovern / July 2, 2013

M.I.A.’s Latest Shrill Banger May Be Titled ‘Only 1 U,’ But It’s Not a Love Song

M.I.A. has always delivered zeitgeist-conscious party music with a revolutionary stance, and rightly so given her pedigree, but lately the messages have been more ear-catching…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013

Stream Vic and Gab’s Sweetly Jangling ‘Love of Mine’ Album

Vic and Gab won't release their full-length debut album, Love of Mine, until July 9 via Blue Lola Records, but you can hear the whole thing…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013

Sigur Ros Reinvent Themselves as Dubstepping Trap-Rave DJs (No, Really)

In all fairness, we were warned.Before Sigur Rós played a rare DJ set for Berlin's Boiler Room last week, they took the unusual step of…
Philip Sherburne / July 2, 2013

Watch Mount Moriah’s Road-Weary ‘White Sands’ Video

When reviewing Mount Moriah's recently released sophomore album, Miracle Temple, SPIN's Mike Powell noted, "Like good country, Miracle Temple is capable of painting a world where the…
Kyle McGovern / July 2, 2013

Phoenix’s ‘Trying to Be Cool’-‘Drakkar Noir’ Video Overflows With Creativity

Phoenix have raised questions throughout their career about the lines between Meaningless Trash and Meaningful Art. Frontman Thomas Mars told SPIN the lyrics to "Trying…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013

Freddie Gibbs Goes Back to Gary in Gangsta ‘Lay It Down’ Video

Gangsta Gibbs is in full effect on "Lay It Down," a track from his recently released ESGN album that dwells wholly, unapologetically in the trap. That…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

Julian Lynch’s Dog Friends Find Transcendent Bliss in ‘North Line’ Video

Having a bad day? Let man's best friend lend a paw. The new video for Julian Lynch's "North Line" features a cast of canines enjoying…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

Hear Beck’s Gleaming, Synth-Spangled Road Anthem ‘I Won’t Be Long’

Beck has been nothing but unpredictable lately, and so far it's working for him. Now the shape-shifting Los Angeles artist has unveiled the dreamy yet…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013

OFF! Fire Up First-Ever Live LP, Share Ferocious ‘Black Thoughts’

OFF! will release their first-ever live full-length album on August 6 via Outer Battery Records. Live at 9:30 Club will be vinyl-only, limited to just…
Kyle McGovern / July 2, 2013

Stream Holograms’ Post-Punk Fist-Pumper ‘Meditations’

Back in April, Holograms resurfaced with "Flesh and Bone," the synth-lined lead single off the Swedish bruisers' upcoming sophomore album, Forever. The Captured Tracks-signees have now followed…
Kyle McGovern / July 1, 2013

Mount Kimbie and King Krule Explore Suburban Angst in ‘You Took Your Time’ Video

Mount Kimbie's excellent team-up with King Krule now has a gorgeous video treatment. Swedish director Marcus Söderlund (the xx's "VHS") traveled to the 'burbs outside…
Chris Martins / July 1, 2013

Watch Deerhunter’s Burning ‘Halcyon Digest’-Era Concert

Deerhunter have a slate of tour dates lined up to promote their abrasive new album, the Essential Monomania, but fans who prefer the ghostly sheen…
Kyle McGovern / July 1, 2013

See 2 Chainz Party in the Hollywood Hills in ‘Feds Watching’ Video

There are thousands of things that 2 Chainz and Pharrell can do that the rest of us cant, and now we can add another one…
Jordan Sargent / July 1, 2013

Fall Out Boy Get Tortured in Violent ‘Alone Together’ Video

Fall Out Boy have already shared the first three entries in their 11-part "Young Blood Chronicles" video series, and now the reunited emo-pop princes have…
Kyle McGovern / July 1, 2013

Charlie Wilson Scoops the Youth-Oriented BET Awards

The highlight of last night's BET Awards was not Kendrick Lamar deservedly winning a whole bunch of awards, or even Erykah Badu assisting an even-better-than-the-album…
Brandon Soderberg / July 1, 2013

Hear Death Cab for Cutie Go Postal (Service) on Synth-y ‘Soul Meets Body’

Judging by the way things went for the Pixies, Ben Gibbard must be this close to the stage of his indie-rock nostalgia cycle where Death Cab for…
Marc Hogan / July 1, 2013
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