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

Zola Jesus’ String-Swathed ‘Avalanche (Slow)’ Delivers Minimalist Majesty

Zola Jesus is set to release an album of orchestral interpretations of her oeuvre dubbed Versions on August 20 with Sacred Bones. Inspired by her 2012…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

Watch Colin Stetson’s Cathartic ‘Who the Waves Are Roaring For’ Video

Bon Iver saxophonist Colin Stetson kept it in the family for his latest music video, "Who the Waves Are Roaring For." The Montreal-based mastermind reteamed with…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd Makes Solo Debut With Raw-Rocking ‘Baron Robber’

Soundgarden bassist and songwriter Ben Shepherd will release his debut solo album as HBS on August 27. In Deep Owl was written over the past four…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

The Weeknd Hates Threesome-Having Strippers in NSFW ‘Kiss Land’ Video

Sigh. Another day, another softcore porn video from another alt-R&B #YOLO lifer. Considering the Weeknd's less-than-copacetic relationship with The-Dream, you'd expect Abel Tesfaye to take…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Teases Mysterious New Album With Eerie ‘Everything Unwinds’

Chicago outsider Willis Earl Beal will release his sophomore album, Nobody knows., on September 10 through XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. Keeping with the bluesman's…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Release of the Week: Killa Kyleon’s ‘Lean On Me’ Mixtape

Sorry, but Yeezus just looms large over everything right now and it's tough not to constantly compare or contrast everything that pops up to its…
Brandon Soderberg / June 25, 2013
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