Waxahatchee’s Eponymous Creek Makes for the Best ‘Coast to Coast’ Video

The sun is beaming down on Waxahatchee. Katie Crutchfield’s emotions-baring fuzz-rock project is about to head off on a string of U.K. tour dates with…
Marc Hogan / June 5, 2013

Listen to Superchunk’s Breezy New Single ‘FOH’

Superchunk’s tenth album I Hate Music will be released on August 20 and today they’ve released its first single “FOH.” Based on the album’s dismissive title, you…
Jordan Sargent / June 5, 2013

See Steve Gunn Masterfully Unravel His Beautiful Blues in ‘Lurker’ Video

Like his buddy and bandmate Kurt Vile, Brooklyn singer-guitarist Steve Gunn seems beamed from a different time. He plays a worldly form of ancient blues.
Chris Martins / June 5, 2013

Stream Dog Party’s Pop-Punk Detonator ‘Jet Pack’

The two sisters that make up Dog Party may be young — Gwen and Lucy Giles are 17 and 14 years old, respectively — but…
Kyle McGovern / June 5, 2013

Watch Warm Soda Lead a Suburban Rebellion in ‘Jeanie Loves Pop’ Video

Warm Soda’s recently released debut album relishes in sweetly scuzzy hooks and power-pop charm. The Bay Area rebels’ new video for “Jeanie Loves Pop,” a gutter-glam highlight from…
Kyle McGovern / June 5, 2013

Kanye West’s Studio-Quality ‘New Slaves’ Snippet Is Surprisingly Glitchy

Might God be a computer? Kanye West’s recently unveiled Yeezus album cover non-art harks back to the years just before The College Dropout broke, when…
Marc Hogan / June 5, 2013

Lou Barlow Explains Sebadoh’s Heart-wrenching ‘Secret’ EP, Streaming Now

Though Lou Barlow’s prolificacy will likely always be eclipsed by the Robert Pollards and Ty Segalls of the world, to say nothing of his legendary…
Colin Joyce / June 5, 2013

Hear Lightning Dust Out-Disco Johnny Jewel on ‘Loaded Gun’

Black Mountain members Amber Webber and Joshua Wells are three albums into their Lightning Dust synth side project, and it runs smoother than ever. On…
Kyle McGovern / June 5, 2013

Watch Father John Misty’s Post-Apocalyptic ‘Funtimes in Babylon’ Video

Father John Misty’s 2012 gem Fear Fun is full of wry, sharply observed tales of epiphany and dissolution. The new video for the recent SPIN profilee’s “Funtimes…
David Marchese / June 5, 2013

Beyonce Ladles Chicken Soup for the Pop Soul on ‘Epic’ Anthem ‘Rise Up’

Another new Beyoncé song has entered the world, and this one is the stuff of Olympic montages, inspirational school assemblies, and, well, Super Bowl halftime shows,…
Marc Hogan / June 5, 2013

Deerhoof Transform an Exorcism Into a Dance Party in ‘Breakup Songs’ Video

San Francisco art-rock enthusiasts Deerhoof are known for keeping it weird, and they hardly disappoint with the new video for “Breakup Songs.” The semi-titular track…
Chris Martins / June 5, 2013

2 Chainz and Pharrell Team Up on Squealing ‘Feds Watching’

2 Chainz is so in demand that he never had a chance to go away before recording a new album — instead his new material…
Jordan Sargent / June 4, 2013

How to Dress Well and Shlohmo Craft Hazy Heartache in ‘Don’t Say No’ Video

The Weeknd’s soul-sucking R&B gets a less lascivious rebirth in Shlohmo’s “Don’t Say No” featuring How to Dress Well. The Los Angeles ambient pop producer…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Poor Decision-Makers Rick Ross, Wale, and Lupe Fiasco Rap About ‘Poor Decisions’

The rapping gentlemen amassed for the new Maybach Music Group single “Poor Decisions” should each know a thing or two about that song’s titular subject.
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Mr. MFN eXquire Disses Obama, Big-Ups Booze on ‘Kismet’ Mixtape

Mr. MFN eXquire is back with another mixtape that his label probably wouldn’t approve of. Kismet was released today and features collaborations with Danny Brown and…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

The-Dream Should Just Start a Porn Company Already

The-Dream has released yet another very NSFW video in order to promote his very good new album IV Play. The latest song to get the softcore…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Watch Rhye Seduce New York City in Candlelit Silhouette

Rhye, the sultry electronic project of Quadron’s Robin Hannibal and vocalist Mike Milosh, won us over with March’s “languid, sublimely beguiling” debut album Woman. But…
Paula Mejia / June 4, 2013

AraabMuzik Unfolds Two Gnarly Songs From Upcoming Remix Compilation

AraabMuzik has found a home in the EDM scene, where his MPC gymnastics, thundering bass drops, and squiggly noodling are among friends. On July 9…
Jordan Sargent / June 4, 2013

Beck Is Working on Two New Albums, Hear ‘Defriended’ Now

Beck is apparently at work on not one, but two new albums, both of which are slated to be released independently. Rolling Stone cites “a music…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Taylor Swift Is No Marianne Faithfull, Lackluster Rolling Stones Live Duet Proves

Taylor Swift is a gifted songwriter, and she has improved by leaps and bounds as a vocalist. Mick Jagger is, of course, one of rock’s…
Marc Hogan / June 4, 2013
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