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Benoît Pioulard Stays Sedate on ‘Noyaux’ EP

Ambient composer Thomas Meluch has issued five studio records under the moniker Benoît Pioulard, the latest of which came out on experimental institution Kranky Records…
Colin Joyce / November 4, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Hannah Diamond, Mark McGuire, Seth Bogart, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Southern stargazers, turned-down…
SPIN Staff / November 3, 2015

Blanck Mass Releases New EP, Shares Mystifying ‘The Great Confuso Part I’

Outside of his skyscraping and grandiose efforts as half of the unlikely crossover noise duo Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power also pilots Blanck Mass…
Colin Joyce / November 3, 2015

Champions League Remember Last Summer on Sumptuous ‘AF1′

Champions League are back for another season, and it looks like this could be their year. The Parisian duo’s 2014’s Ebiza EP established them as…
Marc Hogan / November 2, 2015

Palm Lose Themselves in an Art-Rock Thicket on ‘Trading Basics’ LP

The Philadelphia-via-Upstate New York quartet Palm’s approach to wiry genre-hopping art rock emphasizes density. Guitar lines creep like vines, winding around the heaving tree trunks…
Colin Joyce / November 2, 2015

Courtney Barnett Thrashes Through ‘Avant Gardener’ on ‘Austin City Limits’

Singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett, will make her Austin City Limits debut this weekend, and she’s been previewing some songs from her set over the last couple…
Nathan Diller / October 30, 2015

Laced Marry Hardcore Anxiety and Indie Pop Optimism on Debut EP

If your only exposure to Beach Fossils has been in the delicate ebb-and-flow of their studio recordings, you may not be privy to the knowledge…
Colin Joyce / October 29, 2015

Cymbals Eat Guitars’ New Single Is as Quietly Comforting as an ‘Aerobed’

Over the course of 2015, singer-songwriter Kevin Devine’s been curating a series of splits for New York/Philadelphia label Bad Timing Records, enlisting pals and fellow…
Colin Joyce / October 29, 2015

Loco Dice Looks Back to Move Forward on ‘Underground Sound Suicide’

Loco Dice is just heading in from a surf session at Venice Beach. The DJ and producer born Yassine Ben Achour, known for fusing techno and…
Ashley Zlatopolsky / October 29, 2015

Public Image Ltd. Revere the Iconic ‘Bettie Page’ in New Video

During the post-war uptick of suburban family values and poodle-skirt wholesomeness, there was also pin-up icon Bettie Page — a figure John Lydon and post-punk pioneers Public Image Ltd.
Rachel Brodsky / October 29, 2015

Gabriel Saloman’s ‘Movement Building Vol. 2′ LP Is Terrifying and Peaceful in Equal Measure

Gabriel Saloman makes music that lives in the spaces between genre classifications. There’s a lot of records that live in those middle grounds, but Saloman’s…
Oliver Kinkel / October 28, 2015

Made of Oak Shot a Silent Rap Video for His Glitchy Lullaby ‘Side Rides’

Nick Sanborn, one-half of the synth-folk duo Sylvan Esso, is releasing his solo debut under the moniker Made of Oak next month, and he’s revealed another,…
James Grebey / October 28, 2015

Ensemble Economique Hypnotizes on New Album ‘Blossoms In Red’

California-born artist Brian Pyle, the mastermind behind the project Ensemble Economique, describes his own music on his Facebook page “as if day and night are…
Meilyn Huq / October 28, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Weezer, St. Lucia, Miguel, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Southern psych-poppers, art-pop…
SPIN Staff / October 27, 2015

Pictureplane Explores the Wonders and Terrors of Tech on His New Full-Length

As Pictureplane, Travis Egedy’s spent a decade diving into the depths of ’90s rave’s trash heap and emerging with diamonds — and the occasional busted…
Colin Joyce / October 27, 2015

A Sunny Day in Glasgow Bring Heat, Light on ‘Hey, You’re Mine’

Dreamy Philadelphia-born band A Sunny Day in Glasgow have always built their songs on quiet charisma — intentional efforts to warp, bend, and dissolve shoegaze…
Colin Joyce / October 27, 2015

Lorca Spins a Beguilingly Minimal Thread on ‘Creta Kano’

After becoming familiar with Amsterdam-via-U.K. producer Breach from his ridiculously booty-bass-y floor-filler “Jack,” for most listeners it might be a bit of a surprise to hear the minimally adorned and…
Harley Brown / October 26, 2015

The Necks Make More Abstract Anxiety Jazz on ‘Vertigo’

Long-running Australian trio the Necks are ostensibly a jazz act. They’re playing pianos, upright bass, and various percussion parts arranged around a drum kit,…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

TOPS Shine From the Inside on ‘Hollow Sounds of the Morning Chimes’

The crackly AM radio refractions of Montreal’s TOPS has been one of indie pop’s brightest spots over the past few years. That’s brightest both in…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

Sports Double Down on Misty-Eyed Alt-Rock on ‘All of Something’ LP

Sports’ second full-length album All of Something doesn’t feel like a swan song, but if interviews they’ve given over the last few months hold true, this…
Colin Joyce / October 22, 2015
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