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Rival Consoles Scuttles and Murmurs Magnificently on ‘Howl’

Avant-garde London label Erased Tapes’ is perhaps best-known for artists such as Dawn of Midi — three jazzists who vibe together in the pitch black —…
Harley Brown / August 26, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Sexwitch, Pony Time, Nikki Hill, 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 British psych supergroups,…
SPIN Staff / August 25, 2015

Small Black Build a Bouncy Synth Castle on ‘No One Wants It To Happen to You’

Sunny-eyed Brooklyn synth-pop act Small Black are back with a new album, Best Blues (out October 16 via Jagjaguwar). We’ve already heard “Boys Life,” a cleanly bopping jaunt…
Harley Brown / August 25, 2015

Mind Over Mirrors Starts to Make ‘Strange(r) Work’ With Help From a Friend

Mind Over Mirrors has long been the moniker of Chicago-based ambient composer Jaime Fennelly, but of late the project’s grown a bit. For The Voice…
Colin Joyce / August 24, 2015

Cold Showers Conjure Frigid Thunderclouds on ‘Matter of Choice’ LP

California quartet Cold Showers have made their name over the last few years by casting a shade over the already gloomy world of post-punk, and…
Colin Joyce / August 24, 2015

Shakka and JME ‘Pull a Banger Out the Bag’ on ‘Say Nada’

London-based singer songwriter Shakka has lingered around the city’s urban scene for a while, but he’s making a leap to mainstream with his upcoming EP The…
James Grebey / August 21, 2015

Joyce Manor Rip Open ‘Christmas Card’ for New Live Session

The California punks in Joyce Manor released Never Hungover Again (one of SPIN’s 50 Best Albums of 2014) last summer, but they’re still touring hard…
Colin Joyce / August 21, 2015

Here Is Lana Del Rey’s Dreamy Alternate ‘Honeymoon’ Cover Art

Soon after sharing her Honeymoon track list, Lana Del Rey has shared her limited-edition alternate cover art for her follow-up to last year’s Ultraviolence, which…
Rachel Brodsky / August 21, 2015

Malaa Goes Low and Slinky on ‘Pregnant’

If artist anonymity ever went out of style, mysterious French producer Malaa is bringing it back. So far he’s only appeared in public as a…
Harley Brown / August 20, 2015

Mono/Poly Sends Seven Davis Jr.’s ‘Try Me (I’ll Funk You)’ to Other ‘Universes’

Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Seven Davis Jr. set out to explore other worlds on his June debut, Universes. His own provenance seemed similarly interstellar, like the…
Colin Joyce / August 20, 2015
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