Magic Potion Find Soft Punk Nirvana With ‘Cola Boyys’

Magic Potion, the Stockholm four-piece, made their debut with last year's Melt EP, four tracks of driving, melodic jamming. After taking the year to record in…
Megan Bradley / April 14, 2016

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New ‘Run Away With Me’ Remixes Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Carly Rae Jepsen's 2015 pop gem "Run Away With Me" has become a bonafide sensation in the last six weeks, thanks to the #RunAwayWithMeme campaign…
Brennan Carley / April 14, 2016

The Coathangers Craft Rambunctious, Wink-and-Nudge Punk on ‘Nosebleed Weekend’

The Coathangers have been together for a decade, but it doesn't feel like that long to them. "We didn't realize!" exclaims guitarist-vocalist Julia Kugel (code name: Crook Kid…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2016

Supermoon Conjure Light and Dark With ‘Witching Hour’

Supermoon, a Vancouver-based four piece incorporating members from local bands Movieland and Pups, strike the endlessly delicate balance between ebullient surf-pop and foreboding punk. 2015's Comet…
Megan Bradley / April 12, 2016

Annabel Jones’ Frisky ‘IOU’ Video Goes Totally Cat Crazy

Annabel Jones is one of music's brightest new commodities, a singer-songwriter who — along with fellows Beats 1 darlings Kiiara and Moxie Raia — seems to…
Brennan Carley / April 12, 2016

TEEN Say ‘Love Yes’ Once More on Ecstatic Man Power Remix

Brooklyn quartet TEEN delivered one of 2016's best alt-pop records with February's Love Yes, a delectable mix of new-wave energy, punk confrontation, and twee infectiousness.
Andrew Unterberger / April 12, 2016

Pity Sex Pitilessly Indulge Your Nostalgia With ‘Pin A Star’

The members of Ann Arbor quartet Pity Sex are not ones to shy away from unabashed, instantly gratifying ’90s revivalism. Their sound is awash with…
Evan Siegel / April 11, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: DeJ Loaf, Julianna Barwick, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from picketing pop satirists, Detroit hip-hop stalwarts, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 8, 2016

Hear Marian Hill’s Brain-Rattling Pop Gem ‘I Want You’

Usually when a pop song feels like it's knocking around your skull, it doesn't also sound like it's actually doing that. But that's probably the…
Andrew Unterberger / April 7, 2016

Erik Hassle Pays Tribute to Aaliyah on Impassioned New ‘If Your Man Only Knew’

Swedish songwriter Erik Hassle's been quietly grinding out solid pop tunes for quite some time now, including collaborations with Gorgon City (2014's "FTPA") and Icona…
Brennan Carley / April 7, 2016

Tokyo Police Club’s Effusive New EP Turns Pumpkins Into Pumpkinade

Tokyo Police Club have long been underrated, all the way back to their jagged, Strokes-y beginnings on 2006's A Lesson in Crime EP. By 2008's…
Dan Weiss / April 7, 2016

The Front Bottoms Get Comfortable With ‘Cough It Out’ Live Video

"It was all very punk rock," explains Brian Sella, singer and guitarist for the Front Bottoms. He’s referring to their self-booked, bedroom-recorded, basement-playing days, but…
Natalie Caamano / April 6, 2016

Mutual Benefit Is Adrift In Love On ‘Lost Dreamers’

"Let’s take the long way home / Let’s throw away our phones," sings Jordan Lee on his newest single as Mutual Benefit. "Lost Dreamers" is…
Evan Siegel / April 5, 2016

Boston Boom-Bap Treasure Mr. Lif Is Back With the Jazzy ‘Let Go’

Mr. Lif has never been en vogue per se, but his meditative, geopolitical raps held a special place in hip-hop during the mid-2000s. They served…
Dan Weiss / April 4, 2016

Attic Abasement ‘Show Up to Leave’ on Endearing New Song

Attic Abasement's 2010 album Dancing Is Depressing is perhaps the crown jewel of lo-fi bedroom pop. With a subtle nod to Pavement and Joan of…
Jeffrey Silverstein / April 4, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Told Slant, Moses Sumney, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from politically conscious rappers, underground Swedish pop producers, Brooklyn bedroom punks,…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2016

PC Worship Induces Vertigo in Black-and-White ‘Done’ Video

Punk collective PC Worship — frontman Justin Frye with a rotating cast of musicians — closed out 2015 with a groaning bang on Basement Hysteria, a four-track EP they…
Megan Bradley / March 31, 2016

Adrian Quesada Leaps Ahead with ‘Staring at the Ceiling’ as the Echocentrics

Once a member of the nine-piece, Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma, Adrian Quesada has set apart his work in bands and by himself. The Austin-based virtuoso has accompanied Prince…
Natalie Caamano / March 31, 2016

DJ Tennis Explores Orchestral Themes and Existential Questions on ‘Divisions’

For "Divisions" off of his latest EP, Divisions/Chirality, Italy-born and Berlin-based DJ Tennis (a.k.a. Manfredi Romano) recruited some new key players: Danish singer and guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg,…
Harley Brown / March 31, 2016

Chew on ShitKid’s Psychocandy-Coated Self-Titled Debut EP

ShitKid is the one-woman project of Swedish-born 23-year-old Åsa Söderqvist, a former feminist-punk frontwoman who reinvented her sound on a series of home recordings posted…
Andrew Unterberger / March 30, 2016
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