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The Zombie Apocalypse Sounds Like Muse at ‘World War Z’ London Premiere

Muse have a taste for dystopia. Even their cross-dressing dance parties take place in a gritty sci-fi future. So, naturally, when Paramount Pictures needed an…
Kyle McGovern / June 7, 2013

David Bowie and Freddie Mercury Sound Even More Incredible Without Music

Queen and David Bowie's 1981 collaborative single "Under Pressure" is a helluva listen — a perennial classic so fantastic that its good name remains intact…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

Letterman Asks to Join Queens of the Stone Age in ‘I Sat By the Ocean’ Clip

Queens of the Stone Age are apparently aiming to be the Justin Timberlake to David Letterman's Jimmy Fallon. The California desert rock gurus appeared on…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

See Animal Collective’s Avey Tare Debut Slasher Flicks Supergroup

Within Animal Collective, Avey Tare plays the puckish foil to Panda Bear's choirboy charms, "pushing the prickly and eerie side of the band's avant-pop," as…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

The Lonely Island and Alanis Mash Up ‘Semicolon’ and ‘Ironic’ on ‘Kimmel’

If you tuned in a few Wack Wednesdays ago, then you already know the gag in the Lonely Island's joke-rap, "Semicolon" — they're using that…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

Hear Modern Hut’s Symphonic Strummer ‘History’

Modern Hut is the pet project of Joe Steinhardt, co-founder of New Jersey's Don Giovanni Records and ex-guitarist for defunct New Brunswick punks For Science. Later…
Kyle McGovern / June 7, 2013

Hear Iamsu!’s ‘Kilt 2′ Mixtape, a Hi-Fi Ratchet Revelation

Richmond rapper-producer Iamsu! was a shoo-in for SPIN's Real Hottest MCs list earlier this year. The young star has been steadily bridging Bay Area ghetto-flamboyance to…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

See the Cure Perform Their Hits in 1987’s Full ‘In Orange’ Concert Film

Late last month fans of seminal '80s music were gifted with a rare, full 40-minute concert film documenting Morrissey's first solo gig, which happened to…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

Neko Case Reveals New Album’s Very Long Title With Very Short Trailer

Neko Case's follow-up to 2009's Middle Cyclone is officially on the way. The alt-country all-star released the trailer for her upcoming sixth studio album on Thursday…
Kyle McGovern / June 7, 2013

Stream Mom + Pop’s ‘Boombox,’ Featuring Wavves, FIDLAR, and Smith Westerns

Add this to the list of albums you can hear right now: Mom + Pop Music is currently streaming a new compilation featuring songs by…
Kyle McGovern / June 6, 2013

Forest Swords Returns With ‘Thor’s Stone,’ a Wondrous Ball of Beat-Addled Mud

Forest Swords is Liverpool recluse Matt Barnes, a producer specializing in "ancient grinds" who caught some fame (and a Big Pink remix) two years ago…
Chris Martins / June 6, 2013

Jay Pharoah Burns Lil Wayne in Pitch-Perfect Freestyle Impression

It's official: Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah has redeemed himself for that weak Trinidad James spoof a couple of months back. On a recent visit to Sway…
Chris Martins / June 6, 2013

Hear Jim James’ EDM Remix of Bob Marley’s ‘Waiting in Vain’

Bob Marley's classic Legend compilation will soon receive an EDM-flavored makeover. On June 25, Island/Tuff Gong/UME will release Legend: Remixed, a 16-track collection featuring remixes of tracks…
Kyle McGovern / June 6, 2013

The-Drum Drop Goopy Gong-Powered Slow Jam ‘Switch’

Chicago duo The-Drum made SPIN's Best New Artists list this month for their fascinating ability to combine "fleet footwork rhythms, New Age synths, percolating R&B,…
Chris Martins / June 6, 2013

Hear Foxygen’s Guitarist Go Solo (With White Fence) on ‘Faces’

Foxygen's Jonathan Rado will take a breather from his main gig this fall when he issues his debut solo album. The LP, titled Law and…
Kyle McGovern / June 6, 2013

Watch Sigur Ros Navigate a Nuclear Wasteland in ‘Kveikur’

Back in March, Sigur Rós debuted "Kveikur," the foreboding title track off the symphonic proggers' "aggressive" new album. Now, following previously released clips for "Brennistein" and "Ísjaki," the Icelandic…
Kyle McGovern / June 6, 2013

Potty Mouth Catch ‘The Spins’ on New Alt-Rock Shredder

Potty Mouth hail from Northampton, Massachusetts, the fabled stomping grounds of Dinosaur Jr. and the impact of those hulking gnarlmeisters can certainly be heard. Singer-guitarist…
Chris Martins / June 6, 2013

Parquet Courts Debut Three New Rippers in Radio Session

Parquet Courts have a recently released SPIN Essential album tucked under their belt and are in the midst of a massive tour supporting the aforementioned Light…
Chris Martins / June 6, 2013

Q-Tip Unearths Kanye West’s Long Lost ‘Mama’s Boyfriend’

A great mythology surrounds Kanye West's unreleased song "Mama's Boyfriend." He first performed it a cappella at Facebook headquarters in 2010 in what was one…
Jordan Sargent / June 6, 2013

Merchandise Induce (More) Nausea in Deeply Unsettling ‘Totale Nite’ Video

Last month, SPIN Breaking Out bros Merchandise released "Rush of Blood," an uncomfortable short film created as a visual companion to the Florida art-punks' latest…
Kyle McGovern / June 6, 2013
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