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Hear Venom P. Stinger Brutalize Rick James’ Sex Anthem ‘Super Freak’

If you come from the land down under then you already know Australian music in the '80s was much more than New Wave goofs in…
Chris Martins / June 10, 2013

Alex Burkat’s ‘Tarot’ Video Looks Into the Past With A$AP Rocky, Le1f, Flying Lotus

Alex Burkat trades in rich techno and heady house that's doesn't skimp on atmosphere or beat. His work is as club-ready as it is headphone-friendly,…
Chris Martins / June 10, 2013

Stream Heliotropes’ Sumptuous Psych-Rock Opus ‘A Constant Sea’

Heliotropes' debut album may be titled A Constant Sea, but this Brooklyn foursome is too busy navigating messy comedowns to worry about waves. The psych-rock collective's…
Kyle McGovern / June 10, 2013

Bennio Qwerty Share Gruff Yet Peppy ‘Smooth Operator’

It's probably time to get acquainted with Brooklyn's Bennio Qwerty, who released the gruff single "Smooth Operator" via Noisey Thursday (June 6). The band's gaining…
Colin Stutz / June 8, 2013

Watch Ghostface Killah Become a Cult Leader in ’12 Reasons to Die’ Show Clip

In March, Ghostface Killah took over one of the Boiler Room's Los Angeles sessions with his 12 Reasons to Die collaborator Adrian Younge, treating both…
Colin Stutz / June 8, 2013

Boards of Canada Fans Embark on Epic Desert Journey in ‘Semena Mertvykh’ Video

Considering all the complex code-hacking and Kanye West-like projections leading up to the announcement of Boards of Canada's first release in eight years, it's safe to…
Colin Stutz / June 7, 2013

Deerhunter’s ATP Mixtape Is a Feast of Strange Pop and Avant-Garde Excellence

Deerhunter are bringing out the avant-garde big guns for their installment of the artist-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival, which runs June 21 to 23 in…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

Four Tet Leaks First Omar Souleyman Song While Festival-Goers Lose Their Minds

Larger-than-life Syrian singer Omar Souleyman spoke to SPIN recently about his forthcoming Four Tet-produced album. Despite the swirling mythology around the thing, the dabke folk-pop…
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

Thom Yorke Brings Sweetness With New Song ‘Honey Pot’

Early mornings may not agree with Thom Yorke, but nevertheless he and his Atoms for Peace producer pal Nigel Godrich braved the a.m. today to…
Colin Stutz / June 7, 2013

Killer Mike and El-P Intimidate on Run the Jewels’ Swinging ’36-Inch Chain’

Killer Mike and El-P's unforgiving Run the Jewels project is the perfect sort of rap for the sweltering summer ahead: heavy hits, pointed threats, decaying…
Jordan Sargent / June 7, 2013

Doley Bernays Is Feeling ‘Blessed’ on Clanging New Single

We've already met ReeLife posse power-forward Euro League. Now his crewmate and Bronx neighbor Doley Bernays is positioning himself to catch some shine as well.
Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

Hear Action Bronson and Wiz Khalifa’s Lip-Licking Snack ‘The Rockers’

Action Bronson's new seven-song EP Saaab Stories with producer Harry Fraud is out next Tuesday (June 11), but you can now hear one-fourth (or, more precisely, 28 percent)…
Jordan Sargent / June 7, 2013

Watch Best Coast Hang Out at Hangout Fest 2013

The always chill sounds of Best Coast fit right in with the laid-back, sunny, sandy, surfy vibes of a Sunday afternoon at Hangout Fest 2013.
SPIN Staff / June 7, 2013

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
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