Vampire Weekend Survive Last Supper With Santigold and Sky Ferreira in ‘Diane Young’ Video

The title character of "Diane Young," who sets fire to a Saab, is responsible for the "craziest thing anybody does" on Vampire Weekend's Essential new…
Marc Hogan / June 3, 2013

Roy Hibbert, ‘No Homo,’ and How Hip-Hop Fits Into This

After uttering the hip hop-derived phrase "no homo" at a press conference on Saturday night, Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers was fined $75,000, though…
Brandon Soderberg / June 3, 2013

Thom Yorke Goes Sexily, Shirtlessly ‘Amok’ in Latest Atoms for Peace Practice Video

With their impending tour fast on the approach, Atoms for Peace are putting in serious rehearsal work via some hidden household in a tucked away…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

Fat Tony and Stunnaman Are ‘Creepin’ on Your Girl in New Single

Fat Tony releases his new album Smart Ass Black Boy on June 11 via Young One Records, and the Houston-bred New Underground up-and-comer has shared a…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

Bass Drum of Death Is a Wicked One-Man Punk Band on ‘Crawling After You’

Bass Drum of Death is Mississippi's John Barrett, a punk-fired garage tinkerer handy with all the tools one needs to jury-rig some tasty rock nuggets.
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

Big Boi Joins Run the Jewels for Enemy-Neutering ‘Banana Clipper’

When SPIN visited Run the Jewels in the studio, producer/MC El-P explained the project's larcenous name as "probably like the hardest shit you can possibly…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

The-Dream’s Deluxe ‘IV Play’ Package Gets Felt Up in Steamy ‘High Art’ Video

Another day, another softcore porn clip from The-Dream, who has been working around the clock to guarantee an "authentic love-making" experience for his devotees. The…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

World’s End Press Tap DFA Dude for Cosmically Funky ‘To Send Our Love’

World's End Press whirled across the dance floor last month with "Deadbeat Sweetheart," the first single from the Melbourne foursome's upcoming full-length debut. Now, the…
Kyle McGovern / May 31, 2013

Young Fathers Play Out Crucifixion Fantasy on Spooky ‘Mr. Martyr’ Single

Afro-Scottish art-rap posse Young Fathers are inching ever closer to the release date of their second (nearly full-length) EP, TAPE TWO, which means more ghostly soul-pop…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

James Murphy Opens Up (About Tolkien) and Plays the Hits for Red Bull

"To want me to do something that you want me to do," James Murphy told an interviewer from the Guardian recently, "is to miss the fucking point."
Marc Hogan / May 31, 2013

The-Dream’s Porn-y ‘Pussy’ Video Instantly Pulled From YouTube

The possibilities are endless for any music video, though maybe less so when your song is titled "Pussy." So it went with The-Dream, who yesterday…
Jordan Sargent / May 31, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Queens of the Stone Age, Ben Folds Five, and Camera Obscura

It's Friday! Close out the work week by streaming brand new albums from Queens of the Stone Age, Camera Obscura, Thundercat, Quadron, Ben Folds Five,…
Kyle McGovern / May 31, 2013

Worship Disclosure’s Snake-Handling ‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’ Video

Dance music and the church have a longstanding bond that goes beyond the obvious fact that both can involve ecstatic communal experiences, whether directed by…
Marc Hogan / May 31, 2013

Late as Usual, Axl Rose’s Earliest Known Studio Recordings Surface

Axl Rose's lateness problem is the thing of legend. The Guns N' Roses frontman famously took 17 years to issue 2008's Chinese Democracy, the proper…
Kyle McGovern / May 31, 2013

Thom Yorke’s Ponytail Dance Hints Atoms for Peace Will Play Radiohead Songs on Tour

Oh how Thom Yorke likes to tease. Earlier this month he gave us a mere 90 seconds of the ever-arresting "Karma Police." And with his…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

Icona Pop Turn 2pac’s ‘Girlfriend’ Into a Girl-Power Anthem

Icona Pop was formed when Aino Jawo met Caroline Hjelt at a friend's party following a particularly gnarly breakup. "I was so consumed in my…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

Watch Katy B’s Fast and Furious ‘What Love Is Made of’ Video

Let's just assume that British singer Katy B isn't trying to capitalize on the success of the recently released Fast & Furious 6 with the clip for…
Jordan Sargent / May 30, 2013

Watch Grouplove Hang Out at Hangout Fest 2013

With help from our friends at Chevrolet, we followed Los Angeles anthem-makers Grouplove — a band that once got poison oak from a SPIN photo shoot…
SPIN Staff / May 30, 2013

Matthew Dear Electrifies the Hop on ‘Beams’ B-Side ‘She’s Just That Way’

Matthew Dear's fifth album Beams was a masterwork for the avant-inclined singer/producer, combining computerized effects and live instrumentation in a way that brought new bubble and…
Chris Martins / May 30, 2013

Mikhael Paskalev Synthesizes Disco-Cowboy Swagger on ‘Dust’

Before Mikhael Paskalev introduces U.S. audiences to his debut album, What's Life Without Losers, the Norwegian-Bulgarian singer-songwriter will drop the five-track Jive Babe EP on June 4…
Kyle McGovern / May 30, 2013
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