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Hear Laurel Halo Tease Release on Throbbing ‘Sex Mission’

Best New Artist alumna and recent SPIN interview subject Laurel Halo is prepping the release of Behind the Green Door, the EP follow-up to her…
Chris Martins / May 20, 2013

Stream Gold Lake’s Majestic, Phil Ek-Produced ‘We Already Exist’

Gold Lake are busy sorting out release details for their recently completed, Phil Ek-produced debut album, but in the meantime, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Madrid trio plans to…
Kyle McGovern / May 20, 2013

Stream Roomrunner’s Entire Piledriving ‘Ideal Cities’ LP

"We just wanted it to be bigger." That's what Roomrunner frontman Denny Bowen says he and his bandmates hoped to achieve with their full-length debut,…
Kyle McGovern / May 20, 2013

Hear Christopher Paul Stelling’s Fiery Folk-Gospel LP ‘False Cities’

When we first met Christopher Paul Stelling in April, we heard the impassioned New York folkie "tear this shit down" brick by brick. Now we…
Chris Martins / May 20, 2013

Beck Debuts New Songs, Covers George Jones at ‘Song Reader’ Tour Kickoff

Beck has wasted no time previewing new material live. Last night at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, California, he performed a few previously unreleased…
Marc Hogan / May 20, 2013

Live-Stream Hangout Music Festival 2013 From the Comfort of Your Couch

SPIN named the 15 Must-See Acts at Hangout Music Fest 2013 — Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, the Breeders, Public Enemy, and Best…
Kyle McGovern / May 17, 2013

Watch Le1f Party in a Hot Tub in Steamy ‘Spa Day’ Video

Harlem rap deconstructionist and SPIN This Is Happening subject Le1f goes literal for his new single "Spa Day," but in the best way possible. He…
Jordan Sargent / May 17, 2013

See Gunplay Cooly Cruise Around Town With the ‘Bible on the Dash’

Gunplay's 601 & Snort was No. 10 on our Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2012 and one of the mixtape's finest moments is the stylish and…
Chris Martins / May 17, 2013

Watch Queens of the Stone Age’s Warped ‘My God Is the Sun’ Video

As Queens of the Stone Age prepare to release new album ...Like Clockwork on June 4 via Matador Records, their fifth video from the LP continues…
Marc Hogan / May 17, 2013

Hear Wu-Tang Clan’s Dusty, Hydra-Headed ‘Execution in Autumn’

An unreleased Wu-Tang Clan song unceremoniously entered the world today (via Nah Right), and it's noteworthy for almost as many reasons as there are rappers…
Marc Hogan / May 17, 2013

Stream Khalil Nova’s Head-Nodder ‘Gunnin’ 4 a Palace’

Towards the end of 2011, Georgia Khalil Nova — the anime-obsessed, lo-fi beatmaker/rapper from Stockbridge, Georgia — appeared with a bizarre, broken-down mixtape called 808s…
Brandon Soderberg / May 17, 2013

Hear an Unreleased Arthur Russell Song, ‘Oh Fernando Why’

Ibiza's Circoloco is well known as one of the island's wildest parties, with a musical policy focused squarely on underground house and techno of a…
Philip Sherburne / May 17, 2013

Watch Okta Logue’s Home Movie-Like ‘Let Go’ Video

German psych-prog unit Okta Logue just introduced themselves to the U.S. via their stateside debut, the recently released Transit EP. The ambitious four-piece previously shared a…
Kyle McGovern / May 17, 2013

Italians Do It Better Again on Long-Awaited ‘After Dark 2′ Compilation

Finally, Italians Do It Better released After Dark 2, the follow-up to 2007's compilation on Friday (May 17). The 15-track collection features material from several…
Kyle McGovern / May 17, 2013

Hear Mr. MFN eXquire Meet ‘Mortal Kombat’ on ‘Illest Niggaz Breathin”

Some days are better than others. You get up, look in the mirror, and realize you're at the top of your game — standing at…
Chris Martins / May 17, 2013

Hear the Weeknd’s Endless Sex-and-Drugs ‘Kiss Land’ Title Track

"You ain't takin' nothin' but your clothes off," the Weeknd main man Abel Tesfaye coos more than once on "Kiss Land," the title track of…
Marc Hogan / May 17, 2013

Watch Laura Marling Slay ‘Dancing in the Dark’ Without Lifting a Finger

The magnificent Laura Marling doesn't even try on this cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark." She doesn't need to. Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eddie…
Chris Martins / May 17, 2013

See Sam Amidon Wield a Possessed Banjo in ‘As I Roved Out’

Sam Amidon puts his unique touch on the old Irish folk song "As I Roved Out" on his brand new album Bright Sunny South, but…
Chris Martins / May 17, 2013

Jeremih Remixes ‘Karate Chop,’ Forgets Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Gaffe

Chicago singer/producer Jeremih knows an impactful song when he hears one, but he may not know the entire reason for its impact. The R&B youngster has…
Chris Martins / May 17, 2013

Stream Lana Del Rey’s Groovy ‘Queen of Disaster’ Leak

Where has she been hiding this one? A welcome reprieve from overwrought period-drama soundtracks, Lana Del Rey's Motown-referencing "Queen of Disaster" demo has leaked online.
Nicole Sia / May 17, 2013
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