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Watch Peals’ Calming ‘Belle Air’ Video

Peals, the instrumental duo of Future Islands' William Cashion and Double Dagger's Bruce Willen, recently performed at Baltimore's Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower as part of an…
Kyle McGovern / May 16, 2013

See The-Dream Pimp Beyond the Thunderdome in ‘IV Play’ Video

The-Dream isn't worried about radio play or foreplay. He's here to deliver an authentic love-making experience sans filler, frills, or other parties' preconceived notions of what such an…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2013

Hear Destruction Unit’s Sand-Melting Psych Bomb ‘Sonic Pearl’

Hailing from Tempe, Arizona, Destruction Unit deal in their own sort of desert rock: ripping riffage, pounding drums, ominous atmosphere, damaged vocals. Just look at…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2013

Watch Liars Do Awesome Arty Things in ‘I Saw You From the Lifeboat’ Video

Liars' excellent WIXIW found the Los Angeles noise-makers crafting an electronic album on their own beguiling terms, dwelling in the art form's more purgatorial nature, as…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2013

Hear Drenge Deliver Masterful Punk-Blues Misery on ‘Backwaters’

As Drenge, English brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless have found excellence in a perfect combination of simplicity, brutality and soul. The former sings and shreds…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2013

See Action Bronson Kiss His Own Face-Cake for ‘Strictly 4 My Jeeps’ Video

New York rapper Action Bronson is readying the video for his recent single "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" next week, and as a teaser he's released…
Jordan Sargent / May 16, 2013

Stream Giorgio Moroder’s Disco Symphony for Google’s Mobile Racing Game

Italo-disco icon Giorgio Moroder has a penchant for teaming up with tech giants. The super-producer makes an appearance on Daft Punk's latest LP, the long-awaited (and instantly…
Kyle McGovern / May 16, 2013

Stream Shark Week’s Heartbroken Galloper ‘Go West’

Shark Week's upcoming Santurce 7-inch takes its name from a neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is where the Washington, D.C. foursome recorded the double-sided…
Kyle McGovern / May 16, 2013

Stream Ex-Harvey Danger Frontman Sean Nelson’s Springy ‘Born Without a Heart’

Sean Nelson, former frontman for Harvey Danger, may be best known for the now-defunct group's deathless anti-anthem, "Flagpole Sitta." Funny then that "Born Without a…
Kyle McGovern / May 16, 2013

Watch Titus Andronicus and So So Glos Rowdily Cover the Beastie Boys

If you're looking for a sweaty, raw-throated, impassioned cover of East Coast dude-bro classics, be sure Patrick Stickles is somewhere in the building. The Titus…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2013

Endless Queens of the Stone Age Video Series Adds Fire-Starting ‘If I Had a Tail’

Queens of the Stone Age's latest dystopian animated video begins with the text "BURN IT ALL DOWN" and ends with "THE END IS REALLY FUCKING…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2013

Hear All Tiny Creatures’ Robo-Psych Triumph ‘The Book’

Wisconsin electro-pop tinkerers All Tiny Creatures move freely between ideas and eras on their forthcoming second long-player, Dark Clock. What's remarkable is how easily it…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2013

See Naughty By Nature’s Treach Go in With the Roots on ‘O.P.P.’

In 2011, SPIN celebrated the 20th anniversary of Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P." by speaking to the men who made the No. 1 hit all the…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2013

Stream Kurt Vile’s Full Acoustic Solo Show in His Hometown

Kurt Vile is on the road in support of his SPIN Essential new album Wakin on a Pretty Daze, and last night the artful Philadelphia singer-strummer…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2013

Chelsea Light Moving Incite an All-Ages Riot With Furious ‘Lip’ Video

Almost two years after Occupy Wall Street, Thurston Moore is encouraging more active dissent. "Get fucking mad / Too fucking bad," the Sonic Youth singer-guitarist…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Vampire Weekend Prove Their Rap-Nerd Bonafides

Eve, feat. Pusha T & Juicy J "She Bad Bad Remix"The only two songs that remind you her lunkheaded label stuck its grubby paws in…
Brandon Soderberg / May 16, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Drum Tools, Disco Edits, and Arab-Inspired Acid Jams

Various Artists Acid Arab Collections EP01 (Versatile) "We don't paste oriental sounds on occidental beats, we want to embody both cultures without pretending to reinvent oriental…
Philip Sherburne / May 16, 2013

Hear Escort’s Gate-Crashing New Single ‘Barbarians’

Escort are back, and they're gonna fight for your right to party. New York's premier modern disco ensemble returns with new single "Barbarians," out June…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2013

Roomrunner Flex Noise-Rock Muscles on Tough ‘Bait Car’

Baltimore alt-rock yahoos Roomrunner shared feedback-filled track "Weird" from their fast-approaching debut album, Ideal Cities, back in February. Now we can hear "Bait Car," the LP's…
Kyle McGovern / May 16, 2013

Hear Disclosure’s House-Quaking Kiss-Off ‘F for You’

SPIN Breaking Out stars Disclosure have already helped prove handily that U.K. pop is kicking our Yankee asses, but they've clearly no intention of stopping…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2013
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