Hear Mikal Cronin’s Fizzy, Fuzzy Adult Swim Comp Contribution ‘Better Man’

Adult Swim and Dr Pepper have already shared a couple of tracks off their upcoming Garage Swim compilation — Thee Oh Sees’ sloppy, swaggering “Devil Again”…
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

Stream J. Cole’s Sturdy Holdover EP ‘Truly Yours 2′

A day after releasing new song “Cole Summer,” J. Cole has dropped the project the song’s attached to: Truly Yours 2 a free six-song EP…
Jordan Sargent / May 1, 2013

Watch Phoenix’s Full, No-Nonsense ‘Live on Letterman’ Set and Interview

Phoenix are a band for all stages. At Coachella, the French band headlined for more than 70,000 festival-goers. Though their “Live on Letterman” performance last…
Marc Hogan / May 1, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Mikal Cronin, Savages, Fitz and the Tantrums, and More

Strap on a pair of headphones because SPIN has collected 10 albums that are ready for streaming! Dig in below: 1) Mikal Cronin, MCII. “Mikal Cronin’s second…
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

Watch Dana Falconberry’s Dreamy ‘Please Sparrow’ Video

Dana Falconberry’s 2012 LP, the ornately orchestrated Leelanau, doubles as a love letter to the singer-songwriter’s home state of Michigan; song titles reference locations and landmark…
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Closer ‘Contact’ Allegedly Emerges in Early Form

Last month, Daft Punk revealed they had sworn off samples for their upcoming album Random Access Memories (out May 21). But there was an exception.
Marc Hogan / May 1, 2013

Stream Stone Gossard’s Benevolent, Rollicking ‘Both Live’

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard has already shared two songs from his upcoming sophomore solo album, Moonlander (due June 25 via Pearl Jam’s own Monkeywrench Records) — “I…
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

Hear Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Ex-Isis Members Unite as Palms

The Deftones made a triumphant return with Koi No Yokan, which handily hurdled into SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2012 lineup. But no matter where hi…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2013

Hear Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan Seek ‘Happiness’ on New Eluvium Song

Yo La Tengo vocalist and recent Words of Wisdom-giver Ira Kaplan contributes to the latest leak from Portland ambient o.g. Eluvium. The man born Matthew…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2013

Beastie Boys Discuss Their Name, Being White, Madonna Fans in Lost 1985 Interview

The dilligent folks at Blank on Blank (via the Washington Post) have unearthed an unheard '80s interview with the Beastie Boys for their animated PBS…
Chris Martins / April 30, 2013

Download Chance the Rapper’s Warm, Soulful ‘Acid Rap’ Mixtape

Chicago’s Chance the Rapper is currently just an unsigned teen rapper with sizzling Internet buzz and a hell of a lot of talent (he clocked…
Jordan Sargent / April 30, 2013

Mac DeMarco Dresses in Drag for Gondry-esque ‘My Kind of Woman’ Video

Canadian songsmith Mac DeMarco first dresses up like a lady and then dresses down to nothing in the new video for “My Kind of Woman.”…
Chris Martins / April 30, 2013

Watch London’s DJ Oneman Discuss Garage, Memphis Rap Influences

At SPIN’s South by Southwest party at Stubb’s in Austin this past March, London’s DJ Oneman spun a set that moved deftly between chilly dubste…
SPIN Staff / April 30, 2013

Fred Armisen’s Fake Sex Pistols ‘SNL’ Band Made a Real EP

Miguel may have seduced and slaughtered Saturday Night Live audiences during his appearance on the Vince Vaughn-hosted April 13 episode, but he wasn’t the only musical…
Chris Martins / April 30, 2013

Watch Glasgow’s Jackmaster Talk About His Dance Music Upbringing

At our SXSW party this past March, Glasgow future-house DJ extraordinaire Jackmaster spoke with SPIN about the influences that inspired him to become a musician.
SPIN Staff / April 30, 2013

Hear Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’ Turned Into a Flapper Anthem for ‘The Great Gatsby’

Another day, another song from Jay-Z’s The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Today we get a gift from Mrs. Shawn Carter, via 2013 BRIT Awards winner Emile Sandé…
Chris Martins / April 30, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Release of the Week: Rittz’s ‘The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant’

Last August, Rittz signed to Tech N9ne’s Strange Music Imprint. Strange is an independent label that’s become massively successful with little assistance from the major-label…
Brandon Soderberg / April 30, 2013

Hear J. Cole’s Lauryn Hill-Sampling New Track ‘Cole Summer’

J. Cole’s new song “Cole Summer” comes as advertised — it’s a smooth, airy track with warm organs and back-porch snaps lifted from “Nothing Eve…
Jordan Sargent / April 30, 2013

Watch Daft Punk Collaborator Chilly Gonzales Explain His Harmonious Gift

Although Canadian pianoman Chilly Gonzales is most widely known for his collaborations with others (Feist, Jamie Lidell, Peaches), the man wants you to know that…
Chris Martins / April 30, 2013

Wampire Share Easygoing, Romantically Disillusioned ‘Trains’

Wampire’s debut album, Curiosity, doesn’t arrive until May 14 via Polyvinyl, but the Portland duo has already shared two previous songs from the record: groove-based…
Marc Hogan / April 30, 2013
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