New Music

Watch Janelle Monae, Miguel Find ‘PrimeTime’ Lynchian Romance

That whole "star-crossed lovers" cliché need not apply. Janelle Monáe's heart-stopping R&B ballad with Miguel, "PrimeTime" from The Electric Lady, really blasts off when the…
By: Marc Hogan / October 11, 2013

Vaadat Charigim Send ‘Ze Beseder Lefahed’ From Israel With Fuzz

Language barriers in music can sometimes inspire even deeper connections than when everything is understood. We hear the intent behind the voice, while the music…
By: Chris Martins / October 11, 2013

Stream Howard Ivans’ Magnificent Art-Funk Treasure ‘Red Face Boy’

Howard Ivans (birth name Ivan Howard), member of the Rosebuds and Gayngs, also belongs to the Spacebomb family — the label, studio, and collective headed by jazz-rock…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 11, 2013

Watch Femme Lather Up in ‘Fever Boy’ Video

Don't believe everything Femme (a.k.a. Laura Bettinson) says. When she quips "I'm not being funny / I don't know how to be" on her forthcoming…
By: Elissa Stolman / October 11, 2013

Hear an Alternate Take of ‘Stems,’ From Recondite’s Seductive New Album

Recondite's "Stems (Into the Dew Mix)" ends exactly as it starts: fading into shifting whispers of white noise gleaned from his field recordings. Like the…
By: Elissa Stolman / October 11, 2013

See Cut Copy and Shirtless Alexander Skarsgard Attempt to ‘Free Your Mind’

Two things. One: Australia new wave outfit Cut Copy are back with a new song and album called Free Your Mind. Okay, you knew that.)…
By: Chris Martins / October 11, 2013

See Deap Vally Go for a Head-Banging, Hip-Popping ‘Walk of Shame’

Deap Vally's brutalist boogie tantrum Sistrionix was SPIN's album of the week with good reason. That 11-song set  stomps and swaggers like vintage bayou boogie, with Lindsay…
By: Chris Martins / October 11, 2013

Hear Fiona Apple’s Soulfully Spiraling Blake Mills Duet ‘Tipple’

Fiona Apple and her current tour collaborator Blake Mills have been sharing new material from the road. Though their first stop in Portland ended under…
By: Chris Martins / October 10, 2013

Paul McCartney Stopped Traffic in Times Square Because He Can

Paul McCartney played a surprise concert in New York City's Times Square on Thursday, offering fans a free glimpse at his New album. The Beatle…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 10, 2013

‘Kimmel’ Makes Jared Leto and Lil Wayne Read Their Own ‘Mean Tweets’

Kanye West doesn't find Jimmy Kimmel Live all that funny, but his recent flap with the late night host has inspired a truly hilarious bit. Kimmel's "Mea…
By: Jordan Sargent / October 10, 2013
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