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Download Alabama Takes: SPIN’s Hangout Fest 2013 Mixtape

The fourth annual Hangout Music Fest is just days away from transforming a sun-soaked beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, into a sandy shindig starring Stevie…
SPIN Staff / May 13, 2013

Superchunk Declare ‘I Hate Music’ in New Album Trailer

After taking nearly a decade off to cool their heels and run a little Arcade Fire-breaking record label called Merge, Superchunk returned in 2010 with…
Chris Martins / May 13, 2013

The RIAA’s On-Demand Stream Policy Is Hostile to Hip-Hop

As SPIN reported via Billboard last week, the Recording Industry Association of America announced that it will now count the number of streams an album…
Brandon Soderberg / May 13, 2013

Hear Starlight Girls’ Nocturnal, Jamie Stewart-Produced ‘7×3′

Brooklyn's Starlight Girls put out a five-song, self-titled EP of noirish, '60s-steeped indie pop last year, and their next release should be even better suited…
Marc Hogan / May 13, 2013

See Young Galaxy’s GIF-tastic, ’90s-Inspired ‘Fall for You’ Video

Someone alert the #seapunks — Young Galaxy has incorporated '90s Internet-inspired imagery into their latest music video. "Fall for You" hails from the Montreal synth-pop…
Chris Martins / May 13, 2013

Stream Big Eyes’ Big-Hearted ‘Almost Famous’ LP

Big Eyes nailed it when they titled their upcoming sophomore LP Almost Famous. Fresh-faced status aside, the Seattle trio's power-pop muscle and hooky melodies channel the glorious,…
Kyle McGovern / May 13, 2013

Katy Perry Unleashes Her ‘Beast of Burden’ With a Pair of Stones

Tickets to the Rolling Stones "50 and Counting" tour aren't cheap — and they are selling, we're told — so it's only right that the iconic rock'n'rollers…
Chris Martins / May 13, 2013

Stream Scott & Charlene’s Wedding’s Slacker Sing-Along ‘Fakin’ NYC’

Scott & Charlene's Wedding already issued one lo-fi love letter packed with New York references this year (see "Two Weeks," from the EP of the…
Kyle McGovern / May 13, 2013

Hear Beyonce’s ‘Rise Up’ Snippet, Captured Through Very Illegal Means

Beyoncé is just teasing us now. After giving us a sip of "Grown Woman" in a Pepsi commercial and a flash of "Standing on the…
Chris Martins / May 13, 2013

Watch Kings of Leon Debut Hard-Charging ‘Always the Same’ Live

Kings of Leon kicked off their 2013 tour over the weekend at the BottleRock festival in California's Napa Valley, and they performed a promisingly fiery…
Marc Hogan / May 13, 2013

Watch Brother JT’s Hallucinatory ‘Sweatpants’ Video

Brother JT is the nom de plume of John Terlesky, founder of much beloved, long defunct Bethelehem, Pennsylvania garage-punk foursome the Original Sins. Tomorrow, Terlefsky…
David Bevan / May 13, 2013

Hear Statistics’ Har Mar Superstar-Assisted Groove ‘Take the Lead’

When Denver Dalley originally announced Peninsula, the first album credited to Dalley's Statistics solo project since 2005's Often Lie, a statement from the Desaparecidos guitarist's camp described the track "Take…
Kyle McGovern / May 13, 2013

David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Oddly Covered by an Astronaut, in Space

Major Tom has been heard from, and he has a nice singing voice. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who's set to return to earth today following…
Marc Hogan / May 13, 2013

Watch Daft Punk Open ‘Random Access Memories’ on Their Spaceship

Daft Punk finally have May 21 album Random Access Memories in their hot robot hands. In a new video, the French electronic duo opens up the…
Marc Hogan / May 13, 2013

Hear Queens of the Stone Age Debut Crunching ‘Keep Your Eyes Peeled’ Live

Another new Queens of the Stone Age song has surfaced from the band's performance last week at Belgian venue Club 69. As QOTSAarchive points out…
Marc Hogan / May 13, 2013

Stream Katy B’s Exuberant ‘What Love Is Made of’

Singer Katy B is one of the best things England has going for it. She burst onto the British pop scene as one of the…
Jordan Sargent / May 10, 2013

Watch Brian Eno Unpack His Very Big Brain … for 81 Minutes

Brian Eno showed off his very large brain to a select group of journalists and upstart musicians last week for a moderated discussion hosted by…
Kyle McGovern / May 10, 2013

Jenny Lewis and Eric Burdon Reinvent ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ for ‘True Blood’

Much like a timeless song, a good show about vampires can bridge the generation gap, uniting parents and children within the entertainment crucible of terror/titillation.
Chris Martins / May 10, 2013

See Solange Explore Brooklyn in ‘Locked in Closets’ Mini-Video

Solange's "Locked in Closets" is a solemn but hopeful song about a lonely girl who grows up and finds her place in the big city,…
Jordan Sargent / May 10, 2013

Why Do Daft Punk Wear Helmets? Paul Williams Takes Credit in Touching Interview

The latest entry in Daft Punk's "Collaborators" video series features a touching interview with legendary songwriter Paul Williams (David Bowie, the Carpenters, the Muppets). In…
Chris Martins / May 10, 2013
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