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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

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
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