Shabazz Palaces Turn Animal Collective’s ‘New Town Burnout’ Into Art-Damaged Rap

Animal Collective's music is not something one would choose to rap over — unless you're Shabazz Palaces. As part of Animal Collective's Monkey Been to…
Jordan Sargent / May 2, 2013

Daft Punk’s Most Important ‘Collaborator’ Yet: Andrew the Pizza Guy

By now, many of Daft Punk's dedicated fans have sat through an entire hour's worth of the Parisian pair's "Collaborators" waxing a wee bit hyperbolic about…
Chris Martins / May 2, 2013

Vampire Weekend Straddle the Pond With International Radio Appearances

Vampire Weekend are the subject of a pair of new ocean-spanning radio features that help shed more light on their forthcoming, recently delayed third album, Modern…
Chris Martins / May 2, 2013

See Kurt Vile Befriend a Bus in Philly-Shot ‘Never Run Away’ Video

Kurt Vile's brand new Wakin on a Pretty Daze is a SPIN Essential (duh) and a real testament to putting a great deal of effort into…
Chris Martins / May 2, 2013

Hear Chris Schlarb’s Mellow Brian Wilson Cover With Sufjan Stevens

Chris Schlarb is set to release Psychic Temple II, the sequel to 2010's masterful, restrained ambient-jazz opus Psychic Temple, this summer via Asthmatic Kitty. Here,…

Watch Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Lose Their Apples for ‘Sub Pop 1000′

We hope you nabbed your copy of Sub Pop 1000, the label's 25th anniversary comp of emerging talent, on Record Store Day. If not, there's…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2013

Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Travi$ Scott Highlight ‘2013 XXL Freshmen Mixtape’

XXL revealed its 2013 Freshmen Class — its pick of the (sort of) new rappers set to blow up this year — back in…
Jordan Sargent / May 2, 2013

Watch Deftones ‘Jump’ to Honor Chris Kelly With Thrashing Kris Kross Cover Live

Deftones and Kris Kross might be an unlikely combination, but neither are strangers to tragedy. The alt-metal band's founding bassist Chi Cheng died earlier this…
Marc Hogan / May 2, 2013

Watch MGMT Bash Out Another New Song Live, Reportedly ‘Your Life Is a Lie’

"Don't take the lyrics the wrong way. It's actually a positive message." That's how MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden introduced another new song the band debuted earlier this…
Marc Hogan / May 2, 2013

Hear Angel Haze Rap Over Purity Ring’s ‘Lofticries,’ Get Personal on ‘Element’

Angel Haze is one of a handful of rising and/or fairly established rappers featured on the brand new, DJ Drama-hosted XXL Freshman Class Mixtape. (Action Bronson,…
Chris Martins / May 2, 2013

See Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu Escape Their Space-Shackles in ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’

Late last month, we heard the first taste of Janelle Monáe's second album — The Electric Lady, due out this fall — and it was hardly…
Chris Martins / May 2, 2013

Hear Lemonade’s Frosty, Bass-Blasting ‘Perfect Blue’

For 2012's Diver LP, SPIN's David Bevan summed up the evolution of Lemonade thusly: "Shapeshifting Brooklynites leave tropical-pop behind for frosty, synth-based slow-grinds where you can see…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2013

Hear Charli XCX and Marina & the Diamonds Serve Up ‘Just Desserts’

Hot on the heels of her solid debut LP True Romance, left-field popist Charli XCX is getting collab-happy (word to Kendrick). Last month we heard…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2013

Austra’s ‘Home’ Video Startles With Intimacy

Austra now have a fittingly intense video to accompany their first single in three years, "Home." The dramatic new track — powered by heavy piano…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Chance the Rapper Calls Out ‘That Fool Matt Lauer’

Chance the Rapper, feat. Nate Fox & Lili K. "Pusha Man""Pusha Man" is two songs (maybe even three) working off that Kendrick Lamar-specific mix of…
Brandon Soderberg / May 1, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Neon Tribalism from MMM, Moire, and More

Welcome to SPIN's new weekly roundup of the best (and, occasionally, the worst) in dance music. Like Control Voltage's Friday Five, an earlier iteration of…
Philip Sherburne / May 1, 2013

Watch King Tuff Play ‘Freak When I’m Dead’ and ‘Connection’ at the SPIN House

When King Tuff entertained the masses at the SPIN House at the Ace Hotel + Swim Club in Palm Springs during Coachella's first weekend, we…
SPIN Staff / May 1, 2013

See Futurebirds Race Across the States in ‘Serial Bowls’ Video

Because Futurebirds trade in country-rooted psych-rock, it's completely in character for the Athens, Georgia outfit to juice their just-unveiled tour diary video for "Serial Bowls"
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

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
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