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Expert Alterations Try to Forget ‘The Past and You’ on Jangling New Song

Lord Tennyson suggested a century and a half ago that, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." But…
Rachel Brodsky / August 18, 2015

Shannon and the Clams Mourn Lost Love on ‘It’s Too Late’ Single

Oakland fuzz-pop trio Shannon and the Clams have made their name over the last by taking doo-wop melodies and covering them in grime, a trick…
Colin Joyce / August 18, 2015

Jidenna, St. Beauty, and Roman GianArthur Explore Music’s Extra-Sonic Powers

In the final installment of Wondaland Presents: The Future, a five-part video series on Janelle Monaé's singular label — which just put out its first…
Harley Brown / August 17, 2015

The Woolen Men Celebrate ‘Life in Hell’ on New Single

Jeremy Earl's Woodsist Records has long been an outpost for fellow travelers to the floorboard-creaking folk rock he makes with his band Woods. But enter…
Colin Joyce / August 17, 2015

Cold Beat Surrender to Synthesizers on ‘Spirals’

San Francisco's Hannah Lew, an admitted insomniac, has always made music as Cold Beat that creeps along in the liminal state between awake and asleep. For…
Harley Brown / August 14, 2015

Kalle Mattson Braces for an ‘Avalanche’ on New EP

Kalle Mattson's Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold was a record of triumph, of building big orchestral swells and bountiful arrangements out of devastation and…
Colin Joyce / August 14, 2015

Deep Cotton Does ‘Whatever the Hell We Want to Do’ at Wondaland Records

As part of the second installment of Wondaland Records' five-part video series Wondaland Presents: Welcome to the Future, the Atlanta-based duo Deep Cotton — a.k.a. Nate Wonder…
Harley Brown / August 13, 2015

Gracie Looks to a Not-So-Distant Past on ‘Jesse’ Single

Gracie Jackson is a connoisseur of stoned alt-rock trademarks: lethargic guitar licks, smoky vocals, and droopy, plodding bass lines. The first single from her self-titled…
Margaret Farrell / August 13, 2015

Myrkur Offers More Swooning Darkness on ‘Skadi’

In our recent All Eyes On profile on Danish black metal composer Amalie Bruun, she said that in her work as Myrkur, she's "never been…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015

Silicon Is Hanging On the ‘Cellphone’ on New Track

As part of the Mint Chicks with his brother Ruban, Kody Nielson spent the better part of the early aughts bearing the torch of off-kilter…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015

Wax Motif, Former ‘G-House’ Pioneer, Goes Extra Hard on ‘Fly’

Wax Motif, a.k.a. Danny Chien, theoretically could have been a one-hit wonder. Originally from Sydney, the Los Angeles DJ and producer fairly recently caught the…
Harley Brown / August 13, 2015

The Wondaland Records Crew Throw Out Their Scripts For ‘The Eephus’ EP

"Wondaland [Records] is a magic place," says Nate Wonder of funk-folk duo Deep Cotton at the beginning of a short film, Wondaland: Welcome to the…
Harley Brown / August 12, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen Links With ASTR on Ceaselessly Swirling ‘Run Away With Me’ Remix

Earlier this summer, SPIN called Carly Rae Jepsen's trumpeted "Run Away With Me" the best pop song of 2015 so far. SPIN also loved New York trip-hop duo…
Brennan Carley / August 12, 2015

Ecca Vandal Sounds Off on Dominating New Single ‘Father Hu$$la’

Ecca Vandal is reed-voiced renegade based in Melbourne but born in South Africa with Sri Lankan heritage. That globe-hopping background might explain her sound, which the…
Brennan Carley / August 12, 2015

Jacuzzi Boys Ride Surf Vibes Into the Sky on ‘Sun’

Miami's Jacuzzi Boys are perpetually summer-ready, and not just because of their home base's climate. On "Sun," the second listen off of their forthcoming Happy Damage EP (due…
Harley Brown / August 12, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Wolf Eyes, Potty Mouth, Media Jeweler, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Danish post-punks, teeth-baring…
SPIN Staff / August 11, 2015

GospelbeacH Return to the Shore for ‘Mick Jones’ Single

As a founding member of Beachwood Sparks, Brent Rademaker built a castle of sand out of gently twanging guitar lines and jaunty basswork and from…
Colin Joyce / August 11, 2015

Bueno Loosen Up on Dreamy Single ‘Babyface’

The New York natives in Bueno have always made a clanging version of post-punk structures befitting the overgrown sprawl of their place of birth, but…
Colin Joyce / August 11, 2015

Get a Taste of Kučka’s Sticky, Sleepytime Single ‘Honey’

If there was a middle ground between SOPHIE staring-into-the-sun pop productions and Cassie's slinking balladry, Kučka would live right there. The Australia-born producer/songwriter's freshest track…
Margaret Farrell / August 10, 2015

Blue Daisy Sinks Low and Mellow on ‘Alone’ with Connie Constance

Daisies are a bit of a paradox. On the one hand the little white-and-yellow flowers represent demure traits like innocence, modesty, simplicity; they also spring up…
Harley Brown / August 10, 2015
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