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Mark Kozelek Recruits Will Oldham and Low’s Mimi Parker for Subdued Cover of Waylon Jennings’ ‘Amanda’

Mark Kozelek continues his career-long prolific streak with a new covers album, Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites, out May 27 via Caldo Verde Records. Featuring covers of 10CC,…
Harley Brown / March 28, 2016

Tenement Debut Equally Crunchy and Sticky ‘The Block Is Safe Again’

Last year, Wisconsin trio Tenement (one of SPIN's 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now) proved that surging, distorted rock with a hint of guitar chime —…
Dan Weiss / March 28, 2016

Chris Cohen Creates a Dreamscape ‘In a Fable’

Chris Cohen, psychedelic-pop virtuoso, is picking up where he left off in 2012 with his solo debut, Overgrown Path. Earlier this month, the LA-born, California-based experimentalist shared…
Natalie Caamano / March 28, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Mark Pritchard, the Hotelier, Lisa Prank, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from grieving producers, hungry rappers, a Trapper Keeper punk, and…
SPIN Staff / March 25, 2016

El Guincho Appreciates the Finer Things In Life on ‘Michael Dior’ Mixtape

For his first album in six years, HiperAsia, Spanish pop erupter El Guincho sought inspiration in the cramped, crazy aisles of the Chinese dollar store after which…
Harley Brown / March 25, 2016

Islands Share ‘The Joke’ and ‘Christmas Tree,’ Two New Singles From Two New Albums

Indie shape-shifter Nick Thorburn, a.k.a. Nick Diamonds, has fronted short-lived but influential weirdo darlings the Unicorns, fashioned a jazzy effort as Reefer with hip-hop producer Daddy…
Evan Siegel / March 25, 2016

JMR Develops Raw Ephemerality on ‘Ritual’ EP

JMR — a.k.a. Joshua Michael Robinson — has cited an array of early inspirations including Radiohead and Ray LaMontagne. These somewhat musical lodestars come through in equal parts…
Megan Bradley / March 24, 2016

Sau Poler Balances Desert Drift With Poetic Propulsion on ‘Esperits’

Sau Poler belongs to a cohort of like-minded, sunset-tipped beatsmiths including countrymen John Talabot and Pional, who have recruited the Spanish producer for their tours local and abroad. On…
Harley Brown / March 23, 2016

Amnesia Rockfest 2016 Lineup: Jane’s Addiction, Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, More

Canada's largest music festival of metal, punk, hardcore, hip-hop, and hard rock, the fittingly-titled Amnesia Rockfest, has announced its 2016 lineup. Set to take place…
Harley Brown / March 23, 2016

Used Cassettes Create Simple Garage Rock Bliss on ‘Ducati’

Seoul, South Korea-based band Used Cassettes are far from their disparate homes — its members hail from South Africa, Canada, and Detroit — but their sunny…
Megan Bradley / March 23, 2016

The Hotelier Find Love In a Hopeless Place

It’s a love record. I feel like we are allowed to do that now. A new Hotelier album has always been accompanied by…
Ian Cohen / March 22, 2016

Odeko Dismantles Grime On Coruscating ‘The Yumato Spring’

Welsh newcomer Odeko is part of a rising tide of producers experimenting with U.K. rap offshoot grime's more melodic accents and sanding down its hard edges. On his forthcoming EP…
Harley Brown / March 22, 2016

Jay Arner Yearns for 20/20 Vision on ‘Crystal Ball’

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Jay Arner knows how to rein in his apprehensions: with sun-baked glam rock. Arner lets us in on his concerns with "Crystal…
Natalie Caamano / March 21, 2016

Totemo Finds Highs and Lows on the West Coast in ‘See Saw’ Video

Israeli singer-producer Totemo released her debut EP Heavy As My Dreams last year, a five-track work of unpredictably variegated electro-pop. After a battle with breast…
Megan Bradley / March 21, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Kamaiyah, M.I.A., Ex-Terrestrial, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from Mississippi folk-rockers, London synth-pop wizards, and more.
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2016
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