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See Nick Cave and a Children’s Choir Sing About Mermaid ‘Snatch’

We're not sure which costs more: Having the Silver Lake Music Conservatory's children's choir perform at your concert, or buying really really good ear plugs…
Chris Martins / May 6, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age Unfurl Three Minutes of ‘I Appear Missing’ in Grisly Cartoon Video

Queens of the Stone Age keep revealing tiny glimpses of upcoming album ...Like Clockwork. They keep getting away with it because each glimpse is more attention-getting…
Marc Hogan / May 6, 2013

Kate Boy Tease U.S. Tour With Head-Clearing ‘The Way We Are’

Kate Boy won't quiet comparisons to fellow Swedes the Knife with their latest single, but they're right to take that as a compliment. "The Way…
Marc Hogan / May 6, 2013

Watch Blake Hazard’s Hotel-Set ‘Colonnade’ Clip

Blake Hazard, the great-granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald, makes a cameo appearance in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald's Jazz Age-set Great…
Kyle McGovern / May 6, 2013

Mister Cee, Arrested Again for Soliciting a Prostitute, Tries to Defend Himself

On Saturday, Hot 97 DJ Calvin "Mister Cee" LeBrun was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. This is Mister Cee's…
Brandon Soderberg / May 6, 2013

Stream Marques Toliver’s Gorgeous Indie-Soul-Classical Amalgam ‘Land of CanAan’

Marques Toliver is a stunning mix of Dirty Projectors-style indie rock, contemporary minimalist composition (with lots of a swirling strings), and classic R&B somewhere between 1976…
SPIN Staff / May 6, 2013

Hear Dubstep Supergroup Destroid’s Full-Length Debut ‘Invasion’

Nearly a year after being named composers of one of the 30 Greatest Dubstep Songs of All Time, Canadian bloody-knuckle knob-punching badboys Downlink and Excision…
SPIN Staff / May 6, 2013

Hear Flashlight’s Skittering Pop-Punk Keeper ‘Don’t Take Me Seriously’

Once the name attached to singer-guitarist Terry Caudill's solo acoustic project, Flashlights has come to encompass his fire-breathing four-piece as well, a crew of Florida…
David Bevan / May 6, 2013

Stream pacificUV’s Shimmering ‘After the Dream You Are Awake’

"I am very proud of the past records, but I really hoped this record would have a more immediate emotional resonance and aimed to focus…
David Bevan / May 6, 2013

Hear Club 8’s Elegant ‘I’m Not Gonna Grow Old’

Labrador Records is one of Sweden's most reliable indie-pop labels, and Club 8 are one of the label's most reliable heavy-hitters. The band teams singer…
Marc Hogan / May 6, 2013

Hear Lauryn Hill’s Rapid-Fire, Label-Required ‘Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)’

In fall 2012, Lauryn Hill debuted a spoken-word piece called "Black Rage." The former Fugees singer's newest single, "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)," could also function as…
Marc Hogan / May 6, 2013

Stream Pure X’s Seismic ‘Crawling Up the Stairs’

Pure X had begun recording Crawling Up the Stairs, their sophomore full-length, before their beloved 2011 debut, Pleasure, had even made it to shelves. But…
Colin Joyce / May 6, 2013

Hear Mariah Carey and Miguel’s Shimmering Song-of-Summer Contender ‘Beautiful’

"Beautiful" (or "#Beautiful," depending on your tolerance for hashtags) is Mariah Carey's new single featuring Miguel, and it's a good one. With its windows-down guitar…
Jordan Sargent / May 6, 2013

Watch ST 2 Lettaz’s ‘Green Light District’ Video

The third single from ST 2 Lettaz's March album, The G...The Growth & Development (following "Trillmatic" and "The Crown") is "Green Light District," an ode…
Brandon Soderberg / May 6, 2013

Hear High Wolf’s Drone-Dub Odyssey ‘Kulti’

French vagabond High Wolf is making his name as a drone dude who's not afraid to inject his thick atmospheric works with melody and rhythm.
Chris Martins / May 6, 2013

Stream Jim James’ ‘Austin City Limits’ Set Right Now

Jim James is currently touring in support of his recently released solo album, the spirituality-obsessed Regions of Light and Sound of God, and the My Morning Jacket…
Kyle McGovern / May 6, 2013

Watch Some ‘Bulls—t’ From Clipping, the Los Angeles Noise-Rap Muckmakers

Los Angeles trio Clipping is a brutal mix of feel-good, party-centric hip-hop and feel-bad, sine-wave-screeching, eardrum-punishing noise. Their shrill, squeaking, squishy, itchy, glitchy mixtape, Midcity,…

Hear Dirty Beaches’ Rattling Rockabilly Doom-Bomb ‘Casino Lisboa’

When he's not busy punching himself in the face or modulating synth chords, Alex Zhang Hungtai makes super intense lo-fi no wave music under the…
Chris Martins / May 3, 2013

Watch TEEN’s Playfully Hazed and Dazed ‘Circus’ Video

Brooklyn's TEEN specializes in a hazy, dazed brand of dream-pop that's more playful than narcotic (here's looking at you, Beach House). That unique character can…
Chris Martins / May 3, 2013

Download RL Grime’s Heavy Riffing ‘Love Sosa’ Remix

Chief Keef's "Love Sosa" is a marvel of open space, a song that quietly creeps along on rattling hi-hats that hit like tip-toes. L.A. producer…
Jordan Sargent / May 3, 2013
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