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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

Watch Phoenix’s Full, No-Nonsense ‘Live on Letterman’ Set and Interview

Phoenix are a band for all stages. At Coachella, the French band headlined for more than 70,000 festival-goers. Though their "Live on Letterman" performance last…
Marc Hogan / May 1, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Mikal Cronin, Savages, Fitz and the Tantrums, and More

Strap on a pair of headphones because SPIN has collected 10 albums that are ready for streaming! Dig in below:1) Mikal Cronin, MCII. "Mikal Cronin's second album...
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

Watch Dana Falconberry’s Dreamy ‘Please Sparrow’ Video

Dana Falconberry's 2012 LP, the ornately orchestrated Leelanau, doubles as a love letter to the singer-songwriter's home state of Michigan; song titles reference locations and landmarks…
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Closer ‘Contact’ Allegedly Emerges in Early Form

Last month, Daft Punk revealed they had sworn off samples for their upcoming album Random Access Memories (out May 21). But there was an exception.
Marc Hogan / May 1, 2013

Stream Stone Gossard’s Benevolent, Rollicking ‘Both Live’

Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard has already shared two songs from his upcoming sophomore solo album, Moonlander (due June 25 via Pearl Jam's own Monkeywrench Records) — "I…
Kyle McGovern / May 1, 2013

Hear Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Ex-Isis Members Unite as Palms

The Deftones made a triumphant return with Koi No Yokan, which handily hurdled into SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2012 lineup. But no matter where his…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2013

Hear Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan Seek ‘Happiness’ on New Eluvium Song

Yo La Tengo vocalist and recent Words of Wisdom-giver Ira Kaplan contributes to the latest leak from Portland ambient o.g. Eluvium. The man born Matthew…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2013
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