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Drake Shows His Softer Side on R&B Slow Jam ‘Girls Love Beyonce’

Let's welcome back Confessional Drake, everybody. The side of the Toronto rapper-singer that let us classify 2011's Take Care as one of the year's best…
Marc Hogan / April 16, 2013

Hear Gold Panda Capture Sao Paolo’s Shuffle on New Album Cut ‘Brazil’

Three years after his debut Lucky Shiner, and three months after his recent Trust EP, Brit producer Derwin Panda returns with his second album Half…
Daniel Kreps / April 16, 2013

Mark Lanegan and Moby Pass ‘The Lonely Night’ With Bleak, Breathtaking Video

Mark Lanegan, prolific, bourbon-voiced hermit, unveiled his Josh Homme co-written theme song for Anthony Bourdain new show earlier today, and now the video for Lanegan's…
Daniel Kreps / April 15, 2013

Dirty Beaches’ Discomfiting Soundtrack Drenches ‘Waterpark’ in First-World Dread

NOWNESS have launched an open call for their Shorts on Sunday series — which premieres experimental work from emerging filmmakers — and paired the announcement with Waterpark,…
Kyle McGovern / April 15, 2013

Grab Kendrick Lamar’s First Ever Mixtape ‘Hub City Threat’

On Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.a.a.d. city cut "Backseat Freestyle," the rapper takes a trip down memory lane by impersonating the childish rhymes he used…
Daniel Kreps / April 15, 2013

Matt Berninger’s Brother Thinks Indie Rock Is ‘Pretentious Bulls—t’

The National consists of five members: two pairs of brothers (Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devendorf) and frontman Matt Berninger. Mistaken for…
Kyle McGovern / April 15, 2013

Prince Unleashes Perplexingly Grunge ‘FixUrLifeUp’

Prince and his backing band 3rdEyeGirl kick off their Live Out Loud tour tonight in Vancouver, so naturally the Purple One unveiled another new song…
Daniel Kreps / April 15, 2013

Hear Fergie’s Not-So-Great ‘Gatsby’ Song ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody’

There's a lot to look forward to on the "executive produced by Jay-Z"-soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's retelling of The Great Gatsby: a new Jigga track,…
Daniel Kreps / April 15, 2013

Stream Oberhofer’s Starry-Eyed Passion Plea ‘Together / Never’

Just before indie-rock cyclone Brad Oberhofer dropped his debut full-length, 2012's Time Capsules II, SPIN's David Marchese noted that the Tacoma, Washington native's "yearning vocals…
Kyle McGovern / April 15, 2013

Pharrell: No Molly Necessary to Enjoy Daft Punk’s New Album

Daft Punk revealed that Pharrell Williams made the guest list for the French duo's upcoming album, Random Access Memories (due May 21 from Columbia Records), by…
Kyle McGovern / April 15, 2013

Vampire Weekend Soak Up Steve Buscemi’s Weirdness in ‘Unstaged’ Trailer Video

Vampire Weekend's Steve Buscemi-guided transformation into offbeat characters worthy of the actor and director continues. First the Coachella-performing New York band, set to release new…
Marc Hogan / April 15, 2013

Danny Brown Chats Up Charli XCX on Sharp-Tongued ‘What I Like’ Remix

"All along I wanted someone to vibe with," Charli XCX sorta-raps on "What I Like," her love-stoned new video selection. Now that someone thrillingly turns…
Marc Hogan / April 15, 2013

Watch Anika’s Dreamy, Foreboding ‘I Go to Sleep’ Video

In SPIN's recent cover story on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, frontwoman Karen O and guitarist Nick Zinner agreed that two albums provided the ever-adaptable trio…
Kyle McGovern / April 15, 2013

Watch the 5 Best Sets From Coachella 2013’s First Weekend

Coachella 2013's first weekend is over, but it's still alive online. SPIN has already carefully cataloged our favorite sets from Friday and Saturday, plus our…
Marc Hogan / April 15, 2013

Watch PSY Act Like a Creep, Thrust His Crotch in ‘Gentleman’ Video

Yesterday, when PSY finally unleashed "Gentleman", the follow-up single to last year's relentless "Gangnam Style", SPIN's Marc Hogan observed that the EDM-indebted K-Pop track's true…
Kyle McGovern / April 13, 2013

Watch Sally Shapiro’s Storybook-Disco ‘If It Doesn’t Rain’ Video

Sally Shapiro, the team of a pseudoynmous Swedish singer and her Giorgio Moroder-minded producer Johan Agebjörn, released a new album earlier this year called Somewhere Else. It…
Marc Hogan / April 12, 2013

Iron & Wine Gets Lost in a Lover’s Wilderness in Stop-Motion ‘Joy’ Video

Sam Beam recently told SPIN the melodically sophisticated yet rough and human work of Harry Nilsson and Ram-era Paul McCartney came up as the singer-songwriter was…
Marc Hogan / April 12, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Diddy Performed at ‘Wrestlemania,’ Enough Said, Right?

There's a new Jay-Z song out about Cuba or something? Don't even worry about it, though. We've got RiFF RAFF out-Franco-ing James Franco, Diddy hanging…
Brandon Soderberg / April 12, 2013

Watch Carmen Villain’s Grimly Chilling ‘Easy’ Video

Perhaps as a nod to her professional-model-turned-singer-songwriter origin story, Carmen Villain — a.k.a. Carmen Maria Hillestad, former cover girl for Vogue, Glamour, Nylon, Elle, and…
Kyle McGovern / April 12, 2013

Basement Jaxx Return With the Rousing, Uproarious ‘Back 2 the Wild’

The last we heard from Basement Jaxx, in 2011, they were scoring the South London-based sci-fi flick Attack the Block and collaborating with the 60-piece…
Philip Sherburne / April 12, 2013
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