new-music

20 Albums You Can Hear Now: the Flaming Lips, Fall Out Boy, Ghostface Killah, the Thermals

Normally, our weekly round-up of ready-to-stream albums tops out at 10, but there's so much stuff flying free on the Internet right now — full-lengths…
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

See Justin Timberlake and the Obamas’ Joyful ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ Sing-Along

There are days when Otis Redding's posthumous 1968 chart-topper "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" sounds — despite all the lame covers and the…
Marc Hogan / April 10, 2013

See James Blake’s ‘Overgrown,’ a Beautiful Study in Impermanence

James Blake has at last released the follow-up to 2011's self-titled masterpiece. Overgrown is a beautifully complex album, and its titular track is an undeniable…
Chris Martins / April 10, 2013

Stream Emma Louise’s Smoky, Synth-Streaked ‘Mirrors’

Emma Louise hasn’t even issued her debut full-length in the U.S. yet — the Australian singer’s first album, vs. Head vs. Heart, arrives on May…
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

Watch the Postal Service Kick Off Reunion Tour With Jenny Lewis in Reno

The Postal Service delivered the first performance on their long-awaited reunion tour at Reno's Grand Sierra Theatre last night (April 9), and footage from the…
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

Hear Young Fathers’ Ghostly Soul-Rap ‘I Heard’

Young Fathers put themselves on the map with January's TAPE ONE, an unusual amalgam of D.A.I.S.Y. raps, post-dubstep beatwork, and soulful art-rock that's been bubbling…
Chris Martins / April 10, 2013

Hear Brass Bed’s Psychedelic Jangler ‘Please Don’t Go’

Louisiana quartet Brass Bed may have a slightly bleak outlook — "Your dream job, your dream girl, your dream you," reads the band's bio, "[are]…
Chris Martins / April 10, 2013

Stream Double Dagger’s Schizophrenic Swan Song ‘Heretic’s Hymn’

"But if this is my last song / These are the last words I ever write," Double Dagger vocalist Nolen Strals speak-sings on "Heretic's Hymn,"
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

Watch Julian Lynch’s ‘Donnie Darko’-Tinged ‘Gloves’ Video

Julian Lynch told SPIN back in December that much of the music intended for his just-released Lines LP ended up on the cutting-room floor. "I’ve…
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

Watch Chief Keef’s Menacing ‘Where He Get It’ Video

Chief Keef has let new material leak out on a slow drip since returning home from jail in March, with tracks coming in the form…
Jordan Sargent / April 10, 2013

Stream Cumulus’ Overcast ‘Do You Remember’

Nostalgia has its limits, but the sense of invulnerability that comes automatically with youth is hard to let go. The title question of "Do You…
Marc Hogan / April 10, 2013

Hear Speedy Ortiz’ Noise-Pop Knockout ‘Ka-Prow!’

As Speedy Ortiz prep their debut album, the western Massachusetts band boasts an eye-catching noise-pop pedigree: the SPIN CMJ 2012 mixtape selectees will be opening…
Marc Hogan / April 10, 2013

The Knife Dissect ‘Shaking the Habitual’ in Sprawling Short Film

The Knife unsheathed their Essential new album, Shaking the Habitual, today (April 9), and to commemorate the 98-minute full-length's release, sister-brother duo Karin Dreijer-Anderson and Olof…
Kyle McGovern / April 9, 2013

See Kevin Gates Unravel Hood Horror Stories in ‘IDGAF’ Video

Based upon the strength of his latest mixtape, The Luca Brasi Story, unsung Young Money-Cash Money rapper Kevin Gates not only became one of SPIN's Best…
Chris Martins / April 9, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Ammbush’s ‘Ammbaataa’

There's not much information out there on Oakland producer-rapper Ammbush. He has made beats for DaVinci ("Champion," "Quit Playin'") and Main Attrakionz ("Wings"), and his…
Brandon Soderberg / April 9, 2013

Watch the Soft Moon’s Drug-Filled, Bare-Breasted, and Very NSFW ‘Want’ Video

The Soft Moon now officially have the most unsettling trilogy of music videos in 2013. Following the static-soaked "Die Life" and the metaphysical "Insides" is…
Kyle McGovern / April 9, 2013

Hear Sam Amidon’s Heartstring-Strumming ‘My Old Friend’

Well-loved independent folkie Sam Amidon will release his next album with the estimable Nonesuch Records, Brooklyn Vegan reports. According to the label's website, Bright Sunny South…
Chris Martins / April 9, 2013

Nicki Minaj Is the Worst Fake Piano Player in ‘Up in Flames’ Video

Nicki Minaj has shared a new video from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — The Re-Up, her November album that was actually a reissue of her…
Chris Martins / April 9, 2013

Watch Cloud Nothings Play Two Vintage Cuts Live at SPIN House

Cloud Nothings were in peak form at the SPIN House in Austin during this year's South by Southwest, where they dropped by for a blistering…
SPIN Staff / April 9, 2013

Hear Ex-Shins Members Sad Baby Wolf’s Full Emotive ‘Electric Sounds’

Marty Crandall and Neal Langford, both former members of the Shins, have returned to Albuquerque for new band Sad Baby Wolf. That homecoming feels crucial…
Marc Hogan / April 9, 2013
Page 230 of 497