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Hear J Dilla’s ‘Trucks,’ a Gangstafied Gary Numan Tribute

In February, we heard "Anthem," a long-lost J Dilla track hailing from the posthumous album The Diary, which will focus on songs that feature the…
Chris Martins / April 17, 2013

Laurel Halo Talks Turbulence, Techno, and Her Moving New Hyperdub EP

Laurel Halo is fucking stoked about playing live. Over the course of an hour-long conversation, the New York electronic musician exclaims, "I love playing live,"
Philip Sherburne / April 17, 2013

Hear Kings Destroy’s ‘Casse Tete,’ Sabbath-y Sludge From Members of Killing Time

Brooklyn may not seem like the most obvious home for some serious Sabbath-style shreddage, but the dark art of heavy metal doesn't give a damn…
Chris Martins / April 17, 2013

Watch Airstrip’s Joyous ‘Pleasure Center’ Video

Airstrip frontman Matthew Park describes the North Carolina foursome's recently released debut album, Willing, as "nightmare pop," but "daydream" might be a better tag for…
Kyle McGovern / April 17, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: GrandeMarshall’s ‘Mugga Man’

Philadelphia-born, Fool's Gold-signed rapper GrandeMarshall's new mixtape Mugga Man nods to a number of still-effective, though well-worn rap styles, without narrowcasting, pandering, or just sitting…
Brandon Soderberg / April 17, 2013

Hear Thundercat’s Soulful Return ‘Heartbreaks + Setbacks,’ Produced by Flying Lotus

With a production assist from his label boss Flying Lotus, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner offered up a loving valentine to '70s jazz fusion with his 2011…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

See Steve Buscemi Give Vampire Weekend Sage Advice in ‘Unstaged’ Clip

Confusion reigned when video emerged of Steve Buscemi singing with Vampire Weekend on the streets of New York on Easter weekend. But then we learned that…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

Watch Youth Lagoon’s ‘Mute’ Video, a Lynchian Trip Through the ‘Burbs

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers was our pick for "Best Wizard of Weird" at Coachella 2013 — the Boise-hailing psych-pop prince seemed to possess magical powers of…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

Watch the Trailer for the Stone Roses Documentary, Because That’s All You’re Gonna Get

The Stone Roses have never inspired the same level of devotion and enthusiasm in the U.S. as they do in the U.K. — the embarrassingly…
Kyle McGovern / April 16, 2013

Preview Christopher Owens’ ‘Lysandre Acoustic’ Album With Bittersweet ‘Part of Me’

With his previous band Girls, Christopher Owens made his name unabashedly exploring emotional fragility over a combination of pop and garage-rock that swooned or swirled…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

See Foxygen Gently Disrupt the Streets of Paris With Three Live Performances

Foxygen recently nixed their entire European tour schedule citing "creative health" reasons, but the Los Angeles psych-pop duo found time to record an installment of La…
Kyle McGovern / April 16, 2013

Preview Homeboy Sandman’s Golden Age Tribute ‘Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent’

Queens-raised MC Homeboy Sandman is a prolific and prodigiously talented wordsmith who scored one of SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2012 — with an EP,…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

Stream Laura Marling’s Forcefully Folky ‘Master Hunter’

First Jay-Z name-checks Bob Dylan's "Idiot Wind," now comes another mention of a classic Dylan kiss-off, from a less improbable source. Laura Marling has actually…
Marc Hogan / April 16, 2013

Hear Das Racist’s Unreleased Raw Rap ‘Indians From All Directions’

When Das Racist unceremoniously announced their breakup in December, group hypeman Dapwell told SPIN they'd had a follow-up to Relax in the works. "We had a…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

Azealia Banks Goes Full-On Queen of Darkness in Police-Battling ‘Yung Rapunxel’ Video

Azealia Banks looks to be positioning herself as the demonic overlord of electronic dance music. Her Lil Internet-produced new single "Yung Rapunxel" relies more on…
Marc Hogan / April 16, 2013

Hear Camera Obscura’s Bouncy Pop Flirtation ‘Do It Again’

So that's why they called it Desire Lines. When Camera Obscura revealed their next album would have the same title as a song by 4AD labelmates Deerhunter,…
Marc Hogan / April 16, 2013

Basement Jaxx Go on a Psychedelic Safari in Bonkers ‘Back 2 the Wild’ Video

Basement Jaxx aren't wasting their return to the pop-dance jungle. Late last week, their joyfully unhinged tropical excursion "Back 2 the Wild" premiered on BBC…
Marc Hogan / April 16, 2013

Watch Deafheaven Record ‘Sunbather,’ One of 2013’s Most Anticipated Metal Records

San Francisco black metal skygazers Deafheaven are set to release of the most anticipated heavy records of 2013 — the blarey, bleary-eyed, blasty Sunbather. Scheduled for release…
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 16, 2013

Pitbull and Common Ride for Jay-Z on ‘Open Letter’ Remakes

"Would they have messed with Mr. Carter if he was white?" That's been an unspoken question hanging in the air ever since a couple of…
Marc Hogan / April 16, 2013

See Odonis Odonis String Up a Cult Sacrifice in ‘Better’ Video

Last week, SPIN premiered Better, the brand new EP (out April 16) from Toronto noise-punks Odonis Odonis. Now we present the creepy, fisheye-lensed video to…
Kyle McGovern / April 16, 2013
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