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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

2 Chainz, Lil Wayne Go Full-Frontal Goldfinger in Belated ‘Yuck’ Video

Better late than never? Nine months after the release of 2 Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story, the rapper has finally gotten around to dropping…
Daniel Kreps / April 16, 2013

Hear Justin Vernon Join Polica on Atmospheric ‘Tiff’

This past weekend at Coachella, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon joined Minnesota electro-R&B act Poliça onstage to debut that band's new track "Tiff." Now we have…
Daniel Kreps / April 16, 2013

Team Ghost Glues Together Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, Clams Casino on ‘Temazepam’ Mixtape

Nicolas Fromageau left M83 not long after the synth-gaze unit explored Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts in 2003. And while Anthony Gonzalez has…
Kyle McGovern / April 16, 2013

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
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