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See Phoenix Uncomfortably Close Up as They Perform New Song ‘The Real Thing’ Live

As Phoenix soar across North America for their first tour in two years, live footage of the French outfit performing songs from their upcoming full-length,…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

Getting to the Bottom of Avicii and the ‘GQ’ Douchebag Debate

Last week, GQ magazine published a fascinating, not entirely flattering, but also weirdly sympathetic profile of Avicii. Key takeaways include the suggestion that he's not…
Philip Sherburne / April 2, 2013

Hear At the Drive-In’s ‘One Armed Scissor’ Chopped and Looped by the Field

The men who founded At the Drive-In may not see eye to eye anymore — Omar Rodríguez-López called last year's reunion a nostalgia-driven cash-grab, and…
Chris Martins / April 2, 2013

CocoRosie Channel Dr. Dre Through the Looking Glass in ‘After the Afterlife’

Bianca and Sierra Cassady will open up a massive music box of creep for their forthcoming fifth album as CocoRosie, titled Tales of a GrassWidow. In…
Chris Martins / April 2, 2013

Ryan Hemsworth Sews R. Kelly, the Knife, and Destiny’s Child Together on BBC Mix

Ryan Hemsworth, fresh off his tribute to video game composer Yasunori Mitsuda and still basking in Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness," recently dropped an hour-long mix off…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard Drops Dirty Projectors’ ‘Socialites’ onto the Dance Floor

Dirty Projectors' Swing Lo Magellan was a shoo-in for SPIN Essential — just one point shy of a perfect 10, and a high-ranker on our Best…
Chris Martins / April 2, 2013

See Thom Yorke Bop for Eighteen Raucous Minutes More

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have been doing their "two turntables and a microphone" thing of late in order to get the word out about…
Chris Martins / April 2, 2013

Paramore Stream the First Four Tracks of Their Sprawling New Album

"The mindset was, like, we have no idea what we're doing," Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams told SPIN about the writing and recording process behind the…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

Stream EmptyMansions’ Desert-Weary Cover of Neil Young’s ‘Down By the River’

EmptyMansions, the not-totally-ridiculous side-project of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino, teased a debut album a few months back with "Lyra," a track SPIN's Chris Martins described as…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Western Tink & Beautiful Lou’s ‘Mobbin’ No Sobbin’

Named after a track from Austin rapper Western Tink's 2011 album Hard to Keel Vol. 1, the new mixtape Mobbin' No Sobbin' has been almost…
Brandon Soderberg / April 2, 2013

Hear Prince’s Unexpected, Sludgy ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ Rock Rework

In a fruitful time for new renditions of Prince songs, the Purple One has decided it's his turn. D'Angelo, the Roots, Elvis Costello, Bilal, and…
Marc Hogan / April 2, 2013

!!!’s Soulful, Funky ‘One Girl/One Boy’ Is 2 Legit 2 Quit

Nic Offer made it clear in a recent SPIN interview that !!! want, if nothing else, to keep progressing with upcoming album Thr!!!er, out April 30…
Marc Hogan / April 2, 2013

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Get Passionate in Steamy ‘High School’ Heist Video

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne have been flirting on record for years. On Weezy's 2007 mixtape masterpiece Da Drought 3, which on my copy credits "Nikki…
Marc Hogan / April 2, 2013

Hear Tunng’s Staggering ‘So Far From Here’

It's been nearly a decade since Tunng co-founders Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay, former softcore porn score composers, decided to pour their creative energies into…
David Bevan / April 2, 2013

Stream Chris Walla’s Gloomy Record Store Day Exclusive ‘Never Give Up’

Record Store Day 2013 (April 20) keeps getting closer, and more and more exclusives keep hitting the web. Yesterday brought the Black Lips' faithful cover…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

Hear Os Mutantes’ New, Anguished ‘Fool Metal Jack’

The title track to Os Mutantes' forthcoming album, Fool Metal Jack, starts with an ending. "Yeah, I'm gonna die / Shot in the gut / My blood…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

Download Clouds’ Glowering Remix of Blue Hawaii’s Sunny ‘In Two’

The Scottish duo Clouds chose their name wisely: They like their techno thunderous, strafed with rave stabs, and bursting with sub bass. (Talk about low-pressure…
Philip Sherburne / April 2, 2013

See Mudhoney’s Special Effects-Laden ‘I Like it Small’ Video

Mudhoney's new single "I Like it Small" pays tribute to living within one's means with reckless aplomb. In its lyrics, frontman Mark Arm happily praises,…
Chris Martins / April 2, 2013

Drake Watches Late-Night Beach Volleyball in Raw ‘5AM in Toronto’ Video

If Drake's "5AM in Toronto" is a shot at former collaborator the Weeknd, as has been widely suggested, then the video for this impeccably woozy,…
Marc Hogan / April 2, 2013

Stream the Hussy’s Face-Melting Boy-Girl Burner ‘Blame’

The Hussy hail from what the psych-punk duo describes as "the politically charged cheese rectum that is Madison, Wisconsin," but Bobby and Heather Hussy's surf-squall…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013
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