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Hear Christopher Paul Stelling’s Furious Country Strummer ‘Brick x Brick’

Christopher Paul Stelling combines the organic approach of the Low Anthem with the impassioned histrionics of a pumped-up Jack White — if you're on the…
Chris Martins / April 2, 2013

The Flaming Lips Put Bon Iver’s Head on a Baby in Grisly ‘Ashes in the Air’ Video

The Flaming Lips have long walked a line between shock'n'awe spectacle and spectacular, aw-shucks emotion. The Oklahoma City psych-rockers' newly released video for "Ashes in…
Marc Hogan / April 2, 2013

‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’ Trailer Twists Truth, Badgley’s ‘Once I Was’ Cover Is Great

Though the thing has racked up a few handsome-looking quotables, the jury's still out as to whether Greetings From Tim Buckley is going to "one…
Chris Martins / April 1, 2013

Rap’s Most Slept-On Releases of 2013’s First Quarter

Abdu Ali, InvictosHighlights: "Banjee Musick," "I'mma Leaf," "360"RIYL: Baltimore Club; Death Comet Crew; Le1fA bit of a cheat because Invictos was actually released towards the…
Brandon Soderberg / April 1, 2013

Hear the Black Lips Faithfully Cover Willie Nelson for Record Store Day Exclusive

The Black Lips are following their 2012 excursion to the Middle East by getting back in touch with America's heartland. In honor of this year's…
Kyle McGovern / April 1, 2013

See Casket Girls’ Bewitching ‘Heartless’ Clip

The last time we saw the Casket Girls, they were bathed in darkness. That was November and the Georgia trio had just released their Sleepwalking…
David Bevan / April 1, 2013

Hear Ty Segall’s Darkly Rattling Remake of T. Rex’s ‘The Motivator’

Effing psyched garage-rock king Ty Segall has a lovely little gem planned for Record Store Day 2013. Two years ago he celebrated the vinyl lovers'
Chris Martins / April 1, 2013

Cold Cave’s ‘God Made the World’ Precedes World Tour, Dual 7-Inch Releases

Cold Cave main man Wes Eisold has been releasing a steady stream of new material over the last few months. Last September brought us the…
Kyle McGovern / April 1, 2013

Charli XCX Glams Up Coupling on Sweetly Flickering ‘What I Like’

Charli XCX's striking talent has so far been matched only by her equally obvious ambition, and at times recently it has looked like the latter…
Marc Hogan / April 1, 2013

Hear A$AP Rocky Get Sensitive on Jessie Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments’ Remix

Jessie Ware's Devotion was handily one of SPIN's Best Albums of 2012, a leader in the emerging trend of Alt-R&B (U.K. post-dubstep subdivision) — basically, it's…
Chris Martins / April 1, 2013

CHVRCHES Serenade a Roller Rink in Graceful ‘Now Is Not the Time’ Video

CHVRCHES can already claim one of the year's catchiest synth-pop songs, and now their task, if they want it, is to demonstrate they're a band…
Marc Hogan / April 1, 2013

See Phoenix Perform New Songs ‘Bourgeois,’ ‘Drakkar Noir,’ and ‘Chloroform’

Phoenix's Bankrupt! is due out April 23 and as Thomas Mars told SPIN, the ramp-up to the release is "the most exciting time" for the band.
Chris Martins / April 1, 2013

Azealia Banks Turns EDM Princess in Cameo-Packed ‘No Problems’ Video

Azealia Banks is only about a year and a half removed from posting the YouTube video that brought her to acclaim, but now she's a…
Marc Hogan / April 1, 2013

First Spin: Sean Falyon’s ‘DECEMBER’ EP

Just in time for spring, Sean Falyon perversely puts out DECEMBER, a dark and foreboding EP that ties together a series of hyper-literate…
Brandon Soderberg / April 1, 2013

Vampire Weekend Spent Easter With Steve Buscemi and His Megaphone

As Vampire Weekend prep the May 14 release of upcoming album Modern Vampires of the City, they appeared in the city with one of modern cinema's…
Marc Hogan / April 1, 2013

Stream Secret Colours’ Britpop Comedown ‘Blackbird (Only One)’

Secret Colours proudly identify themselves as "the bastard seed of '60s psychedelia and '90s Britpop bloodlines" on their Facebook page, and at the very least…
Kyle McGovern / April 1, 2013

Hear the Veils’ Feverish ‘Dancing With the Tornado’

The Veils convinced legendary British producer/engineer Bill Price (whose credits include the Clash and the Jesus and Mary Chain) to come out of retirement to…
Kyle McGovern / April 1, 2013

Hear the Sugar Stems’ Irrepressible Power-Pop Cut ‘6 Feet Under’

The Sugar Stems' power-pop is so undeniably sticky that the Milwaukee foursome can even make a song titled "6 Feet Under" feel like a victory…
Kyle McGovern / April 1, 2013

Hear Kurt Vile’s Full, Pointedly Rambling ‘Wakin on a Pretty Daze’

It's an occasion worthy of a parade. Kurt Vile first told us about the album that would turn out to be Wakin on a Pretty Daze…
Marc Hogan / April 1, 2013

Watch Queens of the Stone Age Debut Bristling New Song ‘My God Is the Sun’

Queens of the Stone Age's protracted and much-appreciated campaign to return a little mystery to the album-release cycle is nearing its end, and ferociously so.
Marc Hogan / April 1, 2013
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