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Paramore Debut Tender ‘Hate to See Your Heart Break,’ Cover Alt-J for BBC

Paramore's self-titled album, out on April 9, piles on booming gospel choirs, squeaky synths, twinkly glockenspiels, whimsical ukuleles, and whatever else producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83,…
Marc Hogan / April 5, 2013

Hear Danny Brown’s Diplo-Inspired Twerk Tribute ‘#ExpressYourself’

As Diplo's just-shy-of-a-million Twitter followers are no doubt very familiar, the in-demand producer has given the so-called twerk a wholehearted embrace. Shortly after releasing his…
Chris Martins / April 5, 2013

Hear Peter Rosenberg’s ‘New York Renaissance’ Mixtape, a Snapshot of a Scene in Flux

Forget your freshmen lists and cool it with the hottest MCs (well, unless you're looking at SPIN's picks) — Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg has dropped…
Chris Martins / April 5, 2013

Hear Dan Deacon’s ‘Konono Ripoff No. 1,’ a Record Store Day Tribute to the DRC

Dan Deacon joins the impressive spate of awesome artists doing Record Store Day exclusives — Pussy Galore, Jack White, MGMT, and Black Lips to name…
Chris Martins / April 5, 2013

Preview Bibio’s ‘Silver Wilkinson’ Album, an Organic Electronic Dream

British beatsmith and dream-pop producer Bibio is prepping his seventh album for a May 14 release. We're still not sure what a Silver Wilkinson is, but…
Chris Martins / April 4, 2013

Alice in Chains’ ‘Funny or Die’ Video Is Cameo Heavy, Light on LOLs

To celebrate the release of their upcoming fifth album, Alice in Chains have teamed with Funny or Die for a mockumentary honoring the grunge legends'
Kyle McGovern / April 4, 2013

Hear Flying Lotus’ Blissfully Glitchy ‘Adventure Time’ Closing Credits Song

Flying Lotus is a known fan of the cartoon kingdom. His rap villain alter-ego Captain Murphy could testify to that (though you'd have to drink…
Chris Martins / April 4, 2013

This Deftones Video From 1998 Hasn’t Been Seen Till Now

The Deftones are planning to release a career-spanning live vinyl set sometime in the future, but another relic from the Sacramento metal unit's past has…
Kyle McGovern / April 4, 2013

Hear James Blake Collab with RZA, Sample Big Boi on Two New ‘Overgrown’ Leaks

James Blake's Overgrown is due out April 9 — less than a week away — which means the English producer-singer is probably in a rush to…
Chris Martins / April 4, 2013

Watch Junip’s Ironically Sinister ‘Your Life, Your Call’ Video

José González may record mostly hushed, acoustic-based songs under his own name, but he's no stuffy traditionalist. His albums take as much care with sonic…
Marc Hogan / April 4, 2013

Watch Cat Power’s Lighthearted, Life-Affirming ‘Manhattan’ Video

Pay no attention to your weather apps, New Yorkers: Spring is here. Though the temperature across much of the United States might keep tipping back…
Marc Hogan / April 4, 2013

Hear ‘Original One,’ a New Squeak From Meat Puppets’ ‘Rat Farm’

Meat Puppets, the pioneering punk'n'western Arizona cactus-kickers, are returning this month with their 14th(!) album, Rat Farm, out April 14 (via Megaforce). The band said they…
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 4, 2013

Watch Primal Scream Declare ‘It’s Alright, It’s OK’ From 1970s Soapbox

Primal Scream repped for "21st century slaves, a peasant underclass" during "2013," the opening track off the psych-lifers' upcoming More Light LP (due May 6…
Kyle McGovern / April 4, 2013

Hear New Diamond Terrifier, the Terrible Records-Signed Sax-Drone Zs Solo Honk

Out-punk saxophone abuser Sam Hillmer, leader of Brooklyn out-punk mainstays Zs, is releasing his second full-length record as his sax-and-electronics alias Diamond Terrifier. The Subtle Body…
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 4, 2013

Hear Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus Fill Up ‘Ashtrays’ Over ‘Heartbreaks’

To borrow from the lyrics of "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks," is there any possibility that anyone feels like Miley Cyrus? You know, that nagging "my buzz…
Chris Martins / April 4, 2013

Hear Saturday Looks Good to Me’s Lovelorn Stomper ‘Break In’

One Kiss Can Lead to Another was the title of an essential 2005 box set of '60s girl-group sounds. On "Break In," a new single…
Marc Hogan / April 4, 2013

Watch Phoenix’s Winsome Alternate ‘Entertainment’ Video

If Phoenix's "Entertainment" is supposed to convey that entertainment can be whatever you make it, as constantly evolving as, um, evolution, it's undoubtedly succeeding. The…
Marc Hogan / April 4, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Knife, Rilo Kiley, Kurt Vile, and More

SPIN presents this week's batch of ready-to-stream albums, starring full-lengths from current cover stars the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kurt Vile, the Knife, Rilo Kiley, and…
Kyle McGovern / April 4, 2013

Preview Beyonce’s Poised, Playful ‘Grown Woman’ in Career-Reflecting Pepsi Ad

Beyoncé has reached a rarified stratosphere in the pop realm, able to shut down the Super Bowl, direct an extended promotional video about herself and…
Marc Hogan / April 4, 2013

See All of Death Grips’ Chaotic Thrill-Ride of a SXSW Set

If you didn't make it to Austin this year for South By Southwest but count yourself among SPIN's loyal readership, then you probably know what…
Chris Martins / April 4, 2013
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