See What the Joy Formidable’s Guitars See in ‘Little Blimp’ Video

Road warriors the Joy Formidable bring a slice of spontaneity to their newest video, "Little Blimp," from their sophomore album Wolf's Law. The short consists…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z Fling Fire on ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’ Remix

Last week we heard a fuzzed-up snippet of Jay-Z rapping on a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” courtesy of some live…
Chris Martins / March 18, 2013

Hear Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’ and ‘Step,’ Fresh Off the New Album

Vampire Weekend just dropped two songs from their upcoming third album, Modern Vampires of the City (out May 7 via XL).
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Watch Django Django’s Death-Defying ‘WOR’ Video

British pop-hybridists Django Django usually inject their music videos with surreal sci-fi imagery; see the VR-dreamscape of "Hail Bop," the squiggle-vision graphics in "Life's a Beach,"…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Watch Usher Sing Genre-Mashing ‘Climax’ With the Afghan Whigs at SXSW

Greg Dulli’s Afghan Whigs, who reunited last year, have never shied from mixing sultry R&B into their brawny rock. Last May, they celebrated their first…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Watch Dope Body’s Exhilarating ‘Leather Head’ Clip

Dope Body’s first-ever gig was intended to be a one-off, but the Baltimore noise-rock crew found the show so raw and rewarding that the foursome…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Sample Each Track on the Strokes’ ‘Comedown Machine’

UPDATE: The Strokes’ Comedown Machine is now streaming in full. Listen at Pitchfork. The Strokes’ upcoming album Comedown Machine isn’t out until March 26 via RCA…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Wavves’ Fuzzy, Hyper-Catchy ‘Afraid of Heights’ Is Now Streaming in Full

Nirvana, Weezer, and Green Day similarities abound on Wavves’ new album Afraid of Heights, out March 26 via Mom + Pop (and one of SPIN’s 50…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Vampire Weekend Play Two Contrasting New Songs at SXSW

Vampire Weekend’s new album Modern Vampires of the City arrives on May 7, and the New York band previewed songs from the record at a SXSW show…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Hear Beyonce Reign Over the Trap in ‘Bow Down / I Been On’

Beyoncé already runs the world (girls), but on a new track posted to SoundCloud Sunday (March 17), Mrs. Carter goes back to her Houston roots.
Nicole Sia / March 18, 2013

Hear the Chemical Brothers and Justice Cut Up Two Boys Noize Jamz

To celebrate the 100th release on his very own Boysnoize Records, EDM all-star Boys Noize has recruited a pair of high-profile dance music duos to…
Daniel Kreps / March 15, 2013

Watch Death Grips’ Five Mysterious ‘No Hands’ Videos

Since every indie-leaning website is currently at SXSW — drunk on Corona and FIDLAR — today is maybe the most counterintuitive day to release anything…
Daniel Kreps / March 15, 2013

Lana Del Rey Proves ‘Ladies Is Pimps Too’ in Jay-Z ‘Dirt Off My Shoulder’ Mashup

Another day, another impressively timely mashup. Yesterday we heard the Hood Internet dress up Daft Punk’s 15-second SNL ad in Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie.” Now a…
Chris Martins / March 15, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Rating Gucci Mane’s ‘Spring Breakers’ Performance, Chief Keef is Free

This the first installment of the new Friday Five, a weekly rundown of five things that made rap music really interesting this week.
Brandon Soderberg / March 15, 2013

At Home on the Road With St. Lucia

SPIN caught up with dance-pop dynamos St. Lucia at SXSW in Austin to talk about life on the road and growing as a band from…
SPIN Staff / March 15, 2013

Download Yelawolf’s Crazily Crunk ‘Trunk Muzik Returns’ Mixtape

When Yelawolf’s Trunk Muzik mixtape arrived in early 2010, the Alabama rapper’s collection of songs about weed, Box Chevys, and rich girls in Lambos was…
Daniel Kreps / March 15, 2013

See Thom Yorke Groove to Howlin’ Wolf, Dance to Ginuwine

That up there is, yes, Thom Yorke and his Atoms for Peace "Ingenue" video dancing partner getting low to Ginuwine's 1996 R&B groove "Pony." An…
Chris Martins / March 15, 2013

Stream Depeche Mode’s Lusty ‘Soothe My Soul’

Depeche Mode might make great boning music, but the synth-rock icons opted to take things slow with “Heaven,” the gloomy lead single off the English trio’s…
Kyle McGovern / March 15, 2013

Hear James Blake’s Moving ‘And Holy Ghost’

And then there was more. Having already shared a generous amount of material (including Brian Eno collabo, “Digital Lion”) from his impending sophomore LP, Overgrown,…
David Bevan / March 15, 2013

Watch the Strokes’ Entire Career in Three Minutes in ‘All The Time’ Video

Though they haven’t ruled it out completely, the Strokes most likely won’t tour for their sprung-on-us fifth studio album, Comedown Machine, due March 26 on…
Nicole Sia / March 15, 2013
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