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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

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
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