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Watch Wavves’ Boozy, Cross-Dressing ‘Afraid of Heights’ Video

Wavves' new album Afraid of Heights has many echoes of Kurt Cobain, as SPIN's Jessica Hopper notes in her review. But the title track, which contains a…
Marc Hogan / March 26, 2013

Stream Luxury Liners’ Sun-Soaked ‘They’re Flowers’ LP

When Carter Tanton, ex-Lower Dens member and current Luxury Liners captain, first began writing songs for They're Flowers (arriving April 2 via Western Vinyl), the Baltimore…
Kyle McGovern / March 26, 2013

Hear Blood Orange Turn Phoenix’s ‘Entertainment’ Into an ’80s R&B Slow Dance

One of the more endearing pop stories in the past year or so has been the renaissance of Devonté Hynes. The British singer-songwriter now better known…
Marc Hogan / March 26, 2013

Stream Pick a Piper’s Aerodynamic, Self-Titled Debut

After working as a live percussionist for Caribou and releasing a pair of digital-only EPs, Brad Weber's Pick a Piper project offered the shuffling "All Her…
Kyle McGovern / March 26, 2013

M83 Share ‘Oblivion,’ the Popcorn-Ready Title Track From Tom Cruise’s Sci-Fi Epic

M83 has done hugeness from the French project's beginnings as an electronic twist on shoegaze's immersive swirl. Recall "Run Into Flowers," from 2003's Dead Cities, Red…
Marc Hogan / March 26, 2013

James Holden Embarks on New Album With Wild Synth Jam ‘Gone Feral’

After seven years, James Holden will finally release a follow-up to his 2006 debut album, The Idiots Are Winning. His second long-player, The Inheritors, will…
Philip Sherburne / March 26, 2013

Hear Pan American’s Escapist Fantasy ‘Glass Room at the Airport’

The curatorial geniuses over at Kranky Records are coming out swinging in 2013. After announcing a long-lost album from Grouper, a fresh set from elemental…
Chris Martins / March 26, 2013

Junip Serve Up Synth-y Motivational Mantras on ‘Your Life, Your Call’

José González's kraut-folk trio is active again and prepping a self-titled sophomore LP for April 23 via Mute. Earlier this year we heard the lush,…
Chris Martins / March 26, 2013

See Mikal Cronin Share a Lovely New ‘MCII’ Nugget Live in Texas

The power-pop-slinging Ty Segall affiliate known as Mikal Cronin has got the live chops to match his songwriting mastery. That's why he ended up on SPIN's…
Chris Martins / March 25, 2013

Holy Ship!!! 2014 Booked for a Boat Named After Sophia Loren

Many of this year's biggest music festivals haven't even happened yet — Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, and Lollapalooza are still on the docket for 2013…
Kyle McGovern / March 25, 2013

Hear Mark Kozelek’s Wounded ‘It’s Easier Now’ Cover, From Jason Molina Tribute Album

As a tribute to the recently deceased Jason Molina — the singer-songwriter who recorded under his own name, as well as the Songs: Ohia and…
Kyle McGovern / March 25, 2013

See Strangers Dance to Toro Y Moi’s ‘Never Matter’ at a South Carolina Flea Market

As he recently told SPIN, Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick couldn't have made a record as pop-forward as Anything in Return if he hadn't relocated to California.
Chris Martins / March 25, 2013

Hear Maribou State’s Rejuvenating Remix of George Maple’s ‘Fixed’

Mondays don't have to be hard. Hell, life doesn't have to be hard. Of course, it is; we know this. But then you stumble upon…
Philip Sherburne / March 25, 2013

Hear RL Grime and Salva’s Rattling Trap Remix of Jamie Lidell’s ‘What a Shame’

"What a Shame" is one of the most unhinged songs on Jamie Lidell's new, self-titled album, with violent trashcan drums underpinning vocals so thickly multitracked…
Philip Sherburne / March 25, 2013

Hear Pure X Let Loose on Throat-Rending Space-Out ‘Someone Else’

Pure X have lost their cool, and it's magnificent. The Austin band's music has contained traces of darkness ever since they were releasing singles under…
Marc Hogan / March 25, 2013

Hear Kylesa Channel Smashing Pumpkins on Charred Dreamdoom Swirl ‘Quicksand’

Double-drummin' doomsday device Kylesa is finally dropping the follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed Spiral Shadow. As we reported, sixth album Ultraviolet is due on May…
SPIN Staff / March 25, 2013

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher Seal Britpop Truce by Playing Sweet ‘Tender’ Live

When Blur released "Tender" in 1999 as the first single from their now-classic 13, the song's mix of Appalachian-style guitar, a gospel choir, and frontman Damon…
Marc Hogan / March 25, 2013

Watch MNDR and Tokimonsta Hijack a Man’s Dreams in ‘Go With It’ Video

MNDR's Amanda Warner is on a roll. After writing about middle class concerns for SPIN and releasing "a really ill techno record," the New York-based…
Chris Martins / March 25, 2013

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog Slam Free Culture on Art-Grinder ‘Masters of the Internet’

Now that Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails have soured on free culture, and David Lowery stays steady ranting at college kids, it's time the notoriously…
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 25, 2013

Fall Out Boy Get Kidnapped, Tortured by Balaclava-Wearing Women in ‘The Phoenix’ Video

No wonder Fall Out Boy are hinting that Courtney Love will appear on their new album. The videos so far from the reunited emo-pop crew's…
Marc Hogan / March 25, 2013
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