Hear the Strokes’ Falsetto-Kissed Record Store Day B-Side ‘Fast Animals’

The Strokes know their French well. In 2006, Versailles-hailing band Phoenix foreshadowed their own current festival-headliner status with It's Never Been Like That, an album that…
Marc Hogan / March 25, 2013

Watch a Freaky Flaming Lips Trailer: Wayne Coyne Explains ‘Look…The Sun Is Rising’

As you might expect from the album's title, the Flaming Lips' The Terror  isn't exactly a musical joyride, and things get bumpy right from the beginning. In…
David Marchese / March 25, 2013

‘Get Lucky’: Hear 15 More Seconds of Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories,’ Via ‘SNL’

Feeling lucky, punk? You bet! Daft Punk have released yet another 15-second sliver from their forthcoming album, which we now know to be called Random…
Philip Sherburne / March 24, 2013

Hear Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore’s Sweaty Thumper ‘Imagine It Was Us’

Jessie Ware is reissuing her stunning Devotion, one of SPIN's Best Albums of 2012, on April 16. The "Gold Edition" will include four bonus tracks including…
Chris Martins / March 22, 2013

Watch Captain Murphy’s Very Grimm ‘The Killing Joke’ Video

Captain Murphy, a.k.a. the villainous cartoon rap version of Flying Lotus, has shared a new video for his Batman-referencing Duality mixtape standout "The Killing Joke."
Chris Martins / March 22, 2013

Hear White Fence’s Ramshackle Psych-Pop Jangler ‘Fragility’

A recurring theme of interviews with Trevor Powers, the Idaho-based songwriter whose Youth Lagoon recently released the excellent new Wondrous Bughouse, was that he doesn't actually record…
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2013

Justin Vernon and Colin Stetson Use Their Sax-y Falsetto Powers for U.K. Bard Fink

Saxophone guru Colin Stetson collaborates four times with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, due out on April…
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2013

Download the Two Songs Ryan Adams Debuted in London the Other Night

Ryan Adams unveiled two new songs earlier this week at a concert in London, and now fan-recorded audio of the performances has surfaced over at…
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2013

Stream Caveman’s Campfire-Lit ‘Where’s the Time’

Caveman teased a stylistic shift from closemouthed folk bros to New Wave daydreamers with "In the City," the first single off their forthcoming self-titled sophomore album…
Kyle McGovern / March 22, 2013

Lil Wayne Reassures Fans and Looks ‘Rich as Fuck’ in New Videos

Kanye West must've heard Lil Wayne's new material when he graciously called the Young Money rapper the No. 1 MC in the game right now.
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2013

Watch Andrew W.K. and Action Bronson Scorch Their Tastebuds

You saw the photos, now watch it happen: While we were in Austin for South by Southwest, we invited musicians-foodies Andrew W.K. and Action Bronson…
SPIN Staff / March 22, 2013

Sigur Ros Preview June LP ‘Kveikur’ With Harrowing ‘Brennisteinn’ Video

Sigur Rós's atmospheric rock has grown more turbulent, on the evidence so far surrounding the Icelandic band's new album Kveikur. The follow-up to last year's Valtari is…
Marc Hogan / March 22, 2013

Hear the Juan Maclean’s Playful ‘You Are My Destiny’ With LCD’s Nancy Whang

Aside from remixing that well-hyphenated Caetano Veloso cover by Superhuman Happiness and Cults ("Ile Aiye"), the dancefloor destroyers in the Juan MacLean have been relatively…
Chris Martins / March 22, 2013

Watch James Franco’s NSFW Satanic Wedding in ‘Love in the Old Days’ Remix Video

It's not enough that James Franco is currently starring in the biggest mainstream movie currently at the box office (Oz the Great and Powerful) and…
Chris Martins / March 21, 2013

Watch Kurt Vile’s Adorable Daughter Introduce His New Single ‘Never Run Away’

When SPIN visited Kurt Vile in the studio in December, he revealed that he and his wife welcomed their second daughter into the world just…
Chris Martins / March 21, 2013

Mark McGrath Refuses to Let Go of the ’90s, Books Under the Sun Tour

The Mark McGrath & Friends Cruise drowned before it ever set sail, but the Sugar Ray frontman has mapped another nostalgia-baiting tour through the '90s — this…
Kyle McGovern / March 21, 2013

Stream the Postal Service’s Second Never-Before-Heard Track, ‘Turn Around’

It's a bittersweet moment for fans of the Postal Service. When the electro-pop duo of Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello…
Marc Hogan / March 21, 2013

Watch the Thermals’ Blood-Spattered ‘Born to Kill’ Video

These days a band that isn't busy being born is busy doing, um, something else. Sleigh Bells, Lana Del Rey, and Titus Andronicus have all…
Marc Hogan / March 21, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Yelawolf’s Return From the Crossover Rap Wilderness

This week's picks are all rappers doing what they do very well. Nothing ambitious or out-of-the-box really, just a varied group of rappers occupying their…
Brandon Soderberg / March 21, 2013
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