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

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
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