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MK Gives Dance-Floor Spin to Andhim’s ‘Boy Boy Boy’

Los Angeles-via-New York-via-Detroit house music producer MK, a.k.a. Marc Kinchen, learned about the art of beatmaking from Motor City techno boss Kevin Saunderson while growing…
Harley Brown / May 22, 2015

Noonie Bao Steps Out From Songwriting’s Shadow for Acoustic ‘I’m In Love’

Noonie Bao may've only been known as a songwriter (Charli XCX's "Doing It" most notably) and featured artist (Clean Bandit's "Rihanna") before, but on her…
Brennan Carley / May 22, 2015

Worriers Announce New Album ‘Imaginary Life,’ Share ‘They/Them/Theirs’ Single

Back in 2008, Worriers started as something of a punk supergroup, the original lineup including Lauren Denitzio of The Measure [sa], Mike Catalano of Hunchback,…
Caitlin Gallagher / May 21, 2015

Los Angeles House Duo Wild & Free Share Two Perfectly Chill New Tracks

The purposefully organic Los Angeles-based house duo Wild & Free, whose press points out their dance music as being made "conspicuously by hand," have announced…
Andrew Unterberger / May 21, 2015

Bob Thiele and the Forest Rangers Enlist Alison Mosshart for ‘Trying to Believe’

Though he's penned tunes for Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, songwriter/composer Bob Thiele is best known to TV audiences as the music supervisor — and…
Andrew Unterberger / May 20, 2015

Listen to Claptone’s Enchanting ‘Dear Life’

The ever-mysterious Claptone, responsible for some of the most intriguing original productions and remixes in house music over the last few years, will finally be…
Andrew Unterberger / May 20, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Courtney Love, La Luz, Active Child, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from '90s grunge-punk queens,…
SPIN Staff / May 19, 2015

Stream So Stressed’s Post-Hardcore LP, ‘The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art’

Less then a second into the debut LP The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art, and Sacramento trio So Stressed has fully revealed their plan of…
Andrew Unterberger / May 19, 2015

POP ETC Catch a ‘Bad Break’ on Action-Packed New Single

After making a resounding comeback with the shimmering synth-rock blast "Running in Circles," California-via-Brooklyn trio POP ETC (formerly known as the Morning Benders) have gone…
Andrew Unterberger / May 19, 2015

Go Deep With Synth-Pop Sixpiece Kid Astray on New Single ‘Diver’

A sextet from Oslo, Norway, Kid Astray have released a run of singles since forming a couple years ago that haven proven them among Scandinavia's…
Andrew Unterberger / May 18, 2015

The Velvet Teen Return After Nine Years With Serene New Single, ‘The Giving In’

It's been nine years since Santa Rosa indie-rock trio the Velvet Teen released their last album, 2006's Cum Laude!, but this summer they're coming back with…
James Grebey / May 18, 2015

Mother Falcon Spread Their Wings on Jazz-Funk-Flecked ‘Kid’

Austin-based classical-pop collective Mother Falcon will soon fly back into your life with their third studio album, Good Luck Have Fun (out on August 14…
Rachel Brodsky / May 18, 2015

Psymon Spine Reveal a Rainbow of Genres on Self-Titled EP

Their name might conjure up images of high-school biology class, but Saratoga Springs electro-meets-experimental-pop collective Psymon Spine sound more like a Friday-night dance — one…
Rachel Brodsky / May 15, 2015

Stream Another New (Ten-Minute!) Track From Sun Kil Moon’s Upcoming Album

Ten minutes, 11 hours, a million thoughts... just your average Mark Kozelek song, right? No one knew what direction the man who performs as Sun…
Dan Weiss / May 14, 2015

Van Exel Blasts Off Into Prog-House Grandeur on ‘The Statik Eclipse’

Van Exel, otherwise known as producer and remixer T.H. White, has returned from a three-year musical hiatus with new song "The Statik Eclipse." Full of…
Andrew Unterberger / May 14, 2015

Premiere: Sweet Spirit (and Britt Daniel) Cover Spoon’s ‘Paper Tiger’

Britt Daniel puts his money where his mouth is, literally: the Spoon frontman reps fellow Austinites Sweet Spirit so hard he's lent his voice to…
Harley Brown / May 14, 2015

KEN Mode Bring the Hooks and the Hardcore on ‘Management Control’

With 2013's excellent Entrench, Canadian post-hardcore act KEN Mode offered all manner of noisy punk characterizations, occasionally letting the songs delve into a more hook-centered…
Jonathan Dick / May 14, 2015

Ride High With Valkyrie’s New LP ‘Shadows’

Harkening back to both the sludgy beginnings of Black Sabbath and the double-tracked guitar days of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, Virginia classic metal enthusiasts…
Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2015

Glockabelle’s New ‘Wolf BBQ’ EP Is Anarchic Enchantment

Proclaiming her style "glockrock," the Francophone free-form bandleader Annabelle Cazes A.K.A. Glockabelle has crafted an intricate and beautifully composed pandemonium for her new EP Wolf…
Margaret Farrell / May 13, 2015

Malportado Kids Rail Against the Patriarchy on ‘Basta Huedo’

You can always count on Providence's Victoria Ruiz to shout something politically salient, and the punk-rock heroine does so with her usual ire in Malportado…
Rachel Brodsky / May 13, 2015
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