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Watch CHVRCHES’ Epic ‘Recover’ Video

Glagow's CHVRCHES were a lock for SPIN's Best New Artists this month — the way these artistically minded synth-smiths flirt with genuine pop is something…
Chris Martins / March 6, 2013

Homeboy Sandman’s Mellow Single ‘The Plot Thickens’ Will Melt Your Mind

Homeboy Sandman was among last year's most unfortunately overlooked. The East Coast-bred Stones Throw signee released a slate of songs last year — via the Chimera EP…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Hear Iggy and the Stooges ‘Burn’ With Raw Power on ‘Ready to Die’ Opener

A trail of fire connects Iggy and the Stooges' upcoming fifth LP, Ready to Die, to their bar-setting 1973 LP Raw Power. Engineer Ed Cherney…
Kyle McGovern / March 5, 2013

Hear Olof Arnalds’ Bewitching Ode to Desire ‘Return Again’

On Ólöf Arnalds' stunning first two albums, 2010's Vio og Vio and Innundir Skinni, the Icelandic trobairitz unfurled winding streams of childlike vocals in her…
Nicole Sia / March 5, 2013

Animal Collective Radio Relaunches With Super Freaky Live Videos

Last summer Animal Collective took record promotion into their own hands when they launched "Animal Collective Radio," a website that served as a portal to…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Hear the Flaming Lips’ Excellent Post-Punk Explosion ‘Look… the Sun Is Rising’

When we spoke to the Flaming Lips about their forthcoming 13th album The Terror, Wayne Coyne explained his band's approach thusly: "Don't think about song lengths,…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Hear Ghostface Killah’s Deadly Confident ‘The Sure Shot (Parts 1 and 2)’

As Ghostface Killah stalks ever closer toward the release date of his April 16 concept album Twelve Reasons to Die, the soul-dipped nuggets continue to fly…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Indie Rock Royalty Save the Postal Service’s Unfunny, Overlong ‘Funny or Die’ Sketch

The Postal Service are poking gentle fun at their past even as they're extending their future.
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2013

Watch METZ’s ‘Wasted’ Video, Where Glamour Shots Go Wrong

When we spoke to SPIN Breaking Out stars METZ late last year, singer-guitarist Alex Edkins described his band's self-titled Sub Pop debut: "There are no bells…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Fails to Regain Relevance Despite Diplo Remix

Poor PSY. He might not realize it yet, but the Earth has just been realigned on its axis, officially relegating "Gangnam Style" to the online…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2013

Watch Jeremih and Shlohmo Handcraft Succulent Slow Jam ‘Lil Bo Peep’

In SPIN's "The Best of R&B 2013," Charles Aaron posited that the genre's recent upheavals have made outsiders of former insiders. Def Jam-signed Chicago star…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Unfurls Guitar Minimalism in Aussie Live Video

Last December, Jonny Greenwood joined Australian electro-acoustic collective ACO Underground for a surprise appearance at Sydney venue the Standard. Their collaboration included a rendition of…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2013

See a Blink-182 Fan Give Herself a Wedgie Narrowly Avoiding Death

The little kid in us kinda wishes we could post utterly dumb gallon-smashing and yelling goats videos all day, so when something distinctly Internet-y (read:…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Download a Free Compilation of New Brazilian Electronic Music, From Tecnobrega to Trap

Globalization doesn't always suck. I met Chico Dub, the head of Rio de Janeiro's Novas Frecuências festival, at Krakow's Unsound festival last fall; we noshed…
Philip Sherburne / March 5, 2013

Smith Westerns Preview ‘Soft Will’ LP With Anthemic ‘Varsity’

Smith Westerns have progressed at a furious pace. The Chicago band's rough-hewn, garage-glam 2010 debut gave way to 2011's assured, dreamy Dye It Blonde, produced by Chris…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2013

First Spin: Rad Reef’s ‘New No Wave’ Compilation

Released by Rad Reef, the Bay Area collective fronted by producer/rapper/video director/pot advocate Zachg, New No Wave culls together Internet rappers and beatmakers like Little…
Brandon Soderberg / March 5, 2013

Hear Ulfur’s Full, Transcendent ‘White Mountain’

It's no secret that Iceland has a knack for delivering extremely immersive music and Úlfur Hansson is of particularly reputable stock. The newly solo performer is…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Nine Inch Nails Meet Carly Rae Jepsen in Insane Mashup ‘Call Me a Hole’

Just when you thought the Internet had squeezed all life out of "Call Me Maybe," along comes the Internet to perform CPR. As the Verge…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2013

Hear Halasan Bazar’s Crunchy Psych Number ‘Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Sad’

Halasan Bazar may hail from Copenhagen, but the Danish crew churn out that chiming sort of psychedelic fuzz-rock so often heard emanating from San Franciscan…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

Stream Lightouts’ Full, Muscular Yet Melodic LP ‘Want’

With recent LPs from Paws and Parquet Courts and Chelsea Light Moving and er, My Bloody Valentine continuing to satisfy the nerdisphere's growing appetite for…
Colin Joyce / March 5, 2013
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