new-music

Stream Aceyalone’s Superbad Indie-Rap ‘Leanin’ on Slick’ Title Track

Los Angeles rapper Aceyalone returns with his tenth solo album, Leanin' on Slick, on May 28 via Decon. Previous LP Aceyalone & the Lonely Ones, as SPIN's Mosi…
Marc Hogan / March 20, 2013

Hear Danny Brown and Paul White’s ‘Street Lights,’ a Dystopian Rap Dream

Another day, another excellent set of verses served up by SPIN Hottest MC Danny Brown. On Tuesday, we heard the Detroit star reprise his "Blunt…
Chris Martins / March 20, 2013

Blood Diamonds Drown Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pools’ in Bassy Goo

Hot on the heels of the fire-flinging "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" remix featuring Jay-Z, we get to hear an outside take on one of…
Chris Martins / March 20, 2013

Hear MMOSS’ Sylvan Psych Beauty ‘Nothing Left’

Next month, MMOSS and Quilt will combine their considerable psychedelic gifts on New Hampshire Freaks, a split 10-inch that both honors the former's home state…
David Bevan / March 20, 2013

See D’Angelo Own Prince’s ‘My Summertime Thang’ in Bonnaroo 2012 Behind-the-Scenes Video

Last year, D'Angelo stunned Bonnaroo festival-goers with his first U.S. concert in 12 years. The neo-soul hero's unannounced return came during Roots drummer ?uestlove's annual…
Marc Hogan / March 20, 2013

Luke Solomon Roughs Up Sunless ’97’s Plaintive ‘Aurora II’

British trio Sunless '97 describe their double-A-sided single "Aurora I" and "Aurora II" as a mixed message to the dawn: The first song attempts to…
Philip Sherburne / March 20, 2013

Hear the Smiths, Young and Unsigned, in Rare, Raw 1983 Rehearsal Tape

As Smiths fans — whose ranks include Paramore's Hayley Williams — worry again about Morrissey's health, a treasure trove has surfaced that at least begins…
Marc Hogan / March 20, 2013

Hear SpaceGhostPurrp’s Darkly Shining ‘Starz’

If SpaceGhostPurrp's 4AD debut Mysterious Phonk left you wanting for the bleakly banging lo-fi excursions that put the Floridian rap iconoclast on the map, well,…
Chris Martins / March 20, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: The Strokes, Depeche Mode, Wavves, Flaming Lips, More

Hump Day! Liven the work week up by streaming new albums from the Strokes, Depeche Mode, Wavves, the Flaming Lips, Yelawolf, and more. They're all…
Kyle McGovern / March 20, 2013

Hear Jeremih and Shlohmo Deliver Dark R&B on ‘Bo Peep (Do U Right)’

At the top of the month, we shared studio footage of Chicago R&B singer Jeremih and Los Angeles bedroom beatist Shlohmo crafting a "Song From…
Chris Martins / March 20, 2013

Watch Justin Timberlake Dance Through the Saddest Hall of ‘Mirrors’ Ever

Justin Timberlake had a big day today (March 19). The suave "Suit & Tie" singer released his first studio album in seven years, the soon-to-be-twice-as-long…
Kyle McGovern / March 20, 2013

Hear Little Boots’ Looping ‘Broken Record’

When Little Boots' Victoria Hesketh dropped "Motorway," the opening track off the English electro-pop singer's forthcoming sophomore album, Nocturnes (out May 7 via On Repeat Records), she revealed a…
Kyle McGovern / March 19, 2013

Hear Danny Brown’s Clear-Headed ‘Kush Coma’ From His New ‘Old’ LP

It was an easy decision to include Danny Brown in SPIN's Real Hottest MCs in the Game list earlier this month. His 2011 stunner XXX is…
Chris Martins / March 19, 2013

Watch Feeding People’s ‘Big Mother’ Get Her Booty Boxed By Heroic Little Boy

Feeding People's February debut, Island Universe, is "a hypnotic, concussive sprint through the late '60s" powered by the mighty vocals of frontwoman Jessie Jones. The Southern…
Chris Martins / March 19, 2013

See Yo La Tengo Strip Down the Supremes’ Broken-Hearted ‘Come See About Me’

Virtually everything Yo La Tengo records, performs, and releases comes filtered through the longtime marriage of singer-guitarist Ira Kaplan and drummer-vocalist Georgia Hubley. As SPIN's…
Kyle McGovern / March 19, 2013

Watch the Men’s VHS-Addled, Smoke-Spewing ‘I Saw Her Face’ Video

Recent Breaking Out stars the Men have a brightly shining and bracingly intense new album out, fittingly called New Moon, so it's about time that the…
Chris Martins / March 19, 2013

Revisit Jenny Lewis’ Many Hairstyles in Rilo Kiley’s Archival ‘Let Me Back In’ Video

Last month, Rilo Kiley shared "Let Me Back In," a tender ode to Los Angeles, set to appear on the long-dormant indie quartet's upcoming rarities compilation, RKives (out…
Kyle McGovern / March 19, 2013

Hear Justin Timberlake’s Seriously Solid ’20/20′ B-Sides ‘Body Count’ and ‘Dress On’

Last night in Los Angeles, Justin Timberlake confirmed that his already ambitious return LP The 20/20 Experience will indeed be followed up with a "volume…
Chris Martins / March 19, 2013

Will.i.am’s Justin Bieber Duet ‘That Power’ Sounds Like His Britney Spears Duet: Schlocky

You can almost hear the fake Scott Walker cover now.Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle was, of course, right when he sang not to "be an…
Marc Hogan / March 19, 2013

Mindless Behavior, Travis Porter, and the Resurrection of the Black Boy Band

What happened to the black boy band? New Edition, Dru Hill, B2K, Pretty Ricky, and then, what? There's also a notable dearth of black pop…
Brandon Soderberg / March 19, 2013
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