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Hear Banks’ Badu-Channeling R&Beats Bubbler ‘Fall Over’

Okay, so her name is Banks, but what else do we know about this new female voice of American R&Beats? In short, not a whole…
Chris Martins / March 4, 2013

Amanda Palmer Used Fan’s Snot-Cleaner, Will Ask for Literally Anything

Amanda Palmer, oft-criticized proponent of fan-driven funding projects, recently defended her donation-based approach to music-making and performing during a 14-minute talk for the TED2013 conference…
Kyle McGovern / March 4, 2013

Watch Autre Ne Veut’s Emotive Face in the ‘Play By Play’ Video

Brooklyn's Arthur Ashin had been lying low while his Autre Ne Veut alter-ego was out garnering buzz as the latest alt-R&B lothario to the scene.
Chris Martins / March 4, 2013

Cam’ron Gets Lovey-Dovey on Para One’s ‘Every Little Thing’ Remix

While everyone is (rightly, probably) stoked about Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers working together, theirs is hardly the only Paris/New York collaboration of note this…
Philip Sherburne / March 4, 2013

Hear CHVRCHES’ Moody Remix of St. Lucia’s ‘Before the Dive’

Your favorite new purveyors of synth-pop are back, this time with a remix of fellow puller-of-heartstrings, St. Lucia. CHVRCHES take on the St. Lucia EP…
Colin Joyce / March 4, 2013

Hear Mudhoney’s ‘I Like it Small,’ a Grimy Anthem to Indie Living

When Mark Arm spoke to SPIN in December, he explained a key development in his process leading up to Mudhoney's ninth album, Vanishing Point. "The older I…
Chris Martins / March 4, 2013

Macklemore on ‘SNL’: This Guy’s Not Going Anywhere

This season of Saturday Night Live has brought a couple of genuinely compelling performances. There was the usually bugged-out Kendrick Lamar slowing things down for…
Brandon Soderberg / March 4, 2013

Watch Fol Chen’s Otherworldly ‘200 Words’ Clip

After nearly three years of carefully cultivated anonymity, L.A. synth-pop act Fol Chen is poised for an unveiling. In this new clip for the heady,…
Colin Joyce / March 4, 2013

Stream Parquet Courts’ Spazzy One-Minute Wonder ‘Smart Aleck Kid’

Brevity is the soul of ... something. Whatever it is, Parquet Courts' 15-song, 33-minute Light Up Gold is full of the stuff. "Smart Aleck Kid," the…
Marc Hogan / March 4, 2013

Hear M.I.A. Declare Her Body ‘a Real Banger’ on Revealing ‘Matangi Mix’

Speculation over M.I.A.'s forthcoming album Matangi has been bubbling for nearly a year. Her 2010 output — the excellent Vicki Leekx mixtape and the divisive Maya…
Chris Martins / March 4, 2013

Watch Puppets Masturbate in Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Swim and Sleep’ Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra continue to take a just slightly offbeat path. Last week, the Portland-based band chewed gum during its national TV debut. Before that,…
Marc Hogan / March 4, 2013

Stream William Tyler of Lambchop’s Full, Hypnotic ‘Impossible Truth’

For the moment, William Tyler is preoccupied with geography. Save for one, every single song title on the Nashville-based guitar maestro's upcoming second album, Impossible Truth (out…
Kyle McGovern / March 4, 2013

Dave Grohl’s Full, Star-Studded ‘Sound City’ Soundtrack Is Now Streaming

Dave Grohl is living the dream, as our own Chris Martins recounted in SPIN's newest cover story. Along with being able to direct Soundgarden videos…
Marc Hogan / March 4, 2013

Loop Daft Punk’s 15-Second ‘SNL’ Album Teaser for 10 Hours

Rejoice, ye faithful worshippers of robots: The resurrection is almost upon us. Just a week after they confirmed signing to Columbia Records with an image…
Philip Sherburne / March 4, 2013

Watch the Simpsons Do Their Very Own ‘Harlem Shake,’ Homer Style

Well, this was an inevitability as Baauer's "Harlem Shake" slowly worms its way into the very fabric of the universe. As a side effect of…
Chris Martins / March 1, 2013

William Tyler Imagines Ronald Reagan’s Atari Apocalypse in ‘Impossible Truth’ Teaser Video

William Tyler, instrumental guitar wizard and Lambchop associate, has described his upcoming solo album Impossible Truth (out March 19 via Merge) as "my '70s singer-songwriter record;…
Kyle McGovern / March 1, 2013

Buke and Gase Take a Cautionary Drug Trip in ‘General Dome’ Video

When we first heard Buke and Gase's "General Dome," we frankly found it terrifying. But we had no idea. The incredibly tense paranoia-inducer has now…
Chris Martins / March 1, 2013

Watch Tegan and Sara’s Handwritten ‘Now I’m All Messed Up’ Lyric Video

SPIN cover stars Tegan and Sara were aiming high when they crafted their freshly released seventh album, Heartthrob, even if some of the songs' influences came from…
Chris Martins / March 1, 2013

See Total Control’s Totally Bleak ‘Sweaty’ Video

Total Control may be from Australia, but the post-punk posse are capable of an almost Nordic sense of pacing and breadth. While other outpourings from…
Chris Martins / March 1, 2013

Hear Small Black’s Liberating ‘Free at Dawn,’ an Epic Answer to Chillwave’s Past

Chillwavers have aged better than most progenitors of hashtaggable micro-genres, and Small Black are no exception. Their 2010 debut Small Chain was a little late to…
Chris Martins / March 1, 2013
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