Hear Roman Flugel’s Sensual, Springy Remix of Valentina’s ‘Wolves’

If the name Valentina (a.k.a. Valentina Pappalardo) means anything to you, it’s most likely as the singer and co-writer of Joe Goddard’s 2011 single “Gabriel,”…
Philip Sherburne / February 22, 2013

Taylor Swift’s ‘Trouble (Yelling Goats Remix)’ Is the Internet’s Finest Creation

Yelling Goats are not a hot new production outfit out of Tokyo. Yelling goats are the angst-riddled creatures afflicted with eerily human voices whose existential…
Nicole Sia / February 21, 2013

Hear King Tuff’s Strummy ‘Sun Medallion’ From Resurrected ‘Was Dead’ LP

Though he seems decidedly "Alone & Stoned," King Tuff drew a crowd last year when he released a little collection of "joyous glam-garage blurts" called,…
Chris Martins / February 21, 2013

How Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’ Hit the Jackpot Under Billboard’s New Hot 100 Rules

Buoyed by a recent dance-video craze built around a 35-second snippet of the song, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the No.
Philip Sherburne / February 21, 2013

Screaming Females Rig an Art Fair in Gender-Bending ‘Poison Arrow’ Video

When not cranking out shred-happy Garden State punk, Screaming Females are equally adept at low-budget, storytelling-based music videos. Last year’s gnarled yet regal Ugly birthed one of…
Marc Hogan / February 21, 2013

Expressway to Yr Skull: Matmos Discuss ‘The Marriage of True Minds’

Anyone who thinks that experimental electronic music must be humorless, self-important, or dry as a dissertation abstract has clearly never encountered the work of Matmos.
Philip Sherburne / February 21, 2013

How Dave Grohl Bullied His Way Into Soundgarden’s ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video

Current SPIN cover star Dave Grohl essentially forced his Seattle contemporaries Soundgarden into filming their latest music video, "By Crooked Steps."…
Kyle McGovern / February 21, 2013

Disclosure and AlunaGeorge’s Detroit-Honoring ‘White Noise’ Video May Cause Solo Dancing

Disclosure and AlunaGeorge come to America in the new video for their limber, buoyant house anthem “White Noise,” and they thoroughly conquer. Already a U.K.
Marc Hogan / February 21, 2013

Hear the Men’s ‘I Saw Her Face,’ Pastoral Punk a la Neil Young

Bands that release an album every 12 months aren’t supposed to be as good as Brooklyn garage-punks the Men. Their sublimely violent 2011 set Leave Home made…
Chris Martins / February 21, 2013

Prince Dodges Love Triangle on Sultry ‘Boyfriend (Demo),’ Yours for Just $0.88

Prince’s recent onslaught of new music continues, but his latest song strikes a passive tone. On “Boyfriend (Demo),” which can be yours if you pay…
Marc Hogan / February 21, 2013

Watch Brazos Spark an Emoji Explosion in ‘How the Ranks Was Won’ Video

We've got a bit of time before Brazos' Saltwater arrives on Dead Oceans — the New York City trio's second release is due out May…
Chris Martins / February 21, 2013

Young and Shirtless: Watch Rage Against the Machine’s Early-’90s In-Store Performance

Rage Against the Machine celebrated the 20th anniversary of their landmark 1992 debut last year with XX, a deluxe box set that featured live bonus tracks,…
Kyle McGovern / February 21, 2013

Mykki Blanco Is ‘Feeling Special’ on Rugged New Heater

Mykki Blanco is feeling fierce. The vogue-rap fire-starter went hard and heavy in last month’s appropriately titled “Kingpinning” video, and she’s back with another rugged…
Chris Martins / February 21, 2013

Watch Fred Armisen, Marnie Stern Seriously Cover TLC’s ‘Waterfalls’ Live in NYC

If it was still up in the air whether Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are laughing with — instead of at — well-meaning but oblivious…
Jordan Sargent / February 21, 2013

Watch Antwon’s Puppet-Enriched ‘3rd World Grrl’ Video

The music of Antwon — whose new mixtape, In Dark Denim (Greedhead), was named SPIN's Rap Release of the Week — rides on a lighthearted hedonism, which…
Jordan Sargent / February 20, 2013

Hear Hot Chip Offshoot Fainting By Numbers’ Downcast ‘A Stone in the Ground’

Fainting By Numbers, the new collaborative project from Hot Chip main man Alexis Taylor and German techno producer Justus Köhnhke, will drop their 12-inch debut…
Kyle McGovern / February 20, 2013

WTF Is Billy Corgan Doing in This Ridiculous Furniture Commercial?

At a certain point, Billy Corgan’s world became less like a vampire and more like an oyster stuffed with costume pearls. He’s been a tea…
Chris Martins / February 20, 2013

Ellie Goulding Gets Down in Diplo’s Booty-Clappin’ ‘Butter’s Theme’ Video

Not to be outdone by her hip indie-ish American counterpart Sky Ferreira (who appears in the brand new video for DIIV’s “Wait”), English star Ellie…
Chris Martins / February 20, 2013

Watch Brooklyn Post-Punk Band EULA’s Thrillingly Psychotic ‘I Collapse’ Video

On last year’s Maurice Narcisse, Brooklyn three-piece EULA stood out for their mix of peak-Deerhoof hyper-prog and raw PJ Harvey power. “I Collapse,” a new single…
Marc Hogan / February 20, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Antwon’s ‘In Dark Denim’

Where’d all the good Internet rap go? Rappers of all stripes from all over the map, meeting on Mediafire, felt so necessary a year or…
Brandon Soderberg / February 20, 2013
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