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fun.’s Brave Little Suitcase Is Homeward Bound in ‘Why Am I the One’ Video

Pop breakthroughs fun. are on a victory lap right now, following two Grammy wins two weeks ago and the ensuing, inevitable boost in sales of…
Jordan Sargent / February 27, 2013

Stream Bill Baird’s Full Shape-Shifting ‘Spring Break of the Soul’

Bill Baird, the Oakland-based oddball who previously fronted Sound Team and Sunset, has been fairly quiet for the last two years, focusing on his graduate…
Kyle McGovern / February 27, 2013

Inside Mad Season’s ‘Above’ Reissue: Watch a Mini-Doc With Rare Footage and Interviews

"I remember that we laughed a lot," says Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, of writing Above, the lone (and beloved) 1995 release from Seattle supergroup…
David Bevan / February 27, 2013

Hear Roomrunner Pledge Grunge Loyalty on ‘Weird’

Roomrunner will follow-up last year's "hook-slinging, flannel-flying" Super Vague EP with their debut full-length, Ideal Cities, out on May 14 via Fan Death Records. To ease the…
Kyle McGovern / February 27, 2013

My Morning Jacket Sweetly Cover John Denver’s ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’

Beloved singer-songwriter John Denver may not be a frequently name-checked influence on today's current crop of legends in the making, but his shadow looms large…
Chris Martins / February 27, 2013

Hear AlunaGeorge’s Sly, Upbeat Dis ‘Attracting Flies’

Aluna Francis and George Reid landed on our Best New Artists list last May for their "submerged, often twisted pop music that's grimy, not glossy"
Chris Martins / February 27, 2013

Cold Cave Rebound From Ex-Member’s Death With ‘Oceans With No End’ EP

Wes Eisold's Cold Cave project may have a newly minted lineup, but the darkwave mastermind single-handedly performed all the instrumentation on "Oceans With No End," the synth-swabbed…
Kyle McGovern / February 27, 2013

Hear Major Lazer’s Murderous Moobahton Blaster ‘Watch Out for This (Bumaye)’

Sure Major Lazer was planning on delivering a new album today — the incredibly guest-stuffed Free the Universe — but the blaster-armed bereted brotha probably…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013

The Replacements Spit-Shine Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘I’m Not Sayin” for Tribute EP

The Replacements reportedly raised more than $100,000 on behalf of former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in 2012, with their limited-edition five-track Songs for…
Kyle McGovern / February 26, 2013

Watch Bleached Actually Tattoo Their Friends in ‘Next Stop’ Video

Bleached were but a budding SPIN Best New Artist a year ago when they released their first music video for "Searching Through the Past." The sisters…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013

Hear Bethany Cosentino’s Dad Drum on Best Coast’s Record Store Day Release

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino revealed back in January that she and bandmate Bobb Bruno would hit the studio this month to record a new EP,…
Kyle McGovern / February 26, 2013

Fucked Up’s Soulfully Sludgy ’21st Century Cling-Ons’ Surfaces on Melvins Split Series

Melvins mastermind King Buzzo tipped SPIN off last Marchabout his band's just-released split 12-inch with Toronto hardcore beasts Fucked Up. As part of the Seattle…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013

See Caitlin Rose Get a DUI in ‘Only a Clown’ Video

"I used to be fast and loose with the term 'country' because I didn't know what else to call my music. I still don't," Nashville…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013

Stream Ill Bill’s Heavy-Hitting Hip-Hop Opus ‘The Grimy Awards’

New York rapper Ill Bill has been bobbing and weaving through the hip-hop underground for a couple of decades, moving in and out of Queensbridge…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013

Watch El-P Kill it in A-Trak’s Hedonistic ‘Piss Test’ Party

If it seems like El-P is everywhere these days it's probably because he is. The guy dominated 2012 with a devastating double-header, dropping his own…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Youth Lagoon, the Men, Major Lazer, and More

It's Tuesday! Grab a pair of headphones and plug into the 10 ready-to-stream albums below.1) Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse. "[One] of the most arresting headphone records…
Kyle McGovern / February 26, 2013

Hear Mortar & Pestle’s Pinball-Sampling Synth-Pop Scorcher ‘U.V.’

Mortar & Pestle's "U.V." is all radiant synths and glossy production, with pinball sounds giving way to singer Janaysa Lambert singing buoyantly about "sunshine." But…
Marc Hogan / February 26, 2013

Hear Jonsi Bandmate Ulfur’s Gorgeous ‘Heaven in a Wildflower’

Originally, Úlfur's "Heaven in a Wildflower" was meant to feature the extra-terrestrial vocals of Sigur Rós frontman and bandmate Jonsí Birgisson. But, when tour scheduling…
David Bevan / February 26, 2013

Stream Helado Negro’s Dewy Post-Disco LP ‘Invisible Life’

Brooklyn's Roberto Lange has recorded two previous albums of atmospheric, Spanish-language synth grooves as Helado Negro, plus an album last year with Asthmatic Kitty labelmate…
Marc Hogan / February 26, 2013

Hear Audacity’s Speaker-Shredding Taunt ‘Finders Keepers’

Southern California has become an undeniable font for music fans seeking young punk rippers on the rise. Audacity hail from Fullerton, an Orange County city…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013
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