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SPIN Singles Mix: Sexified Nick Jonas, Heartbroken Ghostface Killah, and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every week SPIN's staff writers pick their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From grief-stricken rap to funkified post-wave…
SPIN Staff / November 12, 2014

k.i.d. Wish They Could Be ‘Your Cigarette’ on Debut Single

In high school, Washington born singer Kara Lane struck up a friendship with Toronto native Bobby Lo, and the pair would cut out of class…
Brennan Carley / November 12, 2014

RAC Gets Remixed in Cherry Cherry Boom Boom’s Take On ‘Cheap Sunglasses’

RAC, who for many years has been one of the most consistent and unique remix artists out there, is now getting remixed himself. The Portuguese native made…
James Grebey / November 10, 2014

Low Fat Getting High Blow Their Amps Out on ‘Start All Over Again’

It certainly would not be too antiquated to call Brooklyn punk outfit Low Fat Getting High a power trio — on new song "Start All…
Andrew Unterberger / November 6, 2014

Parquet Courts Are Streaming Their Album as Parkay Quarts Right Now

Parquet Courts — er, make that Parkay Quarts — have made their newest album, Content Nausea, available for streaming right now. The 12-track effort, which…
Kyle McGovern / November 5, 2014

Listen to Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s Emotive Folk-Rock Ballad ‘Mouthpiece’

Dan Mangan is kind of a big deal in his native Canada. The British Columbian singer, who performs with a full band called Dan Mangan +…
Rachel Brodsky / November 5, 2014

Stream Ex Cops’ Sharp New Album ‘Daggers’

On November 11, Ex Cops will release Daggers, the duo's brilliantly catchy follow-up to their 2012 debut album. Due out via Downtown Records, the 11-track effort trades…
Maggie Rogers / November 4, 2014

First Aid Kit Tackles R.E.M in Folk Reimagining of ‘Walk Unafraid’

In anticipation of the upcoming Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, SPIN has the first taste of its wilderness-inspired soundtrack (out on November 10) with First Aid Kit's take on…
Maggie Rogers / November 4, 2014

Gospels Preach Dream-Pop Dogma on ‘Greenhouse’ EP

Five to ten years after cerebral, pop-obsessed, and proudly "indie" projects ruled the Internet (i.e. the Dodos, Mates of State, Midlake, the Shins), the most…
Rachel Brodsky / November 3, 2014

SQURL Is Back With the Ultra-Droney ‘Francine Says’

When SQÜRL — formerly known as Bad Rabbit —  released their 2013 debut EP, it felt like a win for film-turned-music-turned-film nerds everywhere. Led by Jim…
Rachel Brodsky / October 31, 2014

Angel Olsen Shares Aching New Bonus Track, ‘May As Well’

Indie-folk songstress Angel Olsen has released a lovely bonus track called "May As Well," and, not to sound like a jerk, but you should listen…
Rachel Brodsky / October 30, 2014

Foo Fighters Release Second ‘Sonic Highways’ Track, ‘The Feast and the Famine’

In what looks to be becoming a regular-ish thing, the Foo Fighters have released another track from their Sonic Highways album and TV show experiment…
Andrew Unterberger / October 24, 2014

Stream Bob Dylan’s Previously Unreleased ‘900 Miles From My Home’

On November 4, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11. The upcoming compilation features recently recovered tracks…
Maggie Rogers / October 23, 2014

German Electro Duo Digitalism Swear There Are ‘Second Chances’ on Glitchy Single

Within dance music, there can't ever be too many "Live For Today"/"Let's Party Tonight"-type anthems. Following up on their earlier 2014 single "Wolves," the German…
Luis Polanco / October 16, 2014

Parquet Courts Are Releasing Another Album This Year, As Parkay Quarts

Parquet Courts are the band that just keeps on giving. The former SPIN profile subjects have announced their second album of 2014, Content Nausea, a 12-track full-length that's…
Andrew Unterberger / October 16, 2014

Penguin Prison Return With New Single ‘Calling Out’

Penguin Prison, the musical alias of dance-pop savant Chris Glover, has returned with a new single, "Calling Out." The singer/songwriter/producer, whose self-titled debut album was…
Andrew Unterberger / October 14, 2014

Mike WiLL Made It and iLoveMakonnen Are ‘Wishing You Well’ on New Song

Brought together by their love of unconventional hip-hop sounds and even-less-conventional letter capitalizations, hot-shit Atlanta producer Mike WiLL Made It and hot-shit Atlanta singer/rapper/weirdo iLoveMakonnen…
Andrew Unterberger / October 3, 2014

Mary J. Blige Gets Emotionally K.O.’d for a ‘Whole Damn Year’

It might have been her growing relationship with English dance superstars Disclosure that helped lead to Mary J. Blige decamping to the UK for her…
Andrew Unterberger / September 22, 2014

JEFF the Brotherhood Scuzzy Up the Pixies’ ‘Gouge Away’ for Covers EP

While putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's excellent Hypnotic Nights LP, JEFF the Brotherhood devoted some time for a fun litte EP called Dig the…
Dan Reilly / September 19, 2014

Flying Lotus Returns With Shadowy, Soulful ‘Coronus, the Terminator’

With his fifth album You're Dead! coming on October 7 via Warp, Flying Lotus has revealed yet another track from the much-anticipated LP. Unlike the frenetic…
Dan Reilly / September 18, 2014
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