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Bruno Mars Pours His Heart Out on ’70s Soundstage for ‘When I Was Your Man’ Video

The real shame about Bruno Mars' sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox is that it came out so late last year. By the time it hit market…
Nicole Sia / February 5, 2013

Watch Night Beds Perform String-Backed ‘Ramona’ Live in the Studio

Night Beds, the alter ego of Nashville-via-Colorado singer-songwriter Winston Yellen, releases his debut album Country Sleep today via Dead Oceans. Last month, SPIN premiered the…
Daniel Kreps / February 5, 2013

Beyonce vs. the Creepy Male Gaze on Super Bowl Sunday

Back in the early 2000s, when MTV2 was still a novelty of non-stop music videos, a profound little interstitial interview/bumper with Del the Funky Homosapien…
Brandon Soderberg / February 5, 2013

Watch Beach House Give a Concert in Shadow in ‘Forever Still’ Short Film

Beach House's time-lapse video for "New Year" explored the recording process behind last year's Bloom, which the Baltimore dream-pop duo worked on at Sonic Ranch Studios in…
Kyle McGovern / February 5, 2013

Watch McLovin Battle a Cult in Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘So Good at Being in Trouble’ Video

Nothing says "release date" like "McLovin." Portland/New Zealand's Unknown Mortal Orchestra drop their second album II today and they're celebrating with a new video for…
Daniel Kreps / February 5, 2013

Hear Prince’s Newest Sultry Funk Track ‘Breakfast Can Wait’

We didn't know this was a real thing, but evidently today is National Pancake Day. Before you run out to your local IHOP though, Prince…
Daniel Kreps / February 5, 2013

Mikal Cronin’s ‘Shout It Out’ Sweetly Screams Noise-Pop Mastery

Mikal Cronin might currently be best known for his work with Ty Segall, but there's a reason his solo album isn't titled Slaughterhouse. And it's not…
Marc Hogan / February 5, 2013

Hear Bored Spies’ Abstract-Rock Single ‘Gerbils E’

Bored Spies are currently based in Singapore, South Korea, and Arizona, but they have a minimalist rock style that spans from Talk Talk's London to…
Marc Hogan / February 5, 2013

Stream Ulrich Schnauss’ Full Brooding LP ‘A Long Way to Fall’

When it comes to the German musician Ulrich Schnauss' recorded output, the term "oeuvre" seems particularly apt. The three albums he recorded between…
Philip Sherburne / February 5, 2013

Hear Glenn Jackson’s Starry-Eyed DIY House Jam ‘You Too’

America is experiencing a renaissance in homegrown house music right now. Pockets of classically minded, craft-obsessed producers are cropping up all across the country: New…
Philip Sherburne / February 5, 2013

Soundgarden and Dave Grohl Go Behind the Scenes of Playful ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video

The Dave Grohl-directed video for Soundgarden's King Animal growler "By Crooked Steps" puts a lighthearted spin on the intensely riffing music, making room for a…
Marc Hogan / February 5, 2013

See Chance the Rapper Get Fantastically Freaky for ‘Juice’ Video

Chance the Rapper hails from the same embattled rap scene that birthed Chief Keef, but his style goes to show just how diverse Chicago's rising…
Chris Martins / February 5, 2013

See Local Natives and Aaron Dessner Shuffle ‘Heavy Feet’ Live

Local Natives recorded their fairly masterful sophomore album Hummingbird in Brooklyn at the home of the National's Aaron Dessner, so when the Los Angeles band touched down…
Chris Martins / February 4, 2013

Who Let J. J. Abrams Direct Suede’s ‘It Starts and Ends With You’ Video?

At the turn of January, eleven-years-gone (minus the reunion shows) Britpop legends Suede returned with a claustrophobic, black-and-white video for their sprawling comeback track "Barriers,"
Nicole Sia / February 4, 2013

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Enlist Hollywood’s Finest for NSFW ‘Jubilee Street’ Video

Nick Cave's world is a place of poles: sinners and saints, good and evil, kind acts and dirty deeds — the latter occasionally dolled out…
Chris Martins / February 4, 2013

Drake’s ‘Started From the Bottom’: Sincere Trolling

Drake's new single, "Started From the Bottom," released over the weekend, is slim. But that's the plan for big-time artists in the Internet era who…
Brandon Soderberg / February 4, 2013

Watch Maximum Hedrum’s Adrenalized ‘Synthesize’ Video

Last we heard from Sam Spiegel, he was at the helm of N.A.S.A., a space-age hip-hop project that brought together guests like E-40, David Byrne,…
Philip Sherburne / February 4, 2013

Hear Black Dice Brilliantly Remix Doldrums’ ‘She Is the Wave’

It's ironic that Toronto's Doldrums (a.k.a. Airick Woodhead) borrowed his alias from Norton Juster's classic children's novel The Phantom Tollbooth. As you may recall from…
Philip Sherburne / February 4, 2013

Stream Pissed Jeans’ Full Hive-Smashing ‘Honeys’

"Adult angst" is a term Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette used when telling SPIN about his Pennsylvania band's distortion-gnarled fourth album, Honeys, due February 12 via Sub…
Marc Hogan / February 4, 2013

Watch Justin Timberlake Debut Two New Songs With Big-Band Style

Justin Timberlake brought sexy back for his first performance in nearly five years last night and gave fans a preview of material from his upcoming…
Kyle McGovern / February 4, 2013
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