Hear Hudson Mohawke Launch Disclosure’s ‘White Noise’ Into Space

When SPIN spoke to U.K. house upstarts and Jessie Ware homeboys Disclosure, co-producer Guy Lawrence revealed that they get asked to do "at least three…
Chris Martins / February 18, 2013

Hear Implodes’ Vast and Fuzzy ‘Scattered in the Wind’

As the name might suggest, Chicago quartet Implodes keep to themselves. Like their similarly named Kranky labelmates Disappears, these four keep their heads down and…
Chris Martins / February 16, 2013

Watch Gunplay Channel Heath Ledger’s Joker in ‘The Hard Way’ Video

Gunplay's "The Hard Way" showcases one of the undisputed top talents in rap near his absolute apex, riding high off flagrant egotism ("middle finger in…
Jordan Sargent / February 15, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Lil Wayne, the Rap Game David Cronenberg?

So, Fox News hired Herman Cain. This will be fun. More importantly though, it is a chance to resurrect my dream remix project: Jamie xx…
Brandon Soderberg / February 15, 2013

Download Antwon’s Bleak and Tantalizing ‘In Dark Denim’ Mixtape

There's a reason why San Jose rapper Antwon is among SPIN's Best New Artists for February and that reason has arrived. The "big-voiced, heavy-hearted" MC…
Chris Martins / February 15, 2013

Hear White Fence’s Scuzzy Bluster Bomb ‘Pink Gorilla’

The Los Angeles-based one-man garage band known as White Fence has picked up some swell shine thanks to a recent album-length collaboration with our "fuckin'
Chris Martins / February 15, 2013

Download AraabMuzik’s Bass-Dropping ‘For Professional Use Only’ Mixtape

If you like your hip-hop instrumentals boosted with dubstep aggression, a mixtape has arrived to tide you over until AraabMuzik's next proper album. The Dipset…
Marc Hogan / February 15, 2013

Nicki Minaj on ‘American Idol,’ Week Five: Just Listen to ‘Freaks’ Instead

So, Randy Jackson was absent for much of Wednesday's show because he was "busy in the studio." Is Aldo Nova recording a comeback record? What…
Brandon Soderberg / February 15, 2013

See Tegan and Sara Explain the Birth of Two ‘Heartthrob’ Tracks

SPIN cover stars Tegan and Sara have made it clear that they were aiming for the pop charts when they wrote their SPIN Essential new…
Kyle McGovern / February 15, 2013

Atoms for Peace’s Campaign of Enigma Continues With Hidden ‘Executioner’ Clip

Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace may have vowed that they wouldn't confuse us with their jazzy methods, but they do work hard to maintain a…
Chris Martins / February 15, 2013

‘Climax’ Duo Usher and Diplo Reunite for Seductive ‘Go Missin”

Last Valentine's Day, Usher hit the Internet with Diplo-produced masterpiece "Climax." We got a little excited. Last night, a year later, the silky-voiced pop-R&B heatseeker and…
Marc Hogan / February 15, 2013

Tyler, the Creator Turns Pro Wrestler in ‘Domo 23′ Video, Then Frank Ocean Croons

We never thought we'd say this, but Tyler, the Creator's new video has something for everyone. The pro-wrestling-themed visuals for "Domo 23," the first taste…
Marc Hogan / February 15, 2013

Wu God Returns on ‘The Rise of the Ghostface Killah’

Last September we learned of Ghostface Killah's forthcoming high-concept follow-up to his gritty, soul-sampling 2010 Apollo Kids LP. Twelve Reasons to Die was originally supposed to…
Chris Martins / February 15, 2013

See Depeche Mode Play Haunting, Soulful ‘Heaven’

Depeche Mode debuted the Eyes Wide Shut-esque video for "Heaven," the lead single off their upcoming 13th studio album, Delta Machine (out March 26), last month.
Kyle McGovern / February 15, 2013

See the xx Cover Beyonce and Frank Ocean’s ‘I Miss You’ for Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine's Day, the xx have released a live cover of Beyoncé's heart-wrenching stunner "I Miss You," which was co-written by Frank Ocean for…
Chris Martins / February 15, 2013

Watch the Growlers’ Intimate ‘Beach Rats’ Video

Southern California dune buddies the Growlers got together in their garage studio-hippie barn to record an intimate video version of their jangly Hung at Heart highlight "Beach…
Chris Martins / February 14, 2013 and Britney’s ‘Scream & Shout’ Remix: All the Rappers in the World Can’t Save It and Britney Spears' Euro-clubby chart-climber "Scream & Shout" is a hater's smörgåsbord from the bloodless beat to the Jesse Pinkman-like bandying about of the B-word…
Chris Martins / February 14, 2013

Hear Marnie Stern’s Favorite New Marnie Stern Song ‘Nothing Is Easy’

Marnie Stern's incoming fourth full-length, The Chronicles of Marnia (out March 19 via Kill Rock Stars), may be "less nutso," but newly released track "Nothing is Easy" (Stern's personal…
Kyle McGovern / February 14, 2013

Azealia Banks Raps All Over Your Dumb ‘Harlem Shake’ Meme

As much as we encourage human beings to wild tha eff out at regular intervals throughout their workaday lives, we can't get behind your mother's…
Chris Martins / February 14, 2013

Hear J. Cole and Miguel Contemplate Love Songs on ‘Power Trip’

The wait for J. Cole's 2011 Roc Nation debut was immense indeed, but tastefulness takes time. Cole World: The Sideline Story wound up an excellent album…
Chris Martins / February 14, 2013
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