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Watch K-X-P’s ‘Magnetic North,’ a Drunk-Driving PSA Gone Awesome

Finnish electronikraut crew K-X-P have a far-out rhythmic ripper on their hands with new album II, out now on Los Angeles indie powerhouse Manimal Vinyl. The…
Chris Martins / February 13, 2013

Hear the Blank Tapes’ Winsome Garage-Pop Gem ‘Coast to Coast’

Vacation, due out soon from Antenna Farm Records, is the Blank Tapes' leader Matt Adams' first full album recorded away from his own eight-track. But…
Marc Hogan / February 13, 2013

The Weeknd’s Distractingly Boob-Centric ‘Twenty Eight’ Video Is NSFW, Duh

Happy Mistress Day! Just in time for the day before Valentine's Day, when cheating husbands reputedly meet with their non-spouses, the Weeknd has unveiled a…
Marc Hogan / February 13, 2013

Hear Ola Podrida’s Electric Return ‘Staying In’

Since his last full-length under the Ola Podrida guise, 2009's Belly of the Lion, David Wingo has kept busy: He collaborated with fellow Texans Explosions…
David Bevan / February 13, 2013

Preview Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Dreamy ‘Always’ in ‘Mosquito’ Album Trailer

If the best song isn't the single, then "Always" might just live up to the 50-second clip the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have just shared as…
Marc Hogan / February 13, 2013

Night Slugs’ Bok Bok on Grime, Texture, and Moving Beyond ‘Bass Music’

On the new Netflix original series House of Cards, whenever the hotshot blogger character Zoe mentions a fictional Politico-like website called Slugline, the first thing…
Philip Sherburne / February 13, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Puscifer, J. Cole, Gucci Mane, Johnny Depp’s Pirates, and More

What up, Hump Day? Celebrate the week's halfway mark by grabbing a pair of headphones and streaming the 10 albums below.1) Puscifer, Donkey Punch the…
Kyle McGovern / February 13, 2013

Watch Bat for Lashes Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Slaying ‘Marilyn’ on Guitar

With Valentine's Day coming in hot, the usually fashion-minded folks over at Vogue have got love on the mind, and what better way to woo…
Chris Martins / February 12, 2013

Hear AraabMuzik’s Bleak-Banging ‘Never Have to Worry’ Mixtape Leak

Fresh off of his A$AP Rocky Letterman assist, MPC-slaying beat beast AraabMuzik is preparing to release a new mixtape dubbed For Professional Use Only on February 15. Could…
Chris Martins / February 12, 2013

Michael Stipe and Courtney Love Bid Bon Voyage on ‘Rio Grande’ Duet

Johnny Depp's pirate-themed compilation Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys has already washed a couple of tracks ashore. SPIN previously previewed Keith Richards…
Kyle McGovern / February 12, 2013

Watch Tomahawk’s Occult-Loving ‘Oddfellows’ Video

Tomahawk have followed the bare-bones performance video for "Stone Letter" with the animation-enhanced performance video for "Oddfellows," the title track off the alt-metal supergroup's first album in…
Kyle McGovern / February 12, 2013

Stream LL Cool J’s Grammy-Exploding, Rubin-Era Banger ‘Whaddup’

LL Cool J may have made a fool of himself shoehorning the word "hashtag" into every other word during his second Grammys hosting stint but…
Chris Martins / February 12, 2013

See Local Natives Rep for Blind Pilots and Singing Sandwiches in ‘Heavy Feet’ Video

We've seen Local Natives perform their "super-sensitive, baroque-rockin'" Hummingbird standout "Heavy Feet" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and even watched the National's Aaron Dessner…
Chris Martins / February 12, 2013

The Hip-Hop Cops of David Ayer’s ‘End of Watch’

David Ayer's End of Watch, now out on DVD, is a jittery, picaresque cop drama that follows Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Richard Peña),…
Brandon Soderberg / February 12, 2013

Stream Puscifer’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’-Covering ‘Donkey Punch the Night’ EP

Whether it's real life or just fantasy, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" now rests in the twisted hands of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, who has just…
Kory Grow / February 12, 2013

Hear Philip Glass’ ‘Duet’ From Park Chan-wook’s Psycho-Sexual Thriller ‘Stoker’

Going by the preview, you might describe the elevator pitch for Park Chan-wook's new film, Stoker, as "Lolita meets The Talented Mr. Ripley." (Fangoria calls…
Philip Sherburne / February 12, 2013

See Popstrangers’ Immersive ‘What Else Could They Do’ Video

In December we had the pleasure of premiering Popstrangers' slightly disturbing video for "Heaven," a moody yet upbeat song whose visual counterpart depicted love in…
Chris Martins / February 12, 2013

Rihanna Takes a Bath in Unrevealingly Intimate ‘Stay’ Video

Rihanna has a bare, emotional ballad on her hands in "Stay," and the Unapologetic track's new video is the best chance yet for the unfamiliar…
Marc Hogan / February 12, 2013

Hear !!!’s Club-Floor Classic ‘Slyd’ From April ‘THR!!!ER’ LP

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) will trot out their brilliantly titled fifth album, THR!!!ER, on Warp Records April 30, and to make good on last month's…
Kyle McGovern / February 12, 2013

Video Premiere: Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora’s ‘Seda’

The Carioca Bass EP, out now on Little Owl Recordings, is a collaboration between Brazillian MC Zuzuka Poderosa and Bay Area beatmaker Kush Arora. They're mining…
Brandon Soderberg / February 12, 2013
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