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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

Will.i.am and Britney’s ‘Scream & Shout’ Remix: All the Rappers in the World Can’t Save It

Will.i.am 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

Metric’s ‘Breathing Underwater’ Soars in MNDR’s Dance-Pop Remix

Metric's Synthetica standout "Breathing Underwater" has enough stadium-rock anthem in its genetic makeup that our reviewer Josh Modell called it "the ass-kicking younger sister of 'With or Without…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2013

Jessie Ware’s Elegantly Understated ‘Diamonds’ Joins Growing Rihanna Covers Canon

"Diamonds" is proving to be remarkably multifaceted. Rihanna's "happy and hippie" Unapologetic single has already conquered the charts, and now it is enjoying…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2013

Hear the Coathangers’ Insatiable, Bittersweet Garage-Rock Elegy ‘Derek’s Song’

The Coathangers have always understood that you can communicate more by throwing a party than giving a speech. Atlanta's back-alley rock queens started out "Gettin' Mad…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2013

The Knife’s Hauntingly Caribbean-Inflected ‘A Tooth for an Eye’ Surfaces

Hammurabi, the ancient inventor of the "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" code, would not understand the new Knife song at all. Luckily…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2013

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s Posh ‘Suit & Tie’ Video Shows Grammys Needed David Fincher

At one point in the new video for Justin Timberlake's comeback single "Suit & Tie," the singer and actor looks at sheet music on an…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2013

Johnny Marr Plays ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ for First Time in 25 Years

Johnny Marr, former Smiths guitarist and recent solo artist, will be officially declared a "Godlike Genius" by the NME later this month at the British…
Kyle McGovern / February 14, 2013

Hear Bill Baird’s Wonderfully Askew ‘Spring Break of the Soul’

It's not usually this quiet in Bill Bairdsville. For two years, the ridiculously prolific former frontman for Sound Team and Sunset has been relatively silent,…
David Bevan / February 14, 2013

Passion Pit Celebrate Messy Relationships in Polished ‘Carried Away’ Video

Happy Valentine's Day, people who love watching other people's bad relationships. Passion Pit's "Carried Away" carries more than a whiff of the Talking Heads' equally…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2013
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