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Watch Tegan and Sara Interrogate Ben Lee and Ione Skye

To help launch their SPIN Essential album Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara put some of their famous friends on the hot seat, asking them to dredge…
SPIN Staff / February 19, 2013

Watch Grave Babies’ Surreal, Double-Exposed ‘Skulls’ Video

Seattle's Grave Babies self-describe their sonically trashed take on goth rock as "horrible things wrapped in hope," which oddly fits this black and white, Emily…
Colin Joyce / February 19, 2013

Phoenix Debut Catchy ‘Entertainment’ on BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe said on the air today he doesn't know whether Adele is performing at the Academy Awards — yes, she is…
Marc Hogan / February 18, 2013

Hear Chelsea Light Moving’s Ear-Popping Self-Titled Album

No wonder Thurston Moore's touring plans for his Chelsea Light Moving project specifically exclude galaxies that support "bozo-ology." By the second track of the Sonic…
Marc Hogan / February 18, 2013

Primal Scream Reunite With Kevin Shields, Wage Class Warfare in Brutal ‘2013’ Video

Primal Scream's biggest cultural influence came with 1991 album Screamadelica, when they set a hippies-turned-ravers template for psychedelically inclined rockers embracing what was then not yet…
Marc Hogan / February 18, 2013

Azealia Banks Gets Back to Twerk in ‘Harlem Shake’ Video

As YouTube and other streaming services have become the new radio, Azealia Banks has been one of the technological shift's more notable beneficiaries. Although late…
Marc Hogan / February 18, 2013

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
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