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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

Hear Mark Kozelek Fine-Tune Ted Nugent on ‘Free for All’

Under his own name as well as with Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters, Mark Kozelek has mined a rich vein of evocative, melancholia; Ted…
David Marchese / February 12, 2013

Johnny Marr in the Studio: See Him Dissect Solo Debut ‘The Messenger’

Throughout his career, Johnny Marr has been a sort of rock Zelig, popping up on albums and at live shows by Modest Mouse, the Cribs,…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2013

Watch Pissed Jeans’ Gloriously Macabre ‘Bathroom Laughter’ Video

The long wait is over: Pissed Jeans' fourth album, Honeys, is finally out today via Sub Pop. And to mark the occasion the Pennsylvania noise-rock everydudes…
Marc Hogan / February 12, 2013

Watch Paramore Make Hugs Not War in Epic ‘Now’ Video

Late last month, reborn emo-pop practitioners Paramore shared their long-awaited new single, "Now," which stirred up a little No Doubt-style speak-singing with Muse-big bombast to…
Chris Martins / February 12, 2013

Hear Purity Ring Cutely Cover Soulja Boy’s ‘Grammy’

It's hard to get too deep into a discussion about Purity Ring's gorgeous Shrines LP, one of SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2012, without discussing the…
Chris Martins / February 11, 2013

See Jim James Woo a Buffalo in a Dress in ‘A New Life’ Video

My Morning Jacket's Jim James is on a spiritual trip and it's paying off in spades. His new solo album Regions of Light and Sound…
Chris Martins / February 11, 2013

Hear J Dilla’s Unearthed ‘Anthem’ to Getting ‘Effed Up,’ From a New Posthumous LP

J Dilla was a prolific producer who left us far too soon, so it should come as no surprise that the public's thirst for more…
Chris Martins / February 11, 2013

Watch James Blake’s Literally Earth-Shattering ‘Retrograde’ Video

Post-dubstep Englishman and alt-R&B quietist James Blake returned from the ether last week with his new single, "Retrograde," a finger-snapping bit of soul-dripped doom that…
Chris Martins / February 11, 2013

Stream Psychic Ills’ Full Seductive ‘One Track Mind’

Ten years after they formed, veteran New York art-rock hypnotherapists Psychic Ills are back with One Track Mind, another serpentine set of psychedelic rumble due to…
David Bevan / February 11, 2013
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