Hear Joel Jerome’s Cheerfully Trippy ‘Everybody Wants Somebody’

Joel Jerome has made a name for himself in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles as “Papa Joel,” after producing records by local artist…
Shannen Gaffney / June 23, 2014

Snakehips and Sinead Harnett’s ‘Days With You’ Is Soulful Summer Bliss

With their remixes for acts like Bondax, Banks, and the Weeknd, Snakehips have carved out a summery sweet spot somewhere between dulcet deep house, classic…
Philip Sherburne / June 23, 2014

Hear Marc E. Bassy’s Addictive, Bouncy Hooks on ‘Cigarettes’

Bay Area MC Marc E. Bassy began his career performing with peppy electro-rappers 2AM Club and writing hits like "Beat It" for Wiz Khalifa. Recently…
Theo Salem-Mackall / June 20, 2014

Destruction Unit Delivers Brash Noise-Punk on ‘Dust’

With a new track as part of the next installment of Adult Swim Singles, Arizona noise-punk outfit Destruction Unit will be debuting their first new…
Shannen Gaffney / June 20, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 10 Tough Lovers, Riff Raffers, and Speeed Freaks

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! Every Friday, SPIN’s staff writers pick their favorite, must-hear tracks of the moment for your weekend playlists. From rap and…
SPIN Staff / June 20, 2014

Hear Lost Boy ?’s Tightly Wound Indie-Rock Ripper ‘Hollywood’

For the better part of the last four years, Brooklyn-based songwriter Davey Jones has been issuing a series of bite-sized, nasally indie rock releases with…
Colin Joyce / June 19, 2014

Hear Baked’s Slow-Burnout Epic ‘Don’t Trip’

Just as their name suggests, Baked specializes in hazy, lackadaisical yarns, several of which will appear on the Brooklynites’ upcoming debut album, Debt. The five-piece…
Erica Moore / June 19, 2014

Hear the Pharmacy’s Stripped-Down, Hypnotic ‘Anna Bella’

The Pharmacy subdue their habitual high-energy on "Anna Bella," a stoner-friendly slice of the garage-pop vets' forthcoming fifth album, Spells. With its mix of psych-tinged…
Isabel Imperatore / June 19, 2014

Stream the Range of Light Wilderness’ Wondrous Psych-Folk Album

The opening song on the Range of Light Wilderness' debut album plays like a mantra. "Magic Please" is a gentle plea for some unseen force…
Chris Martins / June 19, 2014

Hear Menace Beach’s Slacker-Sludge Triumph ‘Tennis Court’

Back in January, Menace Beach released Lowtalker, a five-track collection of fuzz-powered noise-pop. On September 1, the British outfit will follow that collection with a…
Shannen Gaffney / June 19, 2014

Hear Duplekita’s Sumptuous Avant-Pop Single ‘The Sound of My Name’

Tim Batke, the co-founder of Canadian synth-pop quintet Faunts, has expanded his sonic palette for his new side project, Duplekita. The multi-instrumentalist enlisted 21 supporting…
Killian Young / June 19, 2014

Kitty Pryde Gushes Wavy Flows on ‘Marijuana’

With her wavy new single “Marijuana,” Kitty (née Pryde) passes her fans an homage to Mary Jane that should help keep the summer sparkly. On her rise…
Olivia Forman / June 18, 2014

Alt-J Return, Sample Miley Cyrus on ‘Hunger of the Pine’

English indie sweethearts Alt-J have unveiled their first effort since bassist Gwil Sainsbury left the group at the beginning of the year. "Hunger of the…
Elissa Stolman / June 18, 2014

Hear the Growlers’ Ominous Psych-Rock Shanty ‘Big Toe’

The Growlers’ Chinese Fountain won’t be out until fall, but the laid-back SoCal surf punks have let loose the album’s first single just in time for summer.
Colin Stutz / June 18, 2014

Cormega and Large Professor Lace ‘Rap Basquiat’ with Golden-Era Wit

Although he’s always been a niche concern to the wider world, Cormega’s reputation and the records that established it—particularly his official 2001 debut The Realness—are…
David Drake / June 18, 2014

Lusine’s Lush, Languid Beats Pulsate on ‘Arterial’

Lusine (Seattle’s Jeff McIlwain) has always had an exceptionally colorful, exceptionally textural take on electronic music; his tracks move with rich tones and rippling surfaces.
Philip Sherburne / June 18, 2014

Hear Larry Gus’ Tropical Beat Feast, ‘Translucid’

Last year we met Panagiotis Melidis, a computer engineer who makes "wild, plunderphonic pop" under the name Larry Gus. "When I'm on my own," said…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2014

6Blocc Combines Juke, Jungle, and Dubstep on ‘Death Wish’

6Blocc is a legend in Los Angeles’ electronic music scene. In late ’80s, he made rap beats for up-and-coming MCs, but in the early ’90…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2014

Hear White Fence’s Paisley-Pop Prize ‘Like That’

On July 22, White Fence’s Tim Presley will issue another fractured collection of garage-psych tunes, but this time around he’s done away with his home-recording…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2014

Hear Julia Holter’s Earthy Cover of Dionne Warwick’s ‘Don’t Make Me Over’

On her mystical and SPIN Essential 2013 LP Loud City Song, Julia Holter issued a melancholy version of Barbara Lewis’ 1963 hit “Hello Stranger,” and…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2014
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