new-music

Lost Animal ‘Lose the Baby,’ Not the Synth, on Mellow Single

Australian keyboard-centric duo Lost Animal release their debut album Ex Tropical on January 29 via Hardly Art, and to celebrate, Jarrod Quarrell and Shags Chamberlain unveiled…
Daniel Kreps / January 17, 2013

Twitter Account Prince Maybe Ghostwrites Posts Unreleased ‘Screwdriver’ Snippet

Prince is definitely up to something. Even though he notoriously despises the world wide web with every cell in his tiny but talented body, throughout the…
Daniel Kreps / January 17, 2013

Hear Marnie Stern’s Longing Waltz for ‘East Side Glory’

New York guitar wizard Marnie Stern recently told SPIN that for her upcoming fourth album, the brilliantly titled Chronicles of Marnia (out March 19 via Kill…
Kyle McGovern / January 17, 2013

Dave Grohl on Nirvana: ‘We Were Three S—ty F—king Dirtbags’

Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary debuts at the Sundance Film Festival this week (with the help of some well-known associates), and as part of the…
Kyle McGovern / January 17, 2013

K-Pop Goes Kountry in 2YOON’s Marvelously Faux ’24/7′ Video

Taylor Swift must be kicking herself right now. Good thing she probably isn't wearing cowboy boots. Though the country-aligned singer-songwriter's 2012 was her year of…
Marc Hogan / January 17, 2013

Meek Mill Returns With Introspective ‘From Da Bottom’

Less than three months after Meek Mill unveiled his major label debut Dreams & Nightmares — the 15th best hip-hop album of 2012 according to…
Daniel Kreps / January 17, 2013

Hear Tomahawk’s Hypnotic ‘Oddfellows’ Title Track

Mike Patton had a strange 2012. Outside of another collaboration with John Zorn and the release of a live album with Ictus Ensemble that was…
Daniel Kreps / January 17, 2013

Dan Deacon Goes Time-Lapse in Blissed-Out ‘Guilford Avenue Bridge’ Video

Time-lapse videos have become a common choice for indie-leaning artists recently. Yo La Tengo and Beach House have each used the technique for music videos…
Marc Hogan / January 17, 2013

Hear Hot Water Music’s Post-Hardcore Anthem ‘Better Sense’ Live

Florida-bred post-hardcore heroes Hot Water Music just released Live in Chicago, a two-CD and DVD set from the recharged band's 2008 show five years…
Marc Hogan / January 17, 2013

Hear EmptyMansions’ ‘Lyra,’ Slack-Rock Psych from Interpol Drummer Sam Fogarino

With the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album in the rear view, the men of Interpol have been busying themselves with other work. Singer Paul…
Chris Martins / January 17, 2013

Hear Akron/Family Offshoot Cy Dune’s Punk-Charged ‘Move the Room’

With Akron/Family, singer-guitarist Seth Olinsky helps make what SPIN once described as "loud and proud psych-folk." For new project Cy Dune, Olinksy is louder and…
Marc Hogan / January 17, 2013

Watch Dinosaur Jr.’s Henry Rollins and Maria Bamford-Enriched ‘Pierce the Morning Rain’ Video

In our recent profile of Dinosaur Jr., there's a scene in which frontman J Mascis listens to instrumental mixes of I Bet on Sky single…
David Bevan / January 17, 2013

Hear Wampire’s Synthy, Spooky Album Opener ‘Hearse’

Portland's Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps put out exactly the kind of spooky surf-pop expected from a band called Wampire. Lead single "The Hearse," off upcoming…
Kyle McGovern / January 17, 2013

TNGHT’s Lunice Blends Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and More for BBC Mix

Quebec beatsmith Lunice assembled an hour-long mix for BBC Radio 1 yesterday (January 15), calling on cuts from Houston rapper/producer Travi$ Scott, Harlem hotshot A$AP…
Kyle McGovern / January 16, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Juelz Santana’s ‘God Will’n’

It's a little too easy to ramble on about the death of Dipset. Yes, their flamboyant assholism in the early 2000s now hinges on a…
Brandon Soderberg / January 16, 2013

Watch Pylon’s Entire 2005 Reunion Gig at Athens PopFest

Back in November, Slicing Up Eyeballs premiered a little-seen video of R.E.M. playing a 40-minute concert in Athens, Georgia in 1981, a full 18 months…
Kyle McGovern / January 16, 2013

Afro-Scottish Rap Crew Young Fathers Deliver ‘Romance’ in New Video

Afro-Scottish upstarts Young Fathers offer an unusual confluence of influences: the moody beatwork of trip-hop cut with a requisite amount of old dub, combined with…
Chris Martins / January 16, 2013

Hear Beach Fossils’ Punky Dream-Popper ‘Generational Synthetic’

Dustin Payseur admitted to SPIN that he "sort of ended up hating" his last release as Beach Fossils, 2011's mellow What a Pleasure EP. So for his…
Chris Martins / January 16, 2013

U.S. Girls Advocate Erotic ‘Work From Home’ in NSFW Video

In the seductively soft-focus video for "Work at Home" by U.S. Girls, project mastermind Mehgan Remy urges listeners, "Don't get out of bed ... be your…
Chris Martins / January 16, 2013

Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar Brave Post-SOPA Apocalypse in ‘ILLuminate’ Video

The overreaching ambition of the video concept for Ab-Soul's "ILLuminate" reflects the overreaching ambition of the boasts in the song, off of the Los Angeles…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2013
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