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Hear Waka Flocka Flame’s Incredibly Loud ‘Duflocka Rant 2′ Mixtape

Our former cover star Waka Flocka Flame has dropped a brand new mixtape, Duflocka Rant 2, whose album art we can only assume is the…
Chris Martins / February 6, 2013

See the Shilohs’ Heart-Healing ‘The Place Where Nobody Knows I Go’ Video

Love-struck Vancouver foursome the Shilohs aren't afraid to bare their hearts, as evidenced by "The Place Where Nobody Knows I Go," a strummer from their…
Kyle McGovern / February 6, 2013

Watch Young Prisms’ Wistful Dream-Pop ‘Runner’ Video

Young Prisms spent chunks of last year on the road with Dum Dum Girls and Tamaryn, and the woozy dream-pop of 2012's In Between neatly merges…
Marc Hogan / February 6, 2013

Stream Synth-Disco Magician Sorcerer’s Carefree ‘Island Rescue’ EP

The nu-disco dream-weaver Sorcerer is back with his first release in over three years, and he sounds as spellbinding as ever. Sorcerer is the solo…
Philip Sherburne / February 6, 2013

Muse’s ‘Supremacy’ Video Amusingly Underscores Why Right-Wingers Love Them

If Muse want to understand why their music keeps getting "hijacked by the right," as they told the Observer last year, well, they might want…
Marc Hogan / February 6, 2013

Watch Fang Island’s Studio-Set ‘Asunder’ Clip

Fang Island, the Brooklyn-based trio who famously (and appropriately) described their hook-heavy guitar heroics as "everyone high-fiving everyone," keep things relatively low-key in their new…
Kyle McGovern / February 6, 2013

Plight of Indie Record Stores Explored in New Documentary

As Record Store Day (April 20) gets closer, exclusive releases are being teased. Now, the organizers behind the annual analog holiday have announced their pick for…
Kyle McGovern / February 6, 2013

Cloud Nothings: Watch Pink and fun.’s Nate Ruess ‘Just Give Me a Reason’ Video

In SPIN's review of Pink's The Truth About Love, we called "Just Give Me a Reason," which features fun.'s Nate Ruess, "a poor attempt at…
Daniel Kreps / February 6, 2013

See Al Pacino’s Iffy Phil Spector Impersonation

HBO's Phil Spector biopic, written and directed by David Mamet, premieres on March 24, and today the channel unveiled the trailer for the story behind…
Daniel Kreps / February 5, 2013

Bruno Mars Pours His Heart Out on ’70s Soundstage for ‘When I Was Your Man’ Video

The real shame about Bruno Mars' sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox is that it came out so late last year. By the time it hit market…
Nicole Sia / February 5, 2013

Watch Night Beds Perform String-Backed ‘Ramona’ Live in the Studio

Night Beds, the alter ego of Nashville-via-Colorado singer-songwriter Winston Yellen, releases his debut album Country Sleep today via Dead Oceans. Last month, SPIN premiered the…
Daniel Kreps / February 5, 2013

Beyonce vs. the Creepy Male Gaze on Super Bowl Sunday

Back in the early 2000s, when MTV2 was still a novelty of non-stop music videos, a profound little interstitial interview/bumper with Del the Funky Homosapien…
Brandon Soderberg / February 5, 2013

Watch Beach House Give a Concert in Shadow in ‘Forever Still’ Short Film

Beach House's time-lapse video for "New Year" explored the recording process behind last year's Bloom, which the Baltimore dream-pop duo worked on at Sonic Ranch Studios in…
Kyle McGovern / February 5, 2013

Watch McLovin Battle a Cult in Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘So Good at Being in Trouble’ Video

Nothing says "release date" like "McLovin." Portland/New Zealand's Unknown Mortal Orchestra drop their second album II today and they're celebrating with a new video for…
Daniel Kreps / February 5, 2013

Hear Prince’s Newest Sultry Funk Track ‘Breakfast Can Wait’

We didn't know this was a real thing, but evidently today is National Pancake Day. Before you run out to your local IHOP though, Prince…
Daniel Kreps / February 5, 2013

Mikal Cronin’s ‘Shout It Out’ Sweetly Screams Noise-Pop Mastery

Mikal Cronin might currently be best known for his work with Ty Segall, but there's a reason his solo album isn't titled Slaughterhouse. And it's not…
Marc Hogan / February 5, 2013

Hear Bored Spies’ Abstract-Rock Single ‘Gerbils E’

Bored Spies are currently based in Singapore, South Korea, and Arizona, but they have a minimalist rock style that spans from Talk Talk's London to…
Marc Hogan / February 5, 2013

Stream Ulrich Schnauss’ Full Brooding LP ‘A Long Way to Fall’

When it comes to the German musician Ulrich Schnauss' recorded output, the term "oeuvre" seems particularly apt. The three albums he recorded between…
Philip Sherburne / February 5, 2013

Hear Glenn Jackson’s Starry-Eyed DIY House Jam ‘You Too’

America is experiencing a renaissance in homegrown house music right now. Pockets of classically minded, craft-obsessed producers are cropping up all across the country: New…
Philip Sherburne / February 5, 2013

Soundgarden and Dave Grohl Go Behind the Scenes of Playful ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video

The Dave Grohl-directed video for Soundgarden's King Animal growler "By Crooked Steps" puts a lighthearted spin on the intensely riffing music, making room for a…
Marc Hogan / February 5, 2013
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