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Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Joakim and Kindness Are Everyone

Putting together this week's roundup got a lot harder once I heard the news about DJ Koze's new album, Amygdala, a 78-minute opus featuring contributions…
Philip Sherburne / January 25, 2013

Hear the Strokes’ Peppy New Song ‘One Way Trigger’

The Strokes have shared the jaunty, synth-popped new song "One Way Trigger," which combines Julian Casablancas' falsetto'd romantic yearning with a backing beat that can't help…
Chris Martins and Kyle McGovern / January 25, 2013

Dirty Projectors’ Bare-Bones ‘Climax’ Doesn’t Get Us Off

Usher is a great singer. This shouldn't need saying, but it's important to understand. When R&B purists criticize Frank Ocean's voice, they're rightly pointing out…
Marc Hogan / January 25, 2013

Hear Alexander Spit and Action Bronson Swagger Across State Lines in ‘Artesia’

San Francisco-to-Los Angeles MC Alexander Spit has been steadily greasing the wheels for the arrival of his candy-dipped purple Cadillac of a January 29 Decon…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

Flaming Lips’ Super Bowl Ad Song ‘Sun Blows Up Today’ Will Brighten Your Last Day on Earth

Sorry, gramps, this supernova isn't the champagne kind. Yesterday the Flaming Lips announced they'll release a new album, The Terror, on April 1 via Bella Union…
Marc Hogan / January 25, 2013

See Samantha Crain’s Amazing ‘Never Going Back,’ a Folk Flip Book Made for Film

In the remarkable video for Samantha Crain's "Never Going Back," the Oklahoma-born Americana artist comes to life in a most unusual way. Directors LAMAR+NIK began…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

Hear Joanna Newsom Join Thao & the Get Down Stay Down For ‘Kindness Be Conceived’

In comes another treat from the highly promising February 5 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down album, We the Common. In October we got our…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

Watch King Krule Keep it Classy With an ‘Octopus’ and a Naked Lady

If you haven't yet met King Krule, then perhaps you know him by another name: Zoo Kid, that preternaturally gifted and incredibly camera-ready teenager with…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013

Hear the TNGHT Song Kanye West Played at a Victoria’s Secret Show

Cross-continental "trap-rave" duo TNGHT have gotten a whole lotta mileage out of their single self-titled EP, and rightly so. That five-song set of wonked synths, 808…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013

Stop Saying Nice Things About Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’

Right now, the worst song in the country is the biggest song in the country. Wouldn't be the first time, right? But Macklemore & Ryan…
Brandon Soderberg / January 24, 2013

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ Remix Has Something for Everyone

As far as aesthetics go, Lana Del Rey's is pretty specific: po(ut)-faced Jackie Onassis singing poetic gloom over halftime beatwork laden with heavy strings. But…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013

Watch Iceage Relieve Pressure in ‘Ecstasy’ Video

The boys of Iceage are about to break, but that's how we prefer 'em. In "Ecstasy," the latest taste from their February 19 Matador debut You're…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013

Watch Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox Play Dead in ‘Youth Museum’ Documentary

Last summer, Atlas Sound soloist Bradford Cox revealed that he's been working on songs for the next Deerhunter album. "I don't know if they'll be…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Epitomize Aussie Indie Pop on Wistful ‘Two Weeks’

Several years ago, an Australian singer-songwriter named Julian Nation released a fine album of glockenspiel-touched lo-fi pop, We Are All Writers, that sounded like it might…
Marc Hogan / January 24, 2013

Hear the Bronx Exorcise Their Demons on Full-Throttle ‘Too Many Devils’

The Bronx are more possessed by evil than you, and they have the thrashing punk throat-render to prove it.
Marc Hogan / January 24, 2013

See Steven A. Clark Channel Mellow Beauty With ‘Bounty’

Miami-based R&B riser Steven A. Clark has been doing just fine on his own thus far if the stunning collection of free music on his…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013

Justin Timberlake Flashes New Album’s Due Date in Dapper ‘Suit & Tie’ Lyric Video

The secret weapon of Justin Timberlake's comeback single with Jay-Z is its functionality. As SPIN's Christopher R. Weingarten noted as part of our impulsive reviews…
Marc Hogan / January 24, 2013

Stream Tegan and Sara’s Genre-Hopping ‘Heartthrob’ Album

Tegan and Sara told SPIN last year that for their upcoming seventh album, Heartthrob (out January 29 through Sire), the twin-sister duo wanted to completely overhaul…
Kyle McGovern / January 24, 2013

Hear Le1f Count His ‘Coins’ in Streaming New Space-Stunter

"I feel more like an alien than a gay rapper," New York's Le1f told SPIN for his Breaking Out profile last month. The vogue-rap star…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013

Hear Benoit Pioulard’s Cavernous, Spiritual ‘Margin’

Ambient folk auteur Benoît Pioulard (real name: Thomas Meluch) unveils Hymnal — his fourth full-length for Kranky — on March 4, but the one-man band has already offered a…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013
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