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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

Hear Devendra Banhart’s Zombies-Bitten ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’

Devendra Banhart will return with his eighth studio album, Mala, on March 12 (out through Nonesuch), and in anticipation of the folk-gypsy's follow-up to 2009's…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013

Watch Foals’ Trippy ‘My Number’ Video

Foals' "My Number," the second single from the British dance-rock outfit's upcoming Holy Fire LP (one of SPIN's 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2013),…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013

Watch Nightlands’ ‘Terminator 2′-Like ‘I Fell in Love With a Feeling’ Video

Nightlands' Dave Hartley recently showed off his neighborhood of Fishtown (located in northeastern Philadelphia) for a SPIN photo diary, and now the Best New Artist honoree offers…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Gunplay’s ‘Cops & Robbers’

"It should be impossible to consider the Keefs and Flockas and Gunplays of the world completely outside of moralized critique." That's a quote from a…
Brandon Soderberg / January 23, 2013

Trap Rave’s Here to Stay, and You Should Be Okay With That

Harmony Korine's upcoming Spring Breakers stars James Franco as an eccentric hustler (with quite a few tics in common with pure-of-heart Internet absurdist Riff Raff), who links…
Brandon Soderberg / January 23, 2013

Stream Caribou-Linked Pick a Piper’s Airy, Post-Disco ‘All Her Colours’

Brad Weber has put in time on percussion in Caribou's live band, and so far he's put out a couple of digital-only EPs as Pick…
Marc Hogan / January 23, 2013

Hear Pony Time’s Buddy Holly-Informed Noise-Popper ‘Because I Care’

"Girl, I just like you," Luke Beetham declares through distortion, cheekily channeling Buddy Holly, between Kinks-krunching verses on "Because I Care." Seattle native Beetham, on…
Marc Hogan / January 23, 2013

Hear Vampire Weekend’s Divinely Sprawling ‘Arms’

Vampire Weekend will release their third album, so far given the likely temporary moniker LP3, on May 7 via XL Recordings. The long-awaited long-player is, of…
Chris Martins / January 23, 2013

Hear Cocktails’ Sun-Baked Slop-Pop Cut ‘No Blondes (In California)’

Cocktails, a self-described "slop-pop" foursome from San Francisco, blend sun-baked fuzz with Pacific Coast Highway-ready melodies, stirred in turn by frontman Patrick Clos' Elvis Costello-like…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013

Coachella Keeps Up Suspense With Inscrutable Video Teaser

Last year, Coachella announced its lineup on January 9. You don't need to keep a tidy calendar to have some inkling it's already a little…
Marc Hogan / January 23, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Ra Ra Riot, Tomahawk, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and More

Another week means another batch of ready-to-stream records. Plug in your headphones and tune out with these 10.1) Tomahawk, Oddfellows. "Oddfellowsis full of dusty Morricone…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013

Prince Finally Drops His Power-Pop ‘Screwdriver’

Last week, Prince hinted at a new single called "Screwdriver," and today it finally arrived in full as a half lyric/half performance video on Prince's…
Daniel Kreps / January 23, 2013

Preview Boddika and Joy Orbison’s Teasing Techno Epic ‘&Fate’

Boddika and Joy Orbison spent 2012 turning out some of U.K. club music's most sought-after tracks on the vinyl-only SunkLo label; now they've got a…
Philip Sherburne / January 22, 2013
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