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Janelle Monae Fearlessly Freaks Out on Footloose Clapper ‘Dance Apocalyptic’

Janelle Monáe reminds us once again that "the booty don't lie." On brassy Erykah Badu collaboration "Q.U.E.E.N.," recently remixed by none other than Prince, the genre-mashing…

Hear Sarah Jaffe’s Smoky, Atmospheric Rocker ‘Defense’

Sarah Jaffe's choice of a PJ Harvey cover for her Record Store Day single earlier this year with the Toadies was telling, but her lived-in-bars…
Marc Hogan / June 28, 2013

Seizure Warning: Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Came Back Haunted’ Video Is a Lynchian Nightmare

David Lynch just told SPIN about the cinematic power of "dream logic." The legendary director's new video for Nine Inch Nails' "Came Back Haunted" more…
Marc Hogan / June 28, 2013

Watch the Replacements (Briefly) Rehearse ‘Alex Chilton’ for Reunion Tour

What's that song? Why, it's one of the best songs to turn people on to the Replacements, "Alex Chilton," a punchy, exuberant track from 1987's…
Marc Hogan / June 28, 2013

Is ‘Yeezus’ the Tipping Point for Rap Misogyny?

Kanye West's latest, Yeezus, was supposed to be his statement-making, punk-infused noise-rap record: A rousing, leather jacket-sporting, Saturday Night Live appearance premiered the incendiary "Black Skinhead"
Brandon Soderberg / June 28, 2013

Watch Big Boi Gamely Hobble Around an Island in ‘The Thickets’ Video

Good news: Big Boi's knee surgery hasn't prevented him from enjoying the good life. For the video of his new single "The Thickets" — one…
Jordan Sargent / June 28, 2013

Afterlife to the Pixies: Hear Kim Deal-Less Band’s ‘Bagboy,’ First Song in Nine Years

The Pixies' surprise release today of a churning, noise-streaked new confection called "Bagboy" is gigantic news on several levels. It's the Boston-born indie-rock flagbearers' first…
Marc Hogan / June 28, 2013

Soko and Ariel Pink Actualize Some ‘Monster Love’ in Charming Short Film

Actress and singer Soko has laid down years of groundwork in her native France, but she's now looking to expand her audience stateside. With an…
Chris Martins / June 27, 2013

Hear Franz Ferdinand’s Well-Timed ‘Love Illumination’ and ‘Right Action’

Michaels of the world rejoice — Franz Ferdinand are dancing again. The Glaswegian post-punk posse are prepping their fourth full-length at last. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right…
Chris Martins / June 27, 2013

Sleeping States and Holopaw Raise Money for LGBT Cause With Super-Sized Split Vinyl

June is LGBT Pride Month, and Misra Records is celebrating with a special 12-inch split single featuring Bristol's Sleeping States and Florida's Holopaw, two bands…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Drake the Tastemaker Scoops Up Sampha

Drake, feat. Sampha "The Motion"So, Drake is just a troll, right? He knows what he's doing. Part of his endgame, it seems, is to make…
Brandon Soderberg / June 27, 2013

Bishop Nehru Looks for Trouble in First-Person ‘Muffled/M.I.C.’ Video

Though he's only 16, New York rapper Bishop Nehru imbues his videos with as much care as his songs have skill. Much like the recent…
Jordan Sargent / June 27, 2013

Pissed Jeans Inspire an Ice Skater’s Rebellion in ‘Romanticize Me’ Video

Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette invoked the term "adult angst" when talking with SPIN about the Pennsylvania punks' Essential fourth album, Honeys. "I think we've certainly moved…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

Smith Westerns Harsh Everyone’s Mellow in Sandy Kim-Directed ‘Idol’ Video

Earlier this month, Smith Westerns shared "Idol," a sighing summer stunner from their third LP, the just-released Soft Will. Now the glammy daydreamers have paired…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

Tuxedoed Pharrell Fancies Up Funky ‘Despicable Me 2′ Song ‘Happy’ for Late Night TV

It's a good time to be Pharrell. Well, it's always a good time to be that N.E.R.D., but it's especially true now. Mr. Williams had…
Jordan Sargent / June 27, 2013
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