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Aaliyah’s Old Vocals Meet New Music on Unreleased ‘Quit Hatin”

No Aaliyah-related music can come out anymore without going through somebody else's filter. The result can be a divisive appropration, like Drake's wassuping "Enough Said." Or…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

Barack Obama Stocks Inauguration Playlist With Beyonce, fun.

Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony is set for Monday, January 21 (the official swearing-in happens the day before, on January 20) and to prepare for…
Kyle McGovern / January 18, 2013

Hear Body Language’s Spacious ‘The First (Niki & the Dove Remix)’

Body Language have said they plan to release a new album this year, but the Brooklyn quartet's 2012 Grammar EP continues to offer up stylish dance-pop…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

Nicki Minaj on ‘American Idol,’ Week One: Posh Accents, Side-Eyes, and Empathy

Reality shows are great equalizers of taste. If you don't find a sitcom like Parks & Recreation funny, or a fancy drama like Homeland emotionally devastating, then…
Brandon Soderberg / January 18, 2013

Dyme-a-Duzin Doesn’t Like ‘New Brooklyn’ Hipsters, Either

We missed this last month, but we're glad we spotted it now: Dyme-a-Duzin, a 20-year-old rapper and Warner Bros. signee, penned an ode to his…
Daniel Kreps / January 17, 2013

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
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