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See Kendrick Lamar Claim the Eiffel Tower in ‘Backseat Freestyle’ Video

Arguably, a large part of Kendrick Lamar's undeniable charm is the fact that he isn't a shoo-in for presiding judge over, say, a wet T-shirt…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2013

Lil Wayne ‘Baked’ Up Two New Collabos and One Dumb Tattoo

So that's Lil Wayne's new face tattoo — the one that says "BAKED" — consider yourself enlightened, thanks to LilWayneHQ. Despite our initial theories, the,…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

Watch Eels’ Profanity-Laden ‘This Is 40′ Deleted Scene

Judd Apatow's This Is 40 may be getting mixed reviews, but the mid-life crisis comedy's musical chops are top notch. The soundtrack features work from Wilco,…
Kyle McGovern / January 2, 2013

DJ Shadow Shares the Mix That Miami Couldn’t Handle

Last month, famous Miami nightclub Mansion booted DJ Shadow from the hip-hop trailblazer's own show a mere 20 minutes into his set. Promoters have since…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

Watch Toro Y Moi Take to the Trees in ‘Say That’ Video

Toro Y Moi's third album arrives on January 22 and it's shaping up to be yet another evolution of the chillwave originator's bewitching sound. The…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

EDM Reality Show Is (Probably) ‘Jersey Shore’ Casting Director’s Latest Disaster

Reality television has already produced its first celebrity DJ in the form of Jersey Shore's Pauly D; it seems only fair, then, that non-celebrity DJs…
Philip Sherburne / January 2, 2013

Beach House’s Time-Lapse ‘New Year’ Video Is Just Enough to Tell a Story

Anticipation comes haunted by the feeling that what you're waiting for will never come on "New Year," the latest video selection from Beach House's excellent…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013

First Spin: Super Helpful’s Hiss-Hop EP, ‘The Help’

Lee Bannon began last year with Fantastic Plastic, a producer album featuring rappin' ass legends like Inspectah Deck and Del the Funky Homosapien, right-now underground…
Brandon Soderberg / January 2, 2013

Sky Ferreira’s Synth-Pop ‘Lost in My Bedroom’ Shouldn’t Be Lost in Flashing Video

In most ways, the grainy, strobe-like video for Sky Ferreira's "Lost in My Bedroom" could hardly be a better match for the song. "Bedroom" in…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013

Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ Can Finally Be Heard in Its Quaint Entirety

Tired of wading through amateur YouTube videos in a foolhardy attempt to get a feel for Beck's new "album" — the one he released as…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nas, and Drake Had to Work on New Year’s Eve

That New Year's Eve hangover may have faded, but we're still piecing together bits of the night's oversize celebrations. Across the country, artists rang in…
Kyle McGovern / January 2, 2013

Azealia Banks Does It Well on Future-Rap Showcase ‘BBD’

Rihanna — and Kanye West (and MNDR, too!) — have diamonds. Azealia Banks, flexing some midtown Manhattan knowledge, claims the whole goddamn Diamond District on "BBD," a…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013

Kim Deal Kicks Off Solo Single Series as the Breeders Welcome the ‘New Year’

Welcome to 2013. It's now officially the year the Breeders lineup behind 1993's Last Splash, SPIN's No. 79 album of the past 25 years, will reunite for…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013

Hear Ungirly Anthem ‘Girls Like Us’ Via Kathleen Hanna’s Julie Ruin

Between Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, lead riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna delivered Julie Ruin, a much adored album of smartly subversive pop demonstrating impressive range and…
Chris Martins / December 28, 2012

Watch Billie Joe Armstrong Try Not to Crack Himself Up in ‘This Is 40′ Deleted Scene

Between rehab and un-Green-Day-like album sales, Billie Joe Armstrong has had a rough year, and we sincerely wish him the best. At least he got…
Marc Hogan / December 28, 2012

Lil Wayne and Juvenile Join Turk for Hot Boys Near-Reunion on ‘Zip It’ Remix

Hot Boys reunions are hard to come by, on account of the New Orleans hip-hop group members' rotating prison sentences. Lil Wayne collaborated separately with…
Marc Hogan / December 28, 2012

FIDLAR Faithfully Rebuild the Descendents’ ‘Suburban Home’

The boys of FIDLAR have no problem taking the piss out of their elders (see the Creedence-hijacking "live" video for "Gimme Something") or even their…
Chris Martins / December 27, 2012

Wale Finds ‘Heaven in the Afternoon’ Inside His Backpack

Wale may have go-go music on the mind these days, but his new Folarin mixtape offers more of the amped-up backpack rap that gave the Washington, D.C.
Chris Martins / December 27, 2012

Is Miley Cyrus’ ‘Jolene’ Cover Better Than Jack White’s?

Adele and Gotye proved the pop charts are safe for songs far removed from the past few years' hedonistic dance-pop, but it's been a long…
Marc Hogan / December 27, 2012

Low Preview Jeff Tweedy-Produced LP With Rumbler ‘Plastic Cup’

Low's classic sound, long ago reductively but indelibly tagged as "slowcore," ain't broke. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who follows an impressive list of predecessors into…
Marc Hogan / December 27, 2012
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