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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

Hear Iggy Pop’s Dirty Sea Chantey ‘Asshole Rules the Navy’

On one end of the "Pirates" spectrum, you have Rick Ross, and on the complete other end, you have the oddball sea chantey "Asshole Rules…
Daniel Kreps / January 22, 2013

Watch Widowspeak Relive Psychedelic ’60s In ‘Locusts’ Video

Psych-folk act Widowspeak's new LP Almanac is out today on Captured Tracks, and to commemorate the event, the band released a new video for the…
Daniel Kreps / January 22, 2013

Milk Music Stay ‘Wild’ on First Track From Fat Possum Debut

"I've Got a Wild Feeling" sums up Milk Music's neatly disheveled update of classic punk influences as much as any phrase. The Olympia, Washington, distortion-pedal…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2013

Listen to Lightouts’ Brooklyn-Bred Jangle-Pop Fuzz-Burner ‘Not Today’

Gowanus, Brooklyn "fuzz rockers" Lightouts have returned with their umpteenth self-released single "Not Today," the cheery opener to their upcoming album Want (due March 5).
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 22, 2013

Hear Kate Boy’s Radical, Rejuvenating ‘Northern Lights’ Taken by Trees Remix

"Everything we touch turns to gold," Kate Akhurst sings on Kate Boy's breakout song, "Northern Lights." For a few years in the late 2000s, that was…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2013

See Baroness’ John Baizley Alive and Well Onstage for the First Time Since Bus Crash

It wasn't the triumphant return of Baroness we've all been waiting for, but it'll more than do: This past weekend at Philadelphia's Decibel 100 fest,…
Daniel Kreps / January 22, 2013

Hear They Might Be Giants’ Shifty ‘Lost My Mind’

Tireless art-poppers They Might be Giants have stuck around as long as SPIN has — we said they were "so far off the beaten path…
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 22, 2013

Hear R.E.M.’s Shinier, Happier ‘Losing My Religion’ Converted to a Major Key

Before video-sharing services like YouTube became popular, a film editing trade group held a contest. Competitors had to pick an old movie and cut a…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2013

Stream Lost Animal’s Full, Pop Macabre ‘Ex Tropical’

When Jarrod Quarrell was 16, he found himself trading blows with a skinhead outside of a bar in his native Australia. The damage done to…
David Bevan / January 22, 2013

Watch Jennifer Hudson, fun., Alicia Keys Serenade Barack and Michelle at the Inaugural Ball

Beyoncé stunned the nation yesterday (January 21) with her towering rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" for President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony, but Bey's old White…
Kyle McGovern / January 22, 2013

Rick Ross’ ‘Pirates’ Video: Bricks, Boats, and Booty

Maybach Music Group's music video budget must rival most Hollywood studios at this point. In MMG ringleader Rick Ross's latest short film — this time…
Daniel Kreps / January 22, 2013

Stream Tomahawk’s Stripped-Down LP ‘Oddfellows,’ Read Our Q&A With All Four Odd Fellows

Alt-metal super-duper-group Tomahawk have reformed for their first heatstroke hallucination in six years, the rocking, rollicking desert tantrum Oddfellows. Back from almost a decade without…
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 22, 2013

Hear Mount Moriah’s Luminous Southern-Rock Shuffler ‘Bright Light’

Though it's been relatively unnoticed amid the flood of micro-genres washing over Tumblr dashboards these past few years, there has been a resurgence of strong,…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2013

Watch Heems Drone Alone in ‘Soup Boys’ Video

Welcome to the post-Das Racist world. Heems released his second solo mixtape Wild Water Kingdom prior to the hip-hop group's surprise December breakup, but now…
Daniel Kreps / January 22, 2013

Hear Painted Palms’ Ariel Pink-Indebted, Kevin Barnes-Approved ‘Carousel’

Painted Palms had an early benefactor in Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, who heard Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme's debut Canopy EP and invited the duo…
David Marchese / January 22, 2013

Hear Big Search’s Lilting, Lovely ‘Distant Shore’

With both Foreign Born and Big Search, Matt Popieluch has been making languorous folk-pop for the better part of a decade. The latter project is…
David Marchese / January 22, 2013

Paramore’s New Single ‘Now’ Updates Signature Sound With Notes of No Doubt and Muse

Paramore unveiled "Now," the first single from their self-titled, long in the works fourth album late Monday night (January 21). Streaming via Paramore's website, "Now"
Kyle McGovern / January 22, 2013

Flying Lotus Test-Drives Moog Sub Phatty With ‘Such a Square’

Those geniuses at Moog Music have crafted a new synthesizer called the Sub Phatty, and they gave one to Los Angeles producer/ Captain Murphy alter…
Daniel Kreps / January 21, 2013

Nigel Godrich’s Ultraista Put on Light Show for ‘Wash It Over’ Video

While Radiohead producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich prepares for the eminent arrival of Amok from his and Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace, he hasn't completely abandoned…
Daniel Kreps / January 21, 2013
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