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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

Watch Pylon’s Entire 2005 Reunion Gig at Athens PopFest

Back in November, Slicing Up Eyeballs premiered a little-seen video of R.E.M. playing a 40-minute concert in Athens, Georgia in 1981, a full 18 months…
Kyle McGovern / January 16, 2013

Afro-Scottish Rap Crew Young Fathers Deliver ‘Romance’ in New Video

Afro-Scottish upstarts Young Fathers offer an unusual confluence of influences: the moody beatwork of trip-hop cut with a requisite amount of old dub, combined with…
Chris Martins / January 16, 2013

Hear Beach Fossils’ Punky Dream-Popper ‘Generational Synthetic’

Dustin Payseur admitted to SPIN that he "sort of ended up hating" his last release as Beach Fossils, 2011's mellow What a Pleasure EP. So for his…
Chris Martins / January 16, 2013

U.S. Girls Advocate Erotic ‘Work From Home’ in NSFW Video

In the seductively soft-focus video for "Work at Home" by U.S. Girls, project mastermind Mehgan Remy urges listeners, "Don't get out of bed ... be your…
Chris Martins / January 16, 2013

Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar Brave Post-SOPA Apocalypse in ‘ILLuminate’ Video

The overreaching ambition of the video concept for Ab-Soul's "ILLuminate" reflects the overreaching ambition of the boasts in the song, off of the Los Angeles…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2013

Watch A$AP Rocky Seize the Throne With A-Trak and AraabMUZIK on ‘Letterman’

A$AP Rocky's appearance on Late Show with David Letterman could've gone a lot of ways. The young Harlem star might have brought Florence Welch and…
Chris Martins / January 16, 2013

Ty Segall Licks His Chops in Fleshy ‘Thank God for Sinners’ Video

Ty Segall's three, count 'em, three albums last year are nothing if not physical, taking unabashed relish in garage rock's sonic raunch. His new video…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2013

Youth Lagoon’s Death-Defying ‘Dropla’ Soars Beyond the Bedroom

Trevor Powers' first album as Youth Lagoon wasn't really recorded in a bedroom. Still, it was written in one. And there's a candid familiarity to…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2013

Watch Baroness’ Tour-Doggin’ Video for ‘March to the Sea’

The epic third track from epic alterna-metal band Baroness' epic Yellow & Green, SPIN's favorite metal album of 2012, finally gets an epic video. Filmed before…
SPIN Staff / January 16, 2013

Hear Wax Idols’ Charred Darkwave Beauty ‘AD RE:IAN’

Last year, Oakland post-punk crew Wax Idols unsheathed No Future, a debut full-length on Chicago's HoZac label that was effervescent enough to obscure the mess…
David Bevan / January 16, 2013

Hear Renaissance Man’s Sinister Cellular Ode ‘Call2Call’

Last week, the New York Times reported that the Finnish phone maker Nokia's fortunes are finally turning around, and this week, the Finnish duo Renaissance…
Philip Sherburne / January 16, 2013

Thom Yorke Blends Old With New on Percussive 25-Minute Mix

The recent inscrutable harvest of new Thom Yorke-related material continues, and how. Last night Radiohead producer and Yorke's Atoms for Peace bandmate Nigel Godrich played…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2013

Hear Dave Grohl’s Gruff ‘Sound City’ Collab With Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

With his Sound City documentary headed to Sundance this week and now slated for openings all around the country, Dave Grohl is feeling generous. He's…
Chris Martins / January 15, 2013

Stream the Growlers’ Full So Cal Surf-Psych Opus ‘Hung at Heart’

When we first met Southern Cal surf-rock psychonauts the Growlers, those paisley-preferring acid heads declared "Uncle Sam's a Dick" and teased us with the idea…
Chris Martins / January 15, 2013

Jamie xx Stirs Fizzy Mix for Kenzo Fall/Winter Fashion Show

Jamie xx was recently commissioned by fashion house Kenzo to soundtrack its Menswear Fall/Winter 2013 show, and now Opening Ceremony has shared the xx beatmaker's nine-and-a-half…
Kyle McGovern / January 15, 2013
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