new-music

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z Debut Dreamy ‘Suit & Tie’

This just in (get it?): Justin Timberlake has not only released a new Timbaland-produced single, "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z, but announced his forthcoming album, The…
Chris Martins / January 14, 2013

Frank Ocean’s ‘Pink Matter’ Remix Wedges in Big Boi Verse for Disjointed OutKast Reunion

If Frank Ocean's recent run-in with the law meant he's good at being bad and bad at being good, he redeems himself as a Good…
Nicole Sia / January 12, 2013

Bad Religion Direct Digital Boy’s Lame Dad to the ‘Dept. Of False Hope’

Long before Frank Ocean changed the game with a song called "Bad Religion," there was (and is) Bad Religion, the original "oozin' aahs-in'" melodic punk band…
Chris Martins / January 12, 2013

Destiny’s Child Go (Kinda) ‘Nuclear’ With Vintage ’90s R&B

Yesterday, we learned that the rumors about a Destiny's Child reunion were in fact truth, as Beyoncé announced the impending release of "Nuclear." The bonus addition…
Chris Martins / January 11, 2013

Hear the Return of Finnish Kraut-Pop Geniuses K-X-P on ‘Flags and Crosses’

A year since Finnish krautrock masterminds Siinai landed a SPIN Essential, their scene pals in K-X-P have returned to even the score. Their fantastic new…
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 11, 2013

Ryan Adams Neuters Iron Maiden’s ‘Wasted Years’ For ‘Californication’ Soundtrack

Ryan Adams has had a very public love affair with metal over the past few years. He's hosted a mock cable access shred-head show called…
Chris Martins / January 11, 2013

Watch Local Natives Debut Synthy ‘Hummingbird’ Songs in Hour-Long Live Set

If you've got an hour to spare, Los Angeles' Local Natives will make it worth your time. The tropically tinged folk-pop posse recently recorded an…
Chris Martins / January 11, 2013

Toro y Moi and Dog Bite Swap Post-Dilla Beats and Gooey Guitars on Split 7-Inch

Fans of gooey psychedelic electro-pop now have another reason to mark their calendars for Toro y Moi's upcoming tour with Dog Bite. Toro y Moi,…
Marc Hogan / January 11, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Lo-Def Jams

I still remember the day I first heard Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy, in a record store in Portland, Oregon. It was 1985, I was 14…
Philip Sherburne / January 11, 2013

Sharon Van Etten’s Soulful Take on Nick Cave’s ‘People Ain’t No Good’ Is Very, Very Good

Don't say she didn't warn us. Last February, New York singer Sharon Van Etten broke down her Favorite Things to SPIN and when it came…
Chris Martins / January 11, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Just Blaze Does House, of the Non-Guido Fist Pump Variety

Pensado's Place is a public access-like nerd-out about the inside baseball ins and outs of engineering and mixing records. It's hosted by Dave Pensado, whose credits…
Brandon Soderberg / January 11, 2013

Kate Nash Previews March LP ‘Girl Talk’ With Spiky Indie-Dance Gem ‘3AM’

Kate Nash is coming into her powers at just the right time. The keenly observant singer and songwriter's piano-based 2007 debut album, Made of Bricks, topped…
Marc Hogan / January 11, 2013

Hear Popstrangers’ Gorgeous Grunge-Gazer ‘What Else Could They Do’

The initial cacophony that announces the presence of Popstrangers' "What Else Could They Do" is a bit misleading. While we begin with the grit and…
Chris Martins / January 11, 2013

Ke$ha Quits Waitressing for Psychedelic-Furry Van Odyssey in Wild ‘C’mon’ Video

The number on Kesha Rose Sebert's waitressing time card is 420. The restaurant where she works is called Awful House. The furry-filled, avocado-colored '70s hippie…
Marc Hogan / January 11, 2013

Rave On: Miami Approves Ultra Music Festival’s Second Weekend

Never mind what Homer Simpson thinks; democracy works! And for once, it worked in the ravers' favor. The Miami City Commission voted yesterday to approve…
Philip Sherburne / January 11, 2013

Watch Jack White and Conan O’Brien Talk Some ‘Serious Jibber-Jabber’

Jack White and Conan O'Brien have a long history. The White Stripes played a four-night residency on O'Brien's Late Night show back in 2003 (the…
Kyle McGovern / January 10, 2013

Merchandise Share Itchy ‘Anxiety’s Door’ From New ‘Totale Night’ LP

Floridian noise-poppers and recent SPIN Breaking Out stars Merchandise are back with another one: the itchy seven-minute song "Anxiety's Door," the first sampling of the…
Chris Martins / January 10, 2013

Watch Alice in Chains’ ‘Hollow,’ an All-Too Familiar Sci-Fi Thriller

Seen Moon, Prometheus, and Event Horizon but always wondered what a six-minute, mid-budget mashup of those three sci-fi thrillers would look like? With a score designed by the grunge forefathers…
Chris Martins / January 10, 2013

Foxygen Seek Subway Pot-Smokers on Dylanesque ‘No Destruction’

The young dudes in Foxygen have an incredible knack for making old soul music. The Los Angeles-based duo's early experiments with nostalgia-tinged noise took glorious…
Chris Martins / January 10, 2013

Charli XCX Will Blow You Away in Gold Panda-Sampling ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’ Video

Sample-tweaking cloud-rave beatmakers have a sense of humor, too. Charli XCX samples British electronic producer Gold Panda's "You" on her latest single, "You (Ha Ha…
Marc Hogan / January 10, 2013
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