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Wavves’ Nathan Williams and Bro Drop Acid-Washed Sweet Valley Mixtape ‘Jenova’

Though Wavves main man (and recent cover co-star) Nathan Williams told SPIN earlier this year that his goal for brotherly beat-making collaboration Sweet Valley was…
David Bevan / December 26, 2012

See 2 Chainz’ French Bulldog-Fortified ‘I’m Different’ Video

As documented in our exhaustive, three-minute video supercut of his every on-tape name drop this year alone, 2 Chainz has made a bulletproof case for…
David Bevan / December 26, 2012

Lana Del Rey’s Newly Surfaced ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Noir’ Fail to Ignite

Unlike Ty Segall or, say, Ryan Adams, Lana Del Rey doesn't often get tagged as "prolific." Hell, she only has one official album to her…
Marc Hogan / December 26, 2012

Watch the Flaming Lips’ ‘Freak Night’ Concert Movie While the World Ends

The Flaming Lips concert movie that promises "Party! Death! Love!" in its five-minute NSFW trailer will make its world debut tonight at midnight, as long…
Nicole Sia / December 22, 2012

Blanck Mass Wants You to Experience ‘Hellion Earth’

One of the most unexpected outcomes of this year's Summer Olympics was the Opening Ceremony inclusion of music not only by Bristol drone kings Fuck…
Chris Martins / December 21, 2012

Big K.R.I.T. Becomes Little K.R.I.T. in ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ Video

Big K.R.I.T.'s Live From the Underground is our 11th Best Hip-Hop Album of 2012 with good reason. As our own Brandon Soderberg explained, the Mississippi…
Chris Martins / December 21, 2012

Mogwai Release Haunting Score for French Zombie Show ‘Les Revenants’

The title of Mogwai's last glorious full-length foray into apocalyptic post-rock suggested that these Scots are on the #YOLO train: Hardcore Will Never Die, But…
Chris Martins / December 21, 2012

Action Bronson Adds Three Tracks to ‘Rare Chandeliers’

The cover art for Action Bronson's recent mixtape-length collaboration with producer the Alchemist, Rare Chandeliers, tells you what to expect. Now, as Stereogum points out, the…
Marc Hogan / December 21, 2012

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip Crush on Janet Jackson for Kendrick Lamar Remix

On Kendrick Lamar's good kid, M.A.A.D. City (SPIN's No. 2 album of 2012), Drake collaboration "Poetic Justice" examines the allure of written communications. The use of a sample…
Marc Hogan / December 21, 2012

Hear Castanets Offshoot Raymond Byron’s Dystopian-Folk ‘To Look Over the Ground’

In September, Castanets main brain Ray Raposa released Little Death Shaker, the debut LP by his new band Raymond Byron and the White Freighter, on Asthmatic…
Marc Hogan / December 21, 2012

Watch Blond Bat For Lashes Comfort Catatonic Date for ‘A Wall’ Video

The haunting goes in all directions on Bat for Lashes' magnificent 2012 album, The Haunted Man, one of SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2012. The specter…
Marc Hogan / December 21, 2012

A$AP Rocky Bucks #YOLO Trend on Boldly Bipolar ‘Long Live A$AP’

Is #YOLO dead? Deader than it was when Katie Couric used it? Today the apocalypse, once again, failed to happen. Earlier this week, Ke$ha addressed…
Marc Hogan / December 21, 2012

Hear A$AP Rocky and Skrillex Get ‘Wild for the Night’ on Dubby New Single

Earlier this week, we heard the since-yanked "1 Train," a massive posse cut from A$AP Rocky's much-anticipated January 15 LP, Live.Long.A$AP. While that one was…
Chris Martins / December 20, 2012

Hear Grouper’s Gorgeous, Cavernous ‘Vital’ From Unreleased ‘Deer’-Era Album

Those not yet blessed with the gift of Grouper will soon get the chance to become deeply familiar with the aqueous dream-drone songs that put Portland's Liz Harris…
Chris Martins / December 20, 2012

‘Great Gatsby’ Invites Frank Ocean, Jack White, Florence, and Filter to the Party

Among the numerous stylistic standouts and anachronistic oddities that gave Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996) its distinct charm, the soundtrack played paramount. His forthcoming…
Chris Martins / December 20, 2012

Watch Yo La Tengo’s Tree-Loving Time-Lapse Video for ‘Fade’ Opener ‘Ohm’

Yo La Tengo are tree-huggers. Or, if not huggers, then at least stalkers, who lovingly caress the tree with their eyes and/or camera lenses! The…
Marc Hogan / December 20, 2012

Sample Sweet Valley’s ‘Jenova’ Christmastime Beat Tape With Appropriately Festive Teaser

Shortly before he shared the new Wavves song, "Sail to the Sun," Nathan Williams let Facebook know his Sweet Valley project has got a fresh…
Chris Martins / December 20, 2012

Hear DJ Earworm’s Latest Masterful Year-End Mashup ‘United States of Pop 2012′

Want to know what 2012 sounded like? For the past few years, DJ Earworm has artfully crafted one long year-end mashup for those who managed…
Daniel Kreps / December 19, 2012

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: T.I., Blink-182, Chief Keef, ‘Django Unchained’ Soundtrack

Another week brings another collection of ready-to-stream albums. Press play and enjoy your day.1) T.I., Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head. "Befitting the album's titular inspiration,…
Kyle McGovern / December 19, 2012

Have Yourself a Biggie Little ‘Xmas’ With Notorious B.I.G. Holiday Mashup Mixtape

Need an alternative to the played-out Vince Guaraldi Trio's A Charlie Brown Christmas? DJ Whoo Kid and Cookin Soul have the remedy in the form…
Daniel Kreps / December 19, 2012
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