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Chief Keef and FTR Drama ‘Go’ NSFW in Un-‘Rich’ Video

Chief Keef's SPIN Essential-marked debut album Finally Rich is out this week, but the controversial Chicago rapper has already moved on to new material. "Go" teams…
Daniel Kreps / December 18, 2012

A$AP Rocky Rides ‘1 Train’ With Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, and Joey Bada$$

When A$AP Rocky finally unveiled the tracklist to his oft-delayed Long.Live.A$AP earlier this month, one song in particular stood out among the album's dozen cuts:…
Daniel Kreps / December 18, 2012

Hear Charli XCX Tackle Gold Panda on ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’

Fresh off dropping her tearjerker "Cloud Aura" video with Brooke Candy, Charli XCX is back with another new single titled "You (Ha Ha Ha)," which…
Daniel Kreps / December 18, 2012

Watch Mr MFN eXquire’s Post-Sandy ‘Fuck 1 Time’ Video

Hurricane Sandy's music-related output could soon qualify as "prolific." Not a full week after 12-12-12 benefit concert, Mr MFN eXquire has shared a video shot…
Marc Hogan / December 18, 2012

Peaking Lights Catch a Wave in Surfer-Psych ‘Beautiful Dub’ Video

There's a toddler in Los Angeles named Mikko who really likes dub reggae. Okay, "throbby bass dub stuff," to use father Aaron Coyes' exact words. Coyes…
Marc Hogan / December 18, 2012

Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Geek Out Over Horror Movie Memorabilia

As evidenced by that hilarious photo of James Hetfield shopping at an Armani store, the members of Metallica are extremely rich. But while Hetfield likes…
Daniel Kreps / December 18, 2012

See Dave Grohl and Bob Mould Power Through Husker Du’s ‘Ice Cold Ice’

"There's an old saying about rock and roll being nothing more than 'three chords and the truth,'" Bob Mould said during a Reddit AMA yesterday.
Marc Hogan / December 18, 2012

Miguel Digs Up Rough Cuts ‘Bawdy’ and ‘On These Wings’

Miguel's had a big year. His sophomore LP Kaleidoscope Dream is sitting comfortably on the majority of Best Albums of 2012 lists, including SPIN's, and…
Daniel Kreps / December 17, 2012

Flaming Lips Tease ‘Freak Night’ Concert Film With Boobs

The Flaming Lips are following their recent Human Head-Shaped Tumor radio broadcast with a more traditional release: Freak Night, a documentary that chronicles the Oklahoma City…
Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2012

Hear Blink-182 Look Back in Anger on ‘When I Was Young’

In balls-out promotional mode for their Dogs Eating Dogs EP (out December 18), Blink-182 have offered a bittersweet second taste of the upcoming independent release. The cynical but sentimental "When I Was…
Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2012

The xx Strip Down, Then Synth Up Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’

With only eight shopping days left till Christmas, everyone from Sufjan Stevens to the Killers to Mariah Carey and the Roots are in the holiday…
Daniel Kreps / December 17, 2012

Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and the Black Keys Help Close Rolling Stones’ Mini Tour

The Rolling Stones had added an extension before to the mini-tour whose prohibitively lofty ticket prices Mick Jagger had justified as necessary "just to do…
Marc Hogan / December 17, 2012

Hear Wild International’s Wild and Wooly ‘Lake Tones’ EP

Last month, SPIN had the pleasure of bringing you "Young Wayfarer," a fist-pumpable pile of knotted guitars, whorling effects and rowdy chants from the New…
Chris Martins / December 17, 2012

Stan by Me: Dido Nabs Kendrick Lamar for New Single ‘Let Us Move On’

What has Dido been doing since releasing her meek, emotionally scarred third album, 2008's Safe Trip Home? Why, the smart thing, of course: biding her…
Chris Martins / December 15, 2012

Winona Ryder Plays Wax Doll in the Killers’ Tim Burton-Directed ‘Here With Me’ Video

It wasn't enough for the Killers to release a second music video for "Miss Atomic Bomb" earlier this week, itself a sequel to the "Mr. Brightside" clip…
Chris Martins / December 14, 2012

Here’s Foals’ Dance-Rock Head-Turner ‘My Number’: Don’t Call Them, Maybe?

Forgive us for exceeding our Carly Rae Jepsen pun limit for the year, but the comparison applies too neatly to the lyrical content, at least,…
Marc Hogan / December 14, 2012

Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Gives Life to Beck’s Sheet Music Song

Beck may have stumbled upon a bit of genius when he made the seemingly anachronistic move of releasing a new album solely in sheet music…
Chris Martins / December 14, 2012

No Trivia’s Top 50 (Mostly Rap) Songs of 2012’s Second Half

Not sure what happened here, folks, but I really wandered into my own world this second half of the year! No radio hits unless Chinx…
Brandon Soderberg / December 14, 2012

Hear Jeffery Drag Records’ Raucous Winter Mixtape

Last month, Nashville label Jeffery Drag unveiled "Big City," a scorching thrasher from Music City post-punks Western Medication. Now the label has put together a…
Marc Hogan / December 14, 2012

Hear Soft Moon’s Doom-Dipped How to Destroy Angels ‘Ice Age’ Remix

A week and a half ago, we heard EDM firebrand Deadmau5 turn in an impressively subtle remix of "Ice Age," the hypnotically minimal, mostly acoustic…
Chris Martins / December 14, 2012
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