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Muse Induce Sensory Overload in ‘Follow Me’ Tour Video

Muse, the self-serious English trio who were recently declared the "Best Act in the World Today" despite releasing Worst New Music album The 2nd Law, have unleashed…
Kyle McGovern / December 12, 2012

Dirty Projectors Explore Beautiful Wasteland in ‘Offspring Are Blank’ Video

Dirty Projectors sure are getting a lot of mileage out of their Kanye West-inspired short film, Hi Custodian. First, footage from the 20-minute non-narrative appeared in…
Kyle McGovern / December 12, 2012

MNDR’s ‘Feed Me Diamonds’ Pays Homage in Drag to Marina Abramovíc

Sometimes SPIN fashion correspondent and occasional political essayist MNDR released a great record this year — "a really ill techno record," to be precise —…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2012

Hear Justice’s ‘Helix’ Unwound for Another Remix EP

The way aggressive North American dubstep thudded into the zeitgeist this year makes Justice's 2007 debut album sound all the more prescient. At the time,…
Marc Hogan / December 12, 2012

Widowspeak Enter Tough but Pretty ‘Dark Age’

As goes the Widowspeak lore, singer Molly Hamilton was once so shy that she'd have to leave the room while the rest of the band…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2012

Rap’s Most Slept-On Releases of 2012’s Fourth Quarter

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's a little early to do this. But we're well into the non-stop whirl of year-end proceedings (check out SPIN's 40 Hip-Hop…
Brandon Soderberg / December 12, 2012

Watch Toro y Moi Drift Through ‘So Many Details’

When he's not making soul-kissed house music as Les Sins or producing tracks for his bromance buddy Tyler, the Creator, Chaz Bundick has this little…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2012

Hear Lady Lazarus’ Beautiful ‘Wonder, Inc’

Lady Lazarus lives: The character made famous by Sylvia Plath's poem is also the nom de plume of Georgia's Melissa Ann Sweat. Originally based in…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2012

Fucked Up ‘Step Up’ for Choreography-Intense ‘Inside a Frame’ Video

A year ago at this time, we were curling up by the fire to watch Toronto hardcore revisionists Fucked Up thrash their way through "Jingle…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2012

Wavves Corrupt a Priest in Spring LP’s Scuzz-Punk ‘Sail to the Sun’ Video

Nathan Williams' Sweet Valley instrumental hip-hop project over the summer was no fluke, but the Wavves frontman hasn't forgotten the bratty fuzz-pop that got him…
Marc Hogan / December 12, 2012

Hear Lambchop Guitarist William Tyler’s Misty ‘Cadillac Desert’

William Tyler first paid his dues as a member of Lambchop and a guest on records by the likes of Silver Jews and Bonnie "Prince"
Marc Hogan / December 12, 2012

Download a Wintry Ambient Track from Ghostly’s Heathered Pearls

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow: Heathered Pearls' debut album, Loyal, came out yesterday on Ghostly International, and for seasonally affected listeners,…
Philip Sherburne / December 12, 2012

Prince Rama Throw a Populist Dance Party in ‘So Destroyed’ Video

As Jessica Hopper explained in her review for Prince Rama's 2011 LP Trust Now, the Brooklyn-based psych-rock duo represent "the real sound of witch house, which…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2012

Watch Twin Shadow’s Self-Made ‘The One’ Video

The always photogenic George Lewis Jr. has stepped behind the camera to direct his newest music video, a black-and-white ode to friendship set to a…
Kyle McGovern / December 11, 2012

The Killers’ Animated ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’ Video Serves as ‘Mr. Brightside’ Sequel

The Killers have at last released the sequel that we were never expecting to their 2005 "Mr. Brightside" video, in which singer Brandon Flowers, a…
Chris Martins / December 11, 2012

See FIDLAR Make Creedence Clearwater Revival Play ‘Gimme Something’

SPIN's new Breaking Out stars FIDLAR have a thing for "digital graffiti" — which is to say, reappropriating whatever footage they find online as the…
Chris Martins / December 11, 2012

Watch El Perro Del Mar’s Bewitching ‘Hold Off the Dawn’ Video

If you haven't yet heard El Perro Del Mar's "Walk On By," the Sade-channelling single from the Swedish singer's new album, Pale Fire, perhaps the…
Chris Martins / December 11, 2012

Hear Bear Ceuse’s Super Fuzz-Pop Slacker-Rager ‘Dixie Bros.’

New York City-via-Missouri's Bear Ceuse might've gone the Bonny Bear route with their French-derived, weirdly tough-to-suss band name, but their sound is rooted in the…
Marc Hogan / December 11, 2012

Hear Quentin Tarantino’s Brash 2Pac-James Brown ‘Django Unchained’ Mind-Meld

Rappers have been rapping over James Brown samples basically ever since there's been rapping. Tupac Shakur did it while he was alive; according to producer…
Marc Hogan / December 11, 2012

The National Think ‘You Should Know Me Better Than That’ in New Song Played Live at ATP

The recorded music playing as the National take the stage in this fan video (via Pitchfork) is the desolate title track from Neil Young's masterful,…
Marc Hogan / December 11, 2012
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