new-music

Hear Steve Adamyk Band’s White-Knuckle Pop-Punk Gem ‘Katacombs’

"I sometimes refer to it as the [Washington] D.C. of the north," METZ singer-guitarist Alex Edkins told us a few months ago, when talking about…
David Bevan / January 7, 2013

Listen to Rachel Zeffira of Cat’s Eyes’ Sultry ‘Here on In’

Both a soprano opera singer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, you may already know Rachel Zeffira's voice from the work she's done with Horrors frontman Faris…
David Bevan / January 7, 2013

Mysteriously Prince-Affiliated Twitter Account Leaks Funky ‘Same Page Different Book’

"All right, listen y'all," a Prince-ly voice banters over taut funk-soul on "Same Page Different Book," a newly surfaced song being attributed to the Purple…
Marc Hogan / January 7, 2013

Hear Night Beds’ Moonlit Charmer ‘Ramona’

Night Beds is Winston Yellen, a Colorado native who, not long after moving to (and subsequently leaving) Nashville, found himself living out of his hatchback…
David Bevan / January 7, 2013

Video Premiere: ST 2 Lettaz’s ‘Trill 2 Da Bone’

Consider this video a reminder that, hey, ST 2 Lettaz's R.E.B.E.L. mixtape from this past fall was pretty awesome! The first release from Slow Motion Sounds…
Brandon Soderberg / January 7, 2013

Hear Mikky Ekko’s Strange and Spare Cover of the xx’s ‘Chained’

With a Rihanna collab under his belt and his own woozy soul finding new ears every day (via "Pull Me Down"), Nashville singer-producer Mikky Ekko is looking at…
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Watch Alexander Spit’s Grimy, Chilling ‘That’s Spit’ Video

Last month we introduced you to Los Angeles rapper Alexander Spit, a grainy-voiced upstart whose vibe is equal parts Bay Area pimp shit and Hunter…
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Miguel Dresses Up Unadorned ‘Tiny Desk’ Performance

When SPIN named Kaleidoscope Dream — the sophomore effort from PBR&B prince Miguel — the fifth best album of 2012, we praised the LP's "singular vision" as "one…
Kyle McGovern / January 4, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Jay-Z and Chief Keef Beat On, Boats Against the Current

So, Jay-Z is scoring Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby, along with the Bullitts. Spare me the "Jay-Z and Gatsby are the same" blog posts because they aren't…
Brandon Soderberg / January 4, 2013

Angel Haze Tells Azealia Banks to ‘Shut the Fuck Up’ in Second Dis Track

Update: Angel Haze has laid the beef to rest.
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Death Grips Film Unsettling ‘Come Up and Get Me’ Video at Posh Chateau Marmont

As revealed in Christopher R. Weingarten's Artist of the Year feature on Sacramento noise-rap kings, Death Grips, when the duo found themselves at a low, they…
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Theo Parrish/Carl Craig Revisited

Now that Skrillex has gone and given us his best Burial impersonation, all bets are off for electronic music in 2013. For the record, I…
Philip Sherburne / January 4, 2013

R. Kelly Leaves ‘Closet’ Behind on Sandy Hook Tribute ‘I Know You Are Hurting’

Part of R. Kelly's particular genius is the ability to work brilliantly at all emotional pitches. The loftiest inspirational tract. The basest sexual come-on. The…
Marc Hogan / January 4, 2013

Watch Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Shadowy ‘We No Who U R’ Video

"The trees all stand like pleading hands," dapper gloom-and-doomer Nick Cave sings on "We No Who U R," the lead single off Nick Cave and…
Kyle McGovern / January 4, 2013

Azealia Banks Fires Back at Angel Haze: You Don’t Want ‘No Problems’

Update: Haze is prepping yet another dis track in response to Banks'.
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Factory Floor Leak Death-Disco Single ‘Fall Back’: Hear a First Taste of DFA Debut

Factory Floor, London's industrial-strength Gristle-disco mutants, have finally unleashed the first taste of their long-awaited DFA debut. The eight-minute "Fall Back" (R.I.P. Big L) is…
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 4, 2013

How Free Culture Saved Hip-Hop in 2012

Back in June, when David Lowery, the guy from Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, took on the so-called "Free Culture movement"— mostly in response to…
Brandon Soderberg / January 4, 2013

Angel Haze Puts Azealia Banks ‘On the Edge’ in Brutal Dis Track

Though they once appeared to be friends, rising rap star Angel Haze and recent SPIN cover artist Azealia Banks have buried whatever relationship they had in…
Chris Martins / January 4, 2013

Preview Jack White’s ‘Austin City Limits’ Set With Blues-Soaked ‘Love Interruption’

Portlandia apparition Jack White will return to television screens on Saturday, January 5 for an episode of musical performance-focused show Austin City Limits. The concert, which…
Kyle McGovern / January 3, 2013

Skrillex Makes Actual Dubstep on Burial-Borrowing ‘Leaving’ EP

Above, you'll find the new video for Skrillex's Ellie Goulding collab "Summit," from his "massively enjoyable, massively concussive" 2011 EP Bangarang. The clip is great,…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2013
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