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Hear Jamie xx Convert the xx’s ‘Sunset’ Into a Dance Jam

The xx's "Sunset" can make the entire case for Coexist's subtle majesty all by its lonesome. As SPIN's Puja Patel writes, producer Jamie xx "has all…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2013

Chief Keef, Fresh Off Court Victory, Shares Boastful ‘You Ain’t Bout That’

Chief Keef just won a reprieve in the courtroom, and now he has revealed a super-confident song to fit the mood.As the Chicago Tribune reports,…
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2013

‘Jersey Shore’ Casting Mogul Doron Ofir Speaks Out on EDM Reality Show

As SPIN reported yesterday, the casting director behind an as-yet untitled reality show about DJ culture is Doron Ofir, the man responsible for discovering the…
Philip Sherburne / January 3, 2013

Hear Ex-Q and Not U Duo Paint Branch’s Strummy Homecoming Plaint ‘I Wanna Live’

You can never go home again, but we can never completely escape the places that shaped us, either. Paint Branch, the duo of former Q…
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2013

Stream Wooden Wand’s Sprawling, Beauteous ‘Blood Oaths of the New Blues’

Wooden Wand, a.k.a. James Jackson Toth, is a hard dude to pin down. Depending on the day of the week, a listener might discover outlaw…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2013

Hear Ty Segall’s New Band Fuzz’s Heavy and, Yes, Fuzzy Seven-Inch Single

As 2013 gets underway, Ty Segall is hitting the ground running. After releasing at least three albums last year — including SPIN'S #9 album of 2012,…
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Beck, Broadcast, Dropkick Murphys, Young Scooter, More

Presenting 2013's inaugural round of ready-to-stream albums:1) Beck via Portland Cello Project, Portland Cello Project Play Beck Hansen's Song Reader. "While the music is fairly consistent…
Kyle McGovern / January 3, 2013

See Kendrick Lamar Claim the Eiffel Tower in ‘Backseat Freestyle’ Video

Arguably, a large part of Kendrick Lamar's undeniable charm is the fact that he isn't a shoo-in for presiding judge over, say, a wet T-shirt…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2013

Lil Wayne ‘Baked’ Up Two New Collabos and One Dumb Tattoo

So that's Lil Wayne's new face tattoo — the one that says "BAKED" — consider yourself enlightened, thanks to LilWayneHQ. Despite our initial theories, the,…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

Watch Eels’ Profanity-Laden ‘This Is 40′ Deleted Scene

Judd Apatow's This Is 40 may be getting mixed reviews, but the mid-life crisis comedy's musical chops are top notch. The soundtrack features work from Wilco,…
Kyle McGovern / January 2, 2013

DJ Shadow Shares the Mix That Miami Couldn’t Handle

Last month, famous Miami nightclub Mansion booted DJ Shadow from the hip-hop trailblazer's own show a mere 20 minutes into his set. Promoters have since…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

Watch Toro Y Moi Take to the Trees in ‘Say That’ Video

Toro Y Moi's third album arrives on January 22 and it's shaping up to be yet another evolution of the chillwave originator's bewitching sound. The…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

EDM Reality Show Is (Probably) ‘Jersey Shore’ Casting Director’s Latest Disaster

Reality television has already produced its first celebrity DJ in the form of Jersey Shore's Pauly D; it seems only fair, then, that non-celebrity DJs…
Philip Sherburne / January 2, 2013

Beach House’s Time-Lapse ‘New Year’ Video Is Just Enough to Tell a Story

Anticipation comes haunted by the feeling that what you're waiting for will never come on "New Year," the latest video selection from Beach House's excellent…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013

First Spin: Super Helpful’s Hiss-Hop EP, ‘The Help’

Lee Bannon began last year with Fantastic Plastic, a producer album featuring rappin' ass legends like Inspectah Deck and Del the Funky Homosapien, right-now underground…
Brandon Soderberg / January 2, 2013

Sky Ferreira’s Synth-Pop ‘Lost in My Bedroom’ Shouldn’t Be Lost in Flashing Video

In most ways, the grainy, strobe-like video for Sky Ferreira's "Lost in My Bedroom" could hardly be a better match for the song. "Bedroom" in…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013

Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ Can Finally Be Heard in Its Quaint Entirety

Tired of wading through amateur YouTube videos in a foolhardy attempt to get a feel for Beck's new "album" — the one he released as…
Chris Martins / January 2, 2013

Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nas, and Drake Had to Work on New Year’s Eve

That New Year's Eve hangover may have faded, but we're still piecing together bits of the night's oversize celebrations. Across the country, artists rang in…
Kyle McGovern / January 2, 2013

Azealia Banks Does It Well on Future-Rap Showcase ‘BBD’

Rihanna — and Kanye West (and MNDR, too!) — have diamonds. Azealia Banks, flexing some midtown Manhattan knowledge, claims the whole goddamn Diamond District on "BBD," a…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013

Kim Deal Kicks Off Solo Single Series as the Breeders Welcome the ‘New Year’

Welcome to 2013. It's now officially the year the Breeders lineup behind 1993's Last Splash, SPIN's No. 79 album of the past 25 years, will reunite for…
Marc Hogan / January 2, 2013
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