New Music

SPIN Singles Mix: 9 British Balladeers, Hawaii Art-Punks, and Famous Bedroom Folkies

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN's staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. Collecting rap,…
By: SPIN Staff / August 15, 2014

This Is What Hawaii Art-Punk Sounds Like

Nerve Beats are an art-punk trio from Hawaii with situationist ideals and an avant sensibility. Three guys with extensive musical backgrounds, the Oahu-formed band fluctuate…
By: Camille Dodero / August 15, 2014

Stream Mikky Ekko’s Gleaming Soul-Pop ‘Smile’

"Smile, the worst is yet to come," coos Nashville pop/soul man Mikky Ekko on his brand new song, "Smile." The SPIN Best New Artist alum i…
By: Chris Martins / August 15, 2014

Hear Jeff Tweedy’s ‘Flowering’ Folk-Pop Bloom

Jeff Tweedy's band Tweedy, which includes son Spencer Tweedy, have released "Flowering," another song (the eighth!) from their September 16 album, Sukierae. It's a relatively low-key…
By: Brennan Carley / August 14, 2014

Hear Zorch Cover ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ for Flaming Lips’ Tribute Project

So far, the details about the Flaming Lips' forthcoming tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are about as ambiguous a…
By: Elissa Stolman / August 14, 2014

Alt-J Release Strange and Erotic ‘Every Other Freckle’

On the heels of Alt-J's poppiest single to date—"Left Hand Free," a product of record-label interference that actually wound up working—the British trio has just…
By: Brennan Carley / August 13, 2014

Pop Heroine Lowell Inspires Daydreams With ‘Summertime’

Dream-pop sensation Lowell demanded recognition with her first EP, I Killed Sarah V., which featured such sing-along bombshells as February's "88." Now the Canadian songstre…
By: Isabel Imperatore / August 13, 2014

DJ Shadow Returns With ‘Liquid Amber EP,’ Machinedrum Remix, Own Label

Bay Area turntablism great DJ Shadow has released The Liquid Amber EP, a three-song collection in conjunction with his just-announced Liquid Amber record label. The…
By: Brennan Carley / August 12, 2014

Hear Drake’s Loopy, Narcoleptic Remix of iLoveMakonnen’s ‘Tuesday’

Not to be outdone by his current tour mate and Young Money boss Lil Wayne's "Krazy" video, Drake has also taken some time out of…
By: Colin Joyce / August 12, 2014

Flume Remixes Arcade Fire’s ‘Afterlife’ for a Dreamy Dance Floor

If you have 10 spare minutes, lend your ears to Flume's booming new remix of Arcade Fire's "Afterlife." With single artwork that looks like it…
By: Brennan Carley / August 11, 2014
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