New Music

Premiere: Sweet Spirit (and Britt Daniel) Cover Spoon’s ‘Paper Tiger’

Britt Daniel puts his money where his mouth is, literally: the Spoon frontman reps fellow Austinites Sweet Spirit so hard he's lent his voice to…
By: Harley Brown / May 14, 2015

KEN Mode Bring the Hooks and the Hardcore on ‘Management Control’

With 2013's excellent Entrench, Canadian post-hardcore act KEN Mode offered all manner of noisy punk characterizations, occasionally letting the songs delve into a more hook-centered…
By: Jonathan Dick / May 14, 2015

Ride High With Valkyrie’s New LP ‘Shadows’

Harkening back to both the sludgy beginnings of Black Sabbath and the double-tracked guitar days of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, Virginia classic metal enthusiast…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2015

Glockabelle’s New ‘Wolf BBQ’ EP Is Anarchic Enchantment

Proclaiming her style “glockrock,” the Francophone free-form bandleader Annabelle Cazes A.K.A. Glockabelle has crafted an intricate and beautifully composed pandemonium for her new EP Wolf…
By: Margaret Farrell / May 13, 2015

Malportado Kids Rail Against the Patriarchy on ‘Basta Huedo’

You can always count on Providence's Victoria Ruiz to shout something politically salient, and the punk-rock heroine does so with her usual ire in Malportado…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 13, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Girlpool, Nicolas Jaar, Bang Gang, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Norwegian ice-pop singers,…
By: SPIN Staff / May 12, 2015

Diamond Youth Delight in Hard-Edged Power-Pop on New LP ‘Nothing Matters’

Diamond Youth’s fourth release (but first official LP) Nothing Matters is full of muttering guitars and the boiling clamor of brittle distortion. Although the member…
By: Margaret Farrell / May 12, 2015

Du Blonde Pushes Dirt Under Her Nails on ‘Welcome Back to Milk’

Du Blonde, a Newcastle-based singer-songwriter formerly known as Beth Jeans Houghton, doesn't sound like you remember. Just last year, her 2009 track, the plucky "I Will…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 12, 2015

Cheerleader Smile Through the Haze on ‘Sunshine of Your Youth’

Cheerleader, a Philly haze-pop outfit whose music sounds every bit as peppy as their name, are ingeniously releasing their debut album, The Sunshine of Your Youth, just…
By: Caitlin Gallagher / May 11, 2015

Kopecky Are Dancing Their Way Through it on ‘Drug for the Modern Age’

The Tennessee six-piece Kopecky -- formerly known as the Kopecky Family Band -- are back with their sophomore album, Drug for the Modern Age, a collectio…
By: Caitlin Gallagher / May 11, 2015
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