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LUXXURY Soundtrack a Couple’s Lazy Day in ‘Take it Slow’ Video

Los Angeles producer Blake Robin, a.k.a. LUXXURY, formerly known as Baron von Luxxury, already looks like a mid-century mix of Napoleon Dynamite and the Ladies…
Rachel Brodsky / January 19, 2016

Mugwump Channels Depeche Mode on Icy Live Version of ‘After They Fall’

The Mugwumps, if you'll recall from your high school history class, were Republican dissidents who supported Grover Cleveland in the late 1880s. For about ten…
Harley Brown / January 18, 2016

L.A. Witch ‘Drive Your Car’ Off a Cliff In Scorching New Single

At least from a cursory glance at L.A. Witch's artwork, it seems like the Angeleno trio take no prisoners: last year's searing single "Kill My Baby…
Harley Brown / January 18, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Violent Femmes, Chairlift, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from post-rock standbys, reunited geek-pop heroes, techno troubadours, and more.
SPIN Staff / January 15, 2016

Jason Derulo Warms Up the Winter Blues With ‘Wiggle’ Guitar Center Session

Here's how to stay warm in your frigid apartment this weekend: Watch Jason Derulo's Guitar Center Session, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. EST on DIRECTV.
Harley Brown / January 15, 2016

G.o.D. Jewels Builds Quite the C.V. on ‘Resumé’

Los Angeles-based, Chicago-schooled rapper G.o.D. Jewels' forthcoming debut LP may be called Go On Dreaming (yes, G.o.D. for short), but so far the ambitious MC has been doing more…
Harley Brown / January 15, 2016

Alex Newell’s Pop Career Is Just Beginning on Euphoric Lead Single, ‘This Ain’t Over’

The phenomenal Alex Newell might be best known for his turn on Glee, but the the 23-year-old vocal powerhouse blasted into the music world in earnest with two draw-dropping…
James Grebey / January 14, 2016

These Dancers Get Down in Walter Martin’s ‘Down By the Singing Sea’ Video

After recording a children's album two years ago, the Walkmen's Walter Martin continues to cover new territory with his forthcoming LP Arts & Leisure, coming January 29…
Megan Bradley / January 14, 2016

FEELS Revel in Escapism on Hazy ‘Close My Eyes’

The invincibility of youth — or at least the illusion of it — is the premium gasoline that fuels rock 'n roll. Los Angeles' garage-greased foursome…
Harley Brown / January 14, 2016

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sling Sun-Streaked Guitar Pop on ‘Wither With You’

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are a wordy bunch of Melbourne, Australian beachmongers. First, there's the name: Four words resonant with an oddly pleasing cadence (but if…
Harley Brown / January 14, 2016

Tricky’s Skilled Mechanics Cast a Cold Eye on ‘Boy’

Believe it or not, Tricky's never been much of a minimalist. Yes, his soundscapes are hushed and rife with negative space, but boy are they…
Dan Weiss / January 13, 2016

Elderbrook Gets Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ Out of His Head by Covering It

Quite a few reluctant Justin Bieber fans have been taken with the ruin-climber's latest, partially Skrillex-helmed album Purpose, including downtempo U.K. singer/producer Elderbrook. "I've caught myself singing…
Harley Brown / January 13, 2016

Jennifer O’Connor Faces Her Own Demons on ‘Start Right Here’

Jennifer O'Connor speaks for everyone when she sings, "Your greatest fear / Your biggest doubt / Will try to break you down." We've all faced…
Rachel Brodsky / January 13, 2016

Murals Return In Perfect Form on Psych-Tinged ‘Watching In The Dark’

Louisville, Kentucky-based Murals are a long arc. Composed of founding members Evan Blum, Rob Monsoma, and Jacob Weaver, the psych-pop trio have been writing, recording…
Jeffrey Silverstein / January 12, 2016

Watch Damien Jurado Get Swindled in ‘Exit 353′ Video

Damien Jurado's forthcoming Visions of Us on the Land, set to be released March 18, 2016, will be the final installment in the singer's Maraqopa album trilogy.
Megan Bradley / January 12, 2016

Enter the Void With Oranssi Pazuzu’s “Hypnotisoitu Viharukous”

This February, Finnish cosmic thrashers Oranssi Pazuzu will release one of the most exciting, least predictable metal albums in recent memory with their gorgeously expansive…
Andrew Unterberger / January 11, 2016

Half Japanese Reinvigorate Their Past on Spindly ‘We Cannot Miss’

After waiting 13 years to release a studio album, art-punk pioneers Half Japanese are back to their prolific habits of several decades ago, starting with 2014's angular Overjoyed and continuing last year with…
Harley Brown / January 11, 2016

Seven Sisters of Sleep Put Both Feet in the ‘Gutter’ in New Song

On February 5, the brutal metal quintet Seven Sisters of Sleep will release Ezekiel's Hags, the band's third LP, and their first since signing to…
Andrew Unterberger / January 7, 2016

Penguin Prison Bumps Up The Knocks’ ‘I Wish (My Taylor Swift)’ in Slick Remix

While everyone was making a big fuss out of Ryan Adams's 1989 cover album last year, New York City production duo The Knocks cooked up a smoothly…
James Grebey / January 7, 2016

Michael Nau Climbs Mountains With Breathtakingly Quiet Acoustics on ‘While You Stand’

Appalachian singer-songwriter Michael Nau didn't intend to make an album by himself. Recorded piecemeal on various back porches and down back roads in Burlington, Vermont,…
Harley Brown / January 6, 2016
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