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Download a Hyphy-tastic Song From the First Latyrx Release in 15 Years

Hell, the year that underground rap re-exploded wouldn't be complete without the return of the mighty Latyrx!On their 1997 debut, The Album, the Bay Area…
Christopher R. Weingarten / November 9, 2012

Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ Video: ‘Unapologetic’ Adult Contemporary

Rihanna's Facebook interview last night suggests the 24-year-old singer has, understandably, not yet exactly come to terms with the mundane realities of one day waking…
Marc Hogan / November 9, 2012

See The Very Best Perform Cozy, Acoustic ‘Kondaine’

In his review of the Very Best's SPIN Essential MTMTMK, Andy Beta explains that at this point, the Malawi-to-London electro-acoustic dance dudes "are beacons of…
Chris Martins / November 9, 2012

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lana Del Rey, Deftones, and More

Another bounty of full-album streams is upon us. Clear your day and hit play.1) Soundgarden, King Animal. "A vicious, canny brute hopped up on punk,…
Chris Martins / November 8, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: The Alchemist’s ‘Yacht Rock’

Yacht Rock is the Alchemist's two-part, Dilla's Donuts-gone-cocaine-crazy collage of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous clips, samples from sunbaked '70s pop and '80s cheese…
Brandon Soderberg / November 8, 2012

Watch the Weeknd and Drake Sulk as They Enter ‘The Zone’

Last summer, when the Weeknd was still a whispered-about PBR&B enigma, the Canadian singer-producer surprised fans with a Drake cameo on his second mixtape, Thursday.
Chris Martins / November 8, 2012

Tame Impala Flashes ‘Backwards’ in Hallucinogenic Animated Video

Psychedelics — siiiike! — are a psyche-out for Kevin Parker. True to its title, the Australian singer and multi-instrumentalist's SPIN Essential second album as Tame Impala, Lonerism, explores…
Marc Hogan / November 8, 2012

Scott Walker Previews ‘Bish Bosch’ With Brilliantly Dissonant Twofer

The first sound you hear on Scott Walker's new album, for several disorienting seconds, is a clipped percussion sample that sounds not unlike a skipping…
Marc Hogan / November 8, 2012

Deftones Stream ‘Koi No Yokan,’ Launch the Rightful Successor to ‘White Pony’

Deftones are streaming their seventh album, the rightly anticipated Koi No Yokan, a week ahead of its release over at Rolling Stone. As implied by…
Chris Martins / November 8, 2012

Hear Hot Natured, T. Williams Remix Disclosure’s ‘Latch’

Numbers come up a lot when discussing London's Disclosure — specifically, 18 and 21, the current ages of the two brothers, Howard and Guy Lawrence,…
Philip Sherburne / November 8, 2012

Ke$ha Leads Satanic-Lite Cult Orgy in ‘Die Young’ Video

Ke$ha's upcoming Warrior LP is all about embracing one's inner wolf, but the video for lead single "Die Young" features a handful of people that…
Chris Martins / November 8, 2012

King Tuff Sees Double in Dance-Crazed ‘Keep on Movin” Video

Kyle Thomas has made a whole lot of friends since moving from Vermont to Los Angeles. But should that be any surprise? A garage-rocker with…
Marc Hogan / November 8, 2012

First Spin: Tree & 110% Pure’s Mixtape, ‘Trillin”

Sunday School, Chicago rapper/producer Tree's mixtape from earlier this year, boldly reconfigured the crate-digging boom-bap style which defined the '90s, and later on went grandiose…
Brandon Soderberg / November 8, 2012

Hear Wild International’s Polyrhythmic Headbanger ‘Young Wayfarer’

Wild International share a name with a One Day as a Lion song, but there's no confusing their work with rap-rock, even if there's a…
Harley Brown / November 8, 2012

Listen to Dog Bite’s Unapologetically Gnarly ‘Prettiest Pills’

Phil Jones may have played keyboards in Washed Out's touring outfit, but the Atlanta-based artist better known as Dog Bite has also been working on…
Chris Martins / November 8, 2012

Lana Del Rey Shrouds ‘Bel Air’ in Smoke

Lana Del Rey is always spinning — from her meme-making Saturday Night Live onstage pivot, to the romanticized yarns about her bohemian origin story, and…
Nicole Sia / November 8, 2012

Hear Lady Gaga Kill the Vibe on Aborted Kendrick Lamar Collaboration

Sometimes Kendrick Lamar needs to be alone. A lack of a much-discussed Lady Gaga feature didn't hurt the West Coast rapper's SPIN Essential major-label…
Marc Hogan / November 8, 2012

Watch Casket Girls’ ‘Blair Witch’-Like ‘I’ve Got A Secret’

If the nocturnal video below is any indication, the sun never sets on being bad-ass for sisters Elsa and Phaedra Greene, who together with Black…
Harley Brown / November 8, 2012

Hear Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels’ Moody EP in Full

As Trent Reznor continues to tease us with hints of new Nine Inch Nails material, his other project, How to Destroy Angels, is about to…
Marc Hogan / November 8, 2012

Listen to KNOX’s Acoustic Post-Dubstep Beauty ‘Here’

Nic and Eliza Coolidge are KNOX, a brother-sister pair from Boston whose sonic experiments land them somewhere between the taut, emotive beatwork of James Blake…
Chris Martins / November 8, 2012
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