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First Spin: Hear Roc Marciano’s Full New Album ‘Reloaded’

When I spoke to Roc Marciano about his career — from Flipmode Squad to Pete Rock's Petestrumentals with the U.N. to his 2010 debut, Marcberg…
Brandon Soderberg / November 12, 2012

Neil Young Mixes Old and Slightly Less Old in 28-Minute ‘Driftin’ Back’ Video

Above you'll find a video for a 28-minute Neil Young and Crazy Horse song called "Driftin' Back," from an album called Psychedelic Pill. That's about all…
Marc Hogan / November 12, 2012

Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ ‘SNL’ Was Better Than the Internet Thought

Rihanna's performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend was a triumph, though it might take some time for many people to agree with that statement.The most…
Marc Hogan / November 12, 2012

Watch Azealia Banks’ Out-of-This-World ‘Atlantis’ Video

It's probably no accident that Azealia Banks' new "Atlantis" video makes under the sea look like like an intensely spacy place. On the New York-repping…
Marc Hogan / November 12, 2012

Hear Trent Reznor’s Aggressive ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ Theme

Trent Reznor's theme for Call of Duty: Black Ops II has surfaced (via Antiquiet), and it's a seething, foreboding instrumental with an unshakable rock backbone. The…
Marc Hogan / November 12, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: DaVinci Takes You Back to 2004

Kendrick Lamar sure did dodge a bullet by not having to use Lady Gaga singing all self-satisfied like she's in the semi-finals of American Idol…
Brandon Soderberg / November 9, 2012

Big Boi Goes Synth-Pop With Phantogram on ‘Lines’

Earlier this week, amid another postponement, Big Boi revealed the Jimi Hendrix: Blues-esque cover art for his upcoming second solo album Vicious Lies and Dangerous…
Daniel Kreps / November 9, 2012

Azealia Banks Gets ‘Fierce’ for U.K. Fashion Site

In a short but sweet clip for Azealia Banks' "Fierce," the SPIN cover star struts, writhes, and wriggles like the mermaid-inspired fashionista we know her…
Chris Martins / November 9, 2012

Soundgarden Roar Back to Life With ‘Been Away Too Long’ Video, 2013 Tour Dates

Those happily reunited beasts in Soundgarden have delivered the inaugural music video for their first full-length in 16 years, King Animal. Album cover designer Josh…
Chris Martins / November 9, 2012

JEFF the Brotherhood Teleport in Retro ‘Leave Me Out’ Video

"Leave Me Out," from JEFF the Brotherhood's summer album Hypnotic Knights, is a loud-soft fuzz-popper about unrequited love, with unsubtle echoes of mid-'90s Weezer and the…
Marc Hogan / November 9, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Unsound Festival in Review

There was no shortage of highlights at last month's Unsound festival in Krakow; across eight days and nights of performances from nearly 100 artists, though,…
Philip Sherburne / November 9, 2012

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
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