Hear Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Mindset’s a Threat’ Demo, Win a Deluxe Box Set

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Rage Against the Machine's self-titled debut, we took a close look back at the making of the band's…
David Marchese / November 19, 2012

The Killers Reverently Cover U2’s ‘With Or Without You’ Live in London

No, that's not "Glycerine" the Killers are playing in the video above (via NME). Over the weekend, the Las Vegas arena rockers wrapped up the…
Marc Hogan / November 19, 2012

Hear the National Cover 1920s Standard ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ for ‘Boardwalk Empire’

HBO series Boardwalk Empire's third season will come to a close in two weeks, and last night the National's Matt Berninger helped put episode 10…
Nicole Sia / November 19, 2012

Hear Fiona Apple’s Jagged ‘This Is 40′ Soundtrack Cut ‘Dull Tool’

"You're more likely to get cut with a dull tool / Than a sharp one," Fiona Apple flutters more than once on "Dull Tool," her…
Marc Hogan / November 19, 2012

Watch Kate Nash’s Brash and Bloody ‘Death Proof’ Video

"I wanted 'Death Proof' to have a Tarantino feel," English songstress Kate Nash says of the Aram Rappaport-directed clip for her new EP's titular cut.
David Bevan / November 18, 2012

Kanye West Cuts Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ Remix with ‘Fresh Prince’ Theme

As it turns out, "Diamonds" is a girl's best friend. Rihanna's latest single, which she recently performed on Saturday Night Live, has sparked a seapunk…
Chris Martins / November 16, 2012

Monster: R.E.M. Cast Lindsay Lohan in James Franco-Directed ‘Blue’ Video

How did it come to this? Actually, the timeline is quiet clear: R.E.M. release a career-boosting 15th album, Collapse Into Now, and then subsequently quit…
Chris Martins / November 16, 2012

Hear Nicki Minaj Name-Drop Obama on Ciara-Featuring ‘Re-Up’ Track ‘I’m Legit’

Jay-Z may be the president's BFF, but the Young Money crew knows better than most how to exploit Barack Obama's occasional acknowledgement of their existence.
Chris Martins / November 16, 2012

Hear Rancid’s Salty New Single, ‘Fuck You’

Though Rancid just celebrated 20 years together, the lovably louche No Cal punks are still preoccupied with teenage rebellion. On the four-piece's new single, "Fuck…
Kyle McGovern / November 16, 2012

The Sword Breed a Powerful She-Devil in ‘Veil of Isis’ Video

We recently sat down with Austin metal masters the Sword to discuss their Black Sabbath- and sci-fi-inspired new album Apocryphon, and the first video to…
Chris Martins / November 16, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Remembering Pete Namlook

It's been a sad week in electronic music. On Monday, London's Martin Dawson died, 10 days after suffering an aneurysm in his studio. And yesterday,…
Philip Sherburne / November 16, 2012

Zola Jesus Shines in Murky Cover of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’

The metamorphosis of Nika Roza Danilova continues. On last year's Conatus, the operatic voice behind Zola Jesus cast off the lo-fi shroud of her earliest…
Marc Hogan / November 16, 2012

Hear Seth Troxler’s Twisted Remix of Matthew Dear’s ‘Fighting Is Futile’

Seth Troxler has been quiet on the production front lately, and no wonder. As Resident Advisor's Will Lynch chronicled after this year's WMC, the rising…
Philip Sherburne / November 16, 2012

Hear Big Deal’s Lacerating Noise-Pop Beast ‘Teradactol’

Englishman Alice Costelloe and American Kacey Underwood  are Big Deal. The London-based duo's 2012 debut on Mute, Lights Out, showcased a deeply engaging, feedback-streaked brand of dream-pop, but one of…
Marc Hogan / November 16, 2012

See Jeff Mangum and Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto Play ‘Occupy’ Telethon

It took years for Neutral Milk Hotel's magical Jeff Mangum to shake his Salinger mode and get back out on the road, and even now…
Chris Martins / November 16, 2012

Ke$ha Keeps Partying on ‘C’Mon’ and Rap-Heavy ‘Die Young’ Remix

In the two years since Ke$ha's Cannibal EP, she has kept listeners guessing, and the latest song to emerge from her upcoming November 30 album Warrior is…
Marc Hogan / November 16, 2012

The Faint Return After Four Years With Jittery ‘Evil Voices’

If the Faint's electronic pulses once stuck out on the Bright Eyes-led Saddle Creek label roster, by now of course dancey synths are almost as…
Marc Hogan / November 16, 2012

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Reunite for Pop-Rap ‘High School’ Romance

"Nicki, pop? / Only thing that's pop is my endorsement op," Nicki Minaj boasts on a recent Lil Wayne collaboration, "Roman Reloaded," the closest thing…
Marc Hogan / November 16, 2012

Hear Rihanna and Chris Brown’s Latest Headline-Baiting Song ‘Nobody’s Business’

Rihanna has never been one to shy away from controversy; in fact, she downright invites it. Still, it was a surprise when Riri revealed that…
Daniel Kreps / November 15, 2012

Backstage With Dum Dum Girls at SPIN’s ‘Unmuted’ Show

Dum Dum Girls brought their woozy dream-punk to Los Angeles' Sonos Studios last week to help celebrate the launch of the SPIN Music Group (full…
SPIN Staff / November 15, 2012
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