Stream Six Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Rarities

Joe Strummer would've turned 60 this year. The Clash frontman's actual birthday was in August, so that's when some U.K. festival organizers held a benefit…
Marc Hogan / October 5, 2012

Animal Collective Do ‘Rosie Oh’ in Giant Mouth on ‘Fallon’

Last night, Animal Collective brought "Rosie Oh" to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On the SPIN Essential album Centipede Hz, the Panda Bear-sung standout makes…
Chris Martins / October 5, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Trolling Rick Ross and Witch House AT THE SAME DAMN TIME

There seems to be some confusion about Kendrick Lamar's good kid m.A.A.d city, even after the rapper's major-label debut went up to iTunes for pre-order,…
Brandon Soderberg / October 5, 2012

Hear Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ James Bond Theme In Full 007 Glory

Adele's much ballyhooed James Bond theme, "Skyfall," has proven more elusive than 007 himself. After artfully dodging for weeks speculation that she'd sing the track…
Nicole Sia / October 4, 2012

Diamond Rugs Honor Beers And Boobs In NSFW ‘Blue Mountains’ Video

Despite being a pretty eclectic supergroup, Diamond Rugs have only ever aspired to be the most hootenanny-having, hooch-swilling, ham-slapping saloon band that ever existed. It's…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

See Miguel YOLO It Up in ‘The Thrill’ Video

Though PBR&B sensation Miguel and Frank Ocean have a lot in common in terms of sonics and moodiness, their in-video demeanors couldn't be farther apart.
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

Hear the Gnashing First Taste of Tomahawk’s First LP in Six Years

Alterna-metal insitution Tomahawk is returning early next year with Oddfellows, their long-awaited fourth album and first in six years. The supergroup (that's Faith No More…
Christopher R. Weingarten / October 4, 2012

Watch Divine Fits’ Eerie ‘Would That Not Be Nice’ Video

On Spoon's Transference, Britt Daniel reached new heights of weird minimalism, with shivery vocal effects and stark, geometric guitar lines. "Would That Not Be Nice"
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012

Stream Converge’s Gloriously Brutal New Album ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’

The super fierce, wrecking ball-swinging hardcore hellions in Converge are streaming their entire new album, All We Love We Leave Behind, via YouTube. If the…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

Eddie Vedder Couldn’t Find a Better Man, Joins Kings of Leon Live

It's been a long time since Eddie Vedder first sang, "This is not for you." Like, 18 years. Nowadays the Pearl Jam frontman's formidably grizzled…
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012

Download Darkstar’s Pointillist ‘Timeaway’

Darkstar, a bass-wise London synth-pop trio, released their 2010 debut album, North, on dubstep pioneer Kode9's Hyperdub label. For their upcoming single, "Timeaway," they've moved to…
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012

Hear Seven Lions’ Uplifting Trance-Step Epic ‘Days to Come’

If you listen closely, you can hear the warm California coast in the lush, breezy textures of "Days to Come," a new cut by the…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

Watch Karen O’s Slimy ‘Strange Love’ Lyric Video

Karen O composed a poppy little calypso ballad called "Strange Love" for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, and of course its lyric video stars the film's gruesomely…
Nicole Sia / October 4, 2012

Morrissey Covers Frankie Valli on ‘Fallon’ Backed by a Bunch of Thugs

That Morrissey, always one step ahead. Rumors and subsequent refutations of the idea that the Smiths might ever (ever!) get back together just happen to…
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012

Los Rakas Discuss ‘Hablemos Del Amor’ and Message Music

"And I don't fuck with suckers, I'm from the Bay and I fuck with real motherfuckers like Los Rakas." That's E-40 on Panamanian Bay Area…
Brandon Soderberg / October 3, 2012

Hear Deftones Start the Doomsday Clock with ‘Tempest’

The drop date for the Deftones' hotly anticipated Koi No Yokan is fast approaching (November 13), but two new songs in as many weeks is…
Chris Martins / October 3, 2012

Killer Mike Overthrows the Illuminati in ‘Reagan’ Video

There's a reason that Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music is a SPIN Essential, and a song like "Reagan" exemplifies that reason. Over a crunchy dystopic El-P…
Chris Martins / October 3, 2012

Rick Ross and T.I. Confront Mortality in ‘Bury Me a G’ Video

Maybach Music Group head Rick Ross lays out his last will and testament in the Self Made Vol. 2 track "Bury Me A G," which…
Nicole Sia / October 3, 2012

JEFF the Brotherhood Sub ‘Courtney Love’ for ‘Whore’ In Hole Cover

Less than week after Glee aired a jazz-handsy cover of Hole's "Celebrity Skin," JEFF the Brotherhood's version of another Hole song has hit the Internet.
Marc Hogan / October 3, 2012

Download Bassnectar’s Heavy ‘Freestyle Mixtape’

Trap, wobble, drop: If Bassnectar's new "Freestyle Mixtape" were a cereal, they'd have to call it "Rave Crispies."
Philip Sherburne / October 3, 2012
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