Hear the Growlers’ Ominous Psych-Rock Shanty ‘Big Toe’

The Growlers’ Chinese Fountain won’t be out until fall, but the laid-back SoCal surf punks have let loose the album’s first single just in time for summer.
Colin Stutz / June 18, 2014

Cormega and Large Professor Lace ‘Rap Basquiat’ with Golden-Era Wit

Although he’s always been a niche concern to the wider world, Cormega’s reputation and the records that established it—particularly his official 2001 debut The Realness—are…
David Drake / June 18, 2014

Lusine’s Lush, Languid Beats Pulsate on ‘Arterial’

Lusine (Seattle’s Jeff McIlwain) has always had an exceptionally colorful, exceptionally textural take on electronic music; his tracks move with rich tones and rippling surfaces.
Philip Sherburne / June 18, 2014

Hear Larry Gus’ Tropical Beat Feast, ‘Translucid’

Last year we met Panagiotis Melidis, a computer engineer who makes "wild, plunderphonic pop" under the name Larry Gus. "When I'm on my own," said…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2014

6Blocc Combines Juke, Jungle, and Dubstep on ‘Death Wish’

6Blocc is a legend in Los Angeles’ electronic music scene. In late ’80s, he made rap beats for up-and-coming MCs, but in the early ’90s…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2014

Hear White Fence’s Paisley-Pop Prize ‘Like That’

On July 22, White Fence’s Tim Presley will issue another fractured collection of garage-psych tunes, but this time around he’s done away with his home-recording…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2014

Hear Julia Holter’s Earthy Cover of Dionne Warwick’s ‘Don’t Make Me Over’

On her mystical and SPIN Essential 2013 LP Loud City Song, Julia Holter issued a melancholy version of Barbara Lewis’ 1963 hit “Hello Stranger,” and…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2014

Stream Donovan Blanc’s Euphoric, Self-Titled Debut

New Jersey duo Donovan Blanc, whose Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab previously recorded as Honeydrum, are releasing their band’s self-titled debut EP, on June 24…
Maud Deitch / June 17, 2014

Dikembe Seethe Earnestness on Searing ‘Gets Harder’

We most recently heard from Dikembe in the SPIN Singles Mix — the Floridian punks wowed us with a moody sprawler that veered into post-rock…
Chris Martins / June 17, 2014

Mainland Skate Through New York in ‘Leave The Lights On’ Video

Brooklyn’s Mainland put their New York City roots on display in the video for “Leave The Lights On,” the lead off their self-released Shiner EP…
Theo Salem-Mackall / June 17, 2014

Hear Truthers Revive ’50s Pop on Ominous Single ‘Most Ghouls Agree’

Brandishing a name that nods not to 9/11 or Benghazi but, rather, to their love for The X-Files, Truthers is a Brooklyn four-piece that plays hazy,…
Nim Barshad / June 17, 2014

Hear Busdriver’s Prickly Collab with Danny Brown and Aesop Rock

Los Angeles favorite art-rap favorite Busdriver is back not only with news of a new album called Perfect Hair, but also a psychedelic single called…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2014

Hear Jessie Ware’s ‘Tough Love,’ the First Taste of Her New Album

Though it’s only been two years since Jessie Ware’s Devotion crossed our desks, it feels like longer — the London singer and songwriter helped usher…
Chris Martins / June 16, 2014

Roach Gigz Makes Stark Horror Flick for ‘Zombie’ Video

One of the more exciting byproducts of the rap world’s current DJ Mustard fever is that it shines a light on the post-hyphy Bay Area…
Brandon Soderberg / June 16, 2014

Ella Eyre’s ‘If I Go (Cadenza Remix)’ Blends Pop, Soul, Trap

The last time we heard from Ella Eyre, the Rudimental singer was holding forth over Oflynn’s purple-dipped post-dubstep remix of her breakout solo track “Deeper.”…
Chris Martins / June 16, 2014

ISSUE Hosts a Tea Party in ‘Mask on the Moon’ Video

Bay Area rapper and SPIN favorite ISSUE — the tea-sipping, teetotaling, slow-rapping, absurdist hook machine (and E-40's son to boot) — throws a tea party…
Brandon Soderberg / June 16, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 10 Hippie Rappers, Aussie Beatmakers, and Haunting Balladeers

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN’s staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From rap…
SPIN Staff / June 13, 2014

Au Revoir Simone and Strokes Man Cover Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You’

If you found yourself wanting more from the Strokes’ bassist after the band’s colorful set at Governors Ball, well, you’re in luck. As it turns…
Sarah Kaufman / June 13, 2014

Hear Death Grips Meet the Bug on Hot, Angry ‘F—k a Bitch’

Death Grips continue their prolific streak as U.K. producer the Bug releases a brand new haunting collaboration with the rap experimentalists. SPIN's Artists of the…
Sarah Kaufman / June 12, 2014

Hear Every Legendary Sample Cut Up and Reassembled on Strategy’s New EP

These are the breaks. And yet, they’re not the breaks in the way you’ve heard them before. Paul Dickow, the Portland, Oregon-based producer who records…
Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014
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