New Music

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.
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: 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 '90…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Theo Salem-Mackall / June 17, 2014
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