Flying Lotus Resurrects the Dead in Short Film ‘Until the Quiet Comes’

The upcoming Flying Lotus album Until the Quiet Comes plays like a space-dust-sprinkled dream, but the Los Angeles beat genius' new "Until the Quiet Comes"
Chris Martins / September 6, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Problem’s ‘Welcome To Mollywood 2′

So, the trick to finally turning transcendently spare, Bay Area hip-hop into the actual next big thing is not branding it as city-specific? Blame and…
Brandon Soderberg / September 6, 2012

See Calexico’s ‘Close Encounters’-Like ‘Splitter’ Clip

When it came time to conceptualize the video for "Splitter," first single from Algiers, the latest from Arizona indie-folk cross-pollinators Calexico, Spanish director Paloma Zapata…
David Bevan / September 6, 2012

Did Araabmuzik’s ‘Electronic Dream 2′ Leak?

"You are now listening to Araabmuzik." That telltale voice is back, and so is Abraham "Araabmuzik" Orellana, the MPC champion and Dipset producer turned EDM…
Philip Sherburne / September 5, 2012

Of Montreal Announce Rarities LP With ‘Sails, Hermaphroditic’

Of Montreal have announced a new rarities compilation, and the Athens, Georgia psych-poppers are streaming a glammy, off-kilter preview of the record. Daughter of Cloud,…
Marc Hogan / September 5, 2012

Watch A$AP Mob and Flatbush Zombies Do More ‘Bath Salt’

Pot, not bath salts, was the only intoxicant found in the body of the guy who was shot and killed by police this summer while…
Marc Hogan / September 5, 2012

Hear Black Moth Super Rainbow Spinoff Casket Girls’ Woozy ‘Sleepwalking’

Savannah, Georgia-based Ryan Graveface runs Graveface Records and has played a role in such bands as Black Moth Super Rainbow, the Marshmallow Ghosts, and Dreamend.
Marc Hogan / September 5, 2012

Ben Folds Five Return With ‘Erase Me’: Preview Their First LP in 13 Years

It's been 13 years since seminal piano-poppers Ben Folds Five released a proper album, but the ringing silence (is that a diminished seventh we hear?)…
Chris Martins / September 5, 2012

Simone White Depicts Doomed Bear-Human Romance in ‘Never Be That Tough’ Clip

The heartbreaking animated video for Simone White's "Never Be That Tough" is a classic tale, really: bear falls in love with woman, bear pretends he's…
Chris Martins / September 5, 2012

Muse Find Love in the Time of ‘Madness’ in Dystopian Video

Commuting is rarely pleasant even under the most ideal circumstances. In Muse's video for U2-shimmery wub-pop wuv song "Madness," from the soon-to-be Saturday Night Live…
Marc Hogan / September 5, 2012

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Get Steamy on ‘Cockiness’ Remix

MTV has announced that Rihanna will be opening the Video Music Awards with a pair live collabos — "We Found Love" with Calvin Harris and…
Chris Martins / September 4, 2012

Antipop Consortium’s High Priest Returns as Hprizm

The music industry may be burning to the ground, but record collectors have plenty to fiddle with these days: We're awash in box sets, 180-gram…
Philip Sherburne / September 4, 2012

Nicki Minaj Slyly Exploits Mitt Romney on Lil Wayne’s ‘Mercy’

Given hip-hop's loopy libertarian streak as of late, expressed by even a few of the most cogent, socially-engaged rappers — Kendrick Lamar saying that he…
Brandon Soderberg / September 4, 2012

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Joins the Vaselines for ‘Sunbeam’

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic surprised Seattle's Bumbershoot festival on Monday by joining twee-pop Scots the Vaselines onstage for their song "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for…
Chris Martins / September 4, 2012

Hear the Homespun House of Dave Aju’s ‘Listen to Your Heartbeat’

Matthew Herbert's Accidental label, per its owner's own off-kilter sensibilities, has always gravitated towards the fringes of electronic pop and dance music. So Accidental's newest…
Philip Sherburne / September 4, 2012

Matt & Kim Drop YOLO-Friendly New Single ‘Now’

Cheer addicts Matt and Kim have just dropped the second single from their fourth LP Lightning, due out October 2. The new song "Now," streaming…
Chris Martins / September 4, 2012

Hear Helvetia’s Quietly Psychedelic ‘Nothing In Rambling’ LP

Last week, SPIN's Marc Hogan noted that "A Mirror" — an "iridescent" highlight from Portland-based psych-rock trio Helvetia's forthcoming Nothing In Rambling — felt like…
David Bevan / September 4, 2012

Watch David Byrne and St. Vincent’s Street-Dancing ‘Who’ Video

David Byrne and St. Vincent shake what their mothers gave them in the first video from their collaborative album, but a nicely befitting undercurrent of…
Marc Hogan / September 4, 2012

Watch the Black Keys’ High-Octane ‘Little Black Submarines’ Video

A broken heart may be blind, as Dan Auerback sings on El Camino's quiet-loud head-kicker "Little Black Submarines," but people still like to watch something…
Marc Hogan / September 4, 2012

Green Day Post Bloody ‘Kill the DJ’ Video, Apologize for Nixed Show

Green Day released an unfortunately timed, unrelated pair of videos over the weekend, one announcing illness and the other hinting at violence.
Marc Hogan / September 4, 2012
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