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See Redd Kross’ Paint-Splashed ‘Stay Away From Downtown’ Clip

Tomorrow, Southern Californian punk and power-pop veterans Redd Kross will uncage Researching the Blues, their first full-length in 15 years and an album that boasts…
David Bevan / August 6, 2012

Hear Cecile & Refleksie’s Sunny Full ‘First Sparkle’ EP

With the latest release from Club Mod, it seems almost like parent label Modular Recordings is trying to make up for the interminable delay in…
Philip Sherburne / August 6, 2012

Interpol’s Paul Banks Unveils Solo LP With Crystalline ‘Base’

Between Jay-Z awkwardly shouting out Banksy and the ongoing emergence of Harlem rapper Azealia Banks, 2012 is shaping up to be a year for keeping…
Marc Hogan / August 6, 2012

Hear Aaliyah’s Posthumous Drake Team-Up ‘Enough Said’

Leave it to one of Aaliyah's biggest fans to handle a new song from the late R&B artist tastefully. Drake, who has a tattoo of…
Marc Hogan / August 6, 2012

Rick Ross: Master Of Someone Else’s Reality in ‘Hold Me Back’

Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't is another epic, empty Rick Ross album. He's repeating the success of Deeper Than Rap and Teflon Don —…
Brandon Soderberg / August 3, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Nasty Nas On Broadway!

Totally disagree with Noz and the Cocaine Blunts peanut gallery: At the very least, Nas' Life Is Good is, well, good. A few weeks after…
Brandon Soderberg / August 3, 2012

There’s Another Cyrus in Town! Hear Frank + Derol’s ‘Barely Love You Too’

Late-night lover's muck comes to dreamy fruition in this debut single from Los Angeles duo Frank + Derol, whose angel voices scratch an itch somewhere…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 3, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: The Only Carly Rae Jepsen Remix You Need to Hear

Recent mainstream coverage and exploitation of so-called "EDM" — like Forbes' list of the top-earning DJs; an accompanying featurette where the writer allegedly proves the…
Philip Sherburne / August 3, 2012

Last Splash: Kendrick Lamar’s Sleekly Intoxicating ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ Video

"Dive" is only one letter away from "die." Kendrick Lamar masterfully combines both the thrill of release and the haunted awareness of mortal risk on…
Marc Hogan / August 3, 2012

Watch Lower Dens Do Tripped-Out Trust Falls in ‘Candy’ Video

The idea that you can develop a rapport between people by forcing them to interact in a series of organized rituals would be crazy if…
Marc Hogan / August 3, 2012

See Dance Music Oddball Otto Von Schirach’s Randy ‘Salpica’ Video

Hard to believe, but it's been over a decade since Otto Von Schirach began channeling a childhood spent listening to "Miami Bass, Gore Grind, Gangsta…
Philip Sherburne / August 3, 2012

Fiona Apple Makes Unlikely Cameo in Rick Ross’ ‘911’ Video

Rick Ross' improbable rise to rap supremacy is paved with name-drops — the Black Mafia Family drug cartel on Teflon Don's "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast),"
Marc Hogan / August 3, 2012

Hear Mariah Carey Floss With the Bawse on ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’

Dropping "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" mid-Olympics is a clever bit of marketing genius, what with its inspirational message and Mariah Carey flossing her octaves all over…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 2, 2012

Sigur Ros Team Up With Ryan McGinley for ‘Varuo’ Video

Since May, cinematic post-rockers Sigur Rós have been challenging filmmakers with their Mystery Film Experiment, giving them a small budget and carte blanche to make…
Kory Grow / August 2, 2012

Grizzly Bear Get Ornery on New Single ‘Yet Again’

Maybe it is a good idea to wake a sleeping bear. At least it is if "Yet Again," from Grizzly Bear's upcoming new album Shields,…
David Marchese / August 2, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: ‘GEN’ by B L A C K I E All Caps, With Spaces

One of the biggest hip-hop hooks of last year came from a song far away from any "blazing" hits station. It's was Houston noise-rapper B…
Brandon Soderberg / August 2, 2012

Hear Elliott Smith’s Unreleased ‘Alameda (Alternate Version)’

Elliott Smith would turn 43 on August 6 if not for his horribly sad death almost nine years ago. In the late Portland singer and…
Marc Hogan / August 2, 2012

Watch Washed Out’s Very Washed Out ‘A Dedication’ Video

A year later, Washed Out's full-length debut, Within and Without You, can be easy to take for granted. The "chillwave" moment Georgia synth-pop singer and…
Marc Hogan / August 2, 2012

Hear Nude Beach’s Punk-Scuffed Roots-Rocker ‘Radio’

Nude Beach toured with fellow Brooklynites the Men, owners of the SPIN Essential album Open Your Heart, earlier this year. That should give you an…
Marc Hogan / August 2, 2012

Yeasayer Really Want You to Hear Their New Album Early

A scavenger hunt, Carole Lombard says in the 1936 screwball comedy My Man Godfrey, is exactly like a treasure hunt, except in a treasure hunt…
Marc Hogan / August 2, 2012
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