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Hear Scarlett Johansson’s Latest Brigitte Bardot Impression

The idea of Scarlett Johansson as Brigitte Bardot is not exactly new. When Pete Yorn was hyping up his meh 2009 collaborative album with the…
Marc Hogan / July 31, 2012

David Byrne and St. Vincent Preview Funky ‘Weekend in the Dust’

Oh, when David Byrne and St. Vincent go marching in. The funky brass on "Who," the first listen from the former Talking Heads frontman's previously…
Marc Hogan / July 31, 2012

Deadmau5 Records New Track Before Fans’ Very Eyes

Yesterday morning, after a late and, in the musician's words, "weird ass night," Deadmau5 logged on to Twitter, announced that he was taking a break…
Philip Sherburne / July 30, 2012

Watch Conor Oberst Play Two Unreleased Acoustic Ballads

Over the weekend, Conor Oberst took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, joining — and in turn being joined by — My Morning Jacket's Jim…
Marc Hogan / July 30, 2012

See Nick Waterhouse’s Yours Truly-Shot ‘Some Place’ Clip

Soul revival is a tricky thing. Too often, retro-revisionists seem to fall into one of two camps: those who coldly co-opt the past to make…
Chris Martins / July 30, 2012

Hear Indian Handcrafts’ Melvins-Fried ‘Bruce Lee’

Canadian duo Indian Handcrafts are the latest in a short, ecstatic tradition of sludge-pop twosomes like Big Business, Seawhores and Tweakbird, who mix anthemic hooks…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 30, 2012

Watch Liars’ Twisted ‘Brats’ Clip: A Looney Tunes-Like Nightmare

In his review of Liars' WIXIW early last month, SPIN contributor Andy Beta wrote that the L.A. art-punk trio's most recent full-length (out right now…
David Bevan / July 30, 2012

Animal Collective, Panda Bear Unveil Trippy New Songs on Radio Show

Monday doesn't have to be blue, thanks to last night's debut of Animal Collective Radio. In fact, the mischievous racket-makers premiered a new song on…
Marc Hogan / July 30, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Sherman Hemsley’s Proto-Swag

Sherman Hemsley, best known for portraying George Jefferson on the television show The Jeffersons, died earlier this week. Hemsley twisted a white-created cipher of a…
Brandon Soderberg / July 27, 2012

Download Actress’ Cloud-Techno ‘ShockTherapy101′ MP3

Techno spins yarns. No less than any other genre, at least from this interloper's perspective, the realm of mesmerizing electronic beats has benefited from telling…
Marc Hogan / July 27, 2012

Watch Slug Guts’ Sax-Skronked ‘Scum’ Video

Earlier this week, Australian noise rockers Slug Guts released their third album, Playin' in Time With the Deadbeat, via Sacred Bones Records. The newly posted…
Marc Hogan / July 27, 2012

Stream Nachtmystium’s Black Metal Battering Ram ‘Silencing Machine’

Nachtmystium, one of American black metal's most polarizing and adventurous bands, has returned with their sixth album, the relentless Silencing Machine. After a pair of…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 27, 2012

Lana Del Rey Covers Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box,’ Weakly

Stop the Internet: One week after Lil Wayne Photoshopped himself onto the cover of Nevermind, Lana Del Rey has covered Nirvana. Last night at the…
Marc Hogan / July 27, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: A Steve Reich Renaissance

Steve Reich's influence on electronic dance music runs deep. It goes back, at least, to the Orb's 1990 track "Little Fluffy Clouds," which laced a…
Philip Sherburne / July 27, 2012

Watch Pink’s Vintage Cinematic ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ Video

"I've had a shit day," Pink sings, without a trace of shittiness, on "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," the first video selection from the take-no-prisoners…
Marc Hogan / July 27, 2012

A$AP Rocky and Flatbush Zombies Team Up, Do ‘Bath Salt’

A$AP Mob and Flatbush Zombies, two of the buzziest crews from New York's ever-ascending new rap underground, have teamed up to do the least New…
SPIN Staff / July 27, 2012

Stream Miguel’s Three-Song ‘Kaleidoscope Dream: Water Preview’

Miguel doesn't appear to be done with "that art shit / You know, that smart shit." Earlier this year, the singer, songwriter, and producer behind…
Marc Hogan / July 26, 2012

16 Reasons to Listen to Rick Ross and Andre 3000’s ‘Sixteen’

It exists. When Rick Ross announced the track list for latest album God Forgives, I Don't, the inclusion of a collaboration between the larger-than-life Miami…
Marc Hogan / July 26, 2012

Video Premiere: Antwon’s ‘Living Every Dream’

Back In March, Antwon teamed up with director Brandon Tauszik for "Helicopter." Seamlessly mixing the stalwart, dudes-hanging-out-and-drinking-40s formula, with footage from the Steve McQueen movie…
Brandon Soderberg / July 26, 2012

Slackk’s Future Grime Goes on a Wild Ride With Filmmaker Natalia Stuyk

I've never been big on video games, but a new video for Slackk's "Blue Sleet" (Local Action) is challenging my indifference. Directed by Natalia Stuyk,…
Philip Sherburne / July 26, 2012
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