Hear Dave Sitek’s Interstellar Salt-n-Pepa Remix ‘Shoop Lion’

Plenty of you have likely snickered at the thought of Snoop's new name (after a religious experience in Jamaica, he traded in his Dogg for…
David Bevan / August 15, 2012

Watch Polica’s Dark, Starry ‘Dark Star’ Video

People are just flesh and blood, but of course we're also floating through space on a giant spinning ball. Poliça's video earlier this year for…
Marc Hogan / August 15, 2012

See Dana Falconberry’s Picturesque ‘Lake Charlevoix’ Video

Dana Falconberry hasn't forgotten where she grew up. Out October 9 on Antenna Farm Records and named after the Michigan peninsula where she was raised,…
Marc Hogan / August 15, 2012

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Summer Jam Make-Up Show in NYC

"Y'all bringin' out the ratchetness in me," Nicki Minaj jokingly complained at one point during her free show last night at New York City's Roseland…
Marc Hogan / August 15, 2012

Dance Music Meets Dub Voodoo on Juju & Jordash’s New Album

House and techno are about to get a little freakier.
Philip Sherburne / August 15, 2012

Rangda Are Back! Hear ‘Majnun,’ a First Taste of ‘Formerly Extinct’

Desert-bleached, spiritually minded, guitar-strangling superdupergroup Rangda — that's Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) and spazz-jazz freaktopus Chris Corsano…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 14, 2012

Nas’ Ghostwriting Controversy and Why It Doesn’t Matter

Right up there with the endless search for the gay rapper, the biggest waste-of-time hip-hop controversy involves whether an MC has or hasn't used a…
Brandon Soderberg / August 14, 2012

Dismemberment Plan Play First New Songs in a Decade, Hint at More on the Way

Every time a beloved band reunites for live shows, some amount of will-they-or-won't-they speculation starts about the possibility they'll write new songs together. Sometimes, as…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2012

Hear Spook Houses’ Slacker-Rock Anthem ‘Bad Sound’

It takes a certain disposition to sing about a gray hair when you're in your early 20s. New Jersey's Spook Houses are of that disposition.
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2012

Three New Beck Tracks Arrive Via ‘Sound Shapes’ Video Game

In the latest in a seemingly endless line of inscrutable moves (releasing an album only as sheet music, rapping with that guy from Community), Beck…
Kory Grow / August 14, 2012

Watch Azealia Banks’ Frenetic ‘Van Vogue’ Clip

Harlem hip-pop fireball and newly minted SPIN cover star Azealia Banks unleashed her new Rankin-directed video for "Van Vogue," a head-thumping highlight from this year's…
David Bevan / August 14, 2012

?uestlove Shares Beastie Boys Tribute Mix

On August 5, the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch would've turned 48 if not for his sad death from cancer earlier this year. In belated…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2012

EDM’s Las Vegas Boom Benefits Republican Cause

As Las Vegas has fallen under the sway of electronic dance music, casino magnate Steve Wynn has emerged as one of the most gung-ho supporters…
Philip Sherburne / August 14, 2012

Hear Green Day’s Dance-Punk ‘Kill the DJ’ in Spiky Studio Form

Green Day don't actually want you to kill any DJs. It's a point so obvious it feels almost gauche to point out, but given the…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2012

Kanye West Crams Two Tracks Into One Flashy Hype Williams Video

DJ Khaled is known for his enviable contacts list, and this time he has called up past collaborator Hype Williams for an unusual two-song video.
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2012

Taylor Swift’s New Crappy Ex Is an Indie Snob: Hear Her First ‘Red’ Single

Don't call Taylor Swift. And we don't mean maybe. The country-pop singer and songwriter's new single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," out now…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2012

Watch Japandroids’ Pitch-Perfect ‘The House That Heaven Built’ Video

A little more than three years ago, Japandroids' Brian King and David Prowse made the six-hour drive from Chicago to Des Moines for a Monday…
Marc Hogan / August 13, 2012

Stream Height With Friends’ Full ‘Rock and Roll’ LP

"It's not a bed of flowers to be on the grind," Dan Keech deadpans on "Hard Work," from the Baltimore underground mainstay's upcoming album as…
Marc Hogan / August 13, 2012

Stream Mungolian Jetset’s Moody, Melancholy ‘Mungodelics’

Norwegian psych-disco progtronica weirdos Mungolian Jetset are resurfacing for their fourth record, Mungodelics, a hearty, cohesive combo of remixes and not-really-remixes and hopelessly original music…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 13, 2012

2 Chainz Takes Nicki Minaj to the Club in ‘I Luv Dem Strippers’ Video

2 Chainz' solo debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story hits stores tomorrow, but the omnipresent Southern rapper is spending money at the strip club…
Marc Hogan / August 13, 2012
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