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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

Hear Tame Impala’s Trunk-Shaking Psych-Rock ‘Elephant’

The ceaselessly shifting cosmic imagery in the YouTube clip premiering Tame Impala's "Elephant" might be a little too appropriate. Sure, leading man Kevin Parker packs…
Marc Hogan / July 26, 2012

Watch the Killers’ ‘Runaways’ Video, Starring Brandon Flowers’ Leather Jacket

Brandon Flowers dons rock'n'roll's signature costume of bad-boy bad-assery dating back at least to that Fonzie-looking dude from Garfield in Paradise in the new video…
Marc Hogan / July 26, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Kane Mayfield’s ‘Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corporation Edition’

Kane Mayfield was one of the many rappers I lumped into the "Guys Who Think It's 1993" category in SPIN's "Hip-Hop Issue" infographic from December…
Brandon Soderberg / July 25, 2012

Toro Y Moi Returns to Dance Floor, Joins Caribou’s Jiaolong Label as Les Sins

Caribou's Dan Snaith has spent the past year and a half indulging his clubbier tendencies under a new alias, Daphni, and it looks like he's…
Philip Sherburne / July 25, 2012

Matmos Get Telepathic on New Records for Thrill Jockey

Matmos, the Baltimore-based duo of brainiac multi-taskers Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt, are planning to release a new EP, The Ganzfeld, on a new label,…
Philip Sherburne / July 25, 2012

Thurston Moore Tells Us It’s His Birthday With Long Note, Chelsea Light Moving Track

Earlier today, on his 54th birthday, Thurston Moore shared a new song from his recently formed Chelsea Light Moving outfit. "Frank O'Hara Hit" is a…
David Bevan / July 25, 2012

Crystal Castles Spread Graveyard-Rave ‘Plague’ on First Track From New LP

Crystal Castles are back, and it's beautifully terrifying. The time since the Canadian duo's second self-titled album a couple of years ago has only brought…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2012

The Amazing Announce U.S. Debut LP ‘Gentle Stream,’ Share Gorgeous Title Track

This fall Swedish roots-rock ramblers the Amazing will release Gentle Stream, a powerful, outrageously melodic set of Laurel Canyon-indebted material that marks the Stockholm sextet's…
David Bevan / July 25, 2012

Hear Danish Punk Band Lower’s Well-Named ‘Walk on Heads’ EP

Iceage's New Brigade dropped last year like a brick through a bank window, and anyone jolted by that Danish band's chaotic art-punk squall now has…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2012

Watch Bahamas Cover ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’ While Reading a 15,000-Word Springsteen Profile

We know you've been meaning to get around to reading David Remnick's 15,000-word Bruce Springsteen profile in the New Yorker, which explores the Boss' psychological…
Caryn Ganz / July 25, 2012

The Problem With Hip-Hop in 2012: Not Enough Street Rap!

If you've been reading the latest in the endless cycle of complaints about rap music's pernicious influence — Google's colossal waste of time, "Hip-Hop On…
Brandon Soderberg / July 24, 2012

2 Chainz and Kanye Get Dumb on ‘Birthday Song’

2 Chainz is nowhere near as impressive as Lil Wayne or Gucci Mane were at their ubiquitous heights, but what he shares with those hyper-prolific…
Brandon Soderberg / July 24, 2012

Watch Django Django’s Futuristic ‘Hail Bop’ Video

Django Django's hybrid of '60s psych-pop harmonies, late-'70s post-punk abstraction, and 21st-century state-of-the-art production defies simple categorization. The Scottish group's self-titled debut album came out…
Marc Hogan / July 24, 2012

Four Tet’s Percussive New Chirp-Step Track: ‘Bird Songs’

Four Tet's Kieran Hebden has kept vinyl buyers busy over the past year with a steady stream of releases on his Text Records label. In…
Philip Sherburne / July 24, 2012

Perfume Genius Covers Madonna’s Emotional ‘Oh Father’

By Madonna standards, "Oh Father" was a flop. From 1989's Like a Prayer, it was the Material Girl's first single not to reach the U.S.
Marc Hogan / July 24, 2012
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