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Hear Darkstarr’s Elegant Remix of the Rapture’s ‘Children’

New York's DFA label seems to be feeling generous. (Perhaps that's a positive side effect of the aimlessness that label founder James Murphy is reported…
Philip Sherburne / July 17, 2012

Hear Chemical Brothers’ Olympics Track ‘Theme From Velodrome’

Daft Punk might get all the retroactive glory, but Chemical Brothers' head-busting approach to electronic dance music remains as clear an heir as any for…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2012

Hear the Alchemist’s Twisted Full ‘Russian Roulette’

Though super-producer the Alchemist is best known for producing Walkman-bangers for Nas, Mobb Deep, and Jadakass, he's increasingly indulging in an avant-garde streak, first in…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 17, 2012

Deadmau5’s Nine Inch Nails Remix Is Surprisingly Subtle

Joel Zimmerman isn't resting on his piles of OMG-EDM-is-taking-over think pieces. When not going on refreshingly honest rants or picking short-lived pop-star fights, the Candian…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2012

Deer Tick Lovingly Cover Harvey Danger’s ‘Flagpole Sitta’

Why bust out Harvey Danger's awesome 1998 track "Flagpole Sitta" for the A.V. Undercover? "I fucking love that song," proclaimed Deer Tick's John McCauley. "And…
SPIN Staff / July 17, 2012

Hear Tame Impala’s Feverish Cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘That’s All For Everyone’

It's no secret current SPIN cover costar Bethany Cosentino is a huge Fleetwood Mac fan, a fact she easily confirmed by providing us with a…
David Bevan / July 17, 2012

See Antibalas Occupy Wall Street in Puppet-Filled ‘Dirty Money’ Video

The tirelessly funky Afrobeat evangelizers of Antibalas have played at Carnegie Hall and Rikers Island. They've played, individually or as a group, with Amy Winehouse,…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2012

No Doubt’s Japanese-Inspired ‘Settle Down’ Video Brings It All Back Home

Dekotora, a Japanese trucker subculture that painstakingly converts big rigs into art via a lights, murals, and insanely elaborate interiors, is a welcome jumping-off point…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2012

R. Kelly Knows He’s Funny, Goes Broadway in ‘Feelin’ Single’

Part of the reason so many rock-oriented listeners tend to misunderstand R. Kelly has to do with a crucial difference between rock and pop, or…
Marc Hogan / July 16, 2012

Neon Bible: Watch Meek Mill’s Drake-Assisted ‘Amen’ Video

The tension between the sacred and profane has been a crucial element in American popular music at least since gospel gave way to soul. It's…
Marc Hogan / July 16, 2012

Hear Eric Copeland of Black Dice’s Neck-Snapping ‘Limbo’ LP

Knob-twurker Eric Copeland has already been leaning towards an increasingly popcentric worldview with his main gig Black Dice. But his third solo album, Limbo, ups…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 16, 2012

Hear Bare’s Enormous Remix of Flinch’s ‘Underwater’

Dubstep continues its Borg-like assimilation of all music ever with Flinch's new single, "Underwater," released this week on Scion A/V. The dulcet vocals come from…
Philip Sherburne / July 16, 2012

Hear Angel Haze’s Fiery ‘Reservation’ EP

Tomorrow, nascent New York rapper Angel Haze will uncage her Reservation EP, a scathing, heart-braising release whose title makes reference to her Native American heritage.
David Bevan / July 16, 2012

Listen to Gaytheist’s Fire-Breathing ‘I’m Procrastinate and I Vote’

"I'm Procrastinate and I Vote," a curious and furious highlight from (unfortunately named) Portland punk outfit Gaytheist's forthcoming Stealth Beats LP is just one minute…
David Bevan / July 16, 2012

Watch Jack White’s Hype Williams-Directed ‘Freedom at 21′ Video

Jack White is a 21st-century man. In an uncanny way, his reverence for the analogue past taps into a broader resurgence of interest in records,…
Marc Hogan / July 16, 2012

Green Day’s Take on Power Pop: Hear ‘Uno’ Single ‘Oh Love’

Inhibition has never been Green Day's problem. The Bay Area rockers' new song "Oh Love," from September 25 album ¡Uno!, is the latest in a…
Marc Hogan / July 16, 2012

Stream Two Inch Punch’s Full Vaporous ‘Saturn: The Slow Jams’ EP

Barbarella has long served as a source of inspiration for musicians: Duran Duran, Matmos, even trance legends Sven Väth and Ralf Hildenbeutel, who assumed the…
Philip Sherburne / July 16, 2012

Madonna Joyrides Across Italy in ‘Turn Up the Radio’ Video

Even the Material Girl needs to use music as an escape now and then. Madonna's newly released video for MDNA's frolicsome, Martin Solveig-produced "Turn Up…
Marc Hogan / July 16, 2012

Hear No Doubt’s First Original Song In 11 Years: ‘Settle Down’

Despite all Twitpic evidence to the contrary, No Doubt's seven months in the studio included at least a little time actually making music. On the…
Marc Hogan / July 16, 2012

Hear Ava Luna’s Luxurious ‘Water Duct,’ See How It Was Made

SPIN really dug Brooklyn sextet Ava Luna's full-length February debut, Ice Level. Its crisp, R&B-inflected soul-punk manages to groove perfectly and excite intellectually, not only…
Devon Maloney / July 16, 2012
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