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Watch Damien Jurado’s Gorgeous ‘Museum of Flight’ Clip

During Damien Jurado's recent five-week jaunt through Europe, Seattle-based filmmaker Tyler Kalberg took on a few roles at once, assuming the responsibilities of driver, tour…
David Bevan / July 12, 2012

Download Azealia Banks’ Fierce 19-Track ‘Fantasea’ Mixtape

Up until now, Azealia Banks has been a rapper enjoying the ephemeral type of success born of giddily irrepressible YouTube videos, four-song digital EPs, and…
Marc Hogan / July 12, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s ‘Shame’ 12-Inch

As of late, the best releases from the Stones Throw/Madlib Invazion camp have been exercises in extremes. They're either big, obnoxious beat-tape tomes like Jonwayne's…
Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2012

See OFF’s! Public-Access Throwback Video Starring Dave Foley

Punk collective OFF!'s brief, bilious self-titled album forcefully updates classic hardcore tropes. The newest video for the album reaches back to a similar era, to…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2012

Rising MC Angel Haze Grinds and Shines on ‘Werkin’ Girls’

When Angel Haze first started drawing online attention a couple of years ago for tracks like the Drake-Jamie Foxx remix "Fall for Your Type,", her…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2012

U.K. DJ Oneman Unites the Bass Music Massive

He may be called Oneman, but his tastes are legion: dubstep, hip-hop, grime, U.K. funky, garage, all tussling and tumbling over one another. In contrast…
Philip Sherburne / July 11, 2012

Watch the Shins’ Deceptively Sinister ‘It’s Only Life’ Video

From the Shins' latest album Port of Morrow, "It's Only Life" is one of James Mercer's more heart-on-sleeve tracks, and now it has a similarly…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2012

Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving Post Harrowing ‘Groovy & Linda’

With Sonic Youth's fate still up in the air, Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving has returned with another song that carries on in…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2012

Hear the Unfinished ‘Baby’ M.I.A. Was Writing for Madonna

Every bad boy has his soft side, those old Monster Ballads commercials used to assure us. The same would appear to go for bad girls,…
Marc Hogan / July 10, 2012

You Have 24 Hours to Watch Last Night’s Dirty Projectors Show

Brooklyn art-rock auteurs Dirty Projectors teamed up with NYC live music moguls Bowery Presents for a brief, 24-hour YouTube broadcast of last night's set at…
Alex Spoto / July 10, 2012

Watch Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone’s Spacious ‘Hidden’ Clip

With her David Lynch-approved outfit currently between records and coming off something of a break (they return to studio this month, actually), Au Revoir Simone…
David Bevan / July 10, 2012

Watch Twin Shadow’s ‘Patient’ Biker-Video Sequel

The ever-dapper George Lewis Jr. spits at a mirror and shaves his beard with a knife in the latest video from Twin Shadow's new album…
Marc Hogan / July 10, 2012

Baroness’ ‘Yellow & Green’: Hear the Metal Album of the Year

Either metal's great alterna-hope or alternative rock's brawniest soul-purge, beastly event-records like this don't crawl out every night. The Savannah, Georgia sludge-metal stalwarts have emerged…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 10, 2012

Hear the MK Remix of Todd Terry’s Classic ‘Samba’

Mark Kinchen is one of the original architects of deep house. Raised in Detroit, where he learned his way around the studio under the tutelage…
Philip Sherburne / July 10, 2012

The Killers Are Born to Run on New Single ‘Runaways’

"Let's take a chance, baby, we can't lose," Brandon Flowers booms on "Runaways," the Killers' first single from fall album Battle Born (via Some Kind…
Marc Hogan / July 10, 2012

Frank Ocean Makes TV Debut, Unleashes ‘Channel Orange’ a Week Early: Watch/Stream Now

Little things mean so much in Frank Ocean's music. It's funny how they can also mean so little. "I could never make him love me…
Marc Hogan / July 10, 2012

Remembering KMG, and Above the Law’s Enduring Influence

Above the Law's KMG the Illustrator, who died on Saturday, begins "Murder Rap" from the West Coast group's 1990 debut Livin' Like Hustlers with some…
Brandon Soderberg / July 9, 2012

Listen to METZ’s ‘Headache’ While Reading Bad Nirvana and Mets Jokes

We could say that the characteristically propulsive leadoff track from this Toronto trio's debut album is a great way to meet the METZ. Or we…
SPIN Staff / July 9, 2012

Get Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s Eerily Poppy ‘Only In My Dreams’

"Only In My Dreams" from the forthcoming Mature Themes by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is a frothy confection of ringing guitar, lush background harmonies, and…
David Marchese / July 9, 2012

Psychic TV: Watch the Walkmen’s Spectral ‘The Love You Love’ Video

"Love" appears in two of the song titles from the Walkmen's latest album, Heaven. Unless iTunes deceives, none of the song titles from the band's…
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2012
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