Hear Castanets Spin-Off Raymond Byron and the White Freighter’s Raucous ‘Allegiance’

No longer are Ray Raposa's songs shrouded in atmosphere. After five albums of bleak, moody Americana with Castanets, the itinerant singer and songwriter has a…
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2012

Matt and Kim Return With Ballin’ ‘Let’s Go’ Video

Matt and Kim's grinning indie-pop has always had a motivational, pep-rally quality to it. In the first video from Lightning, the Brooklyn couple's fourth album…
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2012

Hear Baroness’ Shimmering Opus ‘Eula’ Off ‘Yellow & Green’

As SPIN's Summer Album Preview arriving later today will attest, Baroness' Yellow & Green is one of our most highly anticipated records of the year.
SPIN Staff / June 25, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: History Lessons From K.R.I.T. and Del

How do you honor an R&B legend? Do you drop said legend in 2012, pair them with hip musicians like Damon Albarn and buzzy artists…
Brandon Soderberg / June 22, 2012

Hearing ‘Call Me Maybe’ For the First Time: A Live Blog

According to YouTube, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" video has over 121 million views. None of them are mine. For whatever reason — maybe…
Daniel Kreps / June 22, 2012

Pop Needs Lily Allen More Than Lily Allen Needs Pop

When Lily Allen broke through in 2006 with her debut album Alright, Still, it was hard to read about her without finding a mention of…
Marc Hogan / June 22, 2012

Hear Nas’ New Stunner With Rick Ross: ‘Accident Murderers’

Just when it seemed like listeners were about to get out of having to follow Nas closely, he started pulling us back in. After a…
Marc Hogan / June 22, 2012

Thurston Moore’s New Band Chelsea Light Moving Debuts ‘Burroughs’

Sonic Youth may be kaputski for the time being, but fans of the New York City icons' mercurial guitar sprawl will find plenty to like…
David Marchese / June 22, 2012

Defending Ice-T’s ‘Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap’

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, features everybody from the Cold Crush Brothers' Grandmaster Caz to Common, hanging out and discussing the intricacies of…
Brandon Soderberg / June 22, 2012

Watch Metric Play ‘Synthetica’ Songs All Over the Place

Earlier this month, Metric gave the world SPIN Essential album Synthetica, which our reviewer Josh Modell called "big, glossy, sexy, and willing, but never cheap."
Marc Hogan / June 22, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Anthems for the House Nation’s Breakaway States

"Anthem" is a funny word. In dance music, there's hardly any higher praise; it signifies the elevation of a song to something nearing universality —…
Philip Sherburne / June 21, 2012

Watch Twin Shadow’s Bloody ‘Five Seconds’ Clip

George Lewis Jr. ruffles his trademark coiffure and spills some blood in Twin Shadow’s new, Keith Musil-directed video for "Five Seconds," a motorcycle odyssey that…
Alex Spoto / June 21, 2012

See Shia LaBeouf, Mischa Barton, and Daniel Radcliffe Slumming it in Indie Rock Videos

Perhaps it was the specter of Johnny Depp continuously hanging with Marilyn Manson lately, but actors are clambering to appear in indie-rock videos at an…
Devon Maloney / June 21, 2012

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Gets a Model Tan in ‘Sunburn Modern’ Video

Last month, when Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio released his three-song solo EP, Tanto, the record might have come as a surprise to listeners who…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2012

M.I.A. Does It Well: Hear Switch’s ‘Bad Girls’ Remix With Missy Elliott and Rye Rye

Ah, yes, here's further proof of the prescience of Beyoncé's 4 player-replacer "Run the World (Girls)." On Sunday night, the San Francisco pop-rock band Girls'
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2012

Grab John Maus’ Icy Obsession Anthem ‘Bennington’

John Maus continues to unearth dark gems from before the former Ariel Pink and Panda Bear cohort's 2011 breakthrough album, We Must Become the Pitiless…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2012

Eminem Clowns His Wealth in Slaughterhouse’s ‘My Life’ Video

The gap between the opulence of much chart-friendly hip-hop and ongoing economic stagnation for much of the world has rarely been stretched to such absurd…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2012

Stars Unveil New LP With Synth-Swoony ‘The Theory of Relativity’

Now, you know damn well we're not rocket scientists, but as we understand it, the one constant in Albert Einstein's theories of relativity is the…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2012

Hear Purity Ring’s Swirling ‘Fineshrine’

Purity Ring are gearing up for the long-awaited release of Shrines, the forward-thinking and much-ballyhooed Canadian electro-pop duo's debut full-length, due July 24 via 4AD.
David Bevan / June 20, 2012

Britt Daniel’s Divine Fits Post Icy First Single ‘My Love Is Real’

Divine Fits, the new collaboration between Spoon's Britt Daniel and former Wolf Parade frontnut Dan Boeckner, announced the release of their first single today. Entitled…
David Bevan / June 20, 2012
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