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DJ Rashad Goes to Stonehenge in ‘We Trippy Mane’ Video

Fresh off being named one of SPIN's 40 Best Albums of 2012... So Far and still streaming his whole album on our site, the mighty…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 19, 2012

Stream Gojira’s Long-Awaited Art-Metal Death-Groover ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’

French death-thrash monolith Gojira have returned with their first album in four years and first for the mighty Roadrunner, L'Enfant Sauvage — presumably named after…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 19, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Waka Flocka Flame’s ‘Triple F: Friends, Fans, and Family’

"When my little brother died, I said 'fuck school!' " That line from Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard In Da Paint," framed his pissed-off post-crunk around…
Brandon Soderberg / June 19, 2012

2 Chainz and Drake’s Kinky ‘No Lie’ Clip: A True Missed Opportunity?

Making the jump from wildly charismatic guest verses to success as a full-fledged solo artist can be challenging — just ask Nicki Minaj. Atlanta rapper…
Marc Hogan / June 19, 2012

Give Sandro Perri’s ‘Changes’ Its Due: Watch the Zongamin Remix Video

Someday, when we're all dead and buried, anthropologists will puzzle over the mysteries of our generation — opaque conundrums like Dorito taco shells, drop-crotch jeans…
Philip Sherburne / June 19, 2012

Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ Video: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

On the outside, Katy Perry's official not-a-lyric-video video for her first post-divorce single "Wide Awake" is as cotton candy fairy princess as her two recent…
Devon Maloney / June 19, 2012

Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Tearjerking ‘Wrecking Ball’ Doc

As if the past 40 years weren't evidence enough, further proof of Bruce Springsteen's knack for emotional articulation has surfaced, this time via a new…
Devon Maloney / June 18, 2012

The Rave in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain

In case you thought the whole EDM-as-pop-on-steroids thing was a uniquely North American phenomenon, think again: Dance music's mainstream U.S. breakout is also changing the…
Philip Sherburne / June 18, 2012

Cat Power Unleashes ‘Ruin’ From First Original LP in 6 Years

Chan Marshall's voice hasn't lost any of its smoky allure. The singer-songwriter has announced her first album of original material in six years, Sun, and…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2012

Watch the Mars Volta’s Stark, Mesmerizing ‘The Malkin Jewel’ Video

Edited by guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, this video for the Mars Volta's malevolently ebbing, flowing "The Malkin Jewel" is wonderfully contradictory. Filmed before a live audience…
David Marchese / June 18, 2012

Hear Ty Segall Band’s Gnarly Full ‘Slaughterhouse’

In January, Californian garage rock dynamo Ty Segall told us that he had a mammoth year mapped out in front of him, one that would…
David Bevan / June 18, 2012

Hear Ben Gibbard’s Death Cabby Cover of Stars’ ‘Set Yourself on Fire’

Ben Gibbard is giving us the impression that when he isn't running marathons these days, he's spending his off time while on tour with his…
Devon Maloney / June 15, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Waka Flocka Flame Declares Dubstep the New Trap Music

"Worst Beef Ever" probably needs to become a recurring feature, doesn't it? Devon Maloney already gave you a comprehensive look into the Drake's entourage versus…
Brandon Soderberg / June 15, 2012

Damon Albarn May Have Played a New Blur Song at Poetry Olympics

"More champagne," requests Damon Albarn drolly, after messing up the guitar intro to a new song during his solo set at London's Poetry Olympics. When…
Kory Grow / June 15, 2012

Ceremony Don’t Want to Be Learned or Tamed on Ramones Cover

Earlier this year, reformed hardcore growlers Ceremony released a thoughtful album of acrimonious post-punk, titled Zoo, which we dubbed a SPIN Essential. Since then, we've…
Kory Grow / June 15, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: New York’s Golf Channel Rocks the Tee Box

Of all the lumpy cardboard mailers that the postman brings (with increasing, and distressing, infrequency, I might add), few get me quite as excited as…
Philip Sherburne / June 15, 2012

Hear R.E.M. Guitarist Peter Buck’s Solo Song ’10 Million BC’

Peter Buck hasn't been taking it easy since R.E.M. called it quits last year, lending his distinct chiming guitar sound to recordings and live shows…
David Marchese / June 15, 2012

Listen to Dirty Projectors’ Melancholy Boogie ‘Dance for You’

A few months ago, indie-pop alchemists Dirty Projectors released the downtempo song (and later video) for "Gun Has No Trigger," off their forthcoming album, Swing…
Kory Grow / June 15, 2012

Preview Black Sabbath’s Lollapalooza Set: Hear Ozzy and Co.’s Download Show

Last month, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler reunited as Black Sabbath (sans drummer Bill Ward) for a warmup gig in…
Kory Grow / June 15, 2012

Azealia Get Your Gun: Banks Goes West in ‘Liquorice’ Clip

Rising hip-hop superstar Azealia Banks just dropped her new Rankin-directed, color-treated clip for "Liquorice," perhaps the strongest track on her recent 1991 EP (via Karen…
Devon Maloney / June 14, 2012
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