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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

Hear Icky Blossoms’ Dramatic Dave Sitek-Produced Debut

Since the dawn of history, or the early '80s anyway, humans have enjoyed the combination of dramatic synthesizers, danceable drums, and yearning pop melodies. On…
David Marchese / July 9, 2012

Stream Supreme Cuts’ Reverb-Soaked Footwork-Wave LP ‘Whispers in the Dark’

Chicago mutant bass duo Supreme Cuts are a truly modern confection, taking the clashing, epileptic rhythms of Chicago's bustling footwork scene (as written about in…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 9, 2012

Hear My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way on Deadmau5’s ‘Professional Griefers’

In January, My Chemical Romance shared a video for "The Kids From Yesterday," from 2010 album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2012

Tame Impala Preview Fall LP With Psyched-Out ‘Apocalypse Dreams’

Kevin Parker, who wrote, played, and recorded Tame Impala's 2010 debut Innerspeaker himself at a house in Australia, hinted at his plans for a follow-up…
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2012

Hear Frank Ocean’s Lush Pharrell Collabo ‘Sweet Life’

Just days after setting the internet alight with a Tumblr post that alluded to not being straight, ever-rising R&B sensation Frank Ocean has returned by…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 6, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’: The 9 Greatest Versions

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" recently chalked up another long-overdue week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but that hardly captures the…
Marc Hogan / July 6, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Has Gunplay Gone Pitbull?

Heads up to anybody who was entertained by my interview a few months back with underground comics dude and Lil B cover artist Benjamin Marra.
Brandon Soderberg / July 6, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: 2012’s Most Anticipated Dance Track, Joy Orbison’s ‘Ellipsis’

Coming back from vacation means catching up on promos, collecting all the mail-order packages that arrived in my absence, and, why not, dropping whatever remaining…
Philip Sherburne / July 6, 2012

Grab 50 Cent’s Free 10-Track Album ‘5 (Murder By Numbers)’

50 Cent turns 37 today, and to celebrate, the G-Unit leader has shared a free 10-track set. On Twitter this week, 50 billed 5 (Murder…
Marc Hogan / July 6, 2012

Rap’s Most Slept-On Releases of 2012’s Second Quarter

There is an Internet niche for everything, so who even knows what "slept-on" means anymore. Here, my definition here leans towards those releases during the…
Brandon Soderberg / July 5, 2012

K-Pop Heroes 2NE1 Return With Monster New Single ‘I Love You’

You may remember K-Pop chartbusters 2NE1 from our 20 Favorite Pop Albums of 2011 or logging two albums in our 21 Greatest K-Pop Songs of…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 5, 2012

DJ Marfox’s Hypnotic, Hard-Assed Dance Mix

The new mixtape from Portugal's DJ Marfox is called "Distortion Ass Mix," but take the title with a grain of salt. The gluteal bit is…
Philip Sherburne / July 5, 2012

No Trivia’s Top 50 (Mostly Rap) Songs of the Year So Far

Ubiquitous major-label last great hope 2 Chainz makes four appearances on this list. None of those appearances are on any of his own songs, though…
Brandon Soderberg / July 5, 2012

Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s ‘True Blood’ Garage Rocker Debuts

Iggy Pop and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino have collaborated on a track for HBO's True Blood, and the result is an organ-streaked garage-rocker about a…
Marc Hogan / July 5, 2012

Electronic Explorations: The State of Left-Field Dance Music in 61 Tracks

The electronic-music scene, perhaps startled by its recent, convulsive growth, finds itself taking stock. Two new compilations attempt to survey the tangled histories of electronic…
Philip Sherburne / July 5, 2012
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