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Liz Phair Forced Us to Embed a Perez Hilton Video On Our Site

We can't say for sure why Liz Phair opted to premiere her new video for "And He Slayed Her" on the same website that preemptively…
Caryn Ganz / May 22, 2012

See Gossip’s Empowering ‘Move in the Right Direction’ Clip

Beth Ditto is looking forward on "Move in the Right Direction," a dance-pop ode to perseverance from Gossip's just-released fifth album, A Joyful Noise. What…
Marc Hogan / May 22, 2012

Whitney Houston’s ‘Final’ Song: Listen to Jordin Sparks Duet ‘Celebrate’

A day after Jordin Sparks paid emotional tribute to Whitney Houston at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, her collaboration with the late pop virtuoso debuted on…
Marc Hogan / May 22, 2012

Hear ‘Ley Lines,’ Dubby Drones Via David Daniell and Tortoise’s Douglas McCombs

Versions, the second album by San Augustin dream-droner David Daniell and Tortoise plucker Douglas McCombs has been a favorite for SPIN office chill-out seshes for…
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 22, 2012

Meet Iowa City Noise Rock Trio the Tanks

Tanks frontbro Kevin Koppes is so intensely opposed to the idea of band bios, he once "gave an online reviewer a bio that was a…
David Bevan / May 22, 2012

Sleigh Bells Unleash Explosive Diplo Remix, ‘Demons’ Video

"There's no audience Derek and Alex can't play for," DJ-producer Diplo told us of Sleigh Bells' guitarist-producer Derek Miller and singer Alexis Krauss, in our…
Marc Hogan / May 22, 2012

Last Step: Going to Sleep to Make Music to Sleep To

Writing in The Wire in 2009, David Keenan coined the term "hypnagogic pop" — "pop music refracted through the memory of a memory" — to…
Philip Sherburne / May 22, 2012

Katy Perry Is Totally Friends With Facebook in ‘Wide Awake’ Lyric Video

Some lyric videos are insufferably boring. Some are actually pretty awesome. And some want you to know its creator is totally buddies with the CEO…
Devon Maloney / May 22, 2012

See Best Coast’s Heartbreaking ‘No One Like You’ Unplugged

Bethany Cosentino lowers her shades at a few crucial spots on Best Coast's sparkling sophomore album, The Only Place, and one of them is the…
Marc Hogan / May 22, 2012

Hot Chip Unveil Two New Songs, Cameo-Filled ‘Night and Day’ Video

Hot Chip's In Our Heads won't be out until June 12, but now you can get a little bit more of it stuck in your…
Marc Hogan / May 21, 2012

Hear King Tuff’s Glorious Self-Titled Glam-Garage LP

For a while now, Kyle Thomas has been making wonderfully whacked, insidiously catchy glam-garage under the name King Tuff. His new, self-titled album, out May…
David Marchese / May 21, 2012

Hear Waka Flocka Flame’s Plies-Assisted Head-Buster ‘Lurkin’

The last time we heard from Waka Flocka Flame, he was rapping in a strip club in Paris. The occasion: a video for "Foreign Shit,"
Marc Hogan / May 21, 2012

Minimal Maestro Ricardo Villalobos Returns to Perlon

It's been a good while since the Chilean-German techno shaman Ricardo Villalobos has released any new solo work. After 2007's Fabric 36, a seamless mix…
Philip Sherburne / May 21, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Marking Mount St. Helens’ Blast

Thirty-two years ago today, I sat on the roof of our house and watched a plume of ash rise 80,000 feet in the air above…
Philip Sherburne / May 18, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Ab-Soul, Killer Mike, More

One of my favorite songs by the late Chuck Brown is 1988's "That'll Work (2001)," a go-go version of Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra." The…
Brandon Soderberg / May 18, 2012

Pharcyde Producer J-Sw!ft: Breaking Beats and Beating Addiction

Twenty years after the Pharcyde's debut, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, it seems like that pack of self-deprecating MCs are finally getting the credit they've…
Brandon Soderberg / May 18, 2012

Grab Afghan Whigs’ First Recording in Five Years: ‘See and Don’t See’

In a conversation with SPIN's Steve Kandell earlier this year, Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli said he preferred not to disclose which four covers he…
David Bevan / May 18, 2012

Hear Mark Mothersbaugh’s Latest for Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

"Wes Anderson," Mark Mothersbaugh says, "is at times delightful, frustrating, confusing, enigmatic and a genius." The 62-year-old Devo co-founder would know, having provided original music…
David Bevan / May 18, 2012

Listen to Shit Robot’s Loose and Limber ‘Space Race’

If, over the weekend, you should decide to listen to anything other than Donna Summer — which, honestly, little chance, but just in case —…
Philip Sherburne / May 18, 2012

Hear 15-Year-Old MC Rose’s Track Off PDX Pop Now! Comp

Every year, Portland nonprofit PDX Pop Now! puts out a compilation that spotlights the city's vibrant local music scene. Along with fundraisers, grants, and donations,…
Marc Hogan / May 18, 2012
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