New Music

First Spin: Hear Doomtree’s ‘Beacon’

"Beacon" is a bull-rushing, shape-shifting cut from No Kings, the second "all-crew" release from Doomtree, a Minneapolis hip-hop collective that shares ties with…
By: David Bevan / November 10, 2011

Bruno Mars Has Girl Trouble in ‘Twilight’ Video ‘It Will Rain’

The video for Hawaii-bred pop crooner Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain," the first single from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack, has debuted…
By: William Goodman / November 10, 2011

First Spin: Small Black’s Nicki Minaj-Sampling Mixtape Cut ‘Love’s Not Enough’

This Friday, Brooklyn electro (some ding-dongs would say "chillwave") smoothies Small Black will drop Moon Killer, their first official mixtape. It's a release…
By: David Bevan / November 9, 2011

First Spin: Hear Future of the Left’s ‘Polymers Are Forever’ EP

Next week, Xtra Mile will release Polymers Are Forever, a new EP from wily Welsh indie rock outfit Future of the Left, the…
By: David Bevan / November 9, 2011

First Spin: Hear Mayer Hawthorne Remix Peter Bjorn and John’s ‘Dig a Little Deeper’

Mayer Hawthorne has an ear for throwbacks. The Ann Arbor-bred soul man (government name Andrew Mayer Cohen) has made a name for himself over the…
By: David Bevan / November 9, 2011

Watch Das Racist Drag Their Parents to a Music Festival

In late May, Hari Kondabolu — stand-up comic and brother of Ashok "Dap" Kondabolu of Das Racist — performed at Washington's Sasquatch! festival. So did…
By: SPIN Staff / November 8, 2011

First Spin: Listen to Coasting’s Full ‘You’re Never Going Back’

Next Tuesday, M'Lady's will share You're Never Going Back, the saucy, much-anticipated full-length debut from Brooklyn post-surf (sorry!) twosome Coasting. They've moved away…
By: David Bevan / November 8, 2011

First Spin: Hear Buraka Som Sistema’s ‘Komba’

Tomorrow, Buraka Som Sistema will drop Komba, a new full-length bonanza that, according to SPIN contributor Richard Gehr, finds the Portuguese dance…
By: David Bevan / November 7, 2011

Video Premiere: Sondre Lerche’s ‘Domino’

Norwegian pop-smith Sondre Lerche named his record label after his wife, Mona. For the below clip for single "Domino," she sat in the director's chair,…
By: David Bevan / November 7, 2011

Watch fun. and Janelle Monae’s Acoustic Take on ‘We Are Young’

Fueled By Ramen-signed crew fun. are currently exploding across the internet with their new single "We Are Young" thanks to a sound that's a delicious,…
By: christopherschultz / November 7, 2011

Grab a Back-to-Basics New Mountain Goats Track

Just 16 hours ago, Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle found himself in a generous mood. "So I looked over toward the right and see…
By: David Bevan / November 4, 2011

First Spin: Stream Torche and Part Chimp’s Split EP

This Saturday, Chunklet will release an extraordinarily mangy split 12" between Miami metal outfit Torche and their friends in Part Chimp, a London-based…
By: David Bevan / November 3, 2011

Video Premiere: Ashtar Command’s Daft Arts-Produced ‘Mark IV’

Ashtar Command is the songwriting and recording vehicle of Brian Liesegang and Chris Holmes, a Los Angeles-based everydude whose résumé is as hair-raising…
By: David Bevan / November 3, 2011

Video Premiere: Gauntlet Hair’s ‘Keep Time’

To film the video for "Keep Time," a highlight from Gauntlet Hair's recently released self-titled debut LP, directors Bernardo Pantoja and Skyler Stevenson (both of…
By: David Bevan / November 2, 2011

Video Premiere: Lost Lander’s Crazy Montage ‘Cold Feet’

Lost Lander is a new project from sometime Ramona Falls members Matt Sheehy and Brett Knopf (who you also know from indie rock…
By: David Bevan / November 2, 2011

Hear Thom Yorke’s Head-Nodding DOOM Collabo ‘Retarded Fren’

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood have joined forces with the rapper formerly known as MF Doom, and the results are neatly the…
By: Marc Hogan / November 2, 2011

Video Premiere: Pure X’s ‘Surface’

Below you'll find the foggy, Malcolm Elijah-directed clip for "Surface," a cut from Pleasure, the debut LP from Austin slow-burn prince…
By: David Bevan / November 1, 2011

Kid Cudi, Shia LaBeouf Slaughter the Fourth Wall in ‘Maniac’ Clip

Kid Cudi's "Maniac" has nothing to do with that one time The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie sang in his Scottish brogue about how he's "a maniac,…
By: Marc Hogan / November 1, 2011

Watch Skrillex Signee Zedd’s New ‘Shave It’ Video

Three dudes in black wearing burlap masks break into a closed-door warehouse party. The bass burbles and burps. Inside they find themselves surrounded by a…
By: David Bevan / November 1, 2011

First Spin: Cloud Nothings’ ‘No Future No Past’

On January 24, Carpark will release Attack on Memory, the second full-length from Cleveland-native Dylan Baldi's Cloud Nothings project. It's a leap.
By: David Bevan / November 1, 2011
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