new-music

Listen: Gunplay’s Rowdy New Single, ‘Jump Out’

"Jump Out," from Gunplay's upcoming mixtape Bogota Rich: The Prequel (out this Friday), elbow-dropped its way onto the Internet last Friday. The oft-ignored Maybach Music…
Brandon Soderberg / March 6, 2012

Tyler, the Creator Is a Baby in Odd Future’s ‘NY (Ned Flander)’

Hidilly-ho, Odd Future. No, the latest track from the L.A. rap crew's March 20 OF Tape Vol. 2 shows no obvious signs of a connection…
Marc Hogan / March 6, 2012

Listen: Big K.R.I.T.’s Indignant ‘Handwriting’

In which Big K.R.I.T., who has, with today's 4Eva N A Day, released three impressively solid mixtapes that might as well have been albums in…
Brandon Soderberg / March 6, 2012

First Spin: Hear Mike Wexler’s Serpentine Full ‘Dispossession’

Tomorrow, intrepid Brooklyn singer-songwriter Mike Wexler will release Dispossession, his second full-length and first for new label home, Mexican Summer. It's also his finest: a…
David Bevan / March 5, 2012

Watch the Big Pink’s Kaleidoscopic ‘Give It Up’ Video

"It's a song about being in a relationship where one of the people is holding something back." That's the Big Pink's Milo Cordell, talking to…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2012

Grab Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘4evaNaDay’ Mixtape: Self-Produced, Guest-Free

4evaNaDay has finally arrived. After multiple delays, Big K.R.I.T.'s hotly awaited follow-up to last year's Return of 4eva mixtape is out now. As the credits…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2012

Watch the Death Set’s Retromania Disaster Flick ‘They Come to Get Us’

The Brooklyn bad-boys of hyphy-punk, the Death Set, refuse to sit still. Today, they're dropping this totally batshit video for "They Come To Get Us,"
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 5, 2012

Direct Your Own Version of Chairlift’s ‘Met Before’ Clip

Following in the tradition of Arcade Fire's interactive clips for The Suburbs tracks "We Used to Wait" and "Sprawl II," and Andy Grammer's MTV O…
Alyssa Pereira / March 5, 2012

Hear Arcade Fire’s Record Store Day ‘Suburbs’ Remixes

Sometimes sprawl can be a good thing. Arcade Fire will put out a limited-edition Record Store Day 12" featuring extended remixes of a couple of…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2012

First Spin: Download Bassnectar’s Monstrous ‘Ugly’

Bassnectar (Lorin Ashton) often gets lumped in with America's dubstep faction, but he's actually traveled a different path than most of his Left Coast bass…
Philip Sherburne / March 5, 2012

Listen: Burial and Four Tet’s Stealth-Mode ‘Nova’

Bless Burial and his nocturnal ways. While we're sleeping, he's off wandering the city like a fog-besotted flaneur, dreaming up dewy-eyed fanstasias and unleashing them…
Philip Sherburne / March 5, 2012

New Bliss-Hop From Clams Casino and Lee Bannon

Early this morning, Clams Casino posted the instrumental to his remix of XV's "Swervin" on Twitter (download Clams Casino's "Swervin"). It's the least well known…
Brandon Soderberg / March 2, 2012

See Wilco and Robyn Hitchock in Nick Lowe’s First Video in 18 Years

Nick Lowe hasn't made a video for 18 years, so it stands to reason he'd want to make this one count. Director Scott Jacobson, who…
Marc Hogan / March 2, 2012

Hand in Glove: Hear a Lana Del Rey-Smiths Mash-Up

Steven Patrick Morrissey and Elizabeth "Lizzy" Grant are both singer-songwriters with a clear love of cinema and a distaste for the bland, the bourgeois, and…
Marc Hogan / March 2, 2012

Roman Shower: What Inspired Nicki Minaj’s Insane ‘Roman Reloaded’ Cover?

This week, Nicki Minaj dropped the cover to her long-awaited sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, a neon splatter of paint and make-up like Flock…
SPIN Staff / March 2, 2012

Watch Grimes Mock Aggro Dudes in ‘Oblivion’ Video

Claire Boucher, better known as electro-dance-pop princess Grimes, debuted her video for "Oblivion" on VEVO this morning. It's the first clip from her new record,…
Devon Maloney / March 2, 2012

Hear White Arrows’ ‘Psychotropical’ ‘Fireworks of the Sea’

White Arrows invented a genre tag for themselves so nerds like us wouldn't have to: "psychotropical." There's poetry in knowing yourself. The Los Angeles fivesome…
David Bevan / March 2, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five

Welcome to the Friday Five — a semi-regular post in which I'll run down some of the tracks, records, and DJ sets that have me…
Philip Sherburne / March 2, 2012

Let Nicki Minaj Be Great!

No other rapper is willing to entertain "sell out" accusations like Nicki Minaj. Here's how "Roman Reloaded," her new, quite rappy, Lil Wayne assisted single…
Brandon Soderberg / March 2, 2012

Sun Kil Moon Streams Meta, Wrenching ”Track Number 8′

Now might be the best time in years to get familiar with Mark Kozelek. The former Red House Painters frontman has a prolific and potentially…
Marc Hogan / March 1, 2012
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