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Diplo Brings Out PO PO’s Best on ‘Let’s Get Away’

We're still slackjawed. For a band whose earlier songwork sounded like it was buried beneath so many bundles of hiss that nuance might never make…
David Bevan / February 29, 2012

Video Premiere: Wise Blood’s ‘Badass’ ‘Loud Mouths’

Since its relatively recent inception, Chris Laufman has always infused his Wise Blood project with a dose of hard-headed swagger. And in the below video…
Neil Martinez-Belkin / February 29, 2012

First Spin: Main Attrakionz’s Collaborative EP ‘cLOUDLIFE’

On cLOUDLIFE's opening track "Chap 3," Squadda B briefly croons Jim Jones' hook for Cam'ron's "The Dopeman," and the song's whole conceit is pretty much…
Brandon Soderberg / February 28, 2012

Hear Estelle and Janelle Monae’s Killer Groove ‘Do My Thing’

Estelle's third album, All of Me, which came out today, spans a range of styles, from the heartbroken balladry of Akon-penned "Thank You" to the…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2012

Watch the Future of the Left’s Aggro ‘Sheena Is a T-Shirt Salesman’ Video

Joining the ranks of people-holding-placards videos alongside Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and the All-American Rejects' "Dirty Little Secret," the Future of the Left's manic…
David Marchese / February 28, 2012

First Spin: Hear T. Williams’ World-Weary ‘Malfunction’

When it comes to the bumping, clattering, Caribbean-inspired scene known as U.K. funky, T. Williams can be something of a softie: His 2010 track "Heartbeat"
Philip Sherburne / February 28, 2012

First Spin: Listen to Tribes’ Unabashedly ’90s ‘Baby’ LP

"These things happen / We were children in the mid-'90s," Johnny Lloyd coos on the second track of Tribes' forthcoming full-length debut. The London rockers…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2012

Hear Katy B’s Bass-Wobbling ‘Witches Brew (Diplo Remix)’

What if all of the grooming products marketed to insecure young men actually had the irresistible effect portrayed in advertisements? The results might be something…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2012

Rap’s Best of 2012, So Far

January and February were light on event records. Rick Ross' overrated Rich Forever seemed to demand we take it seriously simply because it's stuffed with…
Brandon Soderberg / February 28, 2012

Rocket Juice and the Moon Launch ‘Hey Shooter’ With Erykah Badu

Rocket Juice and the Moon have set their controls for the heart of the sun. As premiered on Pitchfork, the first studio track from the…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2012

Gotye Drops Head-Spinning ‘Easy Way Out’ Video

Gotye has returned to the medium that helped make the Belgian-Austrlian electro-popper a global sensation — YouTube — and the results are dizzying. At last…
Marc Hogan / February 27, 2012

Watch a Mom Make Funny Faces in Girls’ ‘My Ma’ Video

Christopher Owens' mother must not have told him that if you keep making that face it'll stay that way. The video for Girls' gently rocking…
Marc Hogan / February 27, 2012

First Spin: Hear Huoratron’s Snarling Megamix ‘Cryptocracy’

Part of the charm of chiptune, a micro-genre that uses obsolete technologies like Game Boys and Commodore 64, is its quaintness. Kitschy, bleepy, and almost…
Philip Sherburne / February 27, 2012

First Spin: Hear Miniature Tigers’ Sexy ‘Mia Pharaoh’ LP

Restless Brooklyn indie outfit Miniature Tigers' first two albums found the band flirting with all sorts of different sounds, from brisk guitar jangle to harmony-laden…
David Marchese / February 27, 2012

See Waka Flocka Flame and Drake Dodge the Censors in ‘Round of Applause’ Video

Early last month, Steven Tyler went before the Supreme Court and suggested sometimes better art comes as a result of working within restraints. There's a…
Marc Hogan / February 27, 2012

Watch Bon Iver’s Lush ‘Towers’ Video

When we were with the Bon Iver team in Grammyland a couple of weeks ago, they spoke excitedly of a new video on the horizon,…
David Bevan / February 27, 2012

See Arctic Monkeys’ Raw Video for New Rocker ‘R U Mine?’

When Arctic Monkeys kick off their U.S. tour with the Black Keys later this week, they'll arrive with a new, non-album single that's perfect for…
Marc Hogan / February 27, 2012

Sisi BakBak: Who Is SBTRKT’s Mysterious Remixer

Where 4Chan had "All your base are belong to us," the dance-music underground has long operated according to the principle, "All your face are belong…
Philip Sherburne / February 26, 2012

Welcome to SPIN’s First Ever Electronic Dance Music Blog

Welcome to CONTROL VOLTAGE, SPIN's new blog dedicated to electronic music (for dancing and otherwise). Hopefully, you will have figured out the subject from the…
Philip Sherburne / February 25, 2012

Welcome to No Trivia, SPIN’s New Hip-Hop Blog

Some of you are probably familiar with my semi-frequent column over the past year, and December's "Hip-Hop Issue," which I was fortunate enough to help…
Brandon Soderberg / February 25, 2012
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