new-music

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

Hear Das Racist Rap on BBU’s Fiery ‘Please, No Pictures’

"Fuck gangsta rap," a member of BBU declares at one point on the Chicago rap group's new mixtape, " 'cause black power is the hardest."
Marc Hogan / February 24, 2012

See T.I. and Jeezy Literally ‘Fuck Da City Up’ in New Video

T.I. is a comeback king, and Young Jeezy is a veteran master of raw street-level uplift. If T.I.'s latest mixtape, Fuck Da City Up, couldn't…
Marc Hogan / February 24, 2012

First Spin: Hear Hollis Brown’s Raunchy ‘Spoonful’

Hollis Brown make music that sounds just as alive today as it would've in 1966 and will 40 years from now. The guitars and rhythms…
David Marchese / February 24, 2012

‘DoYaThing’ By the Numbers: Dissecting Gorillaz/LCD/Andre 3000’s 13-Minute Song

Earlier this week, Converse unveiled a radio edit of "DoYaThing," a predictably killer collaboration between Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, and sublime OutKast rapper André…
Marc Hogan / February 24, 2012

Hear Nicki Minaj Guest on ‘Super Bass’ Queen Ester Dean’s ‘Gimme Money’

It's Ester Dean's moment. The Oklahoma native had a hit as a solo artist a couple of years ago with bass-heavy Polow Da Don production…
Marc Hogan / February 22, 2012

First Spin: Download Siinais’ Dreamy ‘Marathon’

Siinai are a Finnish band deeply indebted to the atmospheric rock of '70s German acts like Harmonia and Tangerine Dream. The group's debut album, Olympic…
Marc Hogan / February 22, 2012

First Spin: Get Pond’s Psychedelic Swim ‘Mystery’

The men of Pond claim their Western Australian outfit was born under a Mulberry tree in Daglish, a suburb of their native Perth. According to…
David Bevan / February 22, 2012

Insane in the Sub-Bass: See Cypress Hill and Rusko’s Dubstep Video

What a difference a month has made for Cypress Hill's collaboration with Rusko. When our exclusive first taste of the perpetually lit California hip-hop trailblazers'
Marc Hogan / February 22, 2012

Crystal Castles Unleash Gothy ‘Suffocation’ Video

Alice Glass' demon-possessed stage presence has long helped set Crystal Castles apart from other fuzzy electronic pop duos. In the new "fashion video" for "Suffocation,"
Marc Hogan / February 22, 2012

Bruce Springsteen Exclusive: Hear Vengeful ‘Wrecking Ball’ Track ‘Jack of All Trades’

Wait until people who think Bruce Springsteen's new album is overly patriotic find out Stephen Colbert isn't actually further right than Rush Limbaugh. Today SPIN…
Marc Hogan / February 22, 2012
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