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Stream Ava Luna’s Magical Post-Punk R&B Mutation ‘Ice Level’

Ava Luna are one of our favorite new bands of the moment, a beaming mix of ice-cool vintage '80s no wave grooves and extra-lush three-part…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 21, 2012

James Mercer Torments His Crappy Kids in Shins’ ‘Simple Song’ Clip

If we can make any sweeping assumptions about Shins frontman James Mercer's personal life, he has concerns about his kids growing up to torment him.
Devon Maloney / February 21, 2012

Hear Ceremony’s Sabretoothed New Cut ‘Adult’

Ceremony make it look easy. On March 6, the Rohnert Park punk outfit will release Zoo, their Matador debut and a ferocious full-length explosion that…
David Bevan / February 21, 2012

See Lower Dens’ Minimal New Video for ‘Brains’

When Lower Dens' Jana Hunter set out to write Nootropics, her Baltimore folk-gaze crew's forthcoming full-length (and Ribbon Music debut), she opted to start with…
David Bevan / February 21, 2012

Tyler, the Creator Is a Centaur in Odd Future’s ‘Rella’ Video

Stupid, outrageous, and undeniably entertaining: Yup, it's a new Odd Future video. The Tyler, the Creator-directed clip for "Rella," a squelchy electro-rap posse cut from…
Marc Hogan / February 21, 2012

Hear Grouplove’s ‘Tongue Tied’ Remixed to Oblivion by Little Dragon

Grouplove are an L.A. mutilationwave band that SPIN loves so much that we gave them poison oak. Their "Tongue Tied," off their recent album Never…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 21, 2012

First Spin: Memoryhouse’s Dreamy Debut LP ‘The Slideshow Effect’

Since signing to Sub Pop last September, dream-pop duo Memoryhouse have been busy cleaning up their sound for their emergence from the basement stage. On…
Devon Maloney / February 21, 2012

Rihanna and Chris Brown Team for Two Forgettable, Regrettable Remixes

What if Rihanna threw not one, but two birthday parties with Chris Brown … and both were really, really boring? The Barbadian pop singer, who…
Marc Hogan / February 21, 2012

Download G-Side’s New Track for ‘Major League Baseball 2K12′

When SPIN partnered with 2K Sports to help curate the 13-song soundtrack for Major League Baseball 2K12, we hit up Alabama rap duo G-Side, who…
SPIN Staff / February 21, 2012

First Spin: Mind Spiders’ Surf-Kraut-Skate-Rock ‘Meltdown’

Mind Spiders made a splash with their fast, punchy, self-titled debut LP last year. On Meltdown, out tomorrow (February 21, via Dirtnap Records), the two-drummer…
Devon Maloney / February 20, 2012

Experience Tanlines’ Electro-Pop ‘Brothers’ Video in 360 Degrees

"You really love your chillwave." That's what a friend said over whiskey-and-cokes last Friday night while songs from the new Tanlines record played on an…
Marc Hogan / February 17, 2012

Video Premiere: Polica’s Animal-Porn ‘Amongster’

People are animals too. Poliça's, shall we say, unconventionally erotic video for their slow-burn electronic ballad "Amongster" makes that fact clear, as it intercuts images…
David Marchese / February 17, 2012

Watch Bon Iver Perform an Intimate 25-Minute Set

Post-Grammys, Bon Iver are boiling it back down to the essentials. Last night, the band posted video of a nearly 25-minute studio session featuring Justin…
Devon Maloney / February 17, 2012

First Spin: Grab Skream’s Roller-Coaster Rusko Remix ‘Somebody to Love’

London producer Skream is one of dubstep's O.G.s, a fact electronic dance music's current crossover wunderkind Skrillex recognized during his Grammy pre-ceremony shout-outs. Leeds-born, L.A.-based…
Marc Hogan / February 17, 2012

Cassie Is Back And Dance-Pop ‘King of Hearts’ Rules

Cassie has been teasing her new single for so long, and it's been so long since she first won us over, it was easy to…
Marc Hogan / February 16, 2012

Imaad Wasif and Secret Machines’ Josh Garza Are Electric Flower Group: Sample Them Now!

Electric Flower Group is the still budding collaboration between journeyman guitarist Imaad Wasif (whose résumé includes touring duty with Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Secret Machines…
David Bevan / February 16, 2012

Experience Ceremony’s Raucous Live Show in ‘World Blue’ Video

On February 4, Northern California hardcore boundary-pushers Ceremony performed at New York venue Le Poisson Rouge alongside special guests Pissed Jeans and several other rowdy…
Marc Hogan / February 16, 2012

First Spin: Hear Diplo’s Howitzer-Like ‘Express Yourself’

Spotted in the Staples Center at Sunday night’s 54th Annual Grammy Awards: Thomas Wesley Pentz, a.k.a. Diplo, Mad Decent kingpin and nascent hobnobber, waiting in…
Luke McCormick / February 16, 2012

14 Ways Usher and Diplo’s Slow Jam ‘Climax’ Keeps Peaking

Diplo unveiled his collaboration with Usher yesterday, which, in case you'd already forgotten, was Valentine's Day. For those too bitter about the high-pressure holiday to…
Marc Hogan / February 15, 2012

The Rebirth of Instrumental Hip-Hop

When the excitement over Detox started up again last year, Dr. Dre even teased his next, next album — an instrumental project called The Planets,…
Brandon Soderberg / February 15, 2012
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