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LUKA’s Heart Asks ‘Why Don’t You Go To Her’

"This is a conversation between me and my heart" begins Toronto folk maestro LUKA on his new single, "Why Don't You Go To Her." It's…
Evan Siegel / May 9, 2016

Real Friends Are a Happy ‘Mess’ on New Song and Tour Video

Tinley Park, Illinois’ Real Friends have retained their pop-punk spirit while improving their own. The self-declared sad boys are known for their fast-paced riffs and…
Natalie Caamano / May 6, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Radiohead, James Blake, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from California scuzz-punks, U.K. electro-rock mainstays, and more.
SPIN Staff / May 6, 2016

Join Up With Arbor Labor Union for Their Rousing Debut LP, ‘I Hear You’

Arbor Labor Union play post-punk guitar rock in such a tried-and-true mold that you almost want to resurrect the term "college rock" — now defunct…
Andrew Unterberger / May 6, 2016

Wendy Bevan Seeks Salvation in ‘Sweet Dedication’

With vintage drum machines and synth aplenty, Wendy Bevan conjures moody cold wave that takes its cues from the genre's greats. "Sweet Dedication," the first…
Evan Siegel / May 5, 2016

Kristin Kontrol’s Melodies ‘(Don’t) Wannabe’ Too Familiar

Kristin Welchez is transforming. The New York-based musician, best known as Dee Dee of the rock group Dum Dum Girls, is leaving her beloved persona…
Natalie Caamano / May 5, 2016

Bionik and Lizzo ‘Ball Like Beijing’ on New Single

Last time we saw a collaboration between producer Stefon "Bionik" Taylor and rapper Lizzo, the two created "My Skin," a glittering, emotional ballad to body-positivity,…
Evan Siegel / May 4, 2016

Fear of Men Recast the Old With New Single, ‘Sane’

Brighton, U.K. dream-pop trio Fear of Men's forthcoming album, Fall Forever, boasts cover art that appears to be a computer-generated rendering of Bernini's The Rape of Proserpina. Cast…
Evan Siegel / May 4, 2016

Reggae Great Max Romeo Returns to His Roots With ‘Give Thanks To Jehovah’

Legendary roots reggae artist Max Romeo earned his distinguished status via his 1976 LP War Ina Babylon, a politically conscious work recorded with storied backing band…
Megan Bradley / May 3, 2016

Yung Soften Their Angst With ‘The Child’

Danish punk foursome Yung, led by frontman Mikkel Holm Silkjær, have become figureheads of their native country's DIY scene. After releasing two EP's, These Thoughts…
Megan Bradley / May 3, 2016

United Fruit Make Their ‘Eternal Return’ With Lofty Sophomore LP

Four years after their debut full-length, Glasgow’s American-named noise rockers United Fruit released their freshest effort in the three-track EP, 2015’s Nightmare Recovery. The EP…
Natalie Caamano / May 2, 2016

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Takes Us Back to Right Here, Right Now With ‘Seed’

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson has been busy recently, engineering Chairlift's acclaimed Moth album in his Bed-Stuy studio, and also working on his own…
Andrew Unterberger / April 29, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, the Gotobeds, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from jilted pop queens, Pittsburgh post-punk howlers, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2016

Megafauna Consider Universal Consciousness on Metal-Tinged ‘Panpsychist’

"Can the whole house really hear me as I stroke my hair and these sheets?" Megafauna singer-guitarist Dani Neff asks herself (or maybe her house)…
Natalie Caamano / April 29, 2016

Miserable Finds Grace in the Profane on ‘Uncontrollable’ LP

Kristina Esfandiari is probably best known as the vocalist of bleak rockers King Woman, as well as being a former member of shoegaze outfit Whirr,…
Megan Bradley / April 28, 2016

Nothing’s Dreams Burn Down on New Single ‘The Dead Are Dumb’

Philadelphia shoegaze denizens Nothing may seem out of place on their current home — renowned metal safe-haven Relapse Records — but you can't say they're…
Andrew Unterberger / April 27, 2016

Haybaby Sow Brilliant Sludge-Rock Tension for ‘Blood Harvest’

Judging by the Brooklyn-based Haybaby’s forthcoming EP, Blood Harvest, the trio might want to try their hand at psychological thrillers. The DIY regulars play with…
Natalie Caamano / April 27, 2016

Mo Troper Deploys Bitingly Melodic Garage Rock on ‘Beloved’ LP

Portland based rocker Mo Troper has long been active in his city's music scene, lending his singing and songwriting to staple bands like Your Rival.
Megan Bradley / April 26, 2016

Open Wide for Museum Mouth’s ‘Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig’ Album

Later this week, North Carolina DIY power trio Museum Mouth will release their latest full-length album, Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig, and it's one of the…
Andrew Unterberger / April 26, 2016

Ricky Eat Acid Passes Around New ‘Triple Cup’

Sam Ray, the Baltimore-based musical omnivore behind a dozen different projects — who most recently released the 26-track opus It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's…
Andrew Unterberger / April 25, 2016
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