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Electronic Duo WEVAL Win ‘The Battle’ of Balance

The Amsterdam-based electronic duo WEVAL, composed of Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers, have planted their sonic seeds here and there without releasing a proper…
Natalie Caamano / April 22, 2016

Rob Baird Finds New, Folk-Laden Path With ‘Horses’

After releasing his sophomore effort— 2012's I Swear It's the Truth— Memphis-born country crooner Rob Baird recently found himself lacking inspiration in his native Tennessee.
Megan Bradley / April 21, 2016

Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids Celebrate the Human Family in ‘We Be All Africans’

Scholar Larry Neal writes that, along with the Black Power Movement, the Black Arts Movement of the ’60s and ’70s, "proposes a radical reordering of the western…
Evan Siegel / April 20, 2016

Look Mexico Return With the Loping ‘We Are Groot’

Six years after their second album To Bed to Battle, Tallahassee indie favorites Look Mexico are finally back with a third LP — Uniola, to…
Andrew Unterberger / April 20, 2016

Gland Create Visceral, Fun Punk With ‘Neurotica’ LP

Gland, an all-female punk trio hailing from New Orleans, channel the visceral character of their home city with exhilarating rawness. The group made their debut with…
Megan Bradley / April 19, 2016

Lisa Prank Knows ‘Luv Is Dumb’ and Embraces It

There’s a certain charm to being shamelessly honest and Robin Edwards, a.k.a. Lisa Prank, continues to demonstrate that knack in her newest single, "Luv Is…
Natalie Caamano / April 18, 2016

Yoni Wolf and Serengeti Say ‘Wassup’ on New Track from Collaborative LP

Esteemed underground rappers Yoni Wolf (of WHY?) and Serengeti have joined forces (as Yoni & Geti) for the upcoming collaborative album Testarossa. Unsurprisingly for anyone…
Andrew Unterberger / April 15, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Julie Ruin, William Tyler, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from pessimistic shoegaze groups, smooth-talking disco dandies, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 15, 2016

Greys Ascend to ‘Outer Heaven’ on New LP

It's easier to describe Outer Heaven, sophomore LP from the Toronto-based Greys, by what it isn't than what it is. It isn't quite a hardcore…
Andrew Unterberger / April 14, 2016

Magic Potion Find Soft Punk Nirvana With ‘Cola Boyys’

Magic Potion, the Stockholm four-piece, made their debut with last year's Melt EP, four tracks of driving, melodic jamming. After taking the year to record in…
Megan Bradley / April 14, 2016

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New ‘Run Away With Me’ Remixes Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Carly Rae Jepsen's 2015 pop gem "Run Away With Me" has become a bonafide sensation in the last six weeks, thanks to the #RunAwayWithMeme campaign…
Brennan Carley / April 14, 2016

The Coathangers Craft Rambunctious, Wink-and-Nudge Punk on ‘Nosebleed Weekend’

The Coathangers have been together for a decade, but it doesn't feel like that long to them. "We didn't realize!" exclaims guitarist-vocalist Julia Kugel (code name: Crook Kid…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2016

Supermoon Conjure Light and Dark With ‘Witching Hour’

Supermoon, a Vancouver-based four piece incorporating members from local bands Movieland and Pups, strike the endlessly delicate balance between ebullient surf-pop and foreboding punk. 2015's Comet…
Megan Bradley / April 12, 2016

Annabel Jones’ Frisky ‘IOU’ Video Goes Totally Cat Crazy

Annabel Jones is one of music's brightest new commodities, a singer-songwriter who — along with fellows Beats 1 darlings Kiiara and Moxie Raia — seems to…
Brennan Carley / April 12, 2016

TEEN Say ‘Love Yes’ Once More on Ecstatic Man Power Remix

Brooklyn quartet TEEN delivered one of 2016's best alt-pop records with February's Love Yes, a delectable mix of new-wave energy, punk confrontation, and twee infectiousness.
Andrew Unterberger / April 12, 2016

Pity Sex Pitilessly Indulge Your Nostalgia With ‘Pin A Star’

The members of Ann Arbor quartet Pity Sex are not ones to shy away from unabashed, instantly gratifying ’90s revivalism. Their sound is awash with…
Evan Siegel / April 11, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: DeJ Loaf, Julianna Barwick, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from picketing pop satirists, Detroit hip-hop stalwarts, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 8, 2016

Hear Marian Hill’s Brain-Rattling Pop Gem ‘I Want You’

Usually when a pop song feels like it's knocking around your skull, it doesn't also sound like it's actually doing that. But that's probably the…
Andrew Unterberger / April 7, 2016

Erik Hassle Pays Tribute to Aaliyah on Impassioned New ‘If Your Man Only Knew’

Swedish songwriter Erik Hassle's been quietly grinding out solid pop tunes for quite some time now, including collaborations with Gorgon City (2014's "FTPA") and Icona…
Brennan Carley / April 7, 2016

Tokyo Police Club’s Effusive New EP Turns Pumpkins Into Pumpkinade

Tokyo Police Club have long been underrated, all the way back to their jagged, Strokes-y beginnings on 2006's A Lesson in Crime EP. By 2008's…
Dan Weiss / April 7, 2016
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