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Laced Marry Hardcore Anxiety and Indie Pop Optimism on Debut EP

If your only exposure to Beach Fossils has been in the delicate ebb-and-flow of their studio recordings, you may not be privy to the knowledge…
Colin Joyce / October 29, 2015

Cymbals Eat Guitars’ New Single Is as Quietly Comforting as an ‘Aerobed’

Over the course of 2015, singer-songwriter Kevin Devine's been curating a series of splits for New York/Philadelphia label Bad Timing Records, enlisting pals and fellow…
Colin Joyce / October 29, 2015

Loco Dice Looks Back to Move Forward on ‘Underground Sound Suicide’

Loco Dice is just heading in from a surf session at Venice Beach. The DJ and producer born Yassine Ben Achour, known for fusing techno and…
Ashley Zlatopolsky / October 29, 2015

Public Image Ltd. Revere the Iconic ‘Bettie Page’ in New Video

During the post-war uptick of suburban family values and poodle-skirt wholesomeness, there was also pin-up icon Bettie Page — a figure John Lydon and post-punk pioneers Public Image Ltd.
Rachel Brodsky / October 29, 2015

Gabriel Saloman’s ‘Movement Building Vol. 2′ LP Is Terrifying and Peaceful in Equal Measure

Gabriel Saloman makes music that lives in the spaces between genre classifications. There's a lot of records that live in those middle grounds, but Saloman’s…
Oliver Kinkel / October 28, 2015

Made of Oak Shot a Silent Rap Video for His Glitchy Lullaby ‘Side Rides’

Nick Sanborn, one-half of the synth-folk duo Sylvan Esso, is releasing his solo debut under the moniker Made of Oak next month, and he's revealed another,…
James Grebey / October 28, 2015

Ensemble Economique Hypnotizes on New Album ‘Blossoms In Red’

California-born artist Brian Pyle, the mastermind behind the project Ensemble Economique, describes his own music on his Facebook page "as if day and night are…
Meilyn Huq / October 28, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Weezer, St. Lucia, Miguel, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Southern psych-poppers, art-pop…
SPIN Staff / October 27, 2015

Pictureplane Explores the Wonders and Terrors of Tech on His New Full-Length

As Pictureplane, Travis Egedy's spent a decade diving into the depths of '90s rave's trash heap and emerging with diamonds — and the occasional busted…
Colin Joyce / October 27, 2015

A Sunny Day in Glasgow Bring Heat, Light on ‘Hey, You’re Mine’

Dreamy Philadelphia-born band A Sunny Day in Glasgow have always built their songs on quiet charisma — intentional efforts to warp, bend, and dissolve shoegaze…
Colin Joyce / October 27, 2015

Lorca Spins a Beguilingly Minimal Thread on ‘Creta Kano’

After becoming familiar with Amsterdam-via-U.K. producer Breach from his ridiculously booty-bass-y floor-filler "Jack," for most listeners it might be a bit of a surprise to hear the minimally adorned and…
Harley Brown / October 26, 2015

The Necks Make More Abstract Anxiety Jazz on ‘Vertigo’

Long-running Australian trio the Necks are ostensibly a jazz act. They're playing pianos, upright bass, and various percussion parts arranged around a drum kit,…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

TOPS Shine From the Inside on ‘Hollow Sounds of the Morning Chimes’

The crackly AM radio refractions of Montreal's TOPS has been one of indie pop's brightest spots over the past few years. That's brightest both in…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

Sports Double Down on Misty-Eyed Alt-Rock on ‘All of Something’ LP

Sports' second full-length album All of Something doesn't feel like a swan song, but if interviews they've given over the last few months hold true, this…
Colin Joyce / October 22, 2015

Modern Baseball Swing for the Fences on Upcoming Album (and New Surprise EP)

It's Week Three of recording for Modern Baseball at their Philadelphia studio, and singer/guitarist Brendan Lukens is pissing off the rest of his band. He's…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2015

Laura Welsh Cracks Herself Open on ‘Sex & Violence’

Laura Welsh first rose to prominence as a singer on Gorgon City's 2014 single "Here For You," but the Staffordshire singer broke out on her…
Brennan Carley / October 21, 2015

They Might Be Giants Make a Free-Thinking Anthem (For Kids!) on ‘Or So I Have Read’

They Might Be Giants' sense of humor is so warped and apropos of nothing that it makes perfect sense that they've sustained equally successful…
Dan Weiss / October 21, 2015

Florist’s New Single Is as ‘Cool and Refreshing’ as Its Title Suggests

The music that Emily Sprague makes as Florist sneaks up on you. Delicately plucked acoustic guitars and pools of stolid synthwork collide with Sprague's weary…
Colin Joyce / October 21, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: D.R.A.M., Merchandise, Eluvium, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from mask-wearing producers, Northwest…
SPIN Staff / October 20, 2015

Petal’s ‘Shame’ LP Is a Brisk Debut Perfect for Summer’s End

Scranton, Pennsylvania native Kiley Lotz has stuck by her project Petal since its inception in 2012, when she recorded her self-released Scout EP from a garage.
Meilyn Huq / October 20, 2015
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