new-music

Boston Boom-Bap Treasure Mr. Lif Is Back With the Jazzy ‘Let Go’

Mr. Lif has never been en vogue per se, but his meditative, geopolitical raps held a special place in hip-hop during the mid-2000s. They served…
Dan Weiss / April 4, 2016

Attic Abasement ‘Show Up to Leave’ on Endearing New Song

Attic Abasement's 2010 album Dancing Is Depressing is perhaps the crown jewel of lo-fi bedroom pop. With a subtle nod to Pavement and Joan of…
Jeffrey Silverstein / April 4, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Told Slant, Moses Sumney, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from politically conscious rappers, underground Swedish pop producers, Brooklyn bedroom punks,…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2016

PC Worship Induces Vertigo in Black-and-White ‘Done’ Video

Punk collective PC Worship — frontman Justin Frye with a rotating cast of musicians — closed out 2015 with a groaning bang on Basement Hysteria, a four-track EP they…
Megan Bradley / March 31, 2016

Adrian Quesada Leaps Ahead with ‘Staring at the Ceiling’ as the Echocentrics

Once a member of the nine-piece, Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma, Adrian Quesada has set apart his work in bands and by himself. The Austin-based virtuoso has accompanied Prince…
Natalie Caamano / March 31, 2016

DJ Tennis Explores Orchestral Themes and Existential Questions on ‘Divisions’

For "Divisions" off of his latest EP, Divisions/Chirality, Italy-born and Berlin-based DJ Tennis (a.k.a. Manfredi Romano) recruited some new key players: Danish singer and guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg,…
Harley Brown / March 31, 2016

Chew on ShitKid’s Psychocandy-Coated Self-Titled Debut EP

ShitKid is the one-woman project of Swedish-born 23-year-old Åsa Söderqvist, a former feminist-punk frontwoman who reinvented her sound on a series of home recordings posted…
Andrew Unterberger / March 30, 2016

Colleen Green Keeps Punk Alive With New Single, ‘Between the Lines’

Colleen Green’s music is pure '70s punk made modern. With just a guitar and drum machine, she manages to retain the minimalism and catchy repetitiveness…
Evan Siegel / March 30, 2016

Commodo Sculpts a Medieval Dubstep Torture Chamber on ‘My Liege’

After several EPs on dubstep minor deity Mala's reliably excellent Deep Medi Musik imprint, U.K. bassmaker Commodo is set to release his debut solo LP, How What…
Harley Brown / March 29, 2016

Xenia Rubinos Makes Fusion Go Gourmet With New Single ‘Lonely Lover’

To call Xenia Rubinos’ music "fusion" would be technically correct, but that word bears the bland connotations of entities like P.F. Chang's calling their uninspired dishes…
Evan Siegel / March 29, 2016

Cross Record Reflect From an Isolated Expanse in ‘Lemon’ Video

Cross Record, made up of husband-and-wife duo Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, imbue their music with the quiet energy of their chosen locale — Dripping…
Megan Bradley / March 29, 2016

Bodhi Bring Diva House to the Warehouse On Tough ‘Time Warp’

Bodhi's brand of U.K. garage is as overcast as their homeland of Cardiff, Wales, lanced through with vocal accents like re-invigorating beams of sunlight through the clouds.
Harley Brown / March 29, 2016

Mark Kozelek Recruits Will Oldham and Low’s Mimi Parker for Subdued Cover of Waylon Jennings’ ‘Amanda’

Mark Kozelek continues his career-long prolific streak with a new covers album, Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites, out May 27 via Caldo Verde Records. Featuring covers of 10CC,…
Harley Brown / March 28, 2016

Tenement Debut Equally Crunchy and Sticky ‘The Block Is Safe Again’

Last year, Wisconsin trio Tenement (one of SPIN's 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now) proved that surging, distorted rock with a hint of guitar chime —…
Dan Weiss / March 28, 2016

Chris Cohen Creates a Dreamscape ‘In a Fable’

Chris Cohen, psychedelic-pop virtuoso, is picking up where he left off in 2012 with his solo debut, Overgrown Path. Earlier this month, the LA-born, California-based experimentalist shared…
Natalie Caamano / March 28, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Mark Pritchard, the Hotelier, Lisa Prank, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from grieving producers, hungry rappers, a Trapper Keeper punk, and…
SPIN Staff / March 25, 2016

El Guincho Appreciates the Finer Things In Life on ‘Michael Dior’ Mixtape

For his first album in six years, HiperAsia, Spanish pop erupter El Guincho sought inspiration in the cramped, crazy aisles of the Chinese dollar store after which…
Harley Brown / March 25, 2016

Islands Share ‘The Joke’ and ‘Christmas Tree,’ Two New Singles From Two New Albums

Indie shape-shifter Nick Thorburn, a.k.a. Nick Diamonds, has fronted short-lived but influential weirdo darlings the Unicorns, fashioned a jazzy effort as Reefer with hip-hop producer Daddy…
Evan Siegel / March 25, 2016

JMR Develops Raw Ephemerality on ‘Ritual’ EP

JMR — a.k.a. Joshua Michael Robinson — has cited an array of early inspirations including Radiohead and Ray LaMontagne. These somewhat musical lodestars come through in equal parts…
Megan Bradley / March 24, 2016

Sau Poler Balances Desert Drift With Poetic Propulsion on ‘Esperits’

Sau Poler belongs to a cohort of like-minded, sunset-tipped beatsmiths including countrymen John Talabot and Pional, who have recruited the Spanish producer for their tours local and abroad. On…
Harley Brown / March 23, 2016
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