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SPIN Singles Mix: Courtney Barnett, Car Seat Headrest, Boogarins, 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 Brazilian psych-pop performers,…
SPIN Staff / October 6, 2015

Jonas Rathsman Introduces a ‘New Generation’ of Stomping, Horn-Infused Tech-House

If you've been frequenting clubs and dance music events this summer in the U.S. and elsewhere, chances are you've heard the belly-scraping bass groans of…
Harley Brown / October 6, 2015

Pinegrove Sign to Run for Cover, Reinvent Optimist Rock on ‘New Friends’

Montclair, NJ's Pinegrove has existed in various iterations over the better part of the last half decade, but at the center of a rotating…
Colin Joyce / October 6, 2015

How Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ Changed Her Career Forever, By John Seabrook

Rihanna needs no introduction, but here's a quick one anyway: Bursting onto the scene as a teenager more than ten years ago with "Pon de Replay," the…
SPIN Staff / October 5, 2015

Wildhoney Try to Breathe in ‘Thin Air’ on Shoegazey Single

After a few years of low-key EP releases, Baltimore shoegaze revivalists Wildhoney issued their debut LP Sleep Through It earlier this year, but they're already…
Colin Joyce / October 2, 2015

Christina Vantzou Spawns Ghostly Twins in Her NSFW ‘Shadow Sun’ Video

Christina Vantzou's usual instrumental palette (swooning strings, feather-light keyboard flourishes) has traditionally suggested a nodding-out neoclassicism — like string quartets playing Brahms…
Colin Joyce / October 1, 2015

Aneurysm’s ‘Veronica’ Goes Down Like a Noise-Rock Heart Attack

There's a Boston based five-piece of punk kids called Aneurysm, but their brickwalled take on post-hardcore feels more like an infarction. They released an EP…
Colin Joyce / October 1, 2015

Long Distance Poison Embrace the Horror of It All on ‘Lama Nada’

Long Distance Poison’s new tape on Chicago-based label Hausu Mountain comes with a description that sounds like body horror. Lama Nada is made up of two…
Oliver Kinkel / October 1, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Arca, Dive In, Pity Sex, 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 Venezuelan super-producers, ambient…
SPIN Staff / September 30, 2015

Sega Bodega Slows Down and Turns Up on ‘Elis’

The three-year-old brainchild of Ninja Tune producer Slugabed, British label Activia Benz might look something like a jellyfish if its roster were anthropomorphized. Its aesthetic is eclectic but…
Harley Brown / September 30, 2015

Andrew Bernstein Does Damage to Sax Structures on ‘Thought Forms’

Baltimore's Horse Lords don't have a lot of studio recordings. But the burned-out sort of art-rock they've made over the past few years has established…
Colin Joyce / September 30, 2015

CUTTERS Open Up on ‘List of People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery’

Self-described "survival punk" quartet CUTTERS released their full-length debut We Are the Quarry last year, and they're set to issue more aspirationally raucous tunes on…
Nathan Diller / September 29, 2015

Fraternal Twin Vies for Simplicity on ‘Small Wind Power’

For the past couple of years now New Jersey resident Tom Christie has been making wonderfully windswept recordings under the name Fraternal Twin, and even…
Colin Joyce / September 28, 2015

Pope Francis Truly Is the Next Jesus Christ Superstar on Debut Single

And people complained they don't put rock stars on the cover of Rolling Stone anymore. In the surprise release to end them all, Pope Francis…
Dan Weiss / September 25, 2015

Loma Prieta Paint a Less Bleak ‘Self Portrait’ on New LP

The San Francisco post-hardcore experimentalists in Loma Prieta have wringing caustic emotions out of warped punk structures for the better part of a whole decade…
Colin Joyce / September 25, 2015

Sam Smith’s James Bond Theme Needs Way More Nonsense

I had high hopes for Sam Smith's Bond theme. He seemed like a plum candidate for the role: soulful, melodramatic, British. And the song had…
Andrew Unterberger / September 25, 2015

The Zombies Plead for Reconciliation on ‘I Want You Back Again’

The Zombies' founding members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone have been churned out fluttering guitar pop songs in six separate decades now, but they're not…
Colin Joyce / September 24, 2015

Blackest Ever Black Lets the Darkness Seep Out Again on ‘I Can’t Give You the Life You Want’ Compilation

Founder and former music journalist Kiran Sande may have named his record label Blackest Ever Black as a lark, but his artists have taken to…
Colin Joyce / September 23, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: DIIV, Deafheaven, Made of Oak, 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 haze-pop guitar heroes,…
SPIN Staff / September 22, 2015

Korey Dane Is a Little Alone in His Video for ‘Let It Be Just for Fun’

Long Beach, California has played home to a wide range of musicians over the last couple of decades (blunted rappers, high-minded prog acts) over the…
Colin Joyce / September 22, 2015
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