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Amnesia Rockfest 2016 Lineup: Jane’s Addiction, Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, More

Canada's largest music festival of metal, punk, hardcore, hip-hop, and hard rock, the fittingly-titled Amnesia Rockfest, has announced its 2016 lineup. Set to take place…
Harley Brown / March 23, 2016

Used Cassettes Create Simple Garage Rock Bliss on ‘Ducati’

Seoul, South Korea-based band Used Cassettes are far from their disparate homes — its members hail from South Africa, Canada, and Detroit — but their sunny…
Megan Bradley / March 23, 2016

The Hotelier Find Love In a Hopeless Place

It’s a love record. I feel like we are allowed to do that now. A new Hotelier album has always been accompanied by…
Ian Cohen / March 22, 2016

Odeko Dismantles Grime On Coruscating ‘The Yumato Spring’

Welsh newcomer Odeko is part of a rising tide of producers experimenting with U.K. rap offshoot grime's more melodic accents and sanding down its hard edges. On his forthcoming EP…
Harley Brown / March 22, 2016

Jay Arner Yearns for 20/20 Vision on ‘Crystal Ball’

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Jay Arner knows how to rein in his apprehensions: with sun-baked glam rock. Arner lets us in on his concerns with "Crystal…
Natalie Caamano / March 21, 2016

Totemo Finds Highs and Lows on the West Coast in ‘See Saw’ Video

Israeli singer-producer Totemo released her debut EP Heavy As My Dreams last year, a five-track work of unpredictably variegated electro-pop. After a battle with breast…
Megan Bradley / March 21, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Kamaiyah, M.I.A., Ex-Terrestrial, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from Mississippi folk-rockers, London synth-pop wizards, and more.
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2016

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor is a 3D Mondrian Landscape In Shit Robot’s ‘End Of the Trail’ Video

Longtime DFA stalwart Shit Robot has enlisted Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor for his new melancholic, disco-tinged house jam "End Of the Trail" — and no,…
Harley Brown / March 17, 2016

Recondite Cultivates a Dark Headspace on Spectral ‘Warg’

Recondite, a.k.a. Lorenz Brunner, released his breakout single, 2014's ominous Caldera, on Scuba's techno-focused imprint Hotflush Recordings, and 2013's bleak LP Hinterland on Brooklyn's more experimentally beat-based Ghostly International (among other releases on additional…
Harley Brown / March 17, 2016

AJ Cornell and Tim Darcy Tentatively Embrace the Avant-Garde With ‘Too Significant To Ignore’

Fans of the Montreal post-punk outfit Ought may be taken aback by lead singer Tim Darcy’s new collaboration with aural experimentalist Andrea-Jane Cornell. Gone are…
Evan Siegel / March 17, 2016

Djustin Capture Love From Afar in the Shimmering ‘Stars’

Last year, Swedish pop performer Johan Angergård and Michigan vocalist Rose Suau had never met. But they'd been writing each other letters for years based on…
Rachel Brodsky / March 17, 2016

Outblinker Shrug at Fame on Eviscerating ‘Farrokh Bulsara’

If it seems hypocritical that Glasgow's standard quo rejectionists, Outblinker, renounce fame in a press release — a tool to increase a band's exposure so they…
Evan Siegel / March 16, 2016

Starchild & the New Romantic Channels Prince on Diaphanous ‘Crucial’ EP

Bryndon Cook has quite the résumé. He’s been a touring guitarist for acts like Solange, Chairlift, and Blood Orange, and now he's launching Starchild & The New…
Natalie Caamano / March 16, 2016

Sasha Explores the Ambience Between Waking and Sleeping On ‘Pontiac’

On April 1, U.K. club icon Sasha will release his new studio LP via Late Night Tales, the London label perhaps best-known for its crepuscular mix series,…
Harley Brown / March 15, 2016

Koi Child Share Their Long-Awaited, Free-Jazzy Debut LP

For a group with no official releases, Koi Child has been thriving for the past two years. After garnering the attention of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker,…
Natalie Caamano / March 14, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Lindstrøm, Xiu Xiu, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from Trinidadian pop singers, Norwegian disconauts, and more.
SPIN Staff / March 11, 2016

Steve Angello’s ‘Prisoner’ Enters the Race as Sixth Video From ‘Wild Youth’

Electronic maestro Steve Angello has a taste for the cinematic and is hungry for more; the 33-year-old is releasing a sixth music video for his…
Natalie Caamano / March 11, 2016

PINKWASH Control Their Chaos on ‘Longer Now’

The two members of Philadelphia duo PINKWASH, longtime friends Joey Doubek and Ashley Arnwine, have been creating together for the better part of a decade,…
Megan Bradley / March 10, 2016

‘Calentura: Global Bassment’ Gets Jacked-Up Low-End From Bass Producers

Fania Records has partnered with global-focused bass DJ crew Calentura for a compilation of remixed tracks from the Latin label's iconic catalog. Calentura: Global Bassment, out…
Harley Brown / March 10, 2016

Nerf Herder Recall Buzzier Times With ’90s Nostalgia Fest ‘We Opened for Weezer’

In the mid-'90s, Santa Barabra pop-punk softies Nerf Herder were just popular enough to play two weeks of dates opening for West Coast alt-rock royalty…
Andrew Unterberger / March 10, 2016
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