New Music

Parquet Courts Are Releasing Another Album This Year, As Parkay Quarts

Parquet Courts are the band that just keeps on giving. The former SPIN profile subjects have announced their second album of 2014, Content Nausea, a 12-track…
By: Andrew Unterberger / October 16, 2014

Penguin Prison Return With New Single ‘Calling Out’

Penguin Prison, the musical alias of dance-pop savant Chris Glover, has returned with a new single, "Calling Out." The singer/songwriter/producer, whose self-titled debut album wa…
By: Andrew Unterberger / October 14, 2014

Mike WiLL Made It and iLoveMakonnen Are ‘Wishing You Well’ on New Song

Brought together by their love of unconventional hip-hop sounds and even-less-conventional letter capitalizations, hot-shit Atlanta producer Mike WiLL Made It and hot-shit Atlanta singer/rapper/weirdo…
By: Andrew Unterberger / October 3, 2014

Mary J. Blige Gets Emotionally K.O.’d for a ‘Whole Damn Year’

It might have been her growing relationship with English dance superstars Disclosure that helped lead to Mary J. Blige decamping to the UK for her…
By: Andrew Unterberger / September 22, 2014

JEFF the Brotherhood Scuzzy Up the Pixies’ ‘Gouge Away’ for Covers EP

While putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's excellent Hypnotic Nights LP, JEFF the Brotherhood devoted some time for a fun litte EP called Dig…
By: Dan Reilly / September 19, 2014

Flying Lotus Returns With Shadowy, Soulful ‘Coronus, the Terminator’

With his fifth album You're Dead! coming on October 7 via Warp, Flying Lotus has revealed yet another track from the much-anticipated LP.
By: Dan Reilly / September 18, 2014

Miguel Whispers to Jessie Ware on ‘Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe’

Jessie Ware has been executing her most recent album campaign perfectly, and the fact that she got married in the middle of it…
By: Brennan Carley / September 17, 2014

Stream the Drums’ Haunting ‘Encyclopedia’

After three years of silence, the Drums are set to return on September 23 with their third album, Encyclopedia. On the way via Minor Records,…
By: Matthew Levine / September 17, 2014

Buzzcocks Want You to Know ‘It’s Not You,’ It’s Them (Again)

Two years after the Buzzcocks reunited with their original frontman Howard Devoto for the first time since 1979, the band is back…
By: Brennan Carley / September 16, 2014

Chris Brown and Trey Songz Love Makonnen on ‘Tuesday’ Remix

Ever since he received the coveted Drake bump, Atlanta weirdo iLoveMakonnen has become something of a hot property. Even aside from being named one of…
By: Colin Joyce / September 15, 2014

Miley Cyrus’ Goes Dramatically Lo-Fi on Cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’

Between her latent Beatles fascination and her "Dirty Hippie" sculpture collection, it's becoming clear that Miley Cyrus is nurturing a small obsession with…
By: Colin Joyce / September 13, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 9 Juggernaut DJs, Warbling Spitters, and Lo-Fi Eccentrics

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday, the SPIN staff will pick its favorite must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From chilly…
By: Kyle McGovern / September 12, 2014

Watch Tacocat Pretend To Go To Hawaii

We've told you before, but let us say it again: Tacocat, a punk-pop riot-fizz four-piece based in the Pacific Northwest, put out…
By: Camille Dodero / September 11, 2014

Nas Blesses ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Studio’ Remix With a Status Update

Nas sounds like he's doing pretty well coming off of his much deserved victory lap for Illmatic's 20th anniversary. The iconic Quee…
By: Colin Stutz / September 10, 2014

Hear Little Big League’s Blazing, Flannel-Flying ‘Tropical Jinx’

Philadelphia's Little Big League — a foursome featuring former members of Strand of Oaks, Titus Andronicus, and rough-edged power-pop outfit Post…
By: Isabel Imperatore / September 10, 2014

Stream White Arrows’ Glorious Tropi-Pop Album ‘In Bardo’

Los Angeles tropical-pop purveyors White Arrows made some good noise in 2012 with their RAC-produced debut LP, Dry Land Is a…
By: Chris Martins / September 9, 2014

Willow Smith Whips Up a Great Cover of King Krule’s ‘Easy Easy’

To start off, let us remind you that Willow Smith is 13. And while her dad is busy dancing on a Segway at…
By: Dan Reilly / September 5, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 9 Synth-Wielding Sisters, Psych-Rap Explorers, and Voidz Journeymen

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday the SPIN staff will pick its favorite must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From outré…
By: SPIN Staff / September 4, 2014

This Alternate Mix of Ariana Grande’s ‘Be My Baby’ Is Arty and Awesome

Cashmere Cat is one of the most unique producers working in pop music today, so it was a shame to see a somewhat sanitized…
By: Brennan Carley / September 3, 2014

Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus Go Deep (Really Deep) on ‘Never Catch Me’

A couple of Los Angeles' best have teamed up, leaving us wondering why this pairing hasn't happened sooner. Today we get an earful of Kendrick…
By: Colin Stutz / September 3, 2014
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