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Boulevards Hit a Groove With ‘Up On Your Love’

Citing early influences like Prince and Rick James, Boulevards — a.k.a. Jamil Rashad — is ready to bring the '70s funk kings' raw ethos to modern R&B. The…
Megan Bradley / February 19, 2016

MeLo-X Features ’25’ Hits on Second Remix EP, ‘Adele-X’

If you've been in the NYC area recently, you may have seen some flyers with a color-negative version of Adele's 25 cover, stamped "ADELE-X," with phone…
Natalie Caamano / February 17, 2016

Bent Shapes Remind Us ‘What We Do Is Public,’ Whether We Realize or Not

Boston’s premiere "post-collegiate" indie rock outfit, Bent Shapes, admittedly contribute to the smartphone-obsessed culture, but on their single "What We Do Is Public," they don’t hold…
Natalie Caamano / February 17, 2016

Space Raft Indulge Their Psychedelic Sides on Power-Pop Jaunt ‘Mountain’

Milwaukee-based quartet Space Raft — a staple in the city's indie scene alongside garage poptimists Jaill — serves up lightweight guitar rock in the melodic vein of early 2000s…
Evan Siegel / February 17, 2016

Sunwatchers Lift the Lid Off of Their Psych-Jazz Cauldron With New Track ‘Eusebius’

New York avant outfit, Sunwatchers, conjure freewheeling soundscapes of psych-jazz, drone, and sax-punk that transport the listener to fantastical, far-out worlds of sonorous noise. According…
Evan Siegel / February 16, 2016

Throwing Snow Spirals Inward on Ruminative ‘Elixir’

Houndstooth, the electronic label from storied London nightclub Fabric, will celebrate its third anniversary this year by releasing a 14-track compilation, Tesselations (out February 26), of brand-new…
Harley Brown / February 16, 2016

The Big Pink Are Back With Darkly Sparkling ‘Beautiful Criminal’

Following the departure of band member Milo Cordell in 2014, London shoegaze futurists the Big Pink are back with a new EP of studio-recorded synth epics.
Harley Brown / February 15, 2016

Kiran Leonard Reaches Cacophonous Bliss on ‘Secret Police’

The first single off of twenty-year-old Kiran Leonard's upcoming album, Grapefruit, is 16 minutes long — and the second is no less ambitious. On "Secret Police,"
Harley Brown / February 15, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Eskimeaux, Chelsea Lankes, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from West Coast saxophonists, jilted electro-poppers, and more.
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2016

Choir Of Young Believers Return with Expansive ‘Grasque’

Choir Of Young Believers is back with their third full-length, Grasque, set to release February 19 via Ghostly International. After a grueling 2013 tour, frontman Jannis Noya…
Natalie Caamano / February 12, 2016

Leaf Sets a Sultry Tone for Valentine’s Day on ‘Ride’

Leaf, the newest rapper-cum-singer signed to New York label Fool's Gold, celebrates her 20-year-old self on her creamy new single, "Ride," the latest ode to female…
Harley Brown / February 12, 2016

ZUN Dredge Up Stoner-Rock Spirits on the Pinwheeling ‘All for Nothing’

The universe of rock 'n roll heavyweights adjacent to Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss sprawls far, wide, and extremely heavy. ZUN, the latest project of desert rock…
Harley Brown / February 11, 2016

Danny Daze Became a ‘Total Diva’ For Menacing ‘P.O.P. (Dub)’

Danny Daze almost didn't make it to our interview because he nearly died. "My life just flashed before my eyes," the Miami bass-blaster tells SPIN over the phone from…
Harley Brown / February 11, 2016

Avant-Pop Pioneer Spookey Ruben Conducts a Synth Symphony on ‘Granma Faye’

Iconic '90s art-pop weirdo Spookey Ruben is an artist's artist. The Canadian musician of many hats — you may recognize him from 2010's "The Adventures of Spaghetti…
Evan Siegel / February 10, 2016

Soulwax Rebrand, Again, on Electrically Charged ‘Ti Ricordi di Me’

David and Stephen Dewaele, the Belgian electronic producers-cum-renaissance men behind Soulwax, have quite the diversified audio portfolio. They two have remixed as 2manydjs, developed their own Radio…
Evan Siegel / February 10, 2016

Bryan J Asks ‘Why?’ On Michael Jackson-Sampling New Single

You may remember one of R&B's more chivalrous romantics, Bryan J, from 2010's sprightly "Let Me Take You Out," featuring Decatur, Georgia rap crew Travis Porter. Five years…
Megan Bradley / February 9, 2016

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow Contemplate Transformation with ‘Dolomite’

Singer-songwriter Dana Falconberry— and five-piece backing band Medicine Bow— are as nature-focused as their names suggest. The Austin-based warbler is known for her organic and constantly shifting approach to…
Megan Bradley / February 9, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Porches, Loretta Lynn, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from post-punk brawlers, country legends, and more.
SPIN Staff / February 5, 2016

Sasha Go Hard Rocks Out With Her Squad Out in the ‘Girl Code’ Video

"Don't give him your goodies," says Windy City drill rapper Sasha Go Hard in opening skit in the take-no-prisoners video for "Girl Code" — unless, a friends adds,…
Harley Brown / February 5, 2016

Bambara Picture a Beautiful Nightmare on ‘All The Ugly Things’

It's safe to say the music of noise punk trio Bambara, who originally hail from Athens, Georgia, leaves much to be desired from southern hospitality.
Megan Bradley / February 5, 2016
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