New Music

Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders Relive the Neon ’80s on ‘Live 2 Ride | Ride 2 Live’

Keytar-toting Brooklyn songwriter Ronnie Stone opens his latest spaced out synth-pop track with the admission that "lately [he's] been stuck in time." If you're not…
By: Colin Joyce / June 8, 2015

Austin Punks Institute Aim For ‘Catharsis’ on Austere Debut Album

As members of Wiccans, Back to Back, and local legends Glue, the four Austinites in Institute have all made their own headway pushing at the…
By: Colin Joyce / June 5, 2015

COIN Spread Dream-Pop Joy in Three Brand-New Tracks

Just ahead of their self-titled debut record (out on June 8 via Columbia, currently available for pre-order on iTunes), Nashville indie-pop performers COIN have three…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 5, 2015

The Legends Have ‘Something Left To Die For’ in Brooding New Single

Blame it on their country's endless frigid weather, but Swedish pop acts love to lyrically expose a person's darkest emotions and simultaneously obscure them in foamy…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 4, 2015

Young Empires Bask in the Alt-Pop ‘Sunshine’

With luminous, reverbing synths and the pinched vocals of Matthew Vlahovich, the Toronto trio Young Empires have delivered the indie-pop delicacy ‘Sunshine.’ The track i…
By: Margaret Farrell / June 4, 2015

WATERS Hitch a Ride with Fender in New Video

A couple of months ago, Fender announced the Accelerator Tour, an initiative to help bands get on their feet — or wheels — by furnishing…
By: Harley Brown / June 4, 2015

Inspired & the Sleep ‘Time Travel’ to an Era of Pole-Dancing and Sax Solos

Inspired & the Sleep are a groove-based pop collective from San Diego, keyed around singer-songwriter Max Greenhalgh and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Outcault. The project's latest EP,…
By: Andrew Unterberger / June 3, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Arca, Dux Content, Leon Bridges, 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 London glitch-pop pros,…
By: SPIN Staff / June 2, 2015

Candide Find Optimism ‘Just For an Instant’ in Hazy New Single

"Everything is for the best," Voltaire wrote repeatedly in his standout 1759 novel, Candide (whether or not he meant it is debatable — he was a…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 1, 2015

Motel Pools and TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone Unravel Butthole Surfers’ ‘Human Cannonball’

Motel Pools is the gritty and garage-y guise of California-based songwriter Chiara Angelicola. After releasing a pair of singles late last year — including one…
By: Colin Joyce / May 29, 2015
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