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Leon Bridges Is ‘Twistin’ & Groovin’ on His ‘Austin City Limits’ Debut

This Saturday, Austin City Limits welcomes fellow Texan Leon Bridges to the stage for the first time. The retro-soul singer-songwriter, whose track "Coming Home" made SPIN's 101 Best Songs of…
Natalie Caamano / February 5, 2016

Hit-Boy Recruits Rich the Kid, Donnie Trumpet of the Social Experiment for ‘TD Celebration’ Team Roster

Just before Super Bowl 50, Rihanna's go-to "Woo" man Hit-Boy is adding another touchdown to his already sterling (or more appropriately, platinum) production resumé. The first track off of his upcoming Zoomin 2 release,…
Natalie Caamano / February 4, 2016

Shallou Plays With Depths and ‘Heights’ in Balearic-Tipped Track

Chicago-based electronic producer Joe Boston, better known as Shallou, has been teasing some new music for 2016. His first fine-tuned release from those future house demos,…
Natalie Caamano / February 4, 2016

Feel the Pain With the Body and Full of Hell’s ‘The Little Death’

The "nihilistic union" of Portland-based duo the Body and Maryland quartet Full of Hell has resulted in one of the year's most flesh-ripping metal releases,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 3, 2016

German Producer Daniel Haaksman Travels to Angola In Brash ‘Xinguila’

Berlin-based producer Daniel Haaksman has history on his mind: His new album, African Fabrics, makes apparent his understanding of the past’s implications for the formation…
Evan Siegel / February 3, 2016

Emmy the Great Finds Unity Through Isolation With ‘Part of Me’

Four years has lapsed since British singer/songwriter Emmy the Great's last record, 2012's Virtue, but she hasn't stopped creating since. Emmy, a.k.a. Emma-Lee Moss, made her…
Megan Bradley / February 2, 2016

Pedram Seeks Techno’s More Melodic Undertones on ‘Ernstige’ and ‘Lex’

Sheffield-via-Iran producer Pedram found friends and fans in heavy-hitters of the U.K.'s ridiculously rich dance music underground — like Paul Woolford and BBC Radio 1's Toddla T — with 2013's subtle Nina/Immaturity …
Harley Brown / February 2, 2016

Golden Daze Create a Hybrid Rock With ‘Never Comin’ Back’

Golden Daze – the Los Angeles-based duo of Ben Schwab and Jacob Loeb – seamlessly blend modern verses and '60s-inspired vocal refrains on their latest…
Evan Siegel / February 1, 2016

Kal Marks Share Hopeful Single, ‘Coffee,’ from Upcoming Album

The Boston indie band Kal Marks is nearing the release of their sophomore album, Life is Alright, Everybody Dies, and their third single, "Coffee," continues…
Natalie Caamano / February 1, 2016

Watch Sleater-Kinney Debut on and Heartless Bastards Return to ‘Austin City Limits’

This Saturday, Austin City Limits will have a packed lineup with old and new guests; Sleater-Kinney will be performing for the first time on the PBS program,…
Natalie Caamano / January 29, 2016

Journalism Explore the Bushwick Blues With ‘Watching & Waiting’

With their newest single, "Watching & Waiting," the members of the Brooklyn-based quartet Journalism live up to their name, unafraid to turn a reporter’s eye…
Evan Siegel / January 29, 2016

Wire’s Colin Newman and Minimal Compact’s Malka Spigel Murmur as Immersion on ‘Analogue Creatures 10′

Colin Newman, lead singer of punk pioneers Wire, and Malka Spigel, of formative Israeli experimentalists Minimal Compact, are back with their ongoing collaboration Immersion. The group's latest…
Megan Bradley / January 29, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Rihanna, Frankie Cosmos, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of SPIN’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from a buzzworthy indie-pop darling, a reunited trip-hop duo, Texan post-punks, and more.
SPIN Staff / January 29, 2016

MONEY Swirl Into Oblivion With ‘All My Life’

This Friday, the Manchester-formed dream-rock trio MONEY will be releasing their sophomore album, Suicide Songs. The deliberately languid collection entrances like prime Spacemen 3 and…
Andrew Unterberger / January 28, 2016

Adan & Xavi Y Los Imanes Embrace Doleful Hope On Folksy ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Fuera El Dolor’

Musician Adán Jodorowsky may be the son of storied director Alejandro Jodorowsky — rumor has it that George Harrison gave him his first guitar lessons —…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

Huxley Is ‘So F**king Bored’ of Deep House, Goes Hard on ‘Tail Wind’

London producer Huxley's 2014 LP, Blurred, was a well-rounded sampler of wobbly low-end, distorted and distended vocal samples, and melodic threads weaving between garage slammers and…
Harley Brown / January 27, 2016

Matt Kivel Looks to the Past and Future on ‘Janus’

Though the Roman god Janus was originally one of "new beginnings", his name nowadays is usually only invoked to call someone insincere, i.e. "Janus-faced." Centuries ago,…
Evan Siegel / January 27, 2016

Hunter/Game Set a Steady Pace on Undulating ‘Declino’

Italy's electronic scene has been rising in (slightly more) mainstream prominence lately, with attention to Berlin-via-Milan duo Tale of Us leading — for the more curious listeners —…
Harley Brown / January 27, 2016

Listen to a New Side of Hawaiian Music From the Early ’80s on ‘Kona Winds’

Those of you who associate Hawaiian music only with lazy steel pedal guitar riffs, or with ukulele maestro Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (made famous for his rendition of…
Evan Siegel / January 26, 2016

Kacey Musgraves Links Up With Buddy Miller to Cover ‘Love’s Gonna Live Here’

Pageant Material singer Kacey Musgraves knows her way around a cover — SPIN premiered her whimsical take on the Mary Poppins staple "A Spoonful of Sugar" last…
Brennan Carley / January 26, 2016
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