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Pity Sex Pitilessly Indulge Your Nostalgia With ‘Pin A Star’

The members of Ann Arbor quartet Pity Sex are not ones to shy away from unabashed, instantly gratifying ’90s revivalism. Their sound is awash with…
Evan Siegel / April 11, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: DeJ Loaf, Julianna Barwick, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from picketing pop satirists, Detroit hip-hop stalwarts, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 8, 2016

Hear Marian Hill’s Brain-Rattling Pop Gem ‘I Want You’

Usually when a pop song feels like it's knocking around your skull, it doesn't also sound like it's actually doing that. But that's probably the…
Andrew Unterberger / April 7, 2016

Erik Hassle Pays Tribute to Aaliyah on Impassioned New ‘If Your Man Only Knew’

Swedish songwriter Erik Hassle's been quietly grinding out solid pop tunes for quite some time now, including collaborations with Gorgon City (2014's "FTPA") and Icona…
Brennan Carley / April 7, 2016

Tokyo Police Club’s Effusive New EP Turns Pumpkins Into Pumpkinade

Tokyo Police Club have long been underrated, all the way back to their jagged, Strokes-y beginnings on 2006's A Lesson in Crime EP. By 2008's…
Dan Weiss / April 7, 2016

The Front Bottoms Get Comfortable With ‘Cough It Out’ Live Video

"It was all very punk rock," explains Brian Sella, singer and guitarist for the Front Bottoms. He’s referring to their self-booked, bedroom-recorded, basement-playing days, but…
Natalie Caamano / April 6, 2016

Mutual Benefit Is Adrift In Love On ‘Lost Dreamers’

"Let’s take the long way home / Let’s throw away our phones," sings Jordan Lee on his newest single as Mutual Benefit. "Lost Dreamers" is…
Evan Siegel / April 5, 2016

Boston Boom-Bap Treasure Mr. Lif Is Back With the Jazzy ‘Let Go’

Mr. Lif has never been en vogue per se, but his meditative, geopolitical raps held a special place in hip-hop during the mid-2000s. They served…
Dan Weiss / April 4, 2016

Attic Abasement ‘Show Up to Leave’ on Endearing New Song

Attic Abasement's 2010 album Dancing Is Depressing is perhaps the crown jewel of lo-fi bedroom pop. With a subtle nod to Pavement and Joan of…
Jeffrey Silverstein / April 4, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Told Slant, Moses Sumney, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from politically conscious rappers, underground Swedish pop producers, Brooklyn bedroom punks,…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2016

PC Worship Induces Vertigo in Black-and-White ‘Done’ Video

Punk collective PC Worship — frontman Justin Frye with a rotating cast of musicians — closed out 2015 with a groaning bang on Basement Hysteria, a four-track EP they…
Megan Bradley / March 31, 2016

Adrian Quesada Leaps Ahead with ‘Staring at the Ceiling’ as the Echocentrics

Once a member of the nine-piece, Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma, Adrian Quesada has set apart his work in bands and by himself. The Austin-based virtuoso has accompanied Prince…
Natalie Caamano / March 31, 2016

DJ Tennis Explores Orchestral Themes and Existential Questions on ‘Divisions’

For "Divisions" off of his latest EP, Divisions/Chirality, Italy-born and Berlin-based DJ Tennis (a.k.a. Manfredi Romano) recruited some new key players: Danish singer and guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg,…
Harley Brown / March 31, 2016

Chew on ShitKid’s Psychocandy-Coated Self-Titled Debut EP

ShitKid is the one-woman project of Swedish-born 23-year-old Åsa Söderqvist, a former feminist-punk frontwoman who reinvented her sound on a series of home recordings posted…
Andrew Unterberger / March 30, 2016

Colleen Green Keeps Punk Alive With New Single, ‘Between the Lines’

Colleen Green’s music is pure '70s punk made modern. With just a guitar and drum machine, she manages to retain the minimalism and catchy repetitiveness…
Evan Siegel / March 30, 2016

Commodo Sculpts a Medieval Dubstep Torture Chamber on ‘My Liege’

After several EPs on dubstep minor deity Mala's reliably excellent Deep Medi Musik imprint, U.K. bassmaker Commodo is set to release his debut solo LP, How What…
Harley Brown / March 29, 2016

Xenia Rubinos Makes Fusion Go Gourmet With New Single ‘Lonely Lover’

To call Xenia Rubinos’ music "fusion" would be technically correct, but that word bears the bland connotations of entities like P.F. Chang's calling their uninspired dishes…
Evan Siegel / March 29, 2016

Cross Record Reflect From an Isolated Expanse in ‘Lemon’ Video

Cross Record, made up of husband-and-wife duo Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, imbue their music with the quiet energy of their chosen locale — Dripping…
Megan Bradley / March 29, 2016

Bodhi Bring Diva House to the Warehouse On Tough ‘Time Warp’

Bodhi's brand of U.K. garage is as overcast as their homeland of Cardiff, Wales, lanced through with vocal accents like re-invigorating beams of sunlight through the clouds.
Harley Brown / March 29, 2016

Mark Kozelek Recruits Will Oldham and Low’s Mimi Parker for Subdued Cover of Waylon Jennings’ ‘Amanda’

Mark Kozelek continues his career-long prolific streak with a new covers album, Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites, out May 27 via Caldo Verde Records. Featuring covers of 10CC,…
Harley Brown / March 28, 2016
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