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Kanye West Critiques the TIDAL-Apple Music Rivalry for ‘F**king Up the Music Game’

Kanye West is known as a big supporter of Jay Z's TIDAL music streaming service — he appeared beside Jay at the service's launch, and he used its live-streaming capabilities…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘Goodnight Gotham’ Video Is Even Shorter Than the Song Is

Rihanna's third-to-last ANTI track, "Goodnight Gotham," clocks in at just 1:28, and its new video is even shorter: just a minute and six seconds. In the tightly-edited clip, the jumpsuit-clad…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016

Lucy Dacus Makes Her National TV Debut on ‘CBS This Morning’

Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus made her national television debut on CBS This Morning today, supporting the forthcoming Matador re-release of her excellent, poignant album No Burden — one of SPIN's Best Albums…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016

Meet Your New Golf Announcers in French Montana and Drake’s “No Shopping” Video

The PGA Championship is this weekend, and tooling around in a golf cart that isn't yours is one of life's simple pleasures. Just ask French Montana and…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016

Billy Corgan Hints at Smashing Pumpkins Reunion, Says He’s Finished a New Solo Album

Billy Corgan recorded a live video via the Smashing Pumpkins' official Facebook page yesterday, potentially hinting (but alas, only hinting) at a historic band reunion. The…
Anna Gaca / July 29, 2016

Kanye West Embraces High Fashion in ‘Wolves’ Video

After gaining the upper hand over Taylor Swift, Kanye West has released the video for The Life of Pablo's "Wolves." The black-and-white video uses the version…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Lucy Dacus’ Tender Tiny Desk Concert Is a Delightful Watch

Richmond, Virginia's Lucy Dacus was recently picked up by Matador on the strength of her February album No Burden, one of SPIN's favorite of 2016. She's currently on tour, but she…
Anna Gaca / July 29, 2016

YG and His Crew Take Over Tokyo in ‘Word Is Bond’ Video

After dropping the video for "Still Brazy," YG decides to take the G-funk sound to Tokyo for the Slim 400-assisted "Word Is Bond." YG…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

The Official Mötley Crüe Sex Töys Seem Kinda Underwhelming

Perhaps you missed the news if you weren't at this month's Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo, but Mötley Crüe have announced a new line of sex toys. They're manufactured by…
Anna Gaca / July 29, 2016

Say Never: Scooter and LeBron Got Justin Bieber to Pass on $5 Million RNC Show

Last week's Republican National Convention had a ball with its unauthorized use of music. The party apparently tried to get Justin Bieber, too. TMZ reports that CAA,…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Massive Attack Release the Brooding ‘Come Near Me’ and ‘The Spoils’

Massive Attack have released a fitting soundtrack to this dreary Friday morning in New York. The trip-hop duo dropped two tracks: "Come Near Me" featuring…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Usher Brings a Slow-Motion ‘Crash’ to ‘Fallon’

Chappelle's Show once had a sketch that explained how, regardless of the circumstances, everything looks better in slow motion. That includes Usher, who was both a magician…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

The National Take St. Vincent for a Twirl on Live ‘Prom Song 13th Century’ Performance

Kindred spirits of NPR-leaning indie, it seems only right that the National and St. Vincent should publicly join forces every couple of years. Their most…
Andrew Unterberger / July 29, 2016

DJ Khaled Is Streaming ‘Major Key’ on Beats 1 Tonight

DJ Khaled premiered a stacked new single ("Do You Mind") this morning, but that was only the beginning: His ninth album, Major Key, debuts tonight with a virtual "release…
Anna Gaca / July 28, 2016

TBS and Mass Appeal Team Up for Show ‘Based Loosely’ on Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics

As if the lyrics of Biggie Smalls weren't notorious enough, they've now spawned their own comedy television series. TBS announced today that, in partnership with Mass…
Maya Lewis / July 28, 2016

Tegan and Sara’s ‘Faint of Heart’ Is Actually a Celebration of LGBTQ Strength

Tegan and Sara are well on their way to creating a video for every song from the pop-tastic Love You to Death, but the sisters' latest carries more weight…
Anna Gaca / July 28, 2016

Bleached Play America a ‘Wednesday Night Melody’ on ‘Seth Meyers’

Los Angeles quartet Bleached brought their fuzzy punk pop to the masses last night, performing "Wednesday Night Melody" on Late Night with Seth Myers. Unlike the…
Maya Lewis / July 28, 2016

VH1 Classic to Become MTV Classic, With Focus on ’90s MTV Reruns

MTV gained a lot of its current cultural cachet because of its strong '90s run, so it's no surprise they'd reach back to that decade in the…
Brian Josephs / July 28, 2016

Mac Miller Collaborates with Anderson .Paak on ‘Dang!’ and Announces New Album

In the latest premiere to arrive from Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak have connected for the dreamy "Dang!" The new song finds…
Brian Josephs / July 28, 2016

Nice as F**k Close the ‘Door’ at the Deep End Club in Their First Video

Tennessee Thomas' Deep End Club, an East Village boutique and community space, is closing this weekend. On the bright side, it has as precious a…
Anna Gaca / July 28, 2016
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