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Japanese Breakfast Shares ‘Jane Cum’ Video, Signs to Dead Oceans

Japanese Breakfast, the dreamy lo-fi solo project of Michelle Zauner, has signed to Dead Oceans, the label announced today. To celebrate, Zauner has shared a new…
Anna Gaca / June 23, 2016

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Sia, and More Sign Open Letter Calling for Gun Control

As U.S. Democrats and Republicans continue to grapple with passing (or not passing, as the news has revealed) new gun-control measures in the wake of this…
Rachel Brodsky / June 23, 2016

Vince Staples Raps Through a Time Lapse in ‘All Nite’ Visual

Vince Staples proved he's yet to fall off with his bleak guest verses on Clams Casino's "All Nite," a cut off the upcoming 32 Levels. The…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Bat for Lashes’ ‘The Bride’ Is Streaming Today

Officially, the invitation is for July 1, but every wedding needs a bachelorette party. Bat for Lashes' The Bride, a concept album about doomed nuptials, is streaming right now — a…
Anna Gaca / June 23, 2016

Azealia Banks Gives Bossa Nova a Shot With ‘Chega De Saudade’

What's unfortunate about Azealia Banks Twitter flare-ups — besides often being hateful — is how they overshadow her primary talent: Maximizing her eclectic tastes with…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap Turn Up the Beach in ‘All in My Head (Flex)’ Video

Hey, Chino Moreno: Fifth Harmony see your Icelandic volcano, and they raise you a cave on a private beach. The quintet's new video for 7/27 cut "All in My…
Anna Gaca / June 23, 2016

Producer Detail Sues Drake for Allegedly Getting His Bodyguard to Assault Him

Drake's goons are out of control, according to a lawsuit filed by rapper/producer Detail. The latter claims that the Toronto star sent his bodyguard Chubbs…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

‘Ghostbusters’ Calls on Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott for New Title Theme

The mantle of Ray Parker Jr. is a weighty one to assume, so the producers of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake wisely split the burden between…
Andrew Unterberger / June 23, 2016

Sure, Let’s Have Another Kanye Live Premiere Event

The last time Kanye held a mass live gathering to premiere one of his works, it was kind of a thing. Of course, that was…
Andrew Unterberger / June 23, 2016

Snoop Dogg, E-40, and the Game Go ‘All the Way Up’ on ‘Westside Remix’

Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and French Montana's brassy "All the Way Up" has been a popular platform for remixes lately, including a Lemonade defense from Jay Z and some Drake-baiting by Meek Mill.
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2016

YG Goes Brazy in ‘Five Fingers of Death’ Freestyle

The "Five Fingers of Death" segment, where the DJ throws the guest a series of beats to freestyle over, is a staple of Sirius XM's Sway in…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

David Byrne: ‘It’s Not About Taking Away Everyone’s Guns’

In the wake of a catastrophic mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has taken some time out…
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2016

HBO Stops Spinning ‘Vinyl’

HBO's '70s rock'n'roll drama Vinyl, which came executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, has been canceled. The show had been renewed for a…
Rachel Brodsky / June 22, 2016

Thundercat Mourns in Animated ‘Song for the Dead’ Video

It's been a year since Thundercat released the short but majestic The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. The virtuoso bassist re-confirmed during his Governors Ball…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

Rapper Hak Has Left Ratking

Considering that Ratking haven't released new material since early 2015, and the fact that Wiki and Sporting Life both released their solo projects in 2015, the trio's breakup…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

It’s Already ‘4th of July’ if You’re Cymbals Eat Guitars

You may not have nailed down your Independence Day plans yet, but Staten Island noisemakers Cymbals Eat Guitars have a suggestion: "4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)," the…
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2016

Donald Trump Is Like a ‘Frat-House Rapist’ According to Tom Morello

Prophets of Rage — the Rage Against the Machine/Chuck D/Cypress Hill supergroup — aren't confining their protesting to the stage. Guitarist Tom Morello recorded a short…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

Lucy Dacus Signs to Matador, Will Reissue ‘No Burden’ in the Fall

Richmond singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus has signed to Matador Records and will release a reissue of her debut (and one of SPIN's favorite albums of 2016),…
Rachel Brodsky / June 22, 2016

El-P Is Not Cool With Kevin Hart Producing a Movie Named ‘Run the Jewels’

Yesterday afternoon, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Kevin Hart plans to produce a new action-comedy entitled Run the Jewels. The plot, and this is no joke, will center around…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

Legendary Indie Label K Records Is in Financial Trouble

K Records — the storied indie record label operated by Beat Happening founder Calvin Johnson — is putting its Olympia, Washington headquarters and some of its…
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2016
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