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Hear the Weeknd’s New Collaboration With Future, ‘Low Life’

Update: Abel's also remixed Jeremih's Late Nights: The Album track "Pass Dat" as well. That's just below. The Weeknd and Future are two of…
Brennan Carley / December 25, 2015

Future Islands Take ‘Last Christmas’ to Samuel T. Herring’s Church

It's an almost certain bet we'll be hearing new Future Islands music in 2016 — anything to bring Samuel T. Herring's whiplash dancing back onto…
Brennan Carley / December 24, 2015

Miley Cyrus Sings of Binge-Watching and Bongs on ‘My Sad Christmas Song’

If you believe good things come in threes, then you'll think Miley Cyrus' festive new carol — "My Sad Christmas Song" — was meant to…
Brennan Carley / December 24, 2015

LCD Soundsystem Share New Song, ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’

This is happening: LCD Soundsystem have gifted us with a brand-new song. The track — called "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" — just surfaced through the…
Kyle McGovern / December 24, 2015

Green Day Just Dropped a Surprise New Christmas Single, ‘Xmas Time of the Year’

Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day have just released a new Christmas single called "Xmas Time of the Year" and it's streaming…
Brennan Carley / December 24, 2015

Kid Ink Squads Up With Fetty Wap and DJ Mustard on ‘Promise’

Know him or not, hip-hop newcomer Kid Ink has steadily churned out some of the sharpest songs in the genre over the past couple of…
Brennan Carley / December 24, 2015

Tove Lo Just Dropped the First Taste of Her Sophomore Album, ‘Influence’

There's no better way to celebrate the impending Christmas festivities than with a smoldering new Tove Lo demo, "Influence," a gift from the Swedish singer…
Brennan Carley / December 24, 2015

Courtney Barnett Doesn’t Know Who Meghan Trainor Is

Normally the Grammys don't notice a talent as new and indie-nurtured as Courtney Barnett, at least not as quickly as everyone else does, but the…
Dan Weiss / December 24, 2015

SPIN’s Best #LongReads of 2015

A manic-depressive punk who still believes in the redemptive powers of rock'n'roll and refuses to compromise his vision. A young R&B star climbing the ranks…
SPIN Staff / December 24, 2015

Rapper King Louie Reportedly Shot in Head

Update: King Louie's manager and representative released a statement about the shooting, confirming that the rapper is alive and recovering from his injuries. King Louie…
James Grebey / December 23, 2015

Melanie Martinez Shares Sweet and Spicy New Track, ‘Gingerbread Man’

As an early present on the eve of Christmas Eve, pop Cry Baby Melanie Martinez dropped a gooey, ominous new track called "Gingerbread Man." As the creepy-sweet single…
James Grebey / December 23, 2015

Liz Phair Has Been Performing Her Biggest Hit With Holiday-Themed Lyrics

The iconic creator of one of SPIN's ten favorite albums of the last 30 years, Liz Phair has been on tour with Aimee Mann and…
Dan Weiss / December 23, 2015

How to Dress Well Teams With Weird Twitter Account @Seinfeld2000 for Absurdist Single ‘The Speed Dial’

Before How to Dress well offers a proper follow-up to What Is This Heart?, he's decided to indulge his schmaltzier side today and team up…
Colin Joyce / December 23, 2015

Listen to Sondre Lerche’s Kicked-Up Cover of ‘Hotline Bling’

All we want for Christmas is... more "Hotline Bling" covers (and variations)? Sure, why not; besides, Sondre Lerche always covers songs for the holidays, as…
Harley Brown / December 23, 2015

DJ Snake Unleashes Percussion-Crazy ‘Propaganda’

After teasing us in October with news of a debut album, plus an easygoing single called "Middle" featuring Bipolar Sunshine, DJ Snake has shared another track,…
Rachel Brodsky / December 23, 2015

Watch Kendrick Lamar Share the Stage With Big Sean and Ty Dolla $ign

TDE held their second annual Holiday Concert and Toy Giveaway yesterday in Watts, Los Angeles at the Nickerson Gardens Projects, which used to be home to rapper…
Rachel Brodsky / December 23, 2015

Travis Scott Pleads Guilty to Inciting Stampede at Lollapalooza

Travis Scott pled guilty on Tuesday to charges that he incited a stampede during his set a Lollapalooza set this past summer. The Rodeo rapper, whose real name…
James Grebey / December 23, 2015

The-Dream Covers Sam Cooke On ‘IAMSAM’

Well, here's a nice surprise for any time of year, let alone the holidays. The-Dream has channeled his inner old-fashioned romantic more than usual for a…
Harley Brown / December 22, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal Talk Paris Aftermath, Performing With U2

Overcoming the last month has no doubt been very difficult for Eagles of Death Metal. After 89 people were tragically killed in November during an ISIS terrorist attack at…
Rachel Brodsky / December 22, 2015

Killer Mike, T.I., and Big Boi Argue for Hip-Hop Lyrics’ First Amendment Protection

Hip-hop lyrics have a history of being used against the artists who write them — in 2012, Lil Boosie's "187" verses were used against him in…
Harley Brown / December 22, 2015
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