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SXSW 2015 Royal Roast: HOLYCHILD, Best Coast, Tove Lo, and More Celebrate With SPIN

To celebrate the end of a bombastic showcase, SPIN invited an impressive roster of guests to our annual Royal Roast, a taco and…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

Mini Mansions’ Dark, NSFW ‘Vertigo’ Video Stars Alex Turner and Topless Women

Mini Mansions — Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman's new project — dropped their new album The Great Pretenders, today, and the Los Angele…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Built to Spill Share a New Song and Things Will ‘Never Be The Same’

Built to Spill are gearing up to release their first new album since 2009's There Is No Enemy, and now they've shared Untethered Moon's second…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Sufjan Stevens’ New Album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ Is Now Streaming in Full

Sufjan Steven's new album Carrie & Lowell, is now streaming on NPR's First Listen. The LP, which is named after Stevens' mother…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Hear Blur’s Playful New Single, ‘Lonesome Street’

Blur started off the week right by sharing "Lonesome Street," the third track off of their upcoming album The Magic Whip. The upbeat new…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’ Is Streaming Now

Shortly after announcing his follow-up to 2013's Doris and playing SPIN's South by South West showcase at Stubb's, Earl Sweatshirt ha…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 23, 2015

Killer Mike Suffered a Shoulder Injury From SXSW Attack

It turns out that Monday's attack on Run the Jewels at SXSW may have done more damage than initially thought. According to reports from…
By: Colin Joyce / March 22, 2015

Jack White and Robert Plant Covered Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Lemon Song’ in Argentina

Jack White's love for Led Zeppelin's classic cut "The Lemon Song" has been apparent for a while, given the regularity that he's trotted out…
By: Colin Joyce / March 22, 2015

Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Geologist Release ‘New Psycho Actives Vol. 1′ Split

Not much time ever goes by between releases from Animal Collective members. Noah Lennox released his latest LP Panda Bear Meets the Grim…
By: Colin Joyce / March 22, 2015

Modest Mouse Brought ‘Strangers To Ourselves’ Tracks to ‘CBS This Morning’

After years of rumors and false starts, Modest Mouse are finally back in the public eye thanks to their new album Strangers To Ourselves.
By: Colin Joyce / March 21, 2015

Foo Fighters Hint at a Second Season of ‘Sonic Highways’

On St. Patrick's Day, the Foo Fighters played a show at Burbank, California's iHeartRadio Theater celebrating the DVD release of their Sonic Highways tv…
By: Colin Joyce / March 21, 2015

SPIN’s SXSW Showcase at Stubb’s: An Artist-By-Artist Recap

Those South by Southwesters who braved the elements at Stubb's yesterday were treated to gigs by nine of our favorite artists working right…
By: SPIN Staff / March 21, 2015

Björk Delves Into Virtual Reality For Her ‘Stonemilker’ Video

It was only a matter of time before Björk got into the virtual reality game. In advance of the physical release of her latest album…
By: Colin Joyce / March 21, 2015

The Royal Roast: Celebrating SPIN’s Annual SXSW Party With Best Coast, Holychild, and More

Last night, a crowd of musicians descended upon 508 Tequila Bar in Austin for the Royal Roast, an annual event that celebrates the close of…
By: SPIN Staff / March 21, 2015

Nick Cave Is Releasing a Book He Wrote on the Backs of Barf Bags

Nick Cave has a lot of thoughts, and he travels on airplanes frequently when he tours with the Bad Seeds. Over the past…
By: James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Modest Mouse and Natasha Lyonne Do Weird Stuff in ‘Lampshades on Fire’ Video

The music video for Modest Mouse's nihilistic Strangers to Ourselves lead single, "Lampshades on Fire," looks like the opening credits to True…
By: James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Billy Corgan Says His Name Is ‘William,’ Not ‘Billy,’ Thank You Very Much

Sometimes William Patrick Corgan Jr. — better known as Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins — doesn't want to be called "Billy." During a…
By: James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Purity Ring Perform ‘bodyache’ Surrounded by Crystals on ‘Conan’

Purity Ring turned Conan O'Brien's stage into a New Age healing retreat Thursday night when they performed "bodyache," off of their new…
By: James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Jamie xx’s ‘Alba’ Closes Out BBC Radio 1 residency set

Producer Jon Hopkins closed out his BBC Radio 1 residency set Thursday night with a quiet new song from Jamie xx. The track,…
By: James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Watch Blur Play Their New Song ‘There Are Too Many of Us’

Blur have shared the second song from their upcoming eighth album, The Magic Whip — the Britpop band's first in 12 years. Revealed with a…
By: James Grebey / March 20, 2015
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