Katy Perry Shares Arena-Filling Olympics Song, ‘Rise’

Update: Katy Perry's "Rise" now has an accompanying video. Staying true to its Olympian theme, the clip depicts a number of international athletes in various states of…
Rachel Brodsky / July 15, 2016

Clams Casino Gets Verses From A$AP Rocky and Lil B on ‘Be Somebody’

Kevin Durant's departure to Golden State was another reminder that you don't beat BasedGod, you join him. Clams Casino knew this for a while, though.
Brian Josephs / July 14, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Nominated for Four Emmys

Beyoncé's HBO special Lemonade is up for four Emmy awards. The hour-long visual album, which dropped right before the LP, is up for Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding…
Brian Josephs / July 14, 2016

Kacey Musgraves Joins Weezer on an ‘Island in the Sun’ in Nashville

Kacey Musgraves has been known to cover Weezer's "Island in the Sun" at her own concerts, and word must have gotten back around to Rivers…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

Polaris Prize 2016 Short List: Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, Kaytranada, and More

Canada's Polaris Prize has announced its much-watched "short list" of nominees for the 2016 Canadian Album of the Year award, including records by a number of SPIN…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

Documentary ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ in Theaters This Summer; Hear New Song ‘I’m Still Here’

Miss Sharon Jones!, the 2015 film about the 60-year-old singer and leader of soul-funk revivalists the Dap-Kings, will screen in select U.S. theaters this summer. The film debuted at festivals last…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

Wilco Celebrate Their ‘Star Wars’ Anniversary With a New Song, ‘Locator’

Last year at this time, Wilco surprise-dropped an excellent album called Star Wars. Since we're coming up on the record's one-year anniversary (it came out…
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2016

SPIN Is Seeking NYC Editorial Interns for Fall 2016

SPIN is seeking editorial interns for our 2016 fall program. Ideally, we’re looking for candidates who are excellent writers and have a serious interest in…
SPIN Staff / July 14, 2016

Grimes Says Harley Quinn Inspired Vocals on ‘Kill v. Maim’

Grimes is the latest guest on Hrishikesh Hirway's Song Exploder podcast, discussing the fierce, noisy "Kill v. Maim" from last year's Art Angels. "I wanted to prove I…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

Betty Who Hosts a Cuddle Party in ‘I Love You Always Forever’ Video

Last month, SPIN spoke to Betty Who about covering Donna Lewis' 1996 hit single, "I Love You Always Forever." Now, the Australian pop singer has…
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2016

Get the ‘Memo’ in Young Thug’s New Video

There's a newspaper devoted entirely to Young Thug. It's called the Slime Times, and it exists solely in the new video for Slime Season 3 track "Memo." True…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

ABRA Dances Through the Pain in ‘CRYBABY’ Video

Pop'n'B upstart ABRA drops her PRINCESS EP tomorrow, July 15, on True Panther/Awful Records, but prior to that, she's shared a mighty appealing video for the…
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2016

Ariana Grande and Jimmy Fallon Swap Faces in ‘Into You’ Snapchat Video

Snapchat allows for all sorts of fun filters — face-toast, dog ears, cat ears, rainbow tongues — you know, if you're into that sort of…
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2016

M.I.A. Settles on an Album Title, Finally Confirms Release Date

Update: Before its official release on Friday, M.I.A. decided to premiere "Go Off," her collaboration with Skrillex and Blaqstarr, on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show.
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2016

Chance the Rapper’s Newest Song Remembers Muhammad Ali at the ESPY Awards

Chance the Rapper paid tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with an original song to close out last night's ESPY Awards. The champion boxer known as the Greatest…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

Listen to Faith No More’s Mike Patton Chat With Savages’ Jehnny Beth

Savages' Jehnny Beth welcomed Faith No More frontman Mike Patton on her Beats 1 show "Start Making Sense" last night. The two talked about how…
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2016

Justice Are Back With ‘Safe and Sound,’ Their First Single in Five Years

It's been five years since Justice hit a sophomore slump with Audio, Video, Disco. The French duo has finally broken their silence with the grand "Safe…
Brian Josephs / July 13, 2016

Beach Slang Debut New Song ‘Punks in a Disco Bar’

A night after covering all of the Replacements' Pleased to Meet Me live in Brooklyn, Philadelphia anthem-rockers Beach Slang are back with their first new…
Andrew Unterberger / July 13, 2016

YG Is ‘Still Brazy’ in His Latest Video

YG's Essential new LP, Still Brazy, has been lauded as the type of album that makes you throw up a black-power fist with one hand and handle…
Brian Josephs / July 13, 2016

Yes, Taylor Swift Ghostwrote on Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This Is What You Came For’

Taylor Swift has everything, and that includes the publishing rights to "This Is What You Came For." Yeah, that's Calvin Harris and Rihanna's hit, but…
Brian Josephs / July 13, 2016
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