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Swahili Go ’70s Funkadelic on Sophomore LP, ‘AMOVREVX’

Portland synth-funk quintet Swahili will release their sophomore album, AMOVREVX (pronounced am-or-euh), on March 24 via Translinguistic Other, but they've made the entire…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 17, 2015

Don’t Miss the Axe White Label Collective SXSW Party With John Legend

South by Southwest's music conference kicks off tomorrow, and as SPIN announced last week, this Saturday in Austin is the Axe White Label Collective…
By: SPIN Staff / March 17, 2015

Snoop Dogg Is Going to Be in the ‘Empire’ Season Finale

Snoop Dogg is going to make an appearance on season finale of Fox's ratings-juggernaut Empire, playing himself, naturally. The SXSW keynote…
By: James Grebey / March 17, 2015

SXSW 2015: 22 Artists You Must See

At this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, a number of noteworthy lone stars will be making their way to Texas to perform for…
By: SPIN Staff / March 17, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Is Dropping a New Album Next Week

On the heels of Drake's surprise mixtape release and Kendrick Lamar's surprisingly early To Pimp a Butterfly release, Earl Sweatshirt is suddenly…
By: James Grebey / March 17, 2015

Tobias Jesso Jr. Plays ‘Without You’ (But With a Full String Section) on ‘Conan’

Tobias Jesso Jr. appeared on Conan last night to play his passionate love song, "Without You," and while the love he sang about…
By: James Grebey / March 17, 2015

Watch Courtney Barnett Perform ‘Depreston’ on ‘Ellen’

Courtney Barnett dropped by The Ellen Degeneres Show on Monday afternoon to entertain Ellen and her audience with a charmingly sulky performance of "Depreston," off…
By: James Grebey / March 17, 2015

Lil Wayne Hurls Another Diss at Birdman in New Young Money Cipher

Lil Wayne is still pissed at Birdman. In case you missed it, Weezy is suing Birdman's Cash Money for $51 million, alleging that they…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015

Kanye West Will Headline Glastonbury 2015

Organizers have just announced that Kanye West will headline the Pyramid Stage at this year's annual Glastonbury Music Festival in England.
By: Brennan Carley / March 16, 2015

Stream SPIN’s SXSW MixRadio Playlist: Earl Sweatshirt, METZ, and More

In partnership with MixRadio, SPIN has once again launched a very special mix in honor of this year's South By Southwest conference, which…
By: SPIN Staff / March 16, 2015

Bjork’s ‘Vulnicura’ Art Comes Alive in New ‘Moving Album Cover’

We've seen part of Björk's new visual (which Björk officially labels a "moving album cover") for her Vulnicura cut "Family" before — a still from…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015

Friend Roulette Explore Drugs and Death on ‘Stoned Alone’

"Stoned Alone" is the new song from Brooklyn-based chamber pop outfit Friend Roulette, and it is re-introducing us to the band's enigmatic ability…
By: Caitlin Gallagher / March 16, 2015

Thom Wilson, Producer of the Offspring’s ‘Smash,’ Has Died

Influential punk producer Thom Wilson has died, according to a press release sent out by the Epitaph label. The statement — which states that Wilso…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 16, 2015

Download Tinashe’s Sparkling New ‘Amethyst’ Mixtape

Just half a year after releasing her debut album Aquarius, Tinashe has delivered a seven-track mixtape called Amethyst as a gift to her fans. The…
By: Brennan Carley / March 16, 2015

Foxygen Announce Farewell Tour of Europe and North America

Foxygen may be running out of air. The California band announced a "Farewell Tour" in support of their 2014 release ...And Star…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly': Musicians React on Twitter

If you're a person with a pulse, you probably already know that Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has been released on iTune…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 16, 2015

Courtney Barnett’s Debut Album Is Now Streaming

Courtney Barnett is streaming her debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, a little more than a week ahead…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015

Flying Lotus Says His Beats Helped Inspire Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Everybody is rightfully freaking out about the surprise release of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly (which came a full week early), and now the…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015

The Vaccines Announce Release Details of New Album ‘English Graffiti’

English rock darlings the Vaccines have revealed the release details of their third album English Graffiti, which will out May 26 on Columbia Records.
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 16, 2015

Kiesza, the Weeknd, and Magic! Win Big at the 2015 Juno Awards

Kiesza was the big winner at Juno Awards over the weekend, taking home the Breakthrough Artist of the Year trophy and picking u…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015
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