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Listen to Grimes’ Hyperactive ‘Suicide Squad’ Track, ‘Medieval Warfare’

The early reviews of Suicide Squad strongly suggest the soundtrack is better than the film. The blockbuster has been taking a critical drubbing, but that's not stopping…
Brian Josephs / August 3, 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

Chastity Belt Aren’t Afraid to Get Sentimental on Their Next Album

Chastity Belt's first show was "a total joke" — at least that's how Julia Shapiro, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle four-piece, tells it.
Kyle McGovern / August 23, 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

Chris Brown Allegedly Pulled a Gun on a Woman

Update: After an hours-long standoff, the Los Angeles Times reports that Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon late Tuesday afternoon. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Lt. Chris…
Brian Josephs / August 30, 2016

The VMAs Need to Stop Relying on Their Stars So Much

In 2006, the MTV Video Music Awards were on the brink of absolute disaster. That year's ceremonies, hosted by an expired Jack Black, were brutally…
Andrew Unterberger / August 29, 2016

The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock's post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2016

Ka and the Hidden Lineage of Brownsville Hip-Hop

Ka uses a minimalist’s palette — haunted instrumental loops and laconic delivery — to color his songs' brutal realism and serrated wit. The 44-year-old New York…
Brian Josephs / August 30, 2016

‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed Leads a Double Life as Riz MC

Riz Ahmed might be having the busiest year of his life. Not only does the U.K.-born actor and musician have the lead role on HBO's critically celebrated…
Rachel Brodsky / August 17, 2016

Junior Boys Don’t Know How to Quit, Release Surprise ‘Kiss Me All Night’ EP

Junior Boys have popped back up with Kiss Me All Night, a new four-track EP the Canadian duo describes as "one more lap after the finish line"
Anna Gaca / August 25, 2016

Gonjasufi Feels Your Pain

"This is going to hurt your ears a bit," Gonjasufi announces over the mic as he cues up a gnarled synth riff on his Roland…
Peter Holslin / August 22, 2016

Cheena: New York Punks Who Come Alive at Night

In the mess of chain coffee shops and clothing boutiques that crowd lower Manhattan, it can be hard to find a place to just sit…
Colin Joyce / July 28, 2016

Boy Band Fraudster Lou Pearlman Dead at 62

Disgraced boy band mogul Lou Pearlman died in prison on Friday (August 19), sources told Billboard last night. He was 62 years old. Pearlman is…
Anna Gaca / August 21, 2016

Rick Ross and Skrillex Pal Around With Jared Leto’s Joker in ‘Purple Lamborghini’ Video

DC Comics' super-villain juggernaut (not that super-villain Juggernaut) Suicide Squad arrives in theaters today, and Rick Ross and Skrillex are offering a taste in the new Colin Tilley-directed video for…
Anna Gaca / August 5, 2016

Is John Newman and Calvin Harris’ ‘Olé’ a None-Too-Subtle Dig at Taylor Swift?

English singer John Newman's new single "Olé" is a breezy, island-inspired piece of average summertime pop. That, however, is not why anyone is listening to…
Anna Gaca / July 8, 2016

Jessy Lanza’s ‘Oh No’ Video Is Lit

Characteristically laid-back Canadian synthpop artist Jessy Lanza recently released her second LP, Oh No, and she's just shared an official video for its title track. It starts simply enough, with…
Anna Gaca / August 3, 2016

Review: Cass McCombs Is a Moving Target on ‘Mangy Love’

There’s a story Cass McCombs has told about how in his older days, he would never sit for publicity shots. At a certain point, the…
Andy Beta / August 25, 2016

Review: Katie Dey’s ‘Flood Network’ Is Rife With 404 Errors and Heartbreak

Australian songwriter and producer Katie Dey’s 2015 debut, asdfasdf, felt born from the internet. It wasn’t that social media fomented the cult musician’s rapid rise (though shoutouts from…
Colin Joyce / August 8, 2016

‘The New York Post’ Just Discovers Rapper Ka Is a Firefighter, Gets Roasted on Twitter

Ka isn't making headlines because people have finally come around to embrace his lyrical gifts. He's making headlines because of obnoxiously branded dog mats — known…
Brian Josephs / August 22, 2016

Fifteen People Injured As Roof Collapses at Steve Aoki Concert

15 concert attendees were injured at Steve Aoki's show at the Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway over the weekend when part of the roof caved…
Ilana Kaplan / August 22, 2016
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