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Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Performed David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ With Kurt Vile Last Night

Last night, Win Butler of Arcade Fire teamed up with Kurt Vile for a cover of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel." Butler's band were famously close to the…
Anna Gaca / May 7, 2016

Kesha, Kacey Musgraves, Kurt Vile, and More to Play Bob Dylan Tribute Festival

Legendary folk singer Bob Dylan turns 75 this May, and to mark the occasion there's going to be a two-day tribute festival for the bard.
James Grebey / April 12, 2016

Kurt Vile Covered Spacemen 3’s ‘Hey Man’ With Purling Hiss

Purling Hiss (a.k.a. Mike Polizze) took the stage on Friday night at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia. During his set, he brought fellow Philly native Kurt…
Rachel Brodsky / March 28, 2016

Kurt Vile, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Ferg Will Voice Talking Animals in New HBO Cartoon

There's a new cartoon airing on HBO next month, and what Animals lacks in animation style, it makes up for with its massive roster of guest voice…
James Grebey / January 15, 2016

Rachel Brodsky’s 25 Best Albums of 2015

To finish out the year, we’re offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Here we have Assistant Editor Rachel Brodsky. My last 12…
Rachel Brodsky / December 21, 2015

Kurt Vile and Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis Get ‘Pretty Pimpin’ on ‘Colbert’

Update: As a part of Three Lobed Recordings' new project, Parallelograms, Kurt Vile has a couple of new songs available to stream: "Pretty Boy," "Way Back…
Rachel Brodsky / December 10, 2015

Watch Kurt Vile and Cyndi Lauper Cover the Rolling Stones’ ‘As Tears Go By’

Cyndi Lauper held her annual Home for the Holidays benefit last night at New York's Beacon Theatre, where she welcomed SPIN Best Albums of 2015 contender…
Rachel Brodsky / December 6, 2015

Kurt Vile Covers Velvet Underground With Kim Gordon, Bob Dylan With Woods in New York

Ground Control Touring, the New York-based booking agency who likely handles tour arrangements for your favorite indie rock band, held a party Wednesday night celebrating…
Colin Joyce / December 3, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

The 101 Best Songs of 2015

The Hills were alive with the sound of music in 2015, a period dominated by pop monoliths — the year started with Mark Ronson and…
SPIN Staff / November 30, 2015

Kurt Vile Performs ‘Lost My Head There’ in a Paris Restaurant for ‘A Take Away Show’

Kurt Vile's the latest singer-songwriter to perform for by La Blogotheque's wonderfully framed Take Away Shows. The Philadelphia songwriter took to the Paris restaurant Le…
Colin Joyce / November 18, 2015

Kurt Vile Serenades ‘Conan’ With Performances of ‘Pretty Pimpin’ and ‘Wild Imagination’

Kurt Vile stopped by Conan last night to perform two songs of his most recent release, SPIN's Album of the Week b’lieve i’m goin down…. During the proper show, the…
James Grebey / September 25, 2015

Kim Gordon Interviews Kindred Spirit Kurt Vile

It has been quite the several weeks of musician-to-musician interviews: first Julian Casablancas and Dev Hynes interviewed each other for Oyster, and now Kurt Vile (whose…
Harley Brown / September 22, 2015

Stream Kurt Vile’s New Album ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’

Kurt Vile's stellar new b'lieve i'm goin down... comes out on Friday, but the 35-year-old Philly musician's streaming the record — SPIN's Album of the Week — four…
Brennan Carley / September 21, 2015

Review: Kurt Vile Levitates on the Desert-Warmed ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’

"I could be one thousand miles away / But still mean what I say." That’s a line that many reviews of the latest Kurt Vile…
Kyle McGovern / September 21, 2015

Kurt Vile Takes a Psychedelic Space Journey in ‘Life Like This’ Video

Kurt Vile will release his forthcoming album, b'lieve i'm goin down, on September 25 via Matador, but today he's unveiled a trippy new clip for…
Rachel Brodsky / September 10, 2015

Kurt Vile Previews New Music in ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’ Trailer

Kurt Vile has released a new album trailer for the forthcoming b'lieve i'm goin down…, which previews a few new tracks from the record: "I’m An…
Rachel Brodsky / August 27, 2015

Kurt Vile Details ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’ LP, Shares ‘Pretty Pimpin’ Video

Philadelphia-based songwriter Kurt Vile has announced a new record called b’lieve i’m goin down... for Matador on September 25. The former SPIN cover star described…
Colin Joyce / July 21, 2015

Kurt Vile Shares Fall Tour Dates for ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’

In support of his now-confirmed upcoming album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., Kurt Vile has shared a series of autumn tour dates. The long-haired indie-folk singer also shared…
Rachel Brodsky / June 15, 2015

Kurt Vile Talks ‘All Over the Place’ New Album

Kurt Vile keeps late hours. "Somewhere between midnight and three," the singer-songwriter says, "maybe the best stuff happens." It's late February and the 35-year-old has taken…
Kyle McGovern / March 6, 2015
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