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M.I.A. Says Her New Album Is Coming in July

Happy to report that M.I.A. is in the news not for making ill-advised racial commentary, but instead for the prospect of some new music. It looks…
Brian Josephs / May 18, 2016

M.I.A. Encourages You to ‘Rewear It’ in Snappy Video for H&M

The full version of M.I.A.'s sartorially conscious "Rewear It" has cropped (ha) up online, debuting today at Vogue. Produced by H&M for the retailer's World Recycle Week…
Anna Gaca / April 10, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Kamaiyah, M.I.A., Ex-Terrestrial, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from Mississippi folk-rockers, London synth-pop wizards, and more.
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2016

M.I.A. Just Released a New Song, ‘MIA OLA’

Earlier this month, M.I.A. premiered a new song, "MIA OLA," at Stella McCartney's fall 2016 fashion show; now the political-minded artist/renegade has posted the track in full to her…
Harley Brown / March 17, 2016

M.I.A. and G-Dragon Go in on Baauer’s Banging New Single, ‘Temple’

Weeks after a clip of the track leaked after being played at Alexander Wang's New York Fashion Week show, Baauer has finally shared the full version of "Temple,"
Anna Gaca / March 16, 2016

M.I.A. Drops Volatile New Song, ‘Boom ADD’

M.I.A. has dropped a new track, "Boom ADD," that kicks off with a cheeky skit referencing her spat with the NFL. In 2012 the activist…
James Grebey / February 25, 2016

Baauer Debuted ‘Day Ones’ on ‘Colbert,’ Announces Debut Album ‘Aa’

"Harlem Shake" producer Baauer just announced the details of his upcoming debut album Aa with a performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Alongside the rapper Leikeli47,…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Watch M.I.A.’s Politically Charged New ‘Borders’ Video

M.I.A.'s been steadily releasing singles this year, like "Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border," "Platforms," and "Can See Can Do." Her output also includes last…
Brennan Carley / November 26, 2015

Stream M.I.A.’s Globetrotting New Single, ‘Borders’

M.I.A. dropped an intriguing short film, "Matahdatah Scroll 01 'Broader Than a Border,'" that she shot in West India and Africa this past summer, and…
James Grebey / November 20, 2015

M.I.A. Is Recording With Skrillex

When she released a visual single a couple of months ago, M.I.A. hinted that she'd have some more stuff in the works soon. Based on…
Colin Joyce / September 2, 2015

M.I.A.: SPIN’s 2008 Cover Story

This article was originally published in the December 2008 issue of SPIN. M.I.A. is pregnant. And not just with revolutionary ideas for…
Lorraine Ali / July 18, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Youth Lagoon, M.I.A., Swervedriver, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from yelping Riot Grrrl…
SPIN Staff / July 14, 2015

M.I.A. Releases Multimedia Project ‘Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border’

M.I.A. teased a new audiovisual project last week, and today that project, given the official title "Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border," has been…
Colin Joyce / July 13, 2015

M.I.A. Uploads New Music and Video Teasers to Instagram

M.I.A. has been pretty quiet as of late, but the provocative art-pop singer has been dropping plenty of hints indicating that she's working on something new.
James Grebey / July 6, 2015

M.I.A. and GENER8ION Film 36,000 Fighters in ‘The New International Sound Pt. II’ Video

M.I.A. spares no expense when it comes to her music videos, so it's not surprising that her collaboration with GENER8ION (a.k.a. French producer Surkin) is…
Harley Brown / June 15, 2015

A$AP Rocky Shares the Track List for Upcoming ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’

In just under two weeks, A$AP Rocky's long, long, long-awaited sophomore major-label effort — At.Long.Last.A$AP — will hit shelves, and carries with it the heft of some…
Brennan Carley / May 21, 2015

M.I.A. Posts Jittery New Demo, ‘Platforms’

We haven't heard much from M.I.A. since her March track release, "Can See Can Do," but now she's shared a skittering new demo called "Platforms." Filled…
Rachel Brodsky / May 8, 2015

M.I.A. Returns With Rubbery, Romantic ‘Can See Can Do’

On Twitter this morning, M.I.A. returned from her post-Matangi slumber with news of a new track called "All My People," but she eventually decided that…
Colin Joyce / March 7, 2015

Tom Morello and M.I.A. Stump for Edward Snowden

Who knew that all it would take to form a semi-musical supergroup with such artists as M.I.A. and Tom Morello was infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden and others…
Brennan Carley / November 10, 2014

XL Previews Collectors’ Comp With Unreleased Vampire Weekend, Odd Future Footage

This year marks the 25th anniversary of U.K. indie institution XL Recordings and they've announced their own celebration in the form of a history-spanning compilation…
Colin Joyce / August 5, 2014
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