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M.I.A. Debuts ‘Freedun,’ Featuring Zayn Malik

M.I.A. is fast approaching the September 9 release date for her fifth and, possibly, final album, A.I.M. To that end, she premiered another new song, "Freedun," on Annie…
Anna Gaca / September 1, 2016

M.I.A.’s New ‘Go Off’ Video Is Dynamite

After premiering new single "Go Off" on Annie Mac's radio show yesterday, M.I.A. has quite literally launched it with a video full of explosive excavations and earthmoving equipment. There are no people…
Anna Gaca / July 15, 2016

Afropunk Responds to Controversy Surrounding M.I.A.’s Black Lives Matter Comments

Afropunk is getting ready to hold its first festival in London and it's already dealing with a social justice flare-up thanks to M.I.A., the scheduled…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 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

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

Fun Fun Fun 2013: Top 20 Things We Saw

The eighth-annual Fun Fun Fun Fest took over Austin this weekend with six stages of bands, comedians, celebrity DJs, airborne skateboarders, and the one and…
Christopher R. Weingarten / November 11, 2013

We’re Live-Tweeting the YouTube Music Awards!

The first-ever YouTube Music Awards take place on Sunday, November 3 and SPIN will be live-tweeting the night's proceedings. Starting at 5 p.m. EST, catch…
SPIN Staff / November 1, 2013

M.I.A.’s Wild ‘Come Walk With Me’ Lyric Video Raises the Whole Silly Medium

The lyric video isn't exactly an ideal art form. The clips have become a common promotional tactic in recent years, but that's gone hand to…
Marc Hogan / September 5, 2013

SPIN’s Director of the Year Tom Scharpling on 2012’s Buzziest Music Videos

 When Tom Scharpling isn't hosting the much-loved, free-form The Best Show on WFMU or interviewing the likes of Fucked Up's Damian Abraham for his Low Times podcast,…
Brandon Soderberg / December 6, 2012

Hot Beef: M.I.A. Vs. ‘New York Times’

M.I.A. is pissed at The New York Times -- and when she gets angry, she gets even.
William Goodman / May 27, 2010

Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Beastie Boys Play S.F. Fest

Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys have been announced as the headlining performers for San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts…
William Goodman / April 13, 2009