The increasingly prolific Ty Segall — all of whom’s catalogue SPIN recently ranked — appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to perform his Emotional Mugger standout “Candy Sam.”More »


Every Ty Segall Release, Ranked

There are three things about Ty Segall that will probably never change: The San Francisco garage-rock icon is a prolific songwriter, plays the guitar very well, and seems to live… More »

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Marc Maron, who recently welcomed SPIN founder Bob Guccione Jr. on his podcast, spoke to baroque-pop performer Mikal Cronin and Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus for today’s episode of WTF. Cronin, whose last… More »

Mikal Cronin’s ‘Say’ Video Is a Bloody Riff on Paul Simon’s ‘You Can Call Me Al’

Bay-area guitar-pop crooner Mikal Cronin’s latest springy collection MCIII hit stores earlier this month. Today, with the help of Funny or Die, he’s shared a video for “Say,” one of… More »


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The two halves of Mikal Cronin’s third LP collide on the first song of what we once called Side B, “i) Alone,” which also serves as a sort of highlight… More »

Mikal Cronin Asks ‘Conan’ to ‘Turn Around’

In celebration of his just-released album, MCIII, Mikal Cronin stopped by Conan to play his television debut of “Turn Around.” Accompanied by a full string section, Cronin worked through an impassioned… More »

The third record from San Francisco-based songwriter Mikal Cronin, the aptly titled MCIII, is an exercise in pushing limits. Moving beyond the garage-pop of 2011’s Mikal Cronin and 2013’s MCII, he’s… More »



Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. From Philly punk kids to sexed-up R&B futurists to Norwegian slow-pop… More »


Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! Once again, the SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From two-minute punk scorchers to 11-minute kitchen-sink pop epics,… More »

Merge Records Shares 25th Anniversary Documentary, Covers of Classic Tracks

North Carolina indie rock institution Merge Records celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. They’ve already announced a four day music festival to mark the occasion, but today, Google Play shares… More »


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On April 1, Brooklyn label Famous Class will drop the newest entry in its ongoing Less Artists More Condos single series. The upcoming split seven-inch kicks off with a new… More »

“We’re from California,” Mikal Cronin told a bundled up Webster Hall audience last night. “Our instruments don’t like the cold.” Though Cronin, longhaired purveyor one of 2013’s Best Albums, was… More »

Watch Mikal Cronin Give a Lonely Maid Some ‘Peace of Mind’

Here’s an unexpectedly effective music video pitch: Let’s follow a housekeeper around her shift at a dingy motel. Mikal Cronin juxtaposes his upbeat “Peace of Mind” with this simple, not-exactly-upbeat… More »


Watch Mikal Cronin’s Furious Freakout on ‘Conan’

Mikal Cronin killed on Conan last night (July 16), delivering a show-stealing rendition of “Change,” one of the many fuzz-pop highlights off his Essential sophomore album, MCII. As if his cathartic six-string freakouts and hooky… More »

As 2013 cruises towards its summery midpoint, once again we’ve decided to compile an eclectic soundtrack to help you stave off swimmer’s ear — moombahton, footwork, the sunniest black metal… More »