Posts tagged "M.I.A."

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…
By: 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 Snowde…
By: 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…
By: Colin Joyce / August 5, 2014

M.I.A. Raps About Skype and Kindle on ‘Gold’

M.I.A.'s Matangi was wild and confounding and wonderful, and it's only fair to give some shine to those sonic architects who did their thing…
By: Chris Martins / July 24, 2014

Watch MIA’s Twitchy Video For ‘Double Bubble Trouble’

Since last year's Matangi, M.I.A.'s found a number of different ways to showcase her visual art roots, including some pretty complex staging for her…
By: Colin Joyce / May 19, 2014

Hear M.I.A.’s Drastic Remix of Beyonce’s ‘Flawless’

M.I.A. is suddenly back in action. Over the weekend, SPIN shot her show in Queens, and on Monday night she brought her dystopian dance party…
By: Chris Martins / May 14, 2014

Watch M.I.A.’s Dystopian ‘Seth Meyers’ Dance Party

Lifelong visual artist M.I.A. has put on a number of striking TV performances for her superb late-2013 album Matangi. On the old Late Night With Jimmy…
By: Marc Hogan / May 13, 2014

M.I.A. and A$AP Ferg Bring the Party to Queens

On Friday, May 9, M.I.A. headlined the Knockdown Center, inviting all the women in the audience to dance onstage to "Y.A.L.A." and "Bad Girls." Tra…
By: Jolie Ruben / May 12, 2014

M.I.A. and Janelle Monae Holograms to Perform Cross-Country Duet

We'd welcome a show featuring both M.I.A. and Janelle Monae any time, but their upcoming collaboration is much more than a standard concert pairing. O…
By: Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

M.I.A. Previews Beyonce Remix With Help From Adorable Son

There are countless ways for artists to announce a new project or release these days. And while it's safe to say many a Beyoncé fa…
By: Dan Reilly / March 10, 2014

The 40 Best Albums of 2007

What was it about this year that made our lives a little brighter? Was it the abundance of fine music or the shifting landscape that…
By: SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014

The 40 Best Albums of 2005

The 40 best albums of 2005, as ranked by the SPIN editors. [This list was originally published in the January 2006 issue of SPIN.]…
By: SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014

M.I.A. Leaves Roc Nation, Now Hiring New Creative Team

M.I.A. is severing her ties with Jay Z's Roc Nation. The Matangi singer announced on December 31 that she's parting ways with Hova'…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 2, 2014

SPIN’s Best Live Photos of 2013

We're So Live with It, Look How We Did It Yeah, yeah, of course we know your BFF's cell-phone pics from the mosh pit were…
By: Jolie Ruben / December 4, 2013

Hear M.I.A.’s Menacing ‘Matangi’ B-Side ‘Trouble Again’

M.I.A. isn't one to shy away from trouble. She's still embroiled in a legal battle with the NFL over a finger, she had no…
By: Chris Martins / December 3, 2013

Da Mafia 6ix Hypnotize, Yo Gotti Surprises, Death Grips Flip, and 8 More New Rap LPs in No Trivia

ALBUM OF THE MONTH Da Mafia 6ix, 6ix Commandments (Hypnotize Minds) So here’s a reunion record actually worth getting behind: Da Mafia features every original…
By: Brandon Soderberg / November 26, 2013

Watch M.I.A. Almost Make Stephen Colbert Cry on Camera

An unstoppable force met an immovable object on The Colbert Report last night (November 20), when M.I.A. squared off against Stephen Colbert for an interview.
By: Kyle McGovern / November 21, 2013

M.I.A.’s ‘Matangi’ Reviewed — With Kittens

SPIN's new Cute Reviews section shrinks our finest album reviews to snappy soundbytes and tosses in video of a few adorable kittens because, well, why…
By: SPIN Staff / November 21, 2013

How M.I.A.’s Polyglot Pop Montage Was First Hatched by Japanese Duo Frank Chickens

It's easy, maybe even accurate, to think of M.I.A. as the definitive musical artist of our time, in the sense that only the 21st Century'…
By: Chuck Eddy / November 18, 2013

See M.I.A. Blast Through ‘Y.A.L.A.’ at Soho House’s ‘Satellite Nights’ Party

Earlier this month, M.I.A. celebrated the arrival of her fantastic Matangi album by crashing Soho House's Satellite Nights event…
By: Kyle McGovern / November 15, 2013
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