Boulevards Wants the Golden Days of Funk on “Sanity”

Boulevards, a.k.a. Jamil Rashad, remembers a time when groovy bass lines, twinkling guitar riffs, and lycra bell bottoms (not, say, EDM bangers) were the signifiers of American and European clu…
Andrew Stone / September 4, 2015

The Wonder Years Resurrect an Interrupted Life on ‘Thanks For the Ride’

Philadelphia emo revivalists The Wonder Years have never shied away from performing lyrical open-heart surgery. Their forthcoming studio album, No Closer to Heaven, is every bit a…
Rachel Brodsky / September 3, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Justin Bieber, Escort, George Clanton, 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 New York disco divas,…
SPIN Staff / September 1, 2015

Synkro Floats Through Oceanic Ambience on ‘Shoreline’

Manchester-based producer Synkro, a.k.a. Joe McBride, first made a name for himself with Burial-esque beats and tracks shaped by the U.K.’s formative mid-’00s dubstep era.
Harley Brown / September 1, 2015

Darkstar Explore Workplace Ennui on the Gorgeously Melancholy ‘Through the Motions’

As one of the U.K.’s most subtly lush and textured electronic duos, Darkstar has over the years been steadily expanding the boundaries of their beat-…
Harley Brown / September 1, 2015

Findlay Brown Basks in ‘Slow Light’ on Kaleidoscopic Solo LP

Brooklyn-via-Yorkshire songwriter Findlay Brown has released two albums worth of lilting compositions that call to mind the greyscale pastorals of Nick Drake, Burt Jansch and…
Colin Joyce / August 31, 2015

Salad Boys Embrace Their Jangle-y Heritage on ‘No Taste Bomber’

As residents of Christchurch, New Zealand, wonderfully lollygagging indie rock is practically in Salad Boys’ blood. Though the locus of jangle seems to have moved…
Colin Joyce / August 28, 2015

Shunkan Stir Up an Indie-Pop Maelstrom on ‘The Pink Noise’

Los Angeles-born and New Zealand-based songwriter Marina Sakimoto has released a few melancholic singles and homerecordings under the moniker Shunkan, but for her debut LP…
Colin Joyce / August 28, 2015

Laura Stevenson Announces ‘Cocksure’ LP With Stormy ‘Torch Song’

Two years after the release of her wrenching solo album Wheel, Laura Stevenson makes her return today with news of an LP called Cocksure due…
Colin Joyce / August 27, 2015

Commercial Break Is Over: ‘Change the Channel’ to Francesco Yates’ Pharrell-Produced Single

Francesco Yates does not hold back on his seductively funky single “Change The Channel.” Scattered with piercing Prince squeals, Yates reaches rockstar status with wildly…
Margaret Farrell / August 27, 2015
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