Chris Martins



  • Spin Doctors 'Two Princes' Best Part Mix Video

    Just Go Ahead Now and Play This Spin Doctors 'Two Princes' Remix

    For reasons both narcissistic and nostalgic, we here at SPIN do delight in sharing ridiculous Spin Doctors news, but it's been awhile. Last year was rich with highlights: there was that one guy who attempted to Kickstart a biopic about singer Chris Barron starring Home Alone actor Daniel Stern simply because the two men look alike (that failed, despite our best efforts to help it along). And then there was that other guy, Marc McGrath, who failed at booking a cruise festival starring the band.But sadly, Spin Doctors were left out of the CBC's recent wonderful supercut of '90s hits' vocal hooks, so one YouTube user is doing his best to make amends. As Death and Taxes points out, MrMkerstetter has created an edit of the group's "Two Princes" featuring only "the best part." If you already hit play on the clip above, then you know exactly which part he prefers.

  • Black Keys Charlize Theron Saturday Night Live Promo Video

    Charlize Theron Introduces Black Keys in 'Saturday Night Live' Promos

    Another hour, another newsworthy Black Keys development. Earlier today, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney announced their forthcoming world tour in a fun, if slightly awkward, video. Now they participate Charlize Theron announces their forthcoming Saturday Night Live appearance in a fun, if slightly awkward, video. Seen above, the A Million Ways to Die in the West star introduces the Nashville-via-Akron duo ahead of their May 10 performance on the show. Cecily Strong is on hand as well to assist on a timely Mother's Day cougar joke, for one. The Black Keys' Turn Blue comes out May 13, but you can stream the whole thing now.

  • Tori Amos Unrepentant Gerladines Album Stream

    Stream Tori Amos' Return Album 'Unrepentant Geraldines'

    After teasing us with the pitch-perfect "Trouble's Lament" and her electronically art-popped "16 Shades of Blue," Tori Amos is now streaming her entire new album via Amazon. Head over there to hear Unrepentant Geraldines, the iconic singer-songwriter's first non-classical album since 2009's Abnormally Attracted to Sin. Also, check out our photos from Amos' recent Rough Trade NYC gig, where she debuted many of the songs we're hearing now. Below you'll find a video of our heroine speaking on her 14th long-player. And, if you must, head over to BuzzFeed to answer the burning question: "Which Tori Amos Song Are You?" (via Stereogum).

  • Earl Sweatshirt New Song Live Video

    See Earl Sweatshirt Debut a New Song in Atlanta

    Last we heard from Earl Sweatshirt ... well, it wasn't that long ago. Last week we shared two previously unreleased tracks from the Odd Future rhymer, one featuring his non-Tyler BFF, Mac Miller. We know he's been working on his follow-up to 2013's excellent Doris LP, and as Pitchfork points out, he unleashed what appears to be a brand new song in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Above, you can watch Sweatshirt deliver that clanging, forceful chant-along to a very enthusiastic crowd. Of course, that could be because they knew they were in the presence of one whole half of the famous tandem, DJ Billy Jole. Read our recent interview with Earl and Lionel, and look for the OF MC's mug in our SXSW portraits gallery.

  • Arca Jesse Kanda 'Truama Scene 2' Video Harness

    Watch Arca and Jesse Kanda's Stomach-Churning 'Trauma Scene 2'

    When he isn't busy composing bleak-banging beats for Kanye West (see Yeezus), New York producer Arca is free to be as inspired and terrifying as he wants to be. The Venezuela-born aural architet dropped the wonderfully black &&&&& mix nearly a year ago, but that vile thing continues to deliver creepy gifts — fine, since it'll still sound ahead of its time a decade from now.In March we got a music video of sorts for "Knot," which found experimental filmmaker Jesse Kanda rendering a world of disfigured children locked in synchronized dance. Now, witness scene two of the longer Trauma film, in which Arca's "Harness" is accompanied by a whole lot of odd mouth movements. Actually, that's just the beginning.

  • Black Keys Turn Blue World Tour Announcement Video

    Black Keys Announce 'Turn Blue' World Tour in Odd Video

    The Black Keys are going on tour. That news is, of course, no surprise considering their forthcoming eighth album Turn Blue is pretty much upon us, but the Akron-hailing, Nashville-based rock-blues duo made the announcement with their own inimitable aplomb. In the video above, they call a press conference, seemingly in an FBI building, essentially so they can be laughed at by the friends, fans, and possibly family gathered.Of course, it's all to say the band is launching the North American leg of a world tour kicking off in September, with support from Cage the Elephant, St. Vincent, and Jake Bugg. Presale begins Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. local and can be accessed by pre-ordering Turn Blue via the Black Keys site only.

  • Beastie Boys 'Girls' Feminist Version Sizzy Rocket Video

    See Beastie Boys' 'Girls' Get a Pro-Woman Makeover

    If Goldie Blox did one thing right, it was to playfully knock the Beastie Boys' 1987 single "Girls" on its ass, recasting the über-sexist message as an anthem for actual girls — as in, "female human beings who are not not yet young adults." But that clever remake was used to sell products, which wound up ruining the whole thing for everyone. Enter Sizzy Rocket, a savvy 22-year-old songwriter signed to Universal (she's done some writing for pop-rap dudes Timeflies) who's recorded her own version of the track and converted into a pro-woman anthem. "I was never targeting the Beastie Boys with my cover flip," she told BuzzFeed. "I love them and I take a lot of my punk influence from them. I tried to keep that attitude in the cover." Watch the Eve Del Prado-directed video above. More Sizzy here.

  • Future 'I Won' Video Game Browser Flash Kanye West

    Kanye West and Future Throw Chains at Women in 'I Won' Video Game

    SPIN cover star Future has released a second browser-based video game celebrating a single from his excellent new album Honest. In March, we got to "Move That Dope" in a funky little Flash app dubbed (for the kids) "Move That Doh." Now we've got the lo-bit equivalent of the beach-y video for his single with Kanye West, "I Won." Below, you click to play as both boundary-pushing rappers, who take turns throwing heavy necklaces at the bikini-clad women stalking the sand. "Click the left mouse button to toss a chain on your trophy," the screen directs, with about as much care toward issue of objectifying humans as Juicy J's stripper game. Play below if you must, and watch Future's recent appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show and 106 & Park.Behind the scenes of our cover shoot:

  • Smith Westerns Gap Ad Wardell Andra Day

    Smith Westerns Star in Gap Ad

    When SPIN interviewed Smith Westerns last year, the garage-glam dudes admitted that they'd ride for Long John Silvers. Now the Chicago trio is repping another iconic name in strip mall history: Gap. Seen above, Max Kakacek, Cameron Omori, and Cullen Omori sport the clothing giant's duds in blue-hued ad that's apparently making the rounds IRL as well. "So I guess my face is all over the trains/buses," Cullen tweeted. "Take a selfie with it so I don't have to leave my house!" Other potential homebodies include San Diego singer Andra Day and sibling folk duo Wardell. See 'em all below, via Stereogum. So I guess my face is all over the trains/buses, take a selfie with it so I don't have to leave my house!— Cullen Omori (@SmithWesterns) May 7, 2014This summer, our ads celebrate the season through music. Meet the cast.

  • 2 Chainz 'Trap Back' Video Freebase EP

    2 Chainz Rides a Bike Through Compton in 'Trap Back' Video

    The inimitable 2 Chainz released his Freebase EP on Monday, and now there's a video celebrating the keyed-up seven-track release. Seen above, the Alex Nazari-directed clip mostly finds the oddball Atlanta MC cruising through the titular trap (Compton, to be specific) on a lowrider bicycle. He casually drops rap knowledge ("This flow come from Drizzy / He got it from Migos, they got it from Three 6") and unique brags ("I am now balling so hard / I should be on my own box of Wheaties"), and also there's a snippet of Will Ferrell's Step Brothers film which only kind of makes sense. Download Freebase over at LiveMixtapes, and stream it below. The freshly freed Lil Boosie appears on "Wuda Cuda Shuda," and Rick Ross trades bars with A$AP Rocky on "Crib in My Closet."

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