Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Garbage Screaming Females Patti Smith Cover 'Because The Night'

    Garbage and Screaming Females Cover Patti Smith's 'Because the Night'

    Garbage and Screaming Females have been having a grand old time on the road. Judging by the tightness of that headlock and the ferocious look on Shirley Manson's face, she and SF singer Marissa Paternoster have become legit homegirls.Unfortunately, the latter has come down with a case of mono and grounded the band after a final show with the '90s alt-rock giants on Wednesday night. But on Tuesday in Houston, Paternoster joined Garbage on stage to trade lines and play guitar on a cover of Patti Smith's classic "Because the Night." Thanks to an inspired YouTuber, we've now got decent footage to share.The eternally feisty Manson begins by introducing "smart, funny rock star Marissa Paternoster, who has done nothing but give me shit on this entire tour. No fucking respect right here!" She then adds, "There's just not enough girls doing this, and when I say doing this, I don't mean ...

  • Metallica Green Day Voodoo Festival Rehab

    Metallica Replace Green Day at Voodoo Festival, Billie Joe Armstrong's Rehab Is 'No Joke'

    Metallica are grabbing Green Day's headlining slot at New Orleans' forthcoming Voodoo Music + Arts Experience fest following the Nor Cal punks' Monday cancelation. The embattled band had to call off their appearance presumably due to Billie Joe Armstrong's onstage breakdown and subsequent rehab enrollment. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Green Day producer and Warner Bros. chairman Rob Cavallo said, "His rehab is no joke. He's under medical supervision for a while to get him clean."Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich weighed in via statement: "We are excited to be part of our first ever Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

  • Busdriver sufjan stevens son lux ding-a-ling christmas

    Sufjan Stevens and Busdriver Save Christmas, Diss Mel Gibson on 'Ding-a-Ling' Remix

    Early in the week, SPIN alerted you to the impending sing-along road show extravaganza that baroque-pop strangeoid and seasonal holiday sprite Sufjan Stevens is planning in support of his pending Silver and Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 box set, due out November 13. This morning he shared a goofy track about Jesus called "Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling," which we skipped due to its meatless, demo vibes. But then something happened. Stevens' recent collborator Son Lux turned the thing into a bouncy, electro-damaged thumper and Project Blowed rap scion Busdriver went ham on that ding-a-ling. In the new version, the Los Angeles MC offers his lap as a sub for Santa's, disses the commercialization of Christmas, and serves up some hate to Mel Gibson. Dig those Mooninites-style overdubs!

  • Sky Ferreira Ghost EP full Com Truise Red Lips remix

    Hear Sky Ferreira's Full 'Ghost' EP, Com Truise's 'Red Lips' Remix

    Word is Sky Ferreira's Ghost EP has leaked, but you needn't download anything illegal to hear the entire thing right now. The rising synth-pop starlet's new one is due October 16. Though only five tracks deep, it includes collaborations with Cass McCombs, Jon Brion, Greg Kurstin, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Garbage's Shirley Manson, who talked about the team-up in the April SPIN Interview. Meanwhile, the Manson co-write "Red Lips" has been given a flangey post-punk disco remix by New Jersey beatmaker Com Truise.Sky Ferreira's Ghost EP:1) "Sad Dream" (via Pop On and On)2) "Lost in My Bedroom"3) "Ghost" (via Tumblr)4) "Red Lips"5) "Everything is Embarrassing"

  • FIDLAR LP Tour 'White On White' Song album

    FIDLAR Share Skate-Punk Shredder 'White On White,' Announce LP

    Los Angeles skate-punk provacateurs FIDLAR are all set to release their debut full-length on January 22 via Mom+Pop Records.

  • Titus Andronicus Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter Lyric Video

    Titus Andronicus Diss Hipsters in 'Still Life With Hot Deuce and Silver Platter' Lyric Video

    Titus Andronicus' third album of bar blooze and Jersey punk, Local Business, is due out October 22, but you can hear new song "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" right now, thanks to the karaoke-ready lyric video above. The highly cynical, arguably hipster-baiting single — let's not forget that the title translates to "steaming pile of elevated dung" — takes shots at "relevant dudes" and singer Patrick Stickles' own "authentic self," and eventually appears to inhabit the perspective of an ad man interested in exploiting lesbians and Mexicans. To get a sense of the bigger picture, revisit Local Business' bulldozing first single, "In a Big City."

  • Kanye West White Dress Full Song RZA

    Kanye West Proposes in 'White Dress': Hear the Full Song from RZA's New Movie

    The other day we shared a brand new Wu-Tang Clan song plus reunion news, both thanks to RZA and his forthcoming film, The Man with the Iron Fists. Another song exclusive to the soundtrack has been the subject of much whispering and speculation, but this time before anyone actually heard the thing. When MTV News spoke to RZA at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, the razor-sharp proWucer quoted a line that got the gossip mill jaw-jacking over whether it was about his girlfriend Kim Kardashian: "I seen you in the club in a tight dress/ But I picture you in church with a white dress." That turns out to have been a paraphrase, as the "White Dress" snippet that leaked yesterday revealed, but the full song doesn't do anything to quash the rumors, ending as it does with West essentially proposing to his subject. Oh, and Kanye's returned to Twitter, but only to memorialize Steve Jobs.

  • Jack Black OFF Wrong video

    Jack Black Rips a Man's Heart Out in OFF!'s 'Wrong' Video

    In this vintage-flavored miniature action flick from So Cal punk supergroup OFF!, Jack Black plays the leader of a bumbling gang who can't seem to get the better of their nemesis Jalisco. While we don't get to witness the band physically tearing through their featured rip-roaring bruiser "Wrong," we do get to see them get torn up and bruised as Black's unfortunate lackeys. Sometimes you've just got to take matters into your own hands. "Wrong" hails from OFF!'s self-titled May album, which has also spawned a hilarious video starring Kids in the Hall kiddo Dave Foley and this violent sign-off featuring Los Angeles comics Andre Hyland and Ron Babcock. Take heart, this clip is more funny than die.

  • Bat for Lashes covers Rihanna We Found Love Hopeless

    Bat for Lashes' Rihanna Cover Makes 'We Found Love' Even More Hopeless

    For Bat for Lashes' Wednesday drop-in on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, Natasha Khan performed "Laura" and "All Your Gold" from her October 23 album The Haunted Man, and then surprised the host with a cover of Rihanna and Calvin Harris' melancholy megahit "We Found Love." Naturally, Khan takes the song to an even darker, more dramatic depth, accompanied by a barebones drum march and a surging bass line. Take it for a spin below, and then check out Coldplay's Radio 1 Live Lounge cover for contrast.

  • Blondie New Three Songs 'Rock On' Cover

    Blondie Cover 'Rock On,' Share Two Lackluster New Tracks

    New Wave O.G.s Blondie have surprised their fans with three brand new songs. In honor of the band's YouTube Presents livestream yesterday, Debbie Harry and co. shared the perhaps regrettably metal-tinged "Bride of Infinity," the placid and dreamy "Dead Air," and a bass-buttressed cover of David Essex's "Rock On," which is something that the nearly 40-year-old band is inarguably doing. They recently wrapped up their co-headlining Whip It To Shreds tour with Devo in support of last year's totally-not-good-but-hey-nice-try-anyway Panic of Girls LP. For something a bit more positive about the pioneering band, take a look at Ms. Harry's entry in SPIN's 50 Biggest White Girl Rap Moments rundown.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Valentino Khan — Make Some Noise " 03:43
  • 2 The Range — Rayman " 03:34
  • 3 Twin Peaks — Strawberry Smoothie " 02:24
  • 4 Jessie Ware — Share It All " 04:18
  • 5 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 6 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA