Chris Martins

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  • Jem and the Holograms Movie Remake 80s Cartoon

    'Jem and the Holograms' Movie Will Be Set in Social Media Age

    Jem and the Holograms was only on the air for a precious three years in the '80s, but the cartoon's memory looms large over music fans who were around to witness it, and some who only saw snippets of the titualr pink-haired rock goddess long after. There's an entire wiki devoted to the Hasbro- and Marvel-backed show if you feel like a history lesson's in order — alternately, you can wait for the new live-action movie currently in development. That's right. Jem lives.The news came today via a YouTube post from the film's creators: director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity), and other producer Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber's manager). While that may not seem the most confidence-inspiring lineup, there's reason enough to stay tuned.

  • Eric Andre Show Watch Episode Free Stream

    Watch Every Episode of 'The Eric Andre Show' for Free

    Adult Swim is offering fans and the high-curious the chance to stream every single episode of The Eric André Show — that's two seasons and 21 compact bouts' worth of utter insanity featuring an incredible array of guests and our favorite sidekick in the game, Hannibal Buress. Music fans take note: we've caught cameos from Questlove, Henry Rollins, Chance the Rapper, Jonwayne, Killer Mike, Devendra Banhart, Brian McKnight, Mr. MFN eXquire, and Mel B — with any who actually perform doing highly non-traditional versions of their usual fare. Watch The Eric André Show for free, here.Also, be sure to revist our big sit-down with André himself, "How an Unemployed Stand-Up Made the Weirdest Show on TV," and that one time Buress interviews Danny Brown for SPIN. Here's an episode guide, and here's one of our favorite episodes:

  • Gucci Mane Zaytoven Aight Pour Some More Stream Quavo

    Generous Gucci Mane Streams 'Aight' and 'Pour Some More'

    Gucci Mane has had his fair share of public troubles in recent times, but the Atlanta trap king wants you to know he's "Aight," and that his biggest concern at the moment is comfortably quotidian: "I done got so famous I can't even eat at Applebees." That restaurant shout-out hails from new song "Pour Some More," which preceded the aforementioned "Aight" featuring Migos man Quavo. Both fresh tracks hails from the April 1 compilation, Brick Factory Vol. 1, and both are streaming below. You know what this is — but in case you don't, do not be alarmed by the chintzy drums, dooming synthesized atmosphere, and occasional sounds of cars racing by. Quavo's vulnerability is a notable highlight. Zaytoven produces.

  • Ben Frost 'Venter' Stream Swans Liturgy Drummer

    Swans and Tim Hecker Pal Ben Frost Drops Nightmarish 'Venter'

    It's a good time for noise, living in the wake of such serrated 2013 albums as Kanye West's Yeezus, Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks, and Tim Hecker's Virgins. Various void-gazers have been emerging from the glorious black murk this year — Arca, Evian Christ, Wertheimer — and now we get a new nasty treat via Stereogum. Below you can stream "Venter" from Ben Frost, a man who contributed his production expertise not only to Hecker's latest platter, but also to Swans' incredible The Seer and Colin Stetson's wonderful New History Warfare series. The Iceland-based artist has a new album, A U R O R A, coming out May 26 on Mute under his own name. It will feature contributions from drummers Thor Harris of Swans, and Greg Fox late of Liturgy. Hear them pounding below.

  • Beyonce I Can't Even Comedy Video Literally Dying

    Guy's Girlfriend Is 'Literally Dying' Because Beyonce

    There comes a time in every person's life when he or she simply "can't even," and for a lot of us, that moment arrived when Beyoncé surprise-released her exceptional new album, Beyoncé, in December.

  • Onyx 'Whut Whut' Stream Snowgoons Wakedafucup

    Stream Onyx's Menacing Boom-Bap Banger 'Whut Whut'

    On March 18, the mighty mad-faced crew otherwise known as Onyx make their grand return. We've been tracking the second coming of the '90s boom-bap badasses and thus far the results have been plenty promising. First, there was the titular track from the new album, "Wakedafucup." Then came the gritty video for that heater. And last but hardly least, we heard their collaboration with A$AP Ferg and Sean Price, "We Don't Fucking Care." Now, SPIN is proud to premiere the next taste of the forthcoming LP, "Whut Whut." Produced by Germany's Snowgoons, the brooding new song finds Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr trading aggro bars over ominous keys and stormy atmosphere.

  • Tim Hecker The Field No. No... Remix Stream

    Tim Hecker Remixes the Field's 'No. No...' and It's Glorious

    Two beloved left-field electronic maestros released standout albums last year: Swedish techno-dreamweaver the Field delivered the sublime Cupid's Head, and ambient opus-maker Tim Hecker created the harrowing, trilling Virgins. Now the pair meet as the latter remixes the former's "No. No..." The results are exactly as transcendent as they should be — six and a half minutes of swelling atmosphere, micro-cut angelic voices, crystalline synthesizer work, and subtle pulse. As seen in the YouTube window below, the revision hails from the Kompakt-released Cupid's Head Remixe II EP, which is limited to 500 vinyl copies worldwide. We still think they should've gone with Cupidshead Revisited, but so it goes. Other flips come from John Tejada and TR404.

  • Teen Daze Teases Tour With Gorgeous 'Tokyo Winter'

    Teen Daze Teases Tour With Gorgeous 'Tokyo Winter'

    Canadian producer Teen Daze, a.k.a. the mononymous Jamison, emerged from the summery haze of the chillwave boom with a more ambient, occasionally chilly sound. His 2012 album All of Us, Together generated a fair dose of praise and two years later, it's spawning a free EP and a European tour. On March 25, the Lefse left-fielder will hit the road. That's also the same day he'll offer up the three-track Paradiso EP for free download. The first taste of that set, which was made from dusted-off two-year-old scraps, can be heard below. "Tokyo Winter" hardly feels like leftovers — it's a gorgeous, nearly eight-minute exploration of hushed beauty and skittering beats. Get into it below, via XLR8R.Paradiso track list:1. "Paradiso"2. "YVR"3.

  • Beyonce 'Drunk in Love' Grandmothers Grannies Video Lyrics

    Watch Three Grannies Analyze Beyonce's Serfbort

    Okay, so it's not exactly a new idea, but without getting too deep into the sociological implications thereof, there's something evergreen about watching older folks discuss popular music, especially rap. And also, we're always up for another excuse to cover Beyoncé's #serfbort tribute, "Drunk in Love," which most recently spawned an excellent animated emoji interpretation. Above, you can watch three "grandmothers" reacting to the lyrics of purported basketball player Kanye West's remix rendition of the Beyoncé single. The woman in brown seems pretty hip — throw her the deuce, and she'll toss it back — and the granny in gray is along for the ride, but the lady in yellow is anything but mellow. Also, her comment about the size of Jay Z and Mrs. Knowles-Carter's bathtub is pretty on point. 

  • DJ Snake Lil Jon 'Turn Down for What' Video

    DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' Video Is the Most Turnt

    Lil John and DJ Snake's "Turn Down for What" is an undeniable force — the sort of club track that not only inspires ridiculous wilding out on the dance floor, but which also actually kinda sorta comes to define a moment. While trap music has spawned plenty of hits and its production typically feels epic, it's never had an anthem like this.And you've never seen a music video quite as appropriately absurd and absurdly inappropriate as the one above. Directed by the Daniels, who never disappoint, the clip follows an incredibly odd evening in the life of a man who is physically incapable of turning down.

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