Chris Martins



  • In the Valley Below Peaches Remix Kele Okereke Bloc Party Stream

    Hear Bloc Party's Kele Transform In the Valley Below's 'Peaches' Into Dance Epic

    In the Valley Below are compelling enough all on their own. Guitarist Jeffrey Jacob hails from Memphis, Tennesee. Keyboardist Angela Gail was raised in Muskegon, Michigan. And though it's not exactly clear whether or not they're a couple, the pair do make beer and sing together. Take "Peaches," the first single from their May 6 Capitol Records debut, Man Girl EP. The track could be about mutual attraction, or it could be about a refreshing summer fruit. That's where Kele Okereke comes in — on the remix you'll hear below, the Bloc Party singer recasts their synth-folk original as a seven-minute dance epic.

  • Chromeo 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' Stream Oliver

    Chromeo Are 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' of Those Other Guys

    Last we checked in with Chromeo, the Canuck funk cornballs were making out with mannequins in the video for "Come Alive." New song "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" might help explain that troubling behavior. On the latest share from White Women — out May 12 — Dave 1 sings about getting played by babe: "And is it really my fault / I get a shiver when I see her with those other guys / Wearing the jacket I bought / I can't help but lose my temper and I don't know why."Like "Sexy Socialite" and "Over Your Shoulder" before it, the new song showcases the duo's incredible knack for the same kind of catchiness and melodic might that made Hall & Oates so damn hard to ignore. They also get an assist from Los Angeles duo Oliver on the production. Stream below.

  • Eagulls 'Possessed' Video Album Vandalism

    Eagulls Score a Vandal's Fantasy in 'Possessed' Video

    Eagulls are booked for SPIN's House of Vans SXSW day party and it's not hard to see why. In the video above, the English post-punk crew share "Possessed," a wickedly chiming and bright-yet-brooding highlight from their self-titled album, due Tuesday on Partisan Records. The Plastic Zoo-directed clip also speaks to the group's wild character — revisit "Tough Luck" for more — as a restless youth vents his angst via vandalism and the camera captures it all with cinematic flair. Pre-order the 10-song set on iTunes.

  • Dave Grohl Taylor Greenwood Sing You to Sleep Video

    See Dave Grohl and Taylor Greenwood 'Sing You to Sleep'

    If you don't know Taylor Greenwood, you're forgiven. The Los Angeles singer-songwriter has fewer than 100,000 views on YouTube — most of those coming from covers — but Dave Grohl is trying to change that. The Foo Fighters boss and Nirvana drummer (and Sound City director, and Zac Brown Band collaborator) appears in the intimate video above to help perform a song that he wrote with Greenwood, "Sing You to Sleep." Sales for the dreamy lullaby will fittingly benefit Project Night Night, a charity that delivers care packages stuffed with toys, books, and blankets to homeless children.The song is offered at a pay-what-you-want rate through Greenwood's website. According to Rolling Stone, who premiered the video, Grohl was so moved by one of the artist's recent performances that he introduced himself and offered to help out with her debut album.

  • Devo Robert Bob Casale Family Fund Donations Death

    Family of Devo's Departed 'Bob 2' Needs Help

    When Devo member Robert "Bob 2" Casale's heart gave out unexpectedly on February 17, he left behind no will or insurance, said his brother Gerald "Jerry" Casale in a tweet. The iconic New Wave band's bassist also shared a link that leads concerned fans and friends to a GoFundMe page — the aim is to raise $100,000 to help the family that the younger Casale left behind.FYI There's a donation site at for Bob 2's wife and children.

  • Vindata 'Recognize' Stream Ebonique Xavi Follow EP

    Vindata Demand You 'Recognize' Their Rich, Soulful Dance Music

    Jared Poythress and Branden Ratcliff look like pretty chill guys, and they probably are, but the music that they make together is the stuff of dance-floor wilding. As Vindata, these two Los Angelenos slam garage into soul, hip-hop into house, and astral electronica into the heavier strains pioneered overseas by the likes of their pals Skream and Benga. "Be shapeless, formless, like water," says their Twitter bio, and that iconic Bruce Lee quote fits. Hear their latest track below to experience all of these words in action — "Recognize" features guest vocals from Zavi and Ebonique, but Vindata's production still acts as the track's main event. The song hails from the pair's forthcoming ...For One to Follow EP, due out March 4 via Symbols.

  • Portlandia Tunde Adebimpe TV on the Radio Cameo Video

    'Portlandia': See TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe Dis Fred

    Considering Portlandia is a show created by musicians-turned-actors, it's no surprise that Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein frequently deliver the goods where cameos are concerned. But it's a rarity to score a soundman with legit acting chops as well. Enter TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, who has an all-too-brief appearance in the IFC show's most recent episode. He plays himself in the video above, but he's showed his range in feature films including Jump Tomorrow and Rachel Getting Married. He's also currently at work on his main band's fifth album, and has been putting in some time with side project Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band as well. Oh, and Subtle dude Doseone has recently been tweeting about the long-lost Nevermen trio amassing the talents of himself, Adebimpe, and Mike Patton.

  • Inventions Explosions in the Sky Eluvium Peaceable Child Stream

    Hear Inventions, From Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium

    The post-rock gods have spoken: On April 1, the ambient-loving Temporary Residence label will release Inventions, the eponymous debut from the newly minted duo of Explosions in the Sky guitarist Mark T. Smith and composer/producer Matthew Cooper, a.k.a. Eluvium. The latter Portlander — once dubbed "the Brian Eno of the Grizzly Bear set" — released a titanic double-disc set last year, Nightmare Ending, which SPIN dubbed Essential. Meanwhile, those Austin orch-rock rippers scored the Paul Rudd-starring Prince Avalanche to (duh) epic results, and hit the road opening for Nine Inch Nails. Below, you can hear what happens with those two mighty sounds come together. "Peaceable Child" is aptly named — it's thick yet gossamer, and it comes on like a warm sonic warm. Did we mention that these heady bros recorded the entire thing in a rented beach house?

  • Bill Corgan Siddhartha Jam Stream Eight Hour Live

    Watch Billy Corgan Play His Eight-Hour 'Siddhartha' Synth Jam

    Billy Corgan is, right now, performing an eight-plus hour ambient interpretation of Herman Hesse's existential 1922 novel Siddhartha. You can watch it here. So far it seems to be a reading of the book itself, combined with modular synth blips, bloops, and textures. And that's pretty much what the Smashing Pumpkins boss promised when he announced the unusual Chicago event a week and a half ago:"On 2//28 I'll be doing a show at Madame ZuZu's Teahouse; start time noon, and due to nature of performance it'll last 8-9 hours. So see in coming days for details on seating and admissions. As with all our events there is no charge. Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly.

  • Samsaya Stereotype Slick Shoota Remix Stream

    Slick Shoota's Remix of Samsaya's 'Stereotype' Gives Reasons to Dance

    Samsaya means "doubt" in Hindi, but the Norwegian artist beams confidence. In truth, the name is more of a command — "question everything" — and her music, though playful and bright, aims to challenge. Take "Stereotype," for instance. The song hails from her sophomore album Bombay Calling (produced by Roc Nation dude Fred Ball) and proudly reps her broad taste in sound — a thing which more than comes across in her mix of pop, soul, rap-style production, and Bollywood flourishes. Below, her fellow countryman Slick Shoota (Mad Decent) gives the aforementioned single a house-y, garage-addled rebirth. Spin the remix below, and check out the video for the original "Stereotype" beneath that.

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