David Bevan

writer

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Manhattan, NY

  • Daniel Rossen, 'Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP' (Warp)

    Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles maestro masterfully channels a stormier George Harrison.

  • Tyler the Creator sports a mustache while lurking

    Odd Future Lurk in Exclusive 'Loiter Squad' Clip

    On Sunday, Adult Swim will premiere Loiter Squad, the long-awaited sketch comedy show starring Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce. Below, check out an exclusive sneak peak entitled "Lurking," which, in the parlance of creepy, is exactly the stripe of Tom Green-indebted, personal space-invading candid camera punk jobbing we relish. Hopefully you feel the same way. Enjoy while reading our interview with the Loiter Squad crew.

  • Ceremony / Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

    Breaking Out: Ceremony

    WHO: Seven years ago, a Bay Area teen named Ross Farrar started a hardcore band named Hammertime. For reasons both unfortunate and understandable, the band only lasted a few shows. "I think he felt like people were taking it as a joke," says Anthony Anzaldo, Farrar's childhood friend and current bandmate. "But he was serious. He asked if we could start a [new] band. That was pretty much it: just four dudes who went to high school together wanting to play some loud music." SOUNDS LIKE: The foursome has churned out furious, standard-issue slam dancers as well as envelope-shoving, forward-thinking fare that, while no less concussive, is simply too ferocious for the form. "It's purely subconscious," Anzaldo says of the shift toward less-traditional punk workouts, heard best on the band’s Matador debut, Zoo. "We can't be writing 40-second songs anymore.

  • S. Carey / Photo by Cameron Wittig

    Hear S. Carey's Gorgeous 'Two Angles'

    "maybe some peeps get why @scareymusic is the fucking best now," tweeted Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon about a month ago, shortly after 4AD-shot footage of he and vocalist/longtime drummer/multi-instrumentalist/not-so-secret weapon Sean Carey stripping down tracks from their Grammy-nominated sophomore full-length began to circulate online. It was staggering, as well as a perfect reminder to revisit Carey's shape-shifting, jazz-influenced solo debut, 2009's All We Grow. On May 8, Jagjaguwar will release Hoyas, an EP of four similarly expansive Carey compositions, recorded in his attic on a laptop. "Two Angles" is the first, a feast of electronic ripples, stately horns, burbling guitar, and gorgeous falsetto – his own.

  • Ceremony / Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

    Ceremony Blow Up the 'Burbs in 'Adult' Video

    Much has been made of Ceremony's ongoing sonic move away from their hardcore roots, as heard most recently on their Matador debut, Zoo, the SPIN Essential full-length that finds the Rohnert Park punks channeling Wire and the Stooges more than the power-violence of their not-too-distant youths. But on "Adult," an mpfree cut that steers toward the former, frontman Ross Farrar considers what it means to grow up and, quite possibly, out of hardcore. It's an idea that orbits the suburban cul-de-sac themes of the new, BRV BLK BRD-directed clip below, which features an ultra-saturated '50s finish.

  • Pond, 'Beard, Wives, Denim' (Modular Records)

    Aussie crew shares members and psychedelic worldview with Tame Impala, but favors fly-unzipped classic rock.

  • Bowerbirds, 'The Clearing' (Dead Oceans)

    Raleigh folk duo widens studio palate, crafts their most memorable bit of gnarled, moonlit strummery to date.

  • Sean Metelerkamp

    Spoek Mathambo Breaks Down 'Father Creeper,' Plus Hear the Full LP

    At about this time yesterday, Spoek Mathambo was washing dishes in his Malmö kitchen, thousands upon thousands of miles away from his birthplace of Johannesburg, South Africa. But as he explained to SPIN, Father Creeper, his first full-length for Sub Pop (due March 13), is an album born in transit. Mathambo assembled so much of its zig-zagging rap ruckus while touring throughout Europe, North America, and South Africa in collaboration with his wife, Swedish rapper Ana Rab a.k.a. Gnucci Banana, Copenhagen-based multi-instrumentalist CHLLNGR, and Okamulukat of South African hip-hop troublemakers Dirty Paraffin. Below, get an exclusive first listen to the disc while you read Mathambo's recollections of how each vibrant piece came to be. "Kites" " 'Kites' has quite a long history. It started with the producer that I originally worked with, Richard the Third.

  • Alex Winston / Photo by Guy Eppel

    First Spin: Hear Alex Winston's Seismic 'King Con'

    Lo! Finger-piano! Rippling fields of snare! Flights of banjo and mandolin! Choruses the size of Ponderosas! The hundred sounds of a woman possessed by song! King Con is the relatively long-awaited (at this desk, anyway) full-length debut from Detroit-bred multi-instrumentalist and pop enchantress Alex Winston. It's a wellspring of implacable melody and seismic quirk due to drop April 10 via V2/Cooperative. Hear it in its entirety exclusively here:

  • Mike Wexler / Photo by David Black

    First Spin: Hear Mike Wexler's Serpentine Full 'Dispossession'

    Tomorrow, intrepid Brooklyn singer-songwriter Mike Wexler will release Dispossession, his second full-length and first for new label home, Mexican Summer. It's also his finest: a leap forward whose elliptical arrangements and understated, serpentine delivery find Wexler really owning that odd space between Robert Wyatt and Nick Drake. Drink it up in its entirety in our exclusive first listen:

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