David Bevan


Manhattan, NY

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    Watch the Big Pink's Sunlit Clip for 'Hit the Ground (Superman)'

    Earlier this week, the Big Pink announced the impending release of Future This, the London pop duo's aircraft-carrier-sized sophomore full-length, due January 17 on 4AD. Below is a new sunlit clip for new Laurie Anderson-sampling single "Hit the Ground (Superman)," which in addition to footage of the band losing themselves in song, also features some of close-ups of folks letting their lips flap in the wind. Get the story behind Future This in our exclusive interview with Milo Cordel.

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    The Big Pink Go Pop on January's 'Future This'

    London pop-punkers the Big Pink took some time to "reflect on the good times" after 2009's A Brief History of Love and poured the results into their second album Future This, due January 17 via 4AD. The disc includes "Hit the Ground (Superman)," a Laurie Anderson-sampling bulldozer that Zane Lowe just premiered on his show BBC Radio 1 show. SPIN has an exclusive look at the LP's art and a full track list, as well as some insight into what went into making the album from Milo Cordell. What did the band learn most from releasing your debut?It's tough. I'd never been in a band before until the Big Pink. I think we learned that we really just wanted to make a record that's fun. I think that first record wasn't fun. It had a negative energy within it. So going out to play those songs for a year and a half afterwards made us wish that we had something positive to put over.

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    Bradford Cox's Lonely Planet

    Last week, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox shared Parallax, the Atlanta psych-smith's third full-length as Atlas Sound. While the disc is more polished and confident than anything he's released on his own to date, it remains a work of confounding, paradoxical beauty — and Cox remains a tortured soul who tells us this is "the loneliest record I've ever made." Cox opened up about the status of his blog and the state of his heart when SPIN rang him at home in Georgia: Parallax feels very different from what you've done on your own.I mean if I could go back, I would change a lot of things. I can't listen to Logos. I can't listen to any of my records, frankly. The only recorded thing I can listen to by any of my projects is "Desire Lines." And I got overruled on the production of that song.

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    The Black Keys Debut Fuzzy 'El Camino' Track 'Run Right Back'

    A few weeks back, the Black Keys let loose a viral video for "Lonely Boy," a cut from the forthcoming El Camino that also happens to be the juiced-up A-side to a limited edition 12" scheduled to land in shops November 25 as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday series. That 12" single also features "Run Right Back", a far-fuzzier B-side that appeared yesterday on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1. Hear a radio rip (via Listen Before You Buy).

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    First Spin: Hear The So So Glo's 'Lost Weekend'

    Right now, the guys in hardscrabble New York garage rock crew the So So Glos are putting finishing touches to their third full-length, a yet-to-be-named offering that will most likely arrive in the spring 2012. We hope. Below, you'll find "Lost Weekend," a slice of power-pop so effortless and effervescent and well-executed, it doesn't feel too crazy to suggest that it might have brothers and sisters just as irresistible. DOWNLOAD

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    Video Premiere: See Renaissance Man's Leafy 'Stalker Humanoid'

    Just last week, Renaissance Man dropped The Renaissance Man Project, the Finnish electro outfit's debut LP and an effort that includes the elemental beatscapes of "Stalker Humanoid." Check out the sylvan, self-directed clip for that cut, paying particularly close attention to the choreography that unfolds at the 1:06 and 2:57 marks. Renaissance Man are set to celebrate their album release with a performance at XOYO London on November 19. Scalable, non-watermarked brightcove.createExperiences();

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    Video Premiere: Watch Revocation's Cheeky 'No Funeral' Clip

    Early last year, Revocation found themselves in very distinguished company, namely on our list of Artists to Watch in 2010. Those were heady times. Below, you can check out a cheeky clip of the Boston-based metalmakers vamping and plowing and rumbling through "In You Funeral" as shot in by SCION A/V. Look at them go — sometimes we know what we're talking about!

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    Listen to '24 Eight,' a Dreamy Cut From G-Side's 'iSLAND'

    As we mentioned earlier this week, G-Side are just one day away from the digital release of iSLAND, a new full-length the Alabama hip-hip alchemists are preparing to support with a full-fledged trek through the U.S. Today, you can listen to "24 Eight," a mood piece heard only as part of NPR's recent "Hip-Hop You Won't Hear On The Radio" mixtape. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

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    First Spin: Dashboard Confessional's Cover of R.E.M.'s 'End of the World as We Know It'

    On November 17, Dashboard Confessional leader Chris Carrabba will release Covered in the Flood, his first record under his own name and one comprised solely of covers of songs by bands including Big Star, the Replacements, and Archers of Loaf. SPIN is debuting his sumptuous, slow-talking, sometimes spectral take on R.E.M.'s 1987 landmark single "It's the End Of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)." But note that this is not the first time that Carrabba has taken a crack at the R.E.M. songbook — way back in the 2004, you may remember the Floridian singer-songwriter's contribution to MTV2s short-lived "Album Covers" series, in which he Dashboard-i-fied a slew of songs from Automatic for the People in front of a television audience at Arlene's Grocery in New York.

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    First Spin: Hear Doomtree's 'Beacon'

    "Beacon" is a bull-rushing, shape-shifting cut from No Kings, the second "all-crew" release from Doomtree, a Minneapolis hip-hop collective that shares ties with Upper Midwest yacht-rock family Gayngs. They're releasing the album themselves on their own self-titled label November 22, a move as organic and democratic as what you'll hear here.

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