David Bevan

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Manhattan, NY

  • Photo by Maia Harms

    Ariel Pink's 'Retro-Licious' LP: Inside Haunted Graffiti's Sessions

  • Heavy Cream, 'Super Treatment' (Infinity Cat)

    Nashvillian punks' Ty Segall-produced latest is a candied torrent of delicious, Runaways-wrung slop.

  • The Temper Trap

    Hear the Temper Trap's 'Trembling Hands,' Watch a Short on Its Creation

    On June 5, Glassnote/Columbia will release the second (and self-titled) full-length from Australian rock outfit the Temper Trap, a Tony Hoffer-produced effort whose progress we charted by jumping into the studio with them in L.A. this past February. Below, check out "Trembling Hands," the album's spacious, piano-frosted first listen, as well as behind-the-scenes clip about its creation.

  • OFF!, 'OFF!' (Vice)

    Cross-generational punk lifers offer 16 tracks in 16 minutes: hardcore revisionism that's short on fresh ideas, not bile.

  • Father John Misty, 'Fear Fun' (Sub Pop)

    Former Fleet Fox continues strong solo run with symphonic folk odyssey. Every vocal harmony shimmers.

  • Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur Jr. Will Deliver Plentiful Shredding on Late Summer LP

    Outside the Mascis family home in Amherst, Massachusetts, Lou Barlow rests his head on his steering wheel, focused on a song that's forcing his small grey pick-up to shiver and shudder. He's currently hearing the latest mix of "Rude," a growler he's added to the family of 13 that he and his Dinosaur Jr. bandmates are hearing back in full for the first time since tracking for their forthcoming full-length began in early February. And as Barlow comes plodding into the kitchen through a side door moments later, he proffers some simple feedback for producer John Agnello: "More grinding" on the guitar sound. "So you'd like more attitude on the guitar then?" Agnello asks. "Nah," Barlow says. "Just more grinding. Alongside the bass." The indie rock lifers' third still-untitled full-length since reuniting for 2006's

  • Watch Grand Rapids' Saucy 'Feels Like a Lifetime' Clip

    A few weeks ago, Grand Rapids released "Feels Like a Lifetime," the twangy, jangly, altogether unshakable A-side to the young Manhattan crew's forthcoming 7" on the Beggars Groups singles label Too Pure. Below, find its Adam Abada-directed visual counterpart, a celebration of pizza and staying up way past your bedtime that was filmed in their East Village apartment.

  • Dope Body / Photo by Angel Ceballos

    Dope Body: Noise-Rock Bros Restore Baltimore's Hard Edge

    Who: Four testosterone-mainlining, noise-rock ruffians from central Baltimore who joined forces in late 2008 for a one-off show at local DIY space the Natural History Museum. That night left such a strong impression on frontman Andrew Laumann, 25 (who was living in San Francisco at the time), that he moved home to Baltimore a couple of weeks later so Dope Body could ride again. "It was the most fun I ever had," says Laumann, a visual artist, of the sweat-blanched set that birthed the band and provided titular inspiration for their Drag City debut, Natural History. "It felt like performance art to me. I didn't feel like a musician, didn't feel comfortable being a musician. But I could be a character for this." Sounds like: A savage break from (and polar opposite to) the hyperactive, hyper-smiley, Hypercolor basement pop that's come to represent Baltimore's underground in recent years.

  • OFF! / Photo: Aaron Farley

    Hear OFF!'s Ferocious Self-Titled LP

    Sixteen songs in roughly 16 minutes, all of them as ferocious as the name OFF! would imply. That's what the Keith Morris-fronted punk collective plans to release next week via Vice — their first official full-length and a record you can stream in its entirety here at SPIN. Below, check out a brief conversation with Morris on topics ranging from his allergies and the meaning of the word "hardcore." You can pick up your very own copy of the LP at iTunes. How are you doing? 
I'm doing pretty good, I'm experiencing the heaviness and fucked-upped-ness of allergy season. I've experienced like two or three days where I would have this thing in my throat, like acid reflux. I experience it every now and then if I eat the wrong thing but this has just been brutal. Like fuck, man, what is it? Throat cancer or bronchitis? This is pretty uncool.

  • Crocodiles / Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

    Hear Crocodiles' Sinewy 'Endless Flowers'

    A few weeks ago Crocodiles' Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez took a moment to talk records with RBB's Radioeins in Berlin. They mused on John Lennon and Neu!, and in between cuts from both, they played a few from their forthcoming full-length, Endless Flowers, due June 5 via new label home, Frenchkiss. Below, you can hear that album's tightly clenched title track, a sinewy extension of the fuzzy magic they've been conjuring for the past four years and change.

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