David Bevan

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Manhattan, NY

  • Mean Jeans, 'On Mars' (Dirtnap)

    Portland pop-punk heroes rip, party, toob, hang tuff, spit out a wealth of unshakeable, Ramones-stamped gems.

  • Sleepy Sun, 'Spine Hits' (The End)

    Despite sumptuous production values, Bay Area psych-rock quintet devolve into puddle of hookless, grooveless goo.

  • Watch Cloud Nothings' Daydreamy 'Stay Useless' Clip

    Watch Cloud Nothings' Daydreamy 'Stay Useless' Clip

    Pop-punk holdover "Stay Useless" is the jounciest cut from Cloud Nothing's latest, SPIN Essential'd full-length, Attack on Memory. Its new video is the animated, Jack Kubizne- and Steve Winfield Meyer-conceived tale of a loner, his favorite action figure, and one very wild bus ride. Also, there's a really big monkey.

  • UV POP, 'No Songs Tomorrow' (Sacred Bones)

    UK post-punk reissue is at one with the charred and chilly gloom-rock of its new Sacred Bones labelmates.

  • Prinzhorn Dance School

    Obtain Prinzhorn Dance School's 'I Want You'

    Three months after DFA outliers and Brighton-based minimalist indie rock duo Prinzhorn Dance School dropped their first full-length in nearly five years (January's lovelyClay Class) they've shared an EP single built around (and titled after) a sinewy beauty from that album, "I Want You." Grab the track and watch the equally stark video below. DOWNLOAD

  • Sidi Touré

    Malian Singer Sidi Toure: 'We've Been Witnessing a Coup D'Etat'

    On Thursday, March 21, junior officers in the Malian army staged a coup d'etat in the West African nation's capital city of Bamako, current home of blues-informed Songhaï folk singer (and Thrill Jockey recording artist) Sidi Touré. In the days since, desert rebels have seized cities in Mali's Saharan north (including ancient trading outpost Timbuktu and Touré's home city of Gao) and proclaimed independence for what they call the state of Azawad, a geopolitical maneuver that could potentially separate Touré from his family and one that hurls his forthcoming full-length, Koïma, into stark relief. We sent along a series of written questions to Bamako via his publicist. Here's how he responded: Very generally, what have you seen in the past few days at home in Bamako? What are you feeling? For a few days, we've been witnessing a putsch, a coup d'etat.

  • Alvin Risk

    Hear Alvin Risk's Head-Spinning 'Infinity'

    Alvin Risk is having a moment. Having just delivered a remix of fun.'s megasplash "We Are Young," the nascent producer and signee to former tourmate Sonny "Skrillex" Moore's OWSLA imprint, is also about to release his Infinity EP on Dim Mak on April 24. Hear its herculean, head-spinning title track below. Pure evil.

  • RØSENKØPF

    Grab Rosenkopf's Hardcore Hybrid 'Burning Spirits'

    Though some argue that hardcore is more a worldview than just a strain of punk, its influence can be heard more and more outside its original form. RØSENKØPF, a three-piece from New York, have wed hardcore's blistering vocal delivery and guitar squall with industrial, dimly-lit electronica with roots that spiral out in countless directions. Check out "Burning Spirits," an anvil-heavy opening cut from their forthcoming, self-titled debut, due soon from Brooklyn's own Wierd Records. DOWNLOAD

  • White Lung

    Listen to White Lung's Hot-to-the-Touch 'Take the Mirror'

    Good morning! Below, please find White Lung's "Take the Mirror," a hunk of hot-to-the-touch, hardcore-informed noise that packs 20 years of punk moves into two very ferocious minutes. The track will feature prominently on the Vancouver foursome's forthcoming (and by the sound of things, not-to-be-missed) full-length, Sorry, due out May 29 via Deranged Records. DOWNLOAD

  • Dinosaur Feathers, 'Whistle Tips' (Ernest Jenning)

    Fidgety, Brooklyn indie-rock adventurers add a drummer, get cleaner, tighter, crunchier.

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