• Stalley

    Stalley Rides Through Compton Streets in 'Jackin' Chevys' Video

    The '64 Chevy Impala has held an important spot in West Coast hip-hop, from Snoop Dogg (on Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride") to Eazy-E (on "Boyz-n-the-Hood"). Stalley honors the latter with his new track, "Jackin' Chevys," which takes inspiration from the late N.W.A member's opening verse. Known for proudly repping Ohio, with his home state serving as the title for his debut studio album, the Massillon native brags about grand theft auto while paying homage to classic American muscle cars in a new short film. Set to brass bouncing in the background, the Cristopher Schafer-directed clip depicts the emcee's crew, with the help of a pretty siren, carjacking an old-school low rider before cruising through Compton.Last fall, Stalley released his Honest Cowboy mixtape and also appeared on MMG's Self Made Vol. 3 compilation.

  • The So So Glos

    Q&A: So So Glos' Alex Levine Talks Growing Up Punk and Hating Selfies

    After a whirlwind year for the So So Glos — which saw the Brooklyn punks release a critically acclaimed new album, Blowout, play Lollapalooza (and SPIN’s Soundwave stage), and open for Say Anything's summer shows — the end of the tour cycle is nearly in sight. The quartet's anthemic, garage-meets-punk sound has always provoked moshing and enthusiastic singing at their performances, and no one knows this better than scrappy singer Alex Levine, who's hobbling to the finish line.Levine currently finds himself on crutches because he smashed his foot while "jumping around Shea Stadium," the venue the Brooklyn natives founded with longtime friend and collaborator Adam Reich, and he's also sporting a cracked rib from crowd-surfing at a show in Boston.

  • Dorian Concept

    Hear Dorian Concept's Lushly Flowing Electronica, 'Ann River, Mn'

    On his new LP, Joined Ends (out on October 21 via Ninja Tune), Viennese producer and Flying Lotus collaborator Dorian Concept steps back from the propulsive, club-ready sound of his debut studio album. The follow-up to 2009's When Planets Explode sees the artist named Oliver Thomas Johnson spinning a nuanced and layered sound, as heard on the atmospheric "Ann River, Mn," which features distant, distorted vocals, subtle hand claps and a gently pulsing synth beat.Check out the new track below, and pre-order the LP at Ninja Tune or iTunes.

  • Roger Sellers

    Roger Sellers Makes Gentle 'Waves' on New Track

    Roger Sellers brings electronic flourishes to his new album, Primitives—due out on September 27 via Punctum Records—but the Austin crooner wants you to know that he is not a DJ. The follow-up to 2012's 8 Songs features lead single "Waves," which floats along on a bouncy piano line and a simple, driving drum beat. Credit Sellers for the amalgam of diverse sounds on the expansive track: the singer-songwriter plays all the instruments on the record, from the guitar to the organ to the mandolin.Listen to the new cut below and check out Sellers' Indiegogo, where you can pre-order the LP and crowdfund his tour in support of Primitives.

  • Cocktails

    Cocktails Fight the Doldrums of 'Adult Life' in New Video

    San Francisco's Cocktails play grown-ups who are desperate to break out of the desk-job rut in their new music video. The Cassandra Lee Hamilton-directed clip comes in support of "Adult Life"—the wistful title track from the band's recently released debut album on Father/Daughter Records—and finds the office drones dressed in their best '90s-business-casual attire. After hanging up the phones and throwing away their briefcases, the reinvigorated Cocktails transform into colorful costumes and perform their instruments, which magically appear. A peppy Moog synth line pulses in the background, but the song grapples with the fears of most twentysomethings: jobs, student loans, and, most of all, getting older.Check out the video above, and pick up Adult Life here.

  • Bahamas

    Bahamas Weave Lush Folk on Streaming 'Bahamas Is Afie' Album

    Singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen may have been born in frigid Toronto, but when he records and performs under his musical alias of Bahamas, he brings warm, lush folk instrumentation. On August 19, the one-man band will share his third full-length, the not-quite-self-titled Bahamas Is Afie. Slated for release through Brushfire Records, the follow-up to 2012's Barchords spans 12 tracks, including the previously shared "All the Time" and "Stronger Than That." Revisit those songs and discover ten others—including wistful highlights "I Can't Take You With Me" and "Bitter Memories"—by streaming all of Bahamas Is Afie below. And pre-order a copy of the LP by heading over to iTunes.

  • Maggie Björklund

    Maggie Bjorklund, Jack White's Guitarist, Announces New Solo Album 'Shaken'

    Maggie Björklund plays pedal steel guitar for Jack White's all-female backing band, the Peacocks, but now the Danish singer-songwriter is getting ready to release her second solo record. Titled Shaken, the follow-up to 2011's Coming Home will arrive in the U.S. on October 14 via Bloodshot Records. (The European release date is September 29.)For the album, Björklund has enlisted both classical and contemporary musicians: Barb Hunter on cello, Jim Barr (of Portishead) on upright bass, John Parish (producer for Sparklehorse) on guitar, and Kurt Wagner (of Lambchop) as a guest vocalist.Björklund's upcoming LP draws heavily on her experiences tending to her ill mother, who recently passed away. On the melancholy instrumental track "Missing at Sea," Björklund strums and fingerpicks to create a mournful wail as ominous, staccato cello lines rumble in the background.

  • SPIN at Lollapalooza 2014: Toyota Presents Soundwave Preview Guide

    SPIN at Lollapalooza 2014: Toyota Presents Soundwave Preview Guide

    Lollapalooza returns to Chicago for the 10th consecutive year this weekend, taking over the city's sprawling Grant Park from Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3. The weekend sold out quickly and it's no wonder — OutKast, Skrillex, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, and Lorde top the bill, with a whole lot of exciting support filling in the rest of the lineup. Now, we're happy to announce, SPIN is hosting many of those names at the Toyota Presents Soundwave tent.We'll have performances, Q&A sessions, and DJ sets from the likes of CHVRCHES, Rudimental, So So Glos, the Kooks, Above & Beyond, Gemini Club, and Anna Lunoe to name but a few.

  • G-Eazy

    G-Eazy Recruits French Montana to 'Say' Goodbye to the Haters

    For a guy who has referred to himself as the "rap game James Dean" (on "The Day It All Changed") and honed his performances on Warped Tour, G-Eazy doesn't have the most traditional hip-hop background. With his new B-side, "Say," the Bay Area rapper taps French Montana to take on the haters. G-Eazy spits his mantra ("A crew full of misfits / Now watch us go the distance") over dramatic piano and blasting horns in the Ty Fife-produced track.G-Eazy spent most of the past five years building hype online through EPs and mixtapes, but finally dropped his These Things Happenfull-length this past June. Listen to and download "Say" for free below and pick up the LP on his website. (Bonus: For those of you who are averse to paying for music, G-Eazy also gave away a big portion of his back catalog for free in the lead-up to the LP's release.)

  • Kiesza

    Arches Delivers Pulsing House Remix of Kiesza's 'Giant In My Heart'

    Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza danced through Brooklyn in her one-take video for "Hideaway" (which was also the title track of her debut EP released earlier this month). Here Belgian house duo Arches keep the party going with their synth-driven, extended remix of her second single, "Giant in My Heart." The cut deals with love lost, but Kiesza's commanding voice triumphs over the heartbreak. The song will appear on the singer's Giant in My Heart EP, which features five remixes of the lead track and is due out on August 11 in the UK via Lokal Legend/Virgin EMI.

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