Kyle McGovern

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    See Metallica's Outrageous 3-D 'Through the Never' Trailer

    Metallica have unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming, IMAX-conquering 3D concert film, Metallica Through the Never, and, as expected, the blockbuster-sized flick looks outrageous.

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    Watch Field Mouse Get Revenge on Handsy Creep in 'Tomorrow Is Yesterday' Video

    Before Field Mouse issue their full-length debut sometime later this year, the Breeders-loving Brooklyn dreamweavers have a message to share via the official video for single "Tomorrow Is Yesterday": Creepers, your sexual advances are not appreciated. The clip, directed and edited by Evan Savitt, plays like a revenge fantasy against the handsy guy at the office. "I know you are what you are," frontwoman Rachel Browne sings into the camera, not long before said dirtbag gets a mouthful of brass knuckles. Watch it above. 

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    CHVRCHES Singer Softens Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name'

    Before CHVRCHES were recognized as one of 5 Best New Artists, singer Lauren Mayberry was a member of Scottish outfit Blue Sky Archives. And before CHVRCHES gave the Game of Thrones theme song an electro-pop reworking, Blue Sky Archives drastically reimagined another blood-soaked epic: Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name." The Glaswegian dreamers defanged the RATM classic, replacing Tom Morello's fiery fretwork with a folksy jangle and turning "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me" into a protest more personal than political. Stream the recently surfaced audio below. 

  • japanther, stolen flowers, eat like lisa act like bart

    Japanther Celebrate New Album With Explosive 'Stolen Flowers' Video

    Japanther unleashed their latest LP, Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart, yesterday (May 21), and the pop-punks have followed it up with an artfully low-budget video for single "Stolen Flowers." In the clip, directed by Mason Orfalea of Cerebral Ballzy, the Brooklyn No Wavers race through the crusty charmer while a special effects backdrop flashes colorful flowers and graffiti.

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    Julia Holter Previews Literary New Album With Delicate 'World'

    Julia Holter has a busy summer ahead of her. On August 20, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter will release Loud City Song, her third album in as many years. But before Domino Records issues the upcoming full-length, Holter will begin an international tour that will take her across North America and Europe. The CalArts alumna will kick off her two-month trek on July 11 in Washington, D.C. She'll make stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago before heading overseas in support of Loud City Song. The excursion wraps in London on August 20, the same day the LP is officially released in the U.S. According to a press release, the tunes on Loud City Song pre-date Holter's 2011 debut, Tragedy, and actually began as a collection of bedroom demos.

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    Hear Coma Cinema's Macabre 'Burn a Church'

    Satan made a mansion on Coma Cinema's first single from upcoming album Posthumous Release, and the Devil makes a cozy return on macabre new one "Burn a Church." "Satan kisses me gently," Mat Cothran sings, submerged. Posthumous Release arrives on June 11 in CD and 12-inch vinyl formats (through Fork and Spoon Records), as well as cassette (via Orchid Tapes).

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    CBGB Drums Up Massive 40th Anniversary Music and Film Festival

    Legendary New York venue CBGB may have shuttered its doors in 2006, but the brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with the second annual CBGB Music & Film Festival, happening from October 9 to 13 in NYC.

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    See Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Mix and Match Faces in Playful 'Holy Roller' Video

    Thao Nguyen drafted This American Life's Ira Glass and comedian John Hodgman to sing along in the video for "We the Common [for Valerie Bolden]," and the singer-songwriter has followed up that clip with another lip sync-heavy short, this time for "Holy Roller." The song was the first that Nguyen wrote for We the Common, her third album with backing band the Get Down Stay Down, and the video, directed by Mimi Cave, features a cast of performers, Nguyen included. The bunch, of all colors and creeds, sing the tune and mug for the camera as their eye and mouths get swapped around cut-and-paste style.The band will embark on a U.S. tour later this month.

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    Dance to Giorgio Moroder's First-Ever DJ Set, Streaming Now

    On Tuesday, SPIN shared a snippet of fan-shot footage from iconic Italian producer Giorgio Moroder's inaugural DJ set. The three-minute clip — filmed during the Daft Punk collaborator's May 20 appearance at the Red Bull Music Academy's Brooklyn residency — caught Moroder in the midst of spinning Donna Summer's "I Feel Love." As promised, the kind folks at RBMA have shared a stream of the entire hour-long set. Below, hear the Italo disco innovator glide through his decades-long career, from his Donna Summer classics to his recent contribution to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. And be sure to read SPIN's extensive feature on Moroder, Giorgio Moroder: Back to the Future.

  • You Me & Us / Photo by Kyle Hendrix

    Stream You Me & Us' Sweetly Distorted 'Swim or Sink'

    You Me & Us' upcoming Stay Inside EP fires off five tracks in a brisk 11 minutes, a rush of sugary shoegaze-inflected pop that'll leave listeners' heads spinning and hearts swollen. Though it's not due until June 25, one can get acquainted now with "Swim or Sink," a noisy missive that features prominently on Stay Inside. "I would like to know your secret," frontwoman Carlee Hendrix coos. The feeling is mutual. 

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