Kyle McGovern

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    OBN III's Fire-Off End-of-Days Anthem 'Worries'

    Austin's OBN III's will unleash their third full-length of blistering garage-punk — the appropriately titled Third Time to Harm — on May 27 via Tic Tac Totally Records. The five-some, led by frontman Orville Bateman Neeley III, let one track from the upcoming LP slip a few weeks ago ("No Time for Blues" debuted on Noisey), and now they've deployed another salvo. On the just-unveiled "Worries," Neeley assumes the role of apocalyptic soothsayer, half-crooning and half-shouting about climate change, toxic rain, and people going "bat-shit crazy" as fiery solos flank his Danzigian swagger. Hear it below.

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    Watch Thee Oh Sees' Hypnotic 'Drop' Video

    Thee Oh Sees will drop their next album — titled, uh, Drop — on April 19. The garage-rock luminaries, who are definitely not breaking up, have already shared a trio of songs from the upcoming LP: "Penetrating Eyes," "The Lens" (via Pitchfork), and the record's delirious title track (via Stereogum), which now has an official video. Put together by Arthur Carvalho, the animated clip trades in black-and-white, kaleidoscopic visuals — spiraling spiderwebs, dizzying hypno-wheels, and all-seeing eyeballs abound. Watch the video above, and keep an eye out for Drop, which arrives on Record Store Day 2014, thanks to frontman John Dwyer's Castle Face record label.

  • ema, the future's void, album stream

    10 Albums to Stream: EMA, Todd Terje, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, OFF!, Protomartyr, More

    It's that time of the week: Hotly anticipated albums are streaming online right now, and we've collected the best of the bunch. Scroll down to check out new releases by EMA, Protomartyr, Todd Terje, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, and the Flaming Lips (okay, their latest was an April Fool's gag, but still).1) EMA, The Future's Void. "What's great about The Future's Void isn't its frame of reference, which hearkens back to William Gibson's novels, Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, PJ Harvey and the just-post-Cold War mood of The X-Files. It's the fearless dexterity Anderson and her producer/main musical partner Leif Shackelford employ while making this vintage-'90s worldview resonate right now." (via NPR)2) Protomartyr, Under Color of Official Right.

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    Watch Nine Inch Nails Bring 'Satellite' to 'Austin City Limits'

    Nine Inch Nails will make their televised Austin City Limits debut on April 5. The beloved PBS concert series is plotting a special hour-long broadcast of a 10-song set from Trent Reznor and associates, as a preview of ACL's upcoming 40th Anniversary Season, which will air this fall. Watch a web-exclusive performance of "Satellite," a darkly digital groove found on Hesitation Marks, above."We never thought we'd see the day when Nine Inch Nails would set foot on the ACL stage," executive producer Terry Lickona says in a statement. "I mean, they never did television for 25 years."To make up for lost time, NIN play an impressive batch of career-spanning tracks, cherry-pickings songs from 1989's Pretty Hate Machine, 1994's The Downward Spiral, 1999's The Fragile, and, of course, last year's thrilling comeback album.

  • s. carey, range of light

    Bon Iver's S. Carey Forges His Own Path on 'Range of Light'

    When Sean Carey, percussionist and backing vocalist for Bon Iver, ventures out on his own under the recording name of S. Carey, he equips himself with the following: an arsenal of instruments; a map marking the real and imaginary locations he highlights in song; and a ton of patience. Speaking to SPIN late last year, the Wisconsin singer-songwriter noted that "you can hear the patience" in his music, and he's right. Much like a campfire, Carey's second solo album, Range of Light, is a quiet, slow burn. And, much like Bon Iver's output, Range of Light delivers a set of songs with a fixed sense of place and a nostalgic sense of time.Carey has described the nine tracks found on his latest LP as being inspired by California and Arizona, where he would spend summers as a kid visiting family, hiking, camping, fishing, and engaging in other outdoorsy activities.

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    Nirvana's Greatest Hits: The SPIN Cover Stories

    Even in death, Kurt Cobain can't escape media scrutiny. As the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman's tragic suicide approaches, the fallen icon has inspired an off-putting memorial statue, a pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a ridiculous beer commercial, a comic book biography, and, unfortunately, a whole new level of invasion of privacy.That said, Cobain's passing can't be (and shouldn't be) ignored. So, we here at SPIN have put together our own simple tribute to the man and his music: We've rounded up some of our biggest stories on Nirvana for your reading pleasure.

  • kendrick lamar, hudson project, flaming lips

    Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, and Flaming Lips Lead First-Ever Hudson Project Festival

    The first-ever Hudson Project Music and Arts Festival will set up camp in Saugerties, New York this July and organizers have put together a stellar lineup for the inaugural showcase. Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, the Flaming Lips, and Bassnectar lead the roster for the event, which will take over Winston Farm from July 11 through 13.Also on deck for the three-day showcase: Cults, Flying Lotus, Matt & Kim, Twin Shadow, SZA, Dr.

  • the walkmen, how i met your mother

    The Walkmen Score 'How I Met Your Mother' Swan Song

    How I Met Your Mother ended its nine-season run on March 31, finally revealing how Ted Evelyn Mosby (played by Josh Radnor) met the mother of his children, Tracy McConnell (played by Cristin Milioti). But the long-delayed meet-cute between Ted and Tracy wasn't the series finale's final twist (spoiler ahead, obviously): It was revealed in the program's last few minutes that the past nine years and 208 episodes have been building to a grand romantic gesture set to a song by the Walkmen.All right, not really. Turns out that, like many predicted/feared, the mother has been dead all along, and that all this time HIMYM has really been angling to have Ted end up with his longtime friend and often-unrequited love interest, Robin Scherbatsky (played by Cobie Smulders).

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    Hear BOYTOY's Sugary, '90s-Repping 'TV Dreams'

    BOYTOY are a power-sharing venture led by dueling female guitarists Saara Untracht-Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke, who joined forces after their respective bands — You Can Be A Wesley and Beast Make Bomb — called it quits. On May 13, BOYTOY will issue their self-titled debut EP through PaperCup Music. The upcoming, seven-track effort features drumming from original percussionist Dylan Ramsey (who has amicably left the fold in the time since recording, replaced by current stick-man Matthew Gregory) and includes previously heard single "Shallow Town."Now, BOYTOY have unveiled yet another number from their intro EP: "TV Dreams," a guitar-pop nugget that's notable for its dynamic six-string interplay and cooed vocals. Comparisons to, say, the Breeders and Belly are likely inevitable, but also warranted.

  • TOY, remix, horrors, tum furse, conductor

    The Horrors' Tom Furse Takes TOY's 'Conductor' to the Dance Floor

    Back in December, English psych crew TOY dropped Join the Dots, an 11-track album that opened with "Conductor," an instrumental epic that spans seven minutes and melds a motorik beat with stormy washes of shoegaze. Now, the Horrors' Tom Furse has given the behemoth a dance floor-friendly makeover, beefing up the groove's low-end, adding some glitz to the veneer, and tacking an extra two minutes onto the run-time. Stream Furse's "Extrapolation Remix" of "Conductor" below, and find TOY's tour dates further down.

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