Kyle McGovern

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  • the national, thanksgiving, gravy, bob's burgers

    The National Get Eaten in 'Bob's Burgers' Thanksgiving Video

    While Morrissey's busy rebranding Thanksgiving as "Thankskilling," the National are celebrating the harvest-themed holiday with the folks behind animated FOX sitcom Bob's Burgers. The comedy program's November 24 episode was a Thanksgiving special that highlighted a new song by the Trouble Will Find Me fivesome: "Sailors in Your Mouth," a mopey ode to gravy consumption. Now, Entertainment Weekly has premiered a cartoon clip for the track that casts the SPIN profile subjects as seamen in a gravy boat. To see the National get eaten by Bob, head over to EW.com. And to watch St. Vincent busk in another Bob's Burgers clip, click here.

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    Stream the Lowest Pair's Wondrous Banjo Duet 'Living Is Dying'

    Solo country siren Kendl Winter is teaming with Palmer T. Lee of the Boys N' the Barrels to form the Lowest Pair, a double-banjo duo. On January 14, the rootsy twosome will release their debut album, 36¢, through Team Love Records. Recorded and engineered by Trampled By Turtles member Dave Simonett, the upcoming album collects 11 tracks, one of which is streaming right here at SPIN. Head below to hear "Living Is Dying," a tender, finger-picked duet that finds Winter beckoning, "Sweet love, won't you come with me / We can roll around under the cherry tree / Til the neighbors kick us off their property."

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    See Eminem as Max Headroom in Lewinsky-Referencing 'Rap God' Video

    Eminem has unveiled the official music video for "Rap God," the speedy, six-minute single from the Detroit MC's latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Slim Shady hinted at his transformation into fictional '80s talk-show host Max Headroom earlier this month with a 30-second teaser for the clip — now we've got the whole visual, directed by Rich Lee, who also helmed the 2010 video for Em's Recovery hit "Not Afraid." The video falls in line with Em's recent nostalgic streak (see the title of MMLP2, its throwback cover art, and the Beastie Boys-biting video for "Berzerk") by tossing in screenshots from vintage video games, dusting off footage of Bill Clinton's "sexual relations" soundbyte, and working in a 14-years-late homage to The Matrix.Watch the "Rap God" video above, then check out SPIN's review of MMLP2: we've got a written edition and a video version starring a pair of kittens.

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    Hear Migos Big-Up Bill Gates on 'Ran Up the Money'

    Migos recently scored a touchdown with "Emmitt Smith," a salute to the former Dallas Cowboys running back that's set to appear on the Atlanta trio's Y.R.N. 2 mixtape. Now, the "Bando" brothers are paying tribute to another member of America's elite: mega-wealthy magnate Bill Gates. The new hat tip ("I done ran up the money / In the hood I'm Bill Gates") comes via "Ran Up the Money," another trap-powered missive from the upcoming Young Rich Niggas sequel. Produced by Phenom Da Don and DeeMoney, the track rolls through heavy gong hits and a slew of mumble-mouthed shout-outs — press the play button below to hear Migos name-drop Gates, Aaliyah, Dikembe Mutombo, Wikipedia, and, of course, Versace. Scroll down further for the song's pitch-perfect artwork.

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    Ron Reyes Leaves Black Flag After Reunion 'Fell Very Short'

    Ron Reyes has parted ways with the reunited Black Flag. In a Facebook post published on November 26, the (once again) former Black Flag singer revealed he's been booted out of the iconic hardcore group. As Reyes tells it, the ouster happened on November 24 while the band was performing a gig in Australia. Mike Vallely, the professional skateboarder who fronted a short-lived Black Flag reunion in 2003, reportedly walked onstage, snatched the microphone away from Reyes, and ordered him off the stage."They finished the set with Mike V on vocals," writes Reyes, who originally served in Black Flag from 1979 to 1980 and appeared on the 12-inch Jealous Again EP. "I would not be surprised if Mike V becomes the new singer for Black Flag.

  • robin thicke, marvin gaye, blurred lines, lawsuit, marvin gaye III

    Marvin Gaye's Oldest Son Sues Robin Thicke Over 'Brazen Copying'

    Marvin Gaye III is finally suing Robin Thicke over "Blurred Lines." As the Hollywood Reporter points out, after months of staying more or less quiet on the subject, Gaye III — the adopted eldest child of the late R&B legend — has hired his own attorney and filed his own counterclaims to Thicke's preemptive lawsuit which insists "Blurred Lines" wasn't ripped off from Gaye's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up."Gaye III's countersuit comes a few weeks after his siblings, Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona Gaye, filed a countersuit alleging that Thicke committed copyright infringement on two songs: "Got to Give It Up," for "Blurred Lines," and Gaye's 1976 tune "After the Dance," for the 2011 single "Love After War."The latest countersuit argues that Thicke has borrowed wholesale from a number of songs in Gaye's catalogue, something Gaye III alluded to earlier this year.

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    See Kathleen Hanna and Kim Gordon Talk Kurt Cobain in 'The Punk Singer' Clip

    The Punk Singer, a documentary that focuses on the life, career, and influence of SPIN cover star Kathleen Hanna, will be released in select movie theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on Friday, November 29. We've already seen one exclusive clip from the upcoming film, now we're presenting another. In the video above, watch Kim Gordon discuss Hanna's iconic early '90s outfit, Bikini Kill, and see Hanna herself reflect on her friendship with the late, great Kurt Cobain. Journalist Ann Powers also makes an appearance in the sneak peek segment.Directed by Sini Anderson, The Punk Singer will also hit iTunes Movies and On Demand services on November 29. A national theatrical rollout is planned for December 2013. And fans in NYC can catch Hanna in person at Manhattan's IFC Center on November 29 and 30 — the Julie Ruin frontwoman will be attending a handful of opening weekend screenings.

  • eminem, childhood home, marshall mathers lp 2

    See Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' Childhood Home Get Demolished

    Eminem's childhood home is no more. Michigan news outlet MLive reports that the Detroit rapper's former abode was demolished on Wednesday, November 20, after sustaining damage in a recent fire. For years, the two-story bungalow has figured prominently in Eminem's mythos, appearing on the covers of his 2000 masterpiece, The Marshall Mathers LP, and its newly released sequel, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.Officials with the Michigan Land Bank, the government agency that owned the property, deemed it "structurally unsafe" after a blaze broke out on the building's top floor on November 7. "The condition of the property post-fire presents a safety hazard that the Land Bank is responsible for removing," Land Bank director Kim Homan said in a statement.

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    Blood Orange Takes Twitter Shots at Solange and Jay Z

    Blood Orange's recently released Cupid Deluxe LP boasts an impressive guest list and multiple contributions from Samantha Urbani, Friends vocalist and real-life girlfriend to the man born Devonté Hynes. Now, he teams with his boo once again, jumping onto a remix of Friends' summer single "The Way," which Blood Orange helped record. As heard below, the new "Way" finds the power-ballad guitar toned down, but the funk licks and misty synths intact. Hynes' added vocals amplify the original's sultry atmosphere, making the dreamy duet a worthy companion to the duo's union on Cupid Deluxe highlight "You're Not Good Enough." While Hynes' relationship with Urbani bears fruit, his connection to former collaborator Solange sours.

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    Bruce Springsteen Shares 'High Hopes' for New Album With Tom Morello

    The Boss is back. Bruce Springsteen has revealed that his next album will be released on January 14 via Columbia. Dubbed High Hopes, the LP is Springsteen's 18th studio effort and the follow-up to 2012's Wrecking Ball. The record spans a total of 12 tracks, collecting original songs, covers, and new versions of older tunes.Bruce paired the announcement with a lyric video for the album's lead single, "High Hopes," a tune originally written by the Havalinas' Tim Scott McConnell.

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