Kyle McGovern

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  • taylor swift, fall out boy, victoria's secret fashion show

    Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy Sing for Half-Naked Models at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

    Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy graced Victoria's Secret's catwalk on November 13, performing live for the lingerie retailer's annual fashion show. The event was recorded live at Manhattan's 69th Regiment Armory, but won't be broadcast on television until December 10, when it airs on CBS as a one-hour special at 10 p.m. EST. Luckily, though, FashionTV has shared a two-minute preview of the proceedings, which can be found above. There's Pete Wentz wearing what looks suspiciously like Kanye West's infamous kilt while FOB play "The Phoenix," T-Swift telling a bevy of nearly naked models "I Knew You Were Trouble," and, as Rihanna eloquently put it after playing the 2012 fashion show, "lots of tits and ass."

  • elvis costello, the roots, wise up ghost

    Watch Elvis Costello and the Roots Rehearse 'Wise Up Ghost' in New York City

    Before Elvis Costello and the Roots unveiled their remarkable collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost, they dropped by New York City's MSR Studios to prep for their September record release show at Brooklyn Bowl. Now, footage of those rehearsal sessions has surfaced online. Scroll down to marvel at the open-collar cool of Wise Up Ghost highlights "Wake Me Up," "Cinco Minutos Con Vos," "Stick Out Your Tongue," and "Walk Us Uptown," as well as a raw-nerve rendition of Costello's Blood & Chocolate staple "I Want You."

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    Watch LAKE's Brand of Bathroom Humor in 'Perfect Fit' Video

    LAKE members Ashley Eriksson and Eli Moore play house in the new music video for "Perfect Fit," a bright bit of lounge-pop from the Olympia outfit's recently released sixth album, The World is Real. Directed by Sarah Hanssen, the clip casts a spotlight on the least sexy aspects of a romantic relationship: slaving over pancakes, folding laundry, sharing the bathroom while one person flosses and the other uses the facilities. Watch the video above and dive into LAKE's tour dates below.LAKE tour dates:November 15 - San Diego, CA @ Soda BarNovember 23 - Everett, WA @ KroakersNovember 29 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

  • shocking pinks, guilt mirrors, not gambling

    Shocking Pinks 'Not Gambling' on Risky Triple-Album 'Guilt Mirrors'

    Shocking Pinks will finally follow up 2007's self-titled album. The next full-length from New Zealand tunesmith Nick Harte is set to arrive on February 18 via Stars & Letters. Guilt Mirrors will be a triple album spanning 34 tracks, "a bigger-than-life expression of the artistic process, exposing the white bones of former drug abuse, personal failure, transcendent epiphanies, and musical breakthroughs," according to an official announcement.Over the course of a few years, Harte claims that he amassed "over seven or eight albums' worth of material," totaling more than 300 demos and complete works. Portions of Guilt Mirrors were crafted after an earthquake ravaged his hometown of Christchurch and damaged his home studio.

  • radiohead, supergrass, professional music technology

    Radiohead's Beloved Music Shop Won't Be Turned Into a Mutant Travelodge

    A British music shop frequented by members of Radiohead and Supergrass has been saved from plans to turn the space into a restaurant. As BBC News reports (via the NME), Oxford City Council rejected a proposal that called for Cowley Road's Professional Music Technology to be converted into a cafe and eatery as part of a future hotel development. Travelodge owns the location that houses PMT, and plans to open a hotel on the upper floors of the site.The unanimous vote to kill the proposal was handed down on November 12, not long after Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood (brother to penis-cake fan Jonny Greenwood) and ex-Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes voiced their love of Professional Music Technology.Speaking to the Oxford Mail, Greenwood said, "I love PMT. It is the first place I go to when I need to get anything. It is very down to earth. I have known those guys for a long time.

  • ghost b.c., dave grohl, ep, stream

    10 Albums to Stream: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' Ghost B.C., Hudson Mohawke, and More

    This week's collection of album streams features an EP of covers by Ghost B.C. (SPIN cover star Dave Grohl acted as producer), plus the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which boasts new songs by the National, Lorde, Coldplay, and more. Find it all below.1) Various Artists, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. "The National return in particularly morose form (that's a good thing) on 'Lean,' the Brooklyn band's contribution to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The 15-song set is rounded out by a broad range of artists including Coldplay, Lorde, Sia with Diplo and the Weeknd, the Lumineers, Christina Aguilera, Patti Smith, and Mikky Ekko." — SPIN (via iTunes Radio)2) Hudson Mohawke, Hud Mo 100. "TNGHT mastermind and Kanye West collaborator Hudson Mohawke has shared a new mix of rare edits/remixes.

  • eagulls, tough luck

    Stream Eagulls' Relentless 'Tough Luck' From Self-Titled 2014 Debut

    U.K. post-punks Eagulls have set a date of arrival for their self-titled debut album. The 10-track effort will land on March 4, 2014 via Partisan Records, which confirmed the news on November 13. To make up for the long lead time, Eagulls have shared the first proper single from their upcoming full-length (LP opener "Nerve Endings" was already let loose as a one-off with a Killing Joke cover). Premiered on Stereogum, "Tough Luck" files somewhere neatly between fellow British bruisers Savages and Denmark's punishing Iceage. Delve into the quintet's gloomy realm — where the mood remains overcast, the guitar lines stay taut, and the drums continuously crater — by streaming "Tough Luck" below.Scroll down for the track list and cover art to Eagulls, and head over to iTunes to pre-order the record.Eagulls track list:1. "Nerve Endings"2. "Hollow Visions"3. "Yellow Eyes"4. "Tough Luck"5.

  • jack white, rockin' legends pay tribute to jack white

    Rockabilly Greats Toast Jack White on Career-Spanning Compilation

    Jack White has built an enviable body of work nodding to largely overlooked American musical traditions. On November 19, veterans of rockabilly, early rock'n'roll, and classic punk will return the favor with a new compilation titled Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White (via Stereogum).The fast-approaching set features 14 covers plucked from different segments of White's career. There's Wanda Jackson and Shooter Jennings braving "In the Cold, Cold Night" from the White Stripes' 2003 LP Elephant; Gary U.S.

  • cults, high road, tonight show with jay leno, static

    Watch Cults Explore 'High Road' for 'Tonight Show' Debut

    One of the perks of being on a major label? Major network television exposure. Cults made their Tonight Show debut on November 12, in support of their sophomore album, Static, which is out now through Columbia Records. Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion — with the help of assorted back-up players, plus staticky TV sets — ventured through "High Road," a probing swooner from their new LP. To see the SPIN interview subjects perform on NBC's historic late-night stage (and exchange pleasantries with fellow guests Matt Lauer and Carrot Top), hit the play button above. Also, be sure to watch Cults tour New Orleans with SPIN and perform "Were Before" at our Soundwave Tent as part of Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2013.

  • blondes, andrew, video, swisher

    Blondes Melt Minds With Abstract 'Andrew' Video

    Blondes recently followed their 2011 self-titled debut album with Swisher, a sophomore effort SPIN dubbed as "darker than anything they've done before [and] a huge step up for the duo." Now, Sam Haar and Zach Steinman have shared a video for "Andrew," a nine-minute dive into their ever-deepening rabbit hole. Directed by Blondes themselves, the clip (like the previously seen "Elise" short) fulfills the most basic requirement of a music video: it's a visualization of the track's sound. Traces of light flicker and flash against abstract shapes; bits of live footage shine through the camera's broken-kaleidoscope view; deep, frosty colors bleed over, conjuring Breaking Bad's "Baby Blue"; and at the end we're left looking at what SPIN previously described as Swisher's "cold, hard, metallic underlay." Watch it above.

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