Kyle McGovern

writer

Biography

  • speedy ortiz, sadie dupuis, ciara, ride

    Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis Takes Ciara on a Lo-Fi 'Ride'

    Speedy Ortiz's fluency with '90s slacker-rock is unquestionable. To wit, before frontwoman Sadie Dupuis led the Best New Artist-honored foursome, she fronted a Pavement cover band. Now, Dupuis has applied her love of lo-fi to an off-kilter cover of Ciara's 2010 Basic Instinct single "Ride."Surprisingly, the just-uncovered tribute holds onto the original's pitch-warped backing vocals, but the rest of the track boasts a home-recording pedigree. Note the live percussion in place of the drum track, the bedroom-pop haze that hangs over Dupuis' boasts and spindly guitar squall, and, of course, the lack of a Ludacris cameo. Scroll down to stream Dupuis' version of "Ride," which appears on the latest compilation by the Massachusetts-formed Half Pint Collective.

  • ty segall, the man man, video, sleeper

    Ty Segall Fights Gun-Toting Monsters in 'The Man Man' Video

    Ty Segall may have turned down the volume for his mostly acoustic Sleeper album, but the garage-rock champ still filled his latest LP with plenty of freakouts. See "The Man Man," a standout that wraps with a burnt-out-blues guitar solo. Now that coda has a violent visual to match: Segall has shared the song's official music video, a grainy, grindhouse-y short directed by Leaf. As seen above, the clip stars a group of bubblegum-chewing, automatic weapons-wielding monsters on the lookout for Ty. We don't want to give away the ending, so hit the play button above to see what happens to the SPIN cover star.Ty Segall tour dates:November 29 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who? FestivalDecember 1 - Camber Sands, U.K. @ ATP Festival (End of an Era Part 2)December 2 - London, U.K. @ ScalaDecember 3 - Paris, France @ La MaroquinerieDecember 4 - Brussels, Belgium @ VK

  • nine inch nails, trent reznor, lollapalooza 2014

    Lollapalooza South America 2014: Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, and More

    Organizers for Lollapalooza have announced the lineups for two of the festival's South American outposts. Now in its fourth year, Lollapalooza Chile will next take place on March 29 and 30 at Parque O'Higgins in Santiago. Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the Kim Deal-less Pixies, and New Order are all on the bill, along with many others.Every one of the artists mentioned above will also be playing the first-ever edition of Lollapalooza Argentina, which will be held at the Hipodromo in San Isidro on April 1 and 2. Other acts performing at both the Chile and Argentina events: Savages, Lorde, Johnny Marr, Julian Casablancas, Ellie Goulding, AFI, Baauer, Imagine Dragons, Axwell, Kid Cudi, Portugal.

  • lady gaga, artpop, stream

    Lady Gaga Is Streaming 'ARTPOP' in Full Right Now

    Lady Gaga's long-awaited ARTPOP is now streaming in full on iTunes Radio. The 15-track album — Mother Monster's third full-length and the follow-up to 2011's Born This Way — leaked recently, days ahead of its official November 11 release date. Now fans who didn't cop the LP from file-sharing services can hear the whole record by upgrading to the latest version of iTunes. Gaga has already shared a handful of songs from the fast-approaching full-length, including "Applause," "Venus," the R. Kelly-featuring "Do What U Want," "Aura," and "Dope," which she originally debuted live during the first-ever YouTube Music Awards on November 3. Find the full track list to ARTPOP below, stream the album via iTunes Radio, and keep an eye out for Gaga's upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live — she's serving as host and musical guest for the NBC show's November 16 episode.ARTPOP track list:1.

  • arctic monkeys, tour, north america, am, deerhunter

    Arctic Monkeys Return to Madison Square Garden With Deerhunter for Winter Tour

    Arctic Monkeys are plotting a months-long takeover of North America. The U.K. foursome are crossing the Atlantic later this year to play a slew of gigs in support of their fantastic fifth album, the R&B-mining AM. On December 1, the precocious outfit will kick off a lengthy leg of tour dates by performing at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. Frontman Alex Turner and his mates will be making the rounds in major cities all throughout the continent until Valentine's Day, February 14, when they'll drop in on Minneapolis' First Avenue venue.In between those dates, Arctic Monkeys will play a pair of shows with Deerhunter, who are opening for the Brits on February 6 at Boston's Agganis Arena and on February 8 at New York City's iconic Madison Square Garden. Right now, the Monkeys are on the road in Europe, where they'll remain until late November.

  • janelle monae, arsenio hall, electric lady

    Watch Janelle Monae Rule Late-Night TV With 'Electric Lady' on 'Arsenio Hall'

    Janelle Monáe defended her title of "the hardest working woman in show business" on November 4, moonwalking across the stage on The Arsenio Hall Show. The SPIN profile subject continued her charm offensive on America's television viewers by delivering a joyous rendition of "Electric Lady," the almost-title track to the psych-soul singer's sophomore album, The Electric Lady. Watch the Q.U.E.E.N.

  • DZ Death Rays

    Hear DZ Deathrays' Ebullient New Single 'Northern Lights'

    DZ Deathrays are planning to hit the studio in December and January to record the bulk of their upcoming sophomore album, due sometime in the first half of 2014. But first, the Australian duo — composed of alt-rock disciples Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley — are offering "Northern Lights," the lead single from their next full-length. Produced by Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, the Horrors, Sigur Rós), the first glimpse at the follow-up to last year's Bloodstreams is a cavernous epic, filled with slabs of guitar and hollering backup vocals. DZ Deathrays may be from Down Under, but they aren't too off from Fang Island, either.

  • Owen, L'Ami du Peuple, bad blood, video

    Owen Crashes a Funeral in Boozy 'Bad Blood' Video

    Earlier this year, Mike Kinsella, the Illinois singer-songwriter who records as Owen, scaled his family tree with "Bad Blood," a majestic, country-informed single from his latest album, L'Ami du Peuple. "Bad blood / Blame your mother for every shadow you're afraid of," the tunesmith sings on the track, before setting his sights on an alcoholic grandfather and a co-dependent grandmother. "The burning urge to flee / Well, that's on me."Now, the Polyvinyl vet — whose resume includes work with Cap N' Jazz, American Football, and Owls — has shared a music video for "Bad Blood" that plays out like a family funeral. Directed by Guise (the duo of Samuel Gursky and Mitchell Wojcik) and set inside of a record shop, the clip catches a group of well-dressed mourners offering their memories of the deceased.

  • caspian, hymn for the greatest generation

    Stream Caspian's Cinematic 'Hymn for the Greatest Generation' EP

    Caspian lost a band member earlier this year with the sudden and tragic passing of bassist Chris Friedrich, but the post-rock outfit are pressing on with a new tour and EP, Hymn for the Greatest Generation. Due November 11 via Triple Crown Records, the upcoming effort features three new impeccably crafted songs (the title track, "The Heart That Fed," and "CMF"), a demo version of "High Lonesome," a fuzzed-over gem from last year's Waking Season LP, and remixes of two other Waking Season highlights ("Procellous," done by Arms and Sleepers, and "Halls of the Summer," reinterpreted by Lazerbreak)."Hymn for the Greatest Generation is, in many ways, an epilogue to the story that Waking Season presented a year ago," says Caspian guitarist Phil Jamieson.

  • The Orwells in NYC, October 2013, this is happening

    The Orwells: Chicago Garage-Punk Hooligans Defy Their Ageist Doubters

    Who: The Orwells are a crew of underage scamps who keep their strain of boisterous, hook-littered garage-punk in the family. Frontman Mario Cuomo, 20, and guitarist Dominic Corso, 18, are cousins; bassist Grant Brinner and drummer Henry Brinner are 18-year-old twin brothers; and second guitarist Matt O'Keefe, 18, has been friends with everybody else since middle school. Formed in 2009 in a Chicago while the boys were still in high school, the quintet passed out their first two albums — Head and Oh! Well —in the hallways. Eventually, they released the charmingly scuzzy single, "Mallrats (La La La)," and a proper debut, Remember When, in 2012 on the Autumn Tone label, followed by a tour with fellow troublemakers FIDLAR. Earlier this year came the Other Voices EP on National Anthem, the former label of pop princesses Haim.

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