Kyle McGovern

writer

Biography

  • nashville, caitlin rose, waitin', the stand-in

    See 'Nashville' Star Clare Bowen 'Stand-In' for Caitlin Rose on 'Waitin''

    Caitlin Rose's Essential new album The Stand-In, we wrote, "pulls at a Nashville believer's heartstrings and evokes the city's grand ole glory days." Well, Nashville — the ABC television show, that is — has repaid the Tennessee talent with a tribute of her own. The latest episode of the country music drama featured a cover of "Waitin'," one of the Own Side Now follow-up's many sweetly sung stunners.The homage came courtesy of fictional singer Scarlett O'Connor, played by actress Clare Bowen. As seen above, the minute-long clip plays up the sultry side of the soulful tune, much to the audience's approval — just look at that heartfelt nod coming from Connie Britton's Rayna Jaymes. Watch the snippet, then be sure to check out SPIN's new country music column and revisit SPIN's 20 Best Country Albums of 2012, which includes last year's Nashville soundtrack.

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    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Run Away With American Music Awards Nominations

    Nominations for this year's American Music Awards are in, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are leading the pack with the most nods. The Heist runners took off with a total of six nominations: Artist of the Year; New Artist of the Year; Single of the Year (for "Thrift Shop"); Favorite Band, Duo, or Group — Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop; and Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake tied for second, pulling down five acknowledgements apiece, while Rihanna, Robin Thicke, and Florida Georgia Line each landed four. Bear in mind, the AMAs are a populist award show, wherein the winners are determined by fans who fill out ballots online. That's why Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are in the running for Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop, and Kendrick Lamar isn't.

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    Nirvana's 'In Utero' Already Has Another Vinyl Reissue on the Way

    Hope you still have money for more new-old Nirvana records, because the "Super Deluxe" celebration of 1993's In Utero will continue this fall with yet another vinyl release. As previously reported, the massive reissue of the alt-icons' third and final album includes a new "2013 mix" of the full-length. According to Rolling Stone, the modern update of In Utero will be available separately as a 45 RPM, 180-gram double-vinyl package on November 29. The occasion: Record Store Day's annual Back to Black Friday event.Producer Steve Albini handled the mastering at Abbey Road Studios, with the approval of surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. In a recent interview with writer, podcaster, and radio personality Vish Khanna, Albini said that Novoselic asked him personally to man the mixing board.

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    Hear AFI's Chaotic Goth-Opera 'A Deep Slow Panic'

    "We haven’t really felt this creative and excited to write and make songs again in a long time," says AFI guitarist Jade Puget, recalling the creative process behind the post-hardcore lifers' upcoming ninth album. "In many years." Indeed, it's been a full four years since AFI delivered their most recent LP, 2009's stripped-back Crash Love, and on October 22, the theatrics will return with Burials, a dynamic 13-track LP that's been two years in the making. Puget and AFI frontman/lyricist Davey Havok began writing material for the forthcoming full-length in the fall of 2011, but didn't hit the studio until the spring of 2013, operating under the guidance of producer Gil Norton.

  • Jeffrey Novak 'Pictures On A Screen' Stream

    Hear Jeffrey Novak's Squealing 'Pictures on a Screen'

    When Jeffrey Novak isn't leading rag-tag garage rock crew Cheap Time, he releases solo records under his own name. On November 19, the Nashvillian will drop his third such effort, Lemon Kid, through Trouble in Mind Records. With the new LP comes "Pictures on a Screen," a rich yet crudely recorded confection that stitches together squealing fuzz, flute-like melodic flourishes, and a scratchy interlude. Listen to the advance track below and scroll further for the track list to Lemon Kid. And also keep an eye out for Cheap Time's next album, Exit Smiles, which also arrives on November 19 via In The Red Records.Lemon Kid track list: 1. "Endless Repetition" 2. "String Around the Waistband" 3. "Night for a Day" 4. "Unfinished Memory" 5. "Heritage Towers" 6. "German Orange" 7. "Losing Charm" 8. "Pictures on a Screen" 9.

  • Courtesy Drop 'Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To' Album Stream

    Stream Courtesy Drop's Heartfelt 'Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love to'

    A few things are made clear by the name of Courtesy Drop's upcoming second album, Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love to: The Nashville crew's great ambition and epic mood swings. Due October 15 via Animal Style Records, the follow-up to 2011's What Makes This Place Worth Calling Our Home delivers 13 tracks of heart-on-the-sleeve post-hardcore. Courtesy Drop have already let go a handful of songs from the LP — "Goodbye, Fairlane Drive" (via BrooklynVegan), as well as "Science Is a Liar Sometimes," and "Mineral Extracts" (both via Bandcamp) — and now the foursome are streaming the entire record right here at SPIN. Hear Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love to below, and pre-order the album through Animal Style Records. 

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    !!! Confirm On-Brand 'R!M!X!S' Album With Thumping 'Californiyeah' Remix

    Funk-punks !!! are still touring the globe in support of their Thr!!!er LP, and now the Nic Offer-led outfit have a bonus treat for fans. While they're on the road, !!! will be selling an exclusive vinyl containing four Thr!!!er remixes: New takes on "Slyd," "One Girl/One Boy," and "Californiyeah" done by Alex Burkat, Patrick Ford, Maurice Fulton, and Anthony Naples. The collection — which sports the very on-brand title of R!M!X!S — will also be available digitally on November 5, albeit in slightly altered form.The computer-friendly edition delivers seven remixes, including a "Chopped + Screwed" version of Patrick Ford's "Californiyeah" redux, which features a guest appearance from Main Attrakionz. To get everyone salivating, !!! have peeled off a sample of R!M!X!S.

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    Delorean: 'The Threat of Death Was Real' During Virtual Kidnapping

    Delorean have issued an official statement regarding their thwarted "virtual kidnapping" in Mexico City. According to the Basque band, they received a call at their hotel room from someone who claimed to be a hotel security officer. "We were informed that there was a security threat at the hotel," the foursome write on Facebook. "What followed for the next 30 hours was an experience where the threat of death was real due to the psychological manipulation inflicted on us by our kidnappers.

  • cbgb, cbgb festival, never again

    CBGB Festival Revisits New York's Grimy Past With 'Never Again' Photo Exhibit

    The 2013 CBGB Music & Film Festival kicks off in New York next week, presenting five days of live music, film screenings, panel discussions, and, now, a photography exhibit.

  • volcano choir, justin vernon

    Volcano Choir Share Stunning Live Video, 'Comrade Remix' EP

    A few weeks back, SPIN spent 36 hours with Volcano Choir just before the Justin Vernon-led collective hit the road in support of their must-hear sophomore album, Repave. Now, NPR is offering fans a front-row seat to the Wisconsin crew's live show, in the form of a 51-minute concert video that's streaming above.

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