• CMJ Band Name Gifs

    CMJ 2013: Six of the Most Ridiculous Band Names Turned Into Gifs

    Another CMJ Music Marathon is descending upon New York City this week, and with it comes another slew of band names so ridiculous they make "Fuck Buttons" look like "the Dave Clark Five." Here are six of the most head-scratching, turned into colorful gifs by Penelope Gazin                                                  ANOTHER DEAD CLOWN                                                         MAMMAL DAP                                                       SHARKMUFFIN  

  • Grizzly Bear at CBGB Festival, New York City, October 12, 2013 / Photo by Daniel Topete

    Grizzly Bear, James Murphy, My Morning Jacket Invade Times Square for CBGB Festival

  • A Perfect Circle / Photo by Tim Cadiente

    Hear A Perfect Circle's First New Song in Nine Years, 'By and Down'

    Alt-rock supergroup A Perfect Circle are releasing a 13-track (or 19 tracks deluxe) greatest hits comp, Three Sixty, on November 19. The final track, a studio version of "By and Down," is their first new song to appear in nearly a decade. The five-minute Zep-style journey was written during the band's live re-emergences around 2010 and 2011, and is naturally moody, featuring what sounds like a gaggle of orchestra chimes and a melody that sounds like Dirty Projectors gone metal raga.In addition, the band promptly sold out of all 2,500 copies of their A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo box set and being the swell guys they are, they've decided to release the entire 4CD/1DVD package digitally on November 26.

  • The 10 Best Reissues of 2013's Third Quarter

    The 10 Best Reissues of 2013's Third Quarter

    Here's the best new old stuff from Q3 (July, August, and September) of 2013: lost hardcore lickshots, Italian misery machines, psychedelic girl groups, and a little band called Nirvana.

  • The 30 Best Disco Songs That Every Millennial Should Know

    The 30 Best Disco Songs That Every Millennial Should Know

    It's been nearly 40 years since Carl Douglas kung-fu fought his way to the top of the Billboard charts, and the world is once again in the throes of disco fever — and it doesn't exactly sound like doing the "Y.M.C.A." at the prom. Huge pop artists like Robin Thicke ("Give It My Way"), Bruno Mars ("Treasure"), and Justin Timberlake ("Take Back the Night") ride the velvet rope where disco met soul, while revisionists like Escort and Midnight Magic dive headfirst into luxurious pools of retro glitter. In the electronic underground, artists like Lindstrøm, Todd Terje, and labels like Italians Do It better and 100% Silk follow sleeker, darker corridors; while post-punkers like Savages and The Rapture spotlight pointier, pokier paths.

  • Drake / Photo by Getty Images

    Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': Our Impulsive Reviews

    Late into the weekend, Drake's much-anticipated third album Nothing Was the Same leaked to the internet. Here, SPIN editors give their hasty and completely impulsive opinions...(Read SPIN's full-length review of Drake's Nothing Was the Same here.)Charles AaronCredit NWTS to 40 feat. @champagnepapi. Unless you only listen to albums to queef out lyrical tweets, sub or otherwise, this album begins and keeps on going with the leading-edge sonic design of producer Noah "40" Shebib. Edit the vocals down to fillips and sideswipe hooks, sit on the bass, pitch up the tempos, and this is the craftiest dance-music record of 2013. As is, it's both the most subtly avant and compulsively listenable R&B or hip-hop record of the year.

  • Blink-182 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, September 11, 2013 / Photo by Ryan Muir

    Blink-182 Cram Into Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg for Benefit

  • 5 Best New Artists for September '13

    5 Best New Artists for September '13

    From a web- and hook-savvy The-Dream protégé to a set of Virginian doom-metal therapists (with a craft ale to their name), here are five artists you need to know this month. KYLE MCGOVERN, JORDAN SARGENT, PHILIP SHERBURNE, AND BRANDON SODERBERG

  • DIIV at Captured Tracks Five-Year Anniversary Festival, the Well, Brooklyn, NY, August 31, 2013 / Photo by Daniel Topete

    Captured Tracks Celebrates Five Years With Anniversary Festival: DIIV, Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothing, More

  • Duck Sauce at Fool's Gold, Williamsburg Park, Brooklyn, NY, September 2, 2013 / Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    Duck Sauce, Danny Brown, Migos Take a Fool's Gold Day Off in Brooklyn

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