In an effort to explore the far-reaching musical influence of 1977, the year punk exploded, Spin has joined with web radio outlet Slacker for Spin Punk, a free spotlight station showcasing the most influential punk music over the past three decades. Featuring tunes handpicked by Spin editors, Spin Punk offers a personal, enriching radio experience, streaming highlights from the Circle Jerks’ 1980 LP Group Sex to Nirvana’s 1991 landmark opus Nevermind to this year’s acclaimed set New Wave from Floridian punk outfit Against Me!, and beyond, while also enabling the listener to view album cover art and read detailed profiles of each artist.
“Spin has always been about giving our readers a new perspective on music,” said Malcolm Campbell, publisher of Spin. “By partnering with Slacker, our ’30 Years of Punk’ issue provides a new take on the evolution of punk. Readers can now simply click and listen to the music that has left an indelible mark on our culture.” Jonathan Sasse, Vice President of Marketing at Slacker, adds, “At the core of both Spin and Slacker is music. This unique collaborative effort enables Spin readers to dive right into a complementary punk listening experience that will exist long after the issue leaves the newsstands.”