SPIN.com’s Best of the Week


This week, the White Stripes officially called it quits, Fleet Foxes and the Kills dropped new songs, and Panic! at the Disco discussed their upcoming album, Vices & Virtues. Meanwhile, SPIN.com premiered a poppy new track from New Jersey punks Thursday, and Rihanna released a kinky video for her single “S&M.”

These stories, plus the week’s top news, audio, video, and live reviews, below:


The White Stripes Split Up “The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore… [they] belong to you…” Read >>


  • REMEMBER: The White Stripes – by Chuck Klosterman Read >>
  • Panic! at the Disco Grow Up for New Album Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: Fleet Foxes Release First Song! Read >>
  • HEAR MUSIC: Thursday Reveal Edgy New Album Read >>
  • Rihanna Releases Racy New Video for “S&M” Read >>


PREVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Super Bowl Show “We’re known for doing outlandish things and we’re going to make this a big spectacle,” Will.i.am tells SPIN. Read >>


  • Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week: ‘Skins’ Edition Read >>
  • Foo Fighters Documentary Coming in March Read >>
  • Ex-Paramore Guitarist Josh Farro Forms New Band Read >>
  • Avett Brothers Recording Next LP with Rick Rubin Read >>
  • Author Danielewski, Biffy Clyro Set for SPIN Benefit Read >>
  • Why He’s Called… Buck 65 Read >>


The Biggest Twitter Feuds of All Time! From Trent Reznor and Amy Winehouse to Courtney Love vs.the World — see who hates who most. View >>


Hear It: New Song from the Kills Check out the Kate Moss-inspired “Satellite,” off Blood Pressures, out April 5. Read >>


  • The 5 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever Read >>
  • Hear It: Bright Eyes’ New LP ‘The People’s Key’ Read >>
  • WATCH: R.E.M. Do Buster Keaton Pratfalls Read >>
  • Nicki Minaj Dominates ‘Saturday Night Live’ Read >>
  • Stream Miike Snow’s 45-Minute Australian Show Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Submarines Leak Song, Announce Tour Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Those Darlins’ Bad-Ass New Video Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: Meet Hot Nashville Rockers Mona Read >>


Panic! at the Disco Unveil New Tunes in NYC With new members in tow, Brendon Urie & Spencer Smith continue to keep teen hearts beating faster. Read >>


Cold War Kids, Mine Is Yours (Warner Bros.) Clattery, quirky rockers unable to set sex on fire. Read >>


  • David Lowery, The Palace Guards (429) Read >>
  • The Go! Team, Rolling Blackouts (Memphis Industries) Read >>


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