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News’s Best of the Week


This week, the Beastie Boys returned with the first single from their May album and released a celeb-packed trailer for their short film Fight For Your Right Revisited, while Death Cab dropped a new song and video of their own. Meanwhile, Britney Spears danced her way through the apocalypse in the “Till The World Ends” video, SPIN picked the 25 artists you can’t miss at Coachella, and TV on the Radio streamed their acclaimed new album.

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


Beastie Boys Bring the Funk on First LP TrackHear the song from their comeback May release.
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  • Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Seth Rogen in Beasties Trailer Read >>
  • SPIN’s 25 Best Spring Tours Read >>
  • SPIN’s 25 Must-Hear Artists at Coachella Read >>
  • Death Cab Nail Ambitious Live Video Read >>
  • Death Cab Go Electro on Gorgeous Album Cut Read >>


Travis Barker Talks Blink-182’s Summer Comeback LPThe drummer says the band are half-way through finishing first album in eight years. Read >> Plus

  • Flaming Lips Plan Unconventional Song Releases Read >>
  • Mumford & Sons Map June Tour Read >>
  • Kings of Leon Ready Revealing Documentary Read >>
  • Taylor Hawkins Miffed About Candid Foo Fighters Doc Read >>
  • Dinosaur Jr. Set to Perform Classic LP ‘Bug’ On Tour Read >>
  • Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week Read >>


SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for April LISTEN: Music Editor Charles Aaron picks the hottest acts you need to hear now! View >> Plus

  • VIDEO: Telekinesis, Eisley, Cults & 4 More Perform for SPIN in Austin Read >>


FIRST LISTEN: TVOTR’s Album of ‘Lovers Rock’Hear the highly anticipated release from the Brooklyn art-rockers. Read >> Plus

  • Lupe’s “Airplanes” Demo With Hayley Williams Leaks Read >>
  • Watch Taylor Swift Cover Mumford & Sons! Read >>
  • FIRST LISTEN: Panda Bear’s Stunning LP ‘Tomboy’ Read >>
  • Britney Rebounds in Hot “Till the World Ends” Clip Read >>
  • LISTEN: Ex-Pumpkin Jimmy Chamberlin’s New Band Read >>
  • The Mountain Goats Unplug for SPIN Read >>


Strokes, LCD Soundsystem Throw Garden PartiesTwo definitive New York bands, two career peaks, two giant disco balls, two high-profile guest stars, many, many balloons.Read >> Plus

  • Patrick Stump Stars at Intimate Hometown Gig Read >>
  • Explosions in the Sky Leave Radio City Speechless Read >>
  • Wiz Khalifa Both High & Mighty at Tour Kickoff Read >>


The Kills, Blood Pressures (Domino)Supergroups, supermodels: The Kills mature superbly.Read >> Plus

  • The Raveonettes, Raven in the Grave (Vice)Read >>
  • Alela Diane, Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade)Read >>
  • Material Issue, International Pop Overthrow: 20th Anniversary Edition (Hip-O/UME)Read >>