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News’s Best of the Week


This week, Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked Venice Beach in a new music video, Feist debuted a gorgeous song from her fall effort, and Bon Iver unveiled an album clip shot in Iceland. Meanwhile, Matt & Kim teamed with Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K. for a party track, Radiohead posted an intimate hour-long concert, and disaster struck Belgium’s Pukkelpop festival.

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


Skrillex Premieres Mind-Blowing New VideoElectronic whiz kid’s clip for “First of the Year (Equinox)” finds a clever tyke getting the upper hand on a would-be predator. Read >> Plus

  • Feist Debuts Gorgeous Tune from Fall LP ‘Metals’ Read >>
  • RHCP Rock Venice Beach in “Rain Dance Maggie” Clip Read >>
  • Bon Iver Unveil Latest Album Clip… of Iceland Read >>
  • Mastodon Debut First Single From Next Album Read >>
  • Radiohead Post ‘From the Basement’ Concert Read >>


Belgium’s Pukkelpop Fest Canceled After 5 DieA violent storm at the outdoor festival injures at least 75.
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  • Krist Novoselic Planning ‘Nevermind’ Tribute Show Read >>
  • Jay-Z and Kanye West: No. 1 on Charts Read >>
  • Liam Sues Noel Over Oasis Split Read >>
  • Pearl Jam: Rarities, Live Songs on Doc Sountrack Read >>
  • Sigur Ros to Release Live Album, Documentary Read >>
  • Rare 1992 Smiths Documentary Surfaces Read >>


Inside L.A.’s Misfit Club CultureNick Haymes shoots the anti-stars of Freak City, where high society meets high camp meets high art meets high heels. Read >> Plus

  • St. Vincent: Behind the Scenes With SPIN Read >>
  • Sun, Surfing & MGMT: California Style Read >>
  • Backstage with Grouplove, Foster the People & Ximena Sarinana Read >>
  • Young Jeezy, Freddie Gibbs Wild’n’Out! Read >>
  • SPIN’s Track-by-Track Take on ‘Watch the Throne’ Read >>


HOT MP3: Matt & Kim + Soulja Boy + Andrew W.K.The trio team with Converse for “I’m a Goner,” a “fun song to party to,” says Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim. Read >> Plus

  • Wilco Preview Fall Album in Behind-the-Scenes Clip Read >>
  • LISTEN: Stephen Malkmus’ Beck-Produced LP Read >>
  • Free Mixtape: Canadian R&B Phenom The Weeknd Read >>
  • PREMIERE: David Guetta’s Party-Rocking EP Read >>
  • ALBUM PREMIERE: CSS’ ‘La Liberacion’ Read >>
  • LISTEN: Feist & Friends Cover Velvet Underground Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Primus Return With First New Song Read >>


Jeff Magnum Plays Rare Solo ShowThe reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel songwriter favors his longtime fans with two special acoustic nights in Toronto. Read >>


The War on Drugs, Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)Read >> Plus

  • Jeff Bridges, Jeff Bridges (Blue Note/EMI) Read >>
  • The Duke & the King, The Duke & the King (Anti-) Read >>
  • Hercules and Love Affair, Blue Songs (Moshi Moshi) Read >>
  • Fool’s Gold, Leave No Trace (IAMSOUND) Read >>