SPIN.com’s Best of the Week


This week, Jack White announced that he’s producing Insane Clown Posse’s new single, SPIN posted exclusive video of St. Vincent covering Tom Waits, and Lil Wayne returned with his long-delayed album Tha Carter IV. Meanwhile, we picked the fall’s 30 best tours, interviewed the Rapture’s Luke Jenner, and shared Wavves’ Nathan Williams sonic tribute to his rock hero Dave Grohl.

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


SPIN’s 30 Best Fall ToursSee when your faves are coming to town, including Kanye & Jay-Z, Portishead, Girls, Foo Fighters, Odd Future, and more! Read >> Plus

  • Jack White Produces New Insane Clown Posse Read >>
  • Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV Read >>
  • FREE MP3: Wavves’ Rockin’ Ode to Dave Grohl Read >>
  • FREE ALBUM: SPIN’s Dance Mix for Electric Zoo! Read >>
  • Q&A: The Rapture’s Luke Jenner On New LP Read >>
  • Black Keys Revive Hip-Hop Project BlakRoc Read >>


MTV’s VMAs: The Best and Worst MomentsSPIN’s Steve Kandell on Gaga, Tyler, the divas, Lil Wayne and more.
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  • Corgan Launches Smashing Pumpkins Record Club Read >>


Festival Life: Cheryl Dunn’s Best Fan PhotosThe renowned New York City photographer shoots the crowd at San Francisco’s Outside Lands. Read >> Plus

  • 15 Must-Hear Acts at Electric Zoo Festival Read >>
  • Linkin Park Play Intimate L.A. Benefit Read >>


EXCLUSIVE: St. Vincent Unplugs, Covers Tom WaitsWatch Annie Clark perform two acoustic songs at her SPIN cover shoot. Read >> Plus

  • Foo Fighters Announce Tour With NSFW Clip Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Funky New Toro Y Moi Track Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Meet ‘Meg Ryan,’ Misfit L.A. Club Icon Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cool Kids’ Pool Party Video Read >>
  • Marilyn Manson Drops Scary, LaBoeuf-Directed Video Read >>
  • WATCH: Stephen Malkmus Plays New Song Read >>
  • LISTEN: Damon Albarn’s Congo Benefit Album Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: The-Dream Releases Free Album ‘1977’ Read >>
  • SPIN Mix for September: 13 Great Songs to Hear Now Read >>


Kreayshawn and V-Nasty Crush HollywoodThe YouTube hitmaker and the White Girl mobster find their perfect audience at The Roxy. Read >> Plus

  • Beck, Lennon & More Sing for Serge Gainsbourg Read >>


Red Hot Chili Peppers, I’m With You (Warner Bros.) Read >> Plus

  • Cymbals Eat Guitars, Lenses Alien (Barsuk) Read >>
  • Jacuzzi Boys, Glazin’ (Hardly Art) Read >>
  • Male Bonding, Endless Now (Sub Pop) Read >>
  • The Nightwatchman, World Wide Rebel Songs New West) Read >>
  • Thundercat, The Golden Age of Apocalypse (Brainfeeder) Read >>
  • Tinariwen, Tassili (Anti-) Read >>


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