News \’s Best of the Week

Foos launch fall tour, Florence preview new LP, and Coldplay drop stunning single. Plus, Neon Indian, Feist, Das Racist, and more!

This week, Foo Fighters kicked off their North American tour with a massive 25-song set in St. Paul, MN, Florence and the Machine shared the soaring second track off their upcoming album, Ceremonials, and Coldplay released a stunning new single from their upcoming album, Mylo Xyloto. Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse’s final video recording surfaced, SPIN chatted with Neon Indian and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, and French electro whiz DJ Mehdi died following a tragic accident at a friend’s party in Paris.

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


SPIN’s 20 Best Songs of the SummerSPIN’s Charles Aaron makes a mixtape to help you transcend the dog days that time forgot. Read >> Plus

  • SPIN’s 26 Fall Albums That Matter Most Read >>
  • Foo Fighters Tour Kickoff Heavy on Hits, Heroes Read >>
  • Reports Shed Light on DJ Mehdi Death Read >>
  • Watch Amy Winehouse’s Duet With Tony Bennett Read >>
  • Hear Coldplay’s Lush Single; Rihanna Guests on LP Read >>


Q&A: Neon Indian Conquers ‘Creative Paralysis’“The teenage narrative will always live on, even in a post-apocalyptic dystopian wasteland…”
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  • My Favorite Things: Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Read >>
  • St. Vincent to Sing for HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Read >>
  • Winehouse Died From Detox-Related Seizure: Father Read >>
  • Stills, Broken Social Members Form Eight and a Half Read >>
  • Lil Wayne: GOP Is “Never Going to Like Us” Read >>


Das Racist Get Wild at Hometown Tour KickoffThe breakout hip-hop outfit are brilliant, silly, and entertaining all at once in New York City. Read >> Plus

  • Dubstep Upstart Katy B Delivers in U.S. Live Debut Read >>


Drake Posts Three New Tracks, Joined by Waka, RossThe Canadian rapper jumps on a Waka Flocka Flame remix, gets help from Rick Ross on two of three new cuts posted on his blog. Read >> Plus

  • Girls Bring “Honey Bunny,” “My Ma” to ‘Fallon’ Read >>
  • Hear MGMT’s Trippy Bauhaus Cover Read >>
  • Jay-Z Goes Hard on J. Cole’s “Mr. Nice Watch” Read >>
  • Florence and the Machine Share Second New Song Read >>
  • More ‘Siamese’-Era Pumpkins Music Surfaces Read >>
  • FREE ALBUM: Lil B Posts New 21-Song Mixtape Read >>
  • Bradford Cox Fronts Black Lips As Joey Ramone Read >>


Wilco, The Whole Love (dBpm) Read >> Plus

  • Feist, Metals (Cherrytree/ Interscope) Read >>
  • Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum) Read >>
  • Zola Jesus, Conatus (Sacred Bones) Read >>
  • Dum Dum Girls, Only in Dreams (Sub Pop) Read >>
  • Seth MacFarlane, Music is Better Than Words (Universal Republic) Read >>