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WeekSauce: SPIN’s Friday Night Highlights

New interviews with Die Antwoord and Dirty Projectors, our 'Funny' Issue arrives and more!

• SPIN launched our first-ever “Funny” Issue, guest edited by Patton Oswalt who kindly introduced the following stories:
Das Racist Cover Story: These Colors Don’t Run
Why Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster of WFMU’s ‘Best Show’ Are Punk Genuises
Portlandia Stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Toast Rock’s Great Clichés
We Like Short Shorts! Online Comedy That Keeps It Simple (and Stupid)
Dressed to Kill: A Day in the Life of Rising Comedienne Natasha Leggero
A Final Word From SPIN’s Guest Editor Patton Oswalt

• SPIN spoke to Garbage about how they rediscovered the hunger on their 2012 LP, asked Johnny Marr how he inspired Best Coast, and found out Blink-182/Angels and Airwaves singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge is still into potty humor.

• We also got the scoop on upcoming albums from the Dirty Projectors (very horror-y!) and Die Antwoord (very freaky!).

• Everyone mourned the demise of Sonic Youth super couple Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore in photos, while we celebrated 12 indie pairings who are still keeping the dream alive.

• SPIN premiered Deer Tick’s Divine Providence LP, Russian Circles’ Empros, a fantastic video of R.E.M. performing with Neil Young, and perhaps most importantly, Scott Weiland’s Christmas album.

• For your benefit, we counted down the five most memorable lyrics on the Loutallica album Lulu, Coldplay’s five most self-deprecating comments on The Colbert Report, and found amusing footage of Axl Rose falling down.

• Also: We gave Grouplove a rash.