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St. Vincent Is Producing New Sleater-Kinney Music This Year

Sleater-Kinney will evidently return with new music this year, with an extremely pleasant surprise guest behind the boards: Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, who posted a…
Andy Cush / January 8, 2019

Cupcakke Confirmed Safe by Chicago Police After Posting Alarming Tweet

Cupcakke has been confirmed as safe by the Chicago Police Department after posting a disturbing tweet Monday night. "im about to commit suicide," the Ephorize rapper, whose…
Andy Cush / January 8, 2019

33 Hilarious Statements We Definitely Aren’t Making About Julian Assange

Yesterday, WikiLeaks sent a very long and apparently very real email to journalists informing them of 140 statements about Julian Assange that should be considered "false…
Andy Cush / January 7, 2019

Chicago Rapper Towkio Denies Rape Accusation

Towkio, the 25-year-old Chicago rapper born Preston Oshita, has been accused of rape. On Sunday, a Twitter user with the handle @pppermint tweeted "February 2016, I was…
Andy Cush / January 7, 2019

Barack Obama Likes Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

As is his yearly tradition, Barack Obama just published a list of his favorite books, movies, and music from 2018. And it turns out the guy…
Andy Cush / December 28, 2018

Uneasy Listening: My Year of Surrendering to the Strange, Soothing Power of the YouTube Algorithm

One bleary late night this summer, a friend played me The Ghost Trade, the lone 1986 album by Camberwell Now, a short-lived band formed from…
Andy Cush / December 27, 2018

Does This Panic! at the Disco Song Remind Anyone Else of Lil Wayne?

While riding in an Uber through the city where my parents live last night, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the local pop radio…
Andy Cush / December 27, 2018

William Tyler – “Call Me When I’m Breathing Again”

In January, William Tyler will follow his celebrated 2016 album Modern Country with a new one entitled Goes West, the title a nod to the Nashville-rooted guitarist's own…
Andy Cush / December 17, 2018

Bob?

Kanye West broadcast the following distressing message from his Twitter account this afternoon: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1072955689566396416 Even setting aside Kanye's weird year for a…
Andy Cush / December 12, 2018

Valee Raps About Borat on New Song With Lil Yachty

Important: Valee's verse on "Hmmm," a new song from 808 Mafia producers TM88 and Southside that also features Lil Yachty, contains the following ver' nice…
Andy Cush / December 10, 2018

Digits, Our Young Thug Office Snake, Is Dead

Some sad news out of Spin HQ: Digits, the little green snake sent to our office to promote a new Young Thug project earlier this year, has died. We'd…
Andy Cush / December 4, 2018

Queens of the Stone Age to Release “Silent Night” Christmas Single

Queens of the Stone Age may be whiskey-soaked, leather-clad avatars of rock'n'roll sleaze, but they evidently have a soft spot for Christmas tunes. As Pitchfork…
Andy Cush / December 4, 2018

Sounds Like Stereolab Are Coming Back

Stereolab, international masters of bilingual leftist two-chord space pop, could be playing some live shows for the first time in a decade next year. As Pitchfork…
Andy Cush / December 4, 2018

Hear Eddie Vedder “Sing a Prayer” for Chris Cornell With Gospel Choir at Global Citizen Festival

Over the weekend, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was a performer at Global Citizen: Mandela 100, a music festival and fundraising event in Johannesburg, South Africa, honoring…
Andy Cush / December 3, 2018

Et Tu, Billy Bass?

About 20 years ago, many Americans found it suited them to own an animatronic fish made of plastic and latex, mounted to a trophy plaque…
Andy Cush / November 28, 2018

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