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Billie Eilish’s UK Label Apparently Commissioned an ASMR Tribute to Her Album

Pitchfork has a new story about Billie Eilish, which focuses on the 17-year-old goth-pop rising star's fans in the ASMR community. ASMR—that's short for autonomous sensory…
Andy Cush / April 16, 2019

Video: Hand Habits – “Wildfire”

"Wildfire," a solemn song from Hand Habits' great second album placeholder, addresses the fires that burned through bandleader Meg Duffy's adopted home state of California, and the…
Andy Cush / April 11, 2019

Panda Bear’s “Buoys” Video Is Completely Insane

The video for "Buoys," the title track of Panda Bear's newest solo album, depicts a sort of space-age Dating Game, in which two alien-looking women…
Andy Cush / April 10, 2019

Video: Kelly Moran – “Water Music”

Experimental pianist and composer Kelly Moran just released a video for "Water Music," a highlight from her stellar 2018 album Ultraviolet, one of Spin's favorite records of last…
Andy Cush / April 8, 2019

We Regret to Inform You About This Logic Song That Sounds Exactly Like RHCP in 1999

Supermarket, Logic's new album, opens with a song called "Bohemian Trapsody." It has the canned-sounding, slick-but-still-shitty mix of a GarageBand recording. It rides the same three chords…
Andy Cush / April 4, 2019

Pete Buttigieg Wrote a College Newspaper Essay About Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, and 9/11

Cambridge, Massachusetts, sometime in the early 2000s: the spring sun is high, the scent of dirty water wafts in from the Charles, the year is…
Andy Cush / April 3, 2019

Check Out This Fascinating Document of Early Indie Rock Bands Covering Each Other

The Pixies covering the Jesus and Mary Chain. Yo La Tengo covering Beat Happening. Sonic Youth covering Mudhoney. Mudhoney covering Sonic Youth. If you are a…
Andy Cush / April 2, 2019

A Guide to Spiral Stairs’ Pavement Songs

Stephen Malkmus—writer of obliquely hilarious and affecting songs, player of slyly sophisticated guitar, possessor of a voice that can make castration…
Andy Cush / March 28, 2019

Black Midi’s “Crow’s Perch” Is Strange and Uncompromising Post-Punk

Black Midi have earned themselves a reputation as one of the most exciting bands in their hometown of London. Playing what could be broadly described as…
Andy Cush / March 26, 2019

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Is Not Yet a Pop Star on “Patience”

Over the course of a decade and three albums, Kevin Parker has taken his Tame Impala project from small-sounding, Beatles-indebted, pop-leaning psych-rock to big-sounding, ELO-indebted,…
Andy Cush / March 22, 2019

Vampire Weekend’s Post Malone Cover Is Also a Grateful Dead Tribute

Vampire Weekend were guests on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge this morning, where they performed "Sunflower." Not the charming Can-inflected oddity from their own forthcoming fourth album Father of…
Andy Cush / March 21, 2019

Left Field: Sarah Louise and Dolphin Midwives Push Past Their Instruments’ Limits

Welcome to Left Field, a new Spin column that aims to investigate and celebrate music at the fringes of genre, sensibility, and commercial appeal. Our…

Broken Social Scene Announce Another New EP, Release “Can’t Find My Heart”

Broken Social Scene were a somewhat unlikely talk of the town at this year's South by Southwest, a festival more often associated with much younger acts: everyone…
Andy Cush / March 20, 2019

David Crosby Is Getting Closer to Spelling Kacey Musgraves’s Name Correctly

David Crosby, folk-rock legend and proprietor of one of the only good accounts on Twitter, is better at songwriting than he is at remembering his name…
Andy Cush / March 19, 2019

Silvio Dante Is Here to Solve Brexit

You can imagine Theresa May in a smoky room, flanked by a few confidantes and consiglieres, at pains over the future of the United Kingdom. On…
Andy Cush / March 19, 2019

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