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Pixies Have a New Album Coming This Year

Fans of the Pixies will be mildly interested to learn that the resurrected 2010s version of the band has a new album coming in September.
Andy Cush / January 23, 2019

Vampire Weekend’s Two-Hour Guitar Teaser Sounds Pretty Good

The first music we're hearing from Vampire Weekend's fourth LP comes via a YouTube video entitled "120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars," which is just…
Andy Cush / January 22, 2019

Hear the First Single From Stephen Malkmus’s Electronic Album Groove Denied

Last year, when Stephen Malkmus released Sparkle Hard, his acclaimed latest album with backing band the Jicks, it came with an intriguing bit of backstory about…
Andy Cush / January 22, 2019

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


Kanye West broadcast the following distressing message from his Twitter account this afternoon: 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

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