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Bear In Heaven Aim for ‘More Groove, Less Doom’ on April LP

Bear in Heaven's 2009 album Beast Rest Forth Mouth earned the Brooklyn electro-rockers a glimpse of prime-time TV fame: 30 seconds of "You Do You"
Brandon Specktor / December 12, 2011

Arctic Monkeys and Black Keys Team for Arena Tour

What's black and white riddled with fuzz? No, not Jim James in a tuxedo... It's the Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys, who are spending 2012…
Brandon Specktor / December 4, 2011

Wedding Crashers: Jay-Z And Andre 3000 Help Young Jeezy Say ‘I Do’

Jay-Z can add one more line to his ever-expanding CV, right above Georgetown classroom subject, GQ cover star, and Occupy Wall Street profiteer. The Jiggaman…
Brandon Specktor / November 18, 2011

Courtney Love Can’t Stop Ranting About Dave Grohl

On Sunday night, Courtney Love launched into a passionate (and profane) rant in the middle of a Hole set at Sao Paulo's SMU Festival after…
Brandon Specktor / November 16, 2011

Itchin’ on a Photograph: SPIN Gives Grouplove Poison Oak

For SPIN's November "Funny" issue, SPIN photographed Breaking band Grouplove during a day off between appearances at U.K. festivals. The Los Angeles freak-folk quintet led…
Brandon Specktor / October 21, 2011

First Spin: Listen to Puscifer’s ‘Conditions’ LP

Maynard James Keenan hit the studio tucked into his wine cellar hard this year and emerged with Conditions of My Parole, Puscifer's second full studio…
Brandon Specktor / October 11, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Those Darlins’ Sexy Second Video

We love Tennessee's garage rockin' bad girls (and boy) Those Darlins for their blend of attitude and nostalgic sound, showcased on their solid 2011 sophomore…
Brandon Specktor / October 6, 2011

FREE MP3: Skrillex Drops Video Game Remix

If Skrillex's adrenaline-soaked beats have ever made you want to zipline from a hovercraft, you're in luck. EA Games approached the prolific producer to remix…
Brandon Specktor / September 29, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: CSS & MEN Remix Each Other

Brazilian dance rockers CSS and JD Samson's electro-pop act MEN will team up for a North American tour that kicks off next week, but their…
Brandon Specktor / September 28, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Kapranos Guests With Boom Bip

Beatmaking alchemist Bryan Hollon, aka Boom Bip, is a pro at powerhouse collaborations. The L.A.-based producer's partnership with Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals as…
Brandon Specktor / September 22, 2011