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Review: On Their First Album in 22 Years, Slowdive Remind Us Why They’re Shoegaze Icons

Given the goodwill that they’ve generated since disbanding—the well-regarded reissues, documentaries, and legions of younger bands hailing them as influences—it’s easy…
Colin Joyce / May 3, 2017

Review: Katie Dey’s ‘Flood Network’ Is Rife With 404 Errors and Heartbreak

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: August 12, 2016Label: Joy VoidAustralian songwriter and producer Katie Dey’s 2015 debut, asdfasdf, felt born from the internet. It wasn’t that social…
Colin Joyce / August 8, 2016

SPIN Metal Report: Vektor Deliver Neo-Thrash’s Masterpiece and Inter Arma Explore Outer Space

For a genre whose fans are so often labeled (sometimes rightly) as rigid constructionists, metal’s last few years have been marked by an unprecedented burst…
Colin Joyce / July 29, 2016

Cheena: New York Punks Who Come Alive at Night

In the mess of chain coffee shops and clothing boutiques that crowd lower Manhattan, it can be hard to find a place to just sit…
Colin Joyce / July 28, 2016

Review: Blood Orange Is Fired Up and Ready to Go on ‘Freetown Sound’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 01, 2016Label: DominoSometimes it feels like Dev Hynes is everywhere. Excepting even the obvious — the magazine covers…
Colin Joyce / June 27, 2016

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Don’t Quite Escape From L.A. on ‘The Getaway’

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: June 17, 2016Label: Warner Bros.Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of a recently kicked bowl of California’s finest…
Colin Joyce / June 21, 2016

Review: William Tyler’s Instrumental Folk Is History on ‘Modern Country’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 03, 2016Label: MergeThe weight of the past bears heavy on William Tyler. During a recent performance in the…
Colin Joyce / May 31, 2016

Told Slant: A Busy Drummer Making Heartrending Indie Rock

Felix Walworth performs herculean feats of limb-flailing and time management as a drummer in four Brooklyn-based indie-pop bands. They (Walworth uses gender-neutral pronouns) are an essential…
Colin Joyce / April 12, 2016

Review: Sheer Mag Use Power Chords to Dismantle the Power Structure on ‘III’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: March 03, 2016Label: Static Shock / Wilsuns RCAll of Sheer Mag's bite-sized, fire-starting collections of road-dog rock over the…
Colin Joyce / March 10, 2016

Review: Oranssi Pazuzu Open a Portal to Another Black-Metal Dimension on ‘Värähtelijä’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 26, 2016Label: 20 Buck Spin / SvartIf the laws of the physical universe as we currently understand them…
Colin Joyce / March 3, 2016

SPIN Metal Report: Krallice’s French-Braided Blast Beats and Lycus’ Funeral Doom

Though this winter's been more mild in most parts of the world than any in recent memory, even global warming can't thaw the crop of…
Colin Joyce / February 19, 2016

Review: Pinegrove Redefine the Power of Being Uncool on ‘Cardinal’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 12, 2016Label: Run for CoverIn the mid-2000s, Pinegrove’s openhearted indie rock could have been huge.  Over the course…
Colin Joyce / February 8, 2016

Review: DIIV Empty Everything They’ve Got Into the Winding ‘Is the Is Are’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 05, 2016Label: Captured TracksDIIV’s frontman Zachary Cole Smith describes his band’s second album Is the Is Are in…
Colin Joyce / February 2, 2016

How to Dress Well Teams With Weird Twitter Account @Seinfeld2000 for Absurdist Single ‘The Speed Dial’

Before How to Dress well offers a proper follow-up to What Is This Heart?, he's decided to indulge his schmaltzier side today and team up…
Colin Joyce / December 23, 2015

Colin Joyce’s 25 Best Albums of 2015

To finish out the year, we’re offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Here we have Staff Writer Colin Joyce. I'll always gravitate…
Colin Joyce / December 22, 2015

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