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Watch Butch Walker Battle Death Metal Bikers in ‘Bed on Fire’ Video

Earlier this year, longtime pop-rock writer/producer Butch Walker (Pink, Avril Lavigne) announced his upcoming seventh solo ablum, the Ryan Adams-produced Afraid of Ghosts. In advance of…
Matthew Levine / December 11, 2014

Emay Rails Against Romance on New Track ‘MAIR’

Emay, the stage name of Ontario rapper/producer Mubarik Gyenne Adams, is prepping for the fast-approaching release of his new EP, Sinner, Songwriter. Due out December 16…
Matthew Levine / December 8, 2014

Stream Canopies’ Genre-Spanning, Interstellar ‘Maximize Your Faith’

Milwaukee-based synth-pop outfit Canopies will issue their cosmic debut album, Maximize Your Faith, on December 9 via Forged Artifacts, and the breadth of genres that the…
Matthew Levine / December 4, 2014

‘Feel’ the Raw Power of the Ty Segall Band in New Live Track

On the live recorded version of Ty Segall's "Feel," the scuzz guru gets some help from his friends. The track comes from the former SPIN cover…
Matthew Levine / December 3, 2014

Stream California X’s Brazen New Track, ‘Red Planet’

Last year, Amherst's California X filled headphones with snotty, power-punk-leaning thrash via their self-titled debut, a disc that dealt in sludgy guitar riffs and distortion-drenched vocals. On…
Matthew Levine / December 3, 2014

Stuyvesant, ‘Shmyvesant’: Hoboken Punk Vets Go Hard on New Album

After blasting us with jangly guitar riffs and harmonized croons on last week's SPIN Singles Mix, Hoboken's Stuyvesant proves on its third LP, Shmyvesant, that even…
Matthew Levine / November 24, 2014

Michael Rault Finds Meaning on Psych-Inclined Single ‘Nothing Means Nothing’

Nobody could accuse Toronto's Michael Rault of lacking a worth ethic — he recorded all of the instruments on his newest single, "Nothing Means Nothing," and…
Matthew Levine / November 17, 2014

Neil Young Asks ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up?’ for the Environment in New Video

Earlier this month Neil Young released Storytone, his second LP from 2014, which features the beloved singer/songwriter performing with a 92-piece orchestra, a 60-piece orchestra and…
Matthew Levine / November 12, 2014

Q&A: Big K.R.I.T.’s Metaphorical Cadillac Is Bigger Than Yours

Big K.R.I.T. has spent the last decade making his name as a consistently solid mixtape rapper (and producer) with such acclaimed works as 2011's…
Matthew Levine / November 11, 2014

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Cast the Wolfman in ‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ Video

In honor of Halloween, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks have unveiled a short film for "Catchy (Was Contagious)," a psychedelic mind-bender from their debut album, Enter the…
Matthew Levine / October 31, 2014

James Blake Reveals New Track ‘Building It Still’

Last night, James Blake once again filled his seat as a guest DJ for BBC Radio 1 and the beat-savvy singer-songwriter took the opportunity to debut a new…
Matthew Levine / October 17, 2014

Future’s New Video Is a NSFW, Glow-in-the-Dark ‘Monster’

Future has a new mixtape due out October 28, and the Atlanta rapper has stoked anticipation for the upcoming set with the music video for…
Matthew Levine / October 3, 2014

Cloud Nothings Get Moodily Existential in ‘Now Hear In’ Video With Toro Y Moi’s Help

Cloud Nothings released their fourth LP Here And Nowhere Else earlier this year via Carpark/Mom + Pop Records, and in celebration of their upcoming fall tour…
Matthew Levine / September 30, 2014

Stream the Drums’ Haunting ‘Encyclopedia’

After three years of silence, the Drums are set to return on September 23 with their third album, Encyclopedia. On the way via Minor Records, the upcoming…
Matthew Levine / September 17, 2014