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Gojira on New LP Fortitude, Escaping Our ‘Collective Coma’

"We're all drawn into ourselves — in a collective coma," Joe Duplantier sings on "Born for One Thing," the punishing centerpiece of Gojira's seventh LP.
Ryan Reed / April 26, 2021

The Mars Volta’s Landscape Tantrums Deepens Mysteries of Debut LP

Remember when albums were marketed on TV commercials? (For that matter, remember commercials?) Back in 2003, flipping through channels during a vacation with friends, I…
Ryan Reed / April 19, 2021

Greta Van Fleet Go Prog — in Their Own Way — on ‘Cinematic’ New LP

"Nobody wants to hear that shit," Greta Van Fleet's Sam Kiszka says, playfully interrupting a question about progressive rock. He has a point:…
Ryan Reed / April 9, 2021

My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan on New Cooking Show, Food-Themed Songs

As Patrick Hallahan calls up SPIN, the My Morning Jacket drummer is gearing up for a full-blown blizzard — 12 to 18 inches of snow…
Ryan Reed / February 19, 2021

Steven Wilson on Channeling Evil Spirits, Defying Expectations With New LP

Google Image search "Steven Wilson sadness meme," and you'll find plenty of hilarious results. His music rarely sounds depressing — despite the groans…
Ryan Reed / January 30, 2021

Exit Interview: Poppy on Canceled Tours, the New ‘Sonic Vibe’ of Her Next LP

Poppy vividly remembers her 2020 "Mission Impossible moment." The pop-metal shapeshifter was gearing up for a European tour behind her acclaimed January LP,…
Ryan Reed / December 29, 2020

Marcus Haney on Photo Book Documenting Last Innocent Decade of Concerts

The cover of James Marcus Haney's new photo book, Fantatics, doesn't feature a massive arena crowd or rowdy mosh pit — any of the obvious…
Ryan Reed / December 17, 2020

35 Great Songs You Probably Didn’t Hear in the Last 35 Years

SPIN has always highlighted the under-heralded, but an uncountable number of amazing songs have fallen through the cracks since the publication's 1985 launch. It's hard…
Ryan Reed / December 1, 2020

Alex Winter on His New Frank Zappa Doc, Why He Still Hasn’t ‘Cracked’ the Composer

In 2016, Alex Winter launched the grueling quest of his latest documentary with one clear question: "Who the fuck is Frank Zappa?" After four years,…
Ryan Reed / November 23, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #14 U2

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #14. From Dublin, Ireland here…
Ryan Reed / November 23, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #15 Pearl Jam

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #15. From Seattle, Washington here…
Ryan Reed / November 22, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #22 Radiohead

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #22. From Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK…
Ryan Reed / November 15, 2020

Daniel Lanois on His Dubby, Atmospheric New Song ‘(Under the) Heavy Sun’

Moments before I click the link to stream Daniel Lanois' blissful new song, my email dings. It's the producer's publicist: He's tweaked the dubby, atmospheric tune…
Ryan Reed / October 29, 2020

Jeff Bridges on Finding Zen, the Dude’s Musical Skill

I can't stop staring at Jeff Bridges' refrigerator. I'm fixated on it throughout our 40-minute Zoom call. Like everything other visible inch of…
Ryan Reed / October 7, 2020

Bartees Strange on Blurring Genres, Feeling Cursed, Crafting Debut LP

"If I died in a meadow, I don't think they'd ever find me at all," Bartees Strange belts on "Stone Meadows," a cathartic indie-rock centerpiece…
Ryan Reed / October 2, 2020

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