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Loop Daddy: Marc Rebillet Likes It Raw

Bespectacled and mustached, he gyrates in his underwear while tapping keys, punching pads, and looping every sound at his disposal. He looks like a fit…
Max Bell / August 13, 2020

Beyond the Algorithm: Artists Imagine a World Beyond Spotify

Spotify is designed to make itself indispensable. It offers up endless choices. It keeps playing when the track or album you’ve clicked on is over.
Peter Holslin / August 12, 2020

Shirley Manson on the Misery and Magic of Garbage’s Genre-Stomping Debut

Shirley Manson doesn’t do nostalgia. Cooped up in her Los Angeles studio, the fierce frontwoman has agreed to chat about the days she…
Bobby Olivier / August 11, 2020

Hannah Hooper of Grouplove’s ‘Get Our Anxiety and Frustration Out’ Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is…
SPIN Staff / August 11, 2020

Bruce Hornsby Remains Restless After All These Years

One of Bruce Hornsby’s favorite stories to tell comes from a time when he was a reluctant pop star. In 1986, "The Way…
Robert Ham / August 6, 2020

Squid Ink Challenges Anti-Blackness in Punk Rock for a Better Modern Scene

Eight years ago, Amber Williams was an eager fangirl waiting in line to meet punk icon Alice Bag at a Los Angeles LGBTQ center. The…
Stephanie Mendez / August 5, 2020

DreamDoll’s ‘Drill’ Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is…
SPIN Staff / August 5, 2020

Beyoncé’s Black Is King Film Glorifies Her Message of Black Empowerment

Beyoncé has one-upped herself as she continues to redefine the "visual album" -- from 2006’s humble B’day anthology to 2013’s world-stopping self-titled…
Bianca Gracie / August 3, 2020

Blue Chips: July 2020 in New Hip-Hop

Blue Chips is a monthly rap column that doubles as a scouting report. Each month, SPIN selects a new starting five, a group of rappers…
Max Bell / July 31, 2020

Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil on Being Betrayed, Regaining His Confidence and His Favorite New Scream Queen

Affable, good-natured to a fault, the usually upbeat Scotsman Simon Neil reluctantly admits to feeling a tad flustered lately. There’s not much that can bring…
Tom Lanham / July 31, 2020

Neck Deep’s ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Inspired Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is…
SPIN Staff / July 31, 2020

JR JR Predict the Upcoming NBA Restart

It should go without saying that this year has been sorely lacking in joy, but the end of July is here and the NBA has…
JR JR / July 30, 2020

The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

Rock is obvs not dead but it's not hard to see why people always say it is, almost wishfully. For decades, the most commercially viable…
SPIN Staff / July 30, 2020

Richard Butler on the Psychedelic Furs’ First Album in 29 Years

How long has Britain’s brainy post-punk combo the Psychedelic Furs been around? Long enough to earn a snicker-inducing spoof in Brian Gibson’s 1998 comedy Still…
Tom Lanham / July 30, 2020

Steven Van Zandt on Activism and How to Save Rock ‘N’ Roll

He’s best known as Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band guitarist (and consigliere) but in 1982, Steven Van Zandt, a.k.a. Little Steven, was in heavy…
Pamela Chelin / July 30, 2020
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