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Lilly Hiatt’s Walking Proof Is the Result of Many Sacrifices

Nashville singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt may not have much in this world, she readily admits. But she’s got the most valuable commodity of all: elbow room.
Tom Lanham / March 23, 2020

Beauty Pill on Their Trippy ‘Pardon Our Dust’ Video

"I didn’t wanna be a lead singer, I never felt totally comfortable in that role," Chad Clark says over the phone from Washington, D.C. He…
Al Shipley / March 22, 2020

The Cost of Coronavirus: How Young Guv Ended Up Stranded in New Mexico After Tour Cancellation

In the past week, an unprecedented economic shut down caused by coronavirus upended the music industry. Independent bands — many who have no safety net…
Juan Gutierrez / March 22, 2020

Torres Describes Harrowing 48 Hours Trying to Return Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

Mackenzie Scott, known onstage as Torres, is only now really beginning to settle into her Brooklyn apartment after having one of the most whirlwind tour…
Emily Tan / March 20, 2020

Lilly Hiatt Gives Her ‘We Got This’ Playlist of Feel Good Music

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's Lilly…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2020

Wallows Is Los Angeles’ Big Screen Ready Band

From their own tastes as indie rock connoisseurs to the classic rock sensibilities that their families bestowed upon them as youngsters, Wallows haven't been shy about…
Eran Ryan / March 20, 2020

Margaret Glaspy Embraces New Technology on Devotion

When singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy finally wrapped up the long tour and accompanying promotional work for her previous two releases—2016’s Emotions and Math, and the 2018…
Robert Ham / March 19, 2020

The Black Lips Want to Be the Next Country Music Sensation

Although tongue and cheek, Sing in a World That's Falling Apart, the new album by the Black Lips has gone from an ironic joke into a…
Juan Gutierrez / March 19, 2020

Caitlyn Smith Explores the Facets of Human Emotion on Supernova

When Caitlyn Smith writes for other artists, the songs are meant to tell their stories. That is until she worked on "Lonely Together" with fellow…
Emily Tan / March 18, 2020

Tears for Fears’ Songs From the Big Chair Turns 35: Musicians Reflect on ’80s Pop Favorite

The second British Invasion of the American pop charts in the early days of MTV seemed to reach its pinnacle in 1985. But…
Ron Hart / March 16, 2020

Billy Corgan’s 10 Most Memorable Lyrical Passages

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and alternative poet William Patrick Corgan turns 53 this St. Patrick's Day. One of the most acclaimed songwriters of the alternative era,…
Steve Baltin / March 13, 2020

Grouplove Had to Go to Hell and Back to Get Healed

Holding court in the enormous corner booth at the hip Silver Lake restaurant The Black Cat, Hannah Hooper is a casual presence in a sheer…
Caitlin White / March 13, 2020

Going Steady: A Weekend in London With The Hold Steady

As the early arrivers assemble outside London’s Electric Ballroom for a pre-show meet-and-greet, the energy spikes a bit when one familiar face makes his appearance.
Jon Schwartz / March 13, 2020

Vundabar Were Inspired by The Sopranos on Either Light

The Boston indie rockers in Vundabar really haven’t had a smash hit single or a career-defining record yet. Instead, vocalist/guitarist Brandon Hagen and drummer Drew…
Josh Chesler / March 13, 2020

The Viral Countdown: Inside the Concert Industry’s Race to React to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last month, the clouds were just beginning to gather over the American music business as the COVID-19 coronavirus spread throughout Asia and beyond. X Ambassadors…
Al Shipley / March 12, 2020
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