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David Crosby Is Making More Noise Than Ever

David Crosby helped define and further the sound of rock'n'roll as we know it. He was a founding member of the Byrds, produced Joni Mitchell's first…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 28, 2017

Steve Aoki Is Still EDM’s Most Ambitious Multitasker

In the festival world, Steve Aoki is not just a DJ; he’s a myth. He has defined his high-energy live-shows via a series of signature,…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 28, 2017

Steely Dan’s Aja: Remembering the Band’s Trailblazing Moment 40 Years Later

"These people are too fancy, they’re too sophisticated," William S. Burroughs said of Steely Dan in 1977. "They’re doing too many things at once in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 27, 2017

The Killers Still Want It

Nostalgia was in the air on a night in Brooklyn last week. The Killers had just finished a brisk but exhilarating hourlong set in promotion of…
Jordan Sargent / September 25, 2017

Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights Hometown Anniversary Show Was Excellent

There’s a small pantheon of albums that thirty-something New Yorkers who spent nights at the once-musically thriving Lower East Side point to and go, "Ah,…
Brian Josephs / September 25, 2017

Björk’s December 1997 Homogenic Cover Story: The Outer Limits

There are three things that surprise you right away upon meeting Björk: 1. She is not short; 2. She has the second deepest laugh you've ever heard…
Jonathan Van Meter / September 22, 2017

Rostam Is Finally on His Own

In 2006, during his senior year at Columbia University, Rostam Batmanglij decided he was going to make a solo album. He had studied classical music…
Jeremy Gordon / September 14, 2017

Revisit Our 1989 Interview With Grant Hart on the Breakup of Hüsker Dü: “After the Fall”

Grant Hart—drummer, songwriter, and vocalist in Hüsker Dü—passed away on Sept. 14, 2017. In light of that, we are republishing an interview with Hart from…
Tom Wrobleski / September 14, 2017

How Do Rappers Handle “Nigga” During the Rise of White-Dominated Festivals?

This past March in Amsterdam, Oddisee—a D.C. rapper whose music often wrestles with sociopolitical themes—had a surreal experience. During a performance, he spotted a white…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2017

Ariel Pink Is Ready to Disappear

Ariel Pink has long been lauded for his crowded catalog of outlandish compositions, each coming to us from some alternate timeline…
Rob Arcand / September 13, 2017

Twin Peaks Ended, Once Again, With a New Beginning

It wasn't just the need for loose ends to be tied up that made the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return the series' most trying hour. It was also…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 5, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

This Is Who Every Taylor Swift Song Is About

A decade into her career, Taylor Swift has established herself as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of her generation. Swift has always written about her…
Jeremy Gordon / August 30, 2017

How to Get Ripped Off While Trying to Book Your Favorite Rapper

Ian Smith had been working for several weeks to book Rae Sremmurd at the famed Austin nightclub and BBQ joint Stubb’s when he received a…
Andy Cush / August 30, 2017

Preview The Strokes: The First Ten Years, a New Photo Collection of Their Early Days

The Strokes: The First Ten Years is an upcoming photographic document of the New York band's early days, as captured by photographer Cody Smyth. Today, we're previewing…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017
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