Hear Banks’ Smoldering New Single, ‘Better’

California haze-pop singer Banks is back with "Better," a smoldering, murky new single that's the first taste of her sophomore album. "It's like me unleashing a…
Brennan Carley / November 4, 2015

Run the Jewels, St. Vincent, and More Create Masterpieces for Art Auction

Gather your complimentary wine and fancy cheeses, as we're going to be discussing art. Specifically, a collection of various works of art made by superstar…
James Grebey / November 25, 2014

Watch Banks Light Up ‘Kimmel’ With Brooding Double-Header

With the release of her debut album only a month away, Banks hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform two of her buzziest…
Brennan Carley / August 8, 2014

BANKS’ Cover of Aaliyah’s ‘Are You That Somebody’ Is Heavenly

One of the highlights of BANKS' Hype Hotel set at SXSW last week was a sublime cover of Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody," correctly identified…
Philip Sherburne / March 20, 2014

The 40 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014

While the tragedy of Wednesday’s car crash loomed large over this year's SXSW, the festival managed to carry on and was mostly business-as-usual afterward. SPIN's…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2014

SXSW 2014: The Best Things We Saw the Rest of the Week

SPIN has been busy at South By Southwest, organizing Wednesday's showcase at the House of Vans at the Mohawk and today's event at Stubb's, but…
SPIN Staff / March 14, 2014

BANKS Emerges From Darkness in Shadowy ‘Brain’ Video

Back in January, BANKS dropped "Brain," a potent R&Beats single that she brewed with the help of fellow Los Angeleno Shlohmo. Now, the up-and-coming songstress…
Kyle McGovern / March 12, 2014

BANKS Simmers Over Shlohmo’s R&Beats on ‘Brain’

The onward march of the Wedidit gang continues as Los Angeles' Shlohmo lends his production prowess to the latest offering from R&B up-and-comer BANKS. On…
Chris Martins / January 29, 2014

BANKS Bewitches With Acoustic Rendition of ‘Change’

Los Angeles singer BANKS named her debut effort London, because she wrote the EP's four songs during, what she describes as, "an insane, emotionally heightened…
Kyle McGovern / January 7, 2014

Watch BANKS’ Rainy-Day R&B ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ Video

L.A. electro-R&B singer BANKS keeps inching a little bit further into the limelight. The Weekend's current tour opener is still fairly mysterious, but the latest…
Marc Hogan / September 27, 2013

Hear BANKS’ Swooping Aaliyah Homage ‘This Is What It Feels Like’

BANKS is a singer from Los Angeles, but her approach to music — fusing the tempo and rumble of the U.K. bass scene to the…
Jordan Sargent / September 10, 2013

Watch Banks’ Sensual, Frosty ‘Waiting Game’ Video

Mysterious R&B singer Banks sticks to the shadows in the video for "Waiting Game," the current single from the Los Angeles siren's upcoming London EP.
Kyle McGovern / August 27, 2013

Hear Banks’ Badu-Channeling R&Beats Bubbler ‘Fall Over’

Okay, so her name is Banks, but what else do we know about this new female voice of American R&Beats? In short, not a whole…
Chris Martins / March 4, 2013
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