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Bartees Strange on Independent Venue Week, Upcoming Music

"I'm ready to move on to the next thing," Bartees Strange tells SPIN. It's a logical impulse, especially since his debut LP, 2020's…
Ryan Reed / July 15, 2021

Iceland Airwaves to Return This Fall With Arlo Parks, Bartees Strange

One of the most interesting festivals every year is Iceland Airwaves. This year, following an obvious year away physically (the fest still existed virtually), will…
Daniel Kohn / April 29, 2021

The 20 Most Interesting New Artists of 2020

With most indie venues closed due to the pandemic and many record stores altering their business methods, it was a challenging year for music discovery.
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2020

The 30 Best Songs of 2020

For a year that made no sense, it's only fitting that 2020's best songs make strange neighbors on a mixtape. You can't recap…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2020

The 30 Best Albums of 2020

After a deluge of canceled or delayed tours, drive-in experiments, Bandcamp Fridays and bedroom livestreams, we're finally here. Yay? It's hard…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 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