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The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

In 1994, the distinction between "mainstream" and "alternative" evaporated. Green Day and the Offspring brought hook-heavy punk to the Billboard charts, middle-of-the-road acts such as…
Kyle McGovern / August 18, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Future Islands, Liars, the Hold Steady, and More

Future Islands, Liars, the Hold Steady, and Tokyo Police Club all have new albums on the way and guess what? They're all streaming online right…
Cynthia Orgel / March 19, 2014

Hear Built to Spill Majestically Cover Bob Dylan’s ’80s-Era ‘Jokerman’

One of the joys of delving into Bob Dylan's 35-album-deep discography is discovering even the "bad" albums often have their charms. As Rolling Stone reports,…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2014

The Biggest Losers: Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee Celebrates 25 Years With Built to Spill, King Tuff, More

Yes, you're old. On Saturday, great American institution Sub Pop Records celebrated its honest-to-god 25th birthday with a multi-stage blowout in its Seattle hometown, with…
Jolie Ruben / July 15, 2013

Flaming Lips, Built to Spill Organize Oklahoma Tornado Victims Benefit Concert

Nearly two months to the day that a massive tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, a number of bands will play a benefit concert with proceeds going…
Jordan Sargent / June 13, 2013

Youth Lagoon: Idaho Psych-Pop Wonder Builds Houses for the Heartbroken

Who: Trevor Powers never thought that so many people would hear his music. "It was always just for myself," the 24-year-old Boise, Idaho native says…
David Bevan / April 9, 2013

Built to Spill, Camper Van Beethoven Swing Over to Treefort Fest Lineup

Treefort Music Fest — Boise, Idaho's four-day music festival that aligns big-name bands with local acts — just booked a big-name local band: Boise, Idaho's…
Kyle McGovern / January 30, 2013

Sufjan Stevens, the Melvins Prep New Music for Joyful Noise’s 2013 Flexi Disc Series

Joyful Noise Recordings' Flexi Disc Series will return in 2013 with new music by Sufjan Stevens and Cat Martino, the Melvins, Helvetia with members of Built…
Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2012

How J Mascis Almost Joined Nirvana (Twice!) and Built to Spill

While reporting his long feature on indie rock titans Dinosaur Jr., SPIN editor David Bevan discovered that the band's frontman, Joseph, "J" Mascis Jr. had…
SPIN Staff / October 4, 2012

FestWatch: Green Day Top Voodoo Bill, Plus Riot Fest and iTunes Lineups

The spring/summer 2012 festival season is in full swing, and autumn fests are already starting to reveal their lineups. Yesterday, the late-blooming Voodoo Music Experience…
Devon Maloney / May 15, 2012

SPIN’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

To celebrate the new generation of shredders profiled in our May/June "Loud Issue," the SPIN staff decided to find some wheedle in a haystack, taking…
SPIN Staff / May 3, 2012

Jesus and Mary Chain, Roots Will Headline Hopscotch Fest

Raleigh, North Carolina's alt weekly The Independent Weekly has announced the lineup for their third-ever Hopscotch Music Festival, led this year by the Roots and…
Devon Maloney / April 18, 2012

Built to Spill, ‘There Is No Enemy’ (Warner Bros.)

With 2006's You in Reverse, singer-guitarist Doug Martsch hit on something he and his compatriots had never been known for: giddiness, particularly on eight-minute opener…
Steve Kandell / October 6, 2009

Siren Fest Hits Brooklyn Like a Cyclone

Coney Island, a sprawl of antiquated amusement park rides and fried food on the South coast of Brooklyn, is home to the Village Voice's annual…
Rob Wohl / July 19, 2009
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