The Reissue Section: Spring 2021

A pair of classic comedy albums from a revolutionary standup, a previously unreleased live recording from one of Germany's most influential bands, a new collection…
Ron Hart / May 31, 2021

The 50 Best Albums of 1971

It's become a cliché, even for post-Baby Boomers, to look back wistfully on the early '70s as some kind of untouchable golden age for popular…
SPIN Staff / January 26, 2021

Irmin Schmidt of Can on His Love for Beyoncé and Exposing Nazis as a Teen

5 Klavierstücke, the German-language title of a forthcoming instrumental album by Irmin Schmidt, translates to "five piano works" in English. The spare formality…
Andy Cush / November 6, 2018

New Boxset Featuring Rare and Unreleased Music by Can’s Holger Czukay Coming Soon

A new five-LP box set featuring undersung and unreleased solo music by Can bassist and composer Holger Czukay, who died in September of last year, is…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 11, 2018

Can’s Holger Czukay Dead at 79

Can founder, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Holger Czukay was found dead yesterday. He was 79. According to Cologne newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Czukay died in Can's former…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 6, 2017

Can Co-Founder and Integral Avant-Rock Drummer Jaki Liebezeit Dead at 78

Jaki Liebezeit, founder member of Can and one of the defining drummers of German psychedelic rock, passed away this weekend at the age of 78.
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 23, 2017

Krautrock Legends Can Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Biography, Concert Series

The German experimentalists Can are one of the greatest rock bands ever to walk the Earth, and next year, they'll be celebrating the 50th anniversary…
Andy Cush / December 9, 2016

Watch This Primal 1970 Can Concert Featuring Damo Suzuki

Some days the Internet gives you a book about metal dudes and their cats, then sweetens the pot with a lost concert recording from a…
Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Stephen Malkmus Recycles Cover of Can’s ‘Ege Bamyasi’ for Record Store Day

Anticipation for 2013's Record Store Day (April 20) keeps building as more and more information on the annual vinyl holiday leaks. SPIN has previously reported…
Kyle McGovern / February 21, 2013

SPIN’s 10 Best Reissues of 2012

If you saw our favorite records of the year, then you'd know our 2012 saw lots of watery techno, mystical metal, Afro-pop genre hybrids, and…
SPIN Staff / December 14, 2012

Liars Break Down the Electronic Influences That Shaped ‘WIXIW’

On their sixth album, WIXIW (pronounced "Wish You"), Liars have dispatched the dissonant guitars and jarring rhythms in favor of rich tapestries of burbling analog…
Mike Rubin / June 15, 2012

Can, ‘Tago Mago, 40th 
Anniversary Edition’ (Mute/Spoon)

Germany's foremost art-rockers are too often talked about as some secret key to cool, when in reality they're just a more intense Pink Floyd or…
Mike Powell / November 15, 2011