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Hear Carmen Villain’s Gorgeous Cover of Kurt Vile’s ‘He’s Alright’

"I'm a big fan of Kurt's music," says Carmen Villain of her kinda-sorta namesake, Kurt Vile. "I discovered him when I read an article about…
Philip Sherburne / August 12, 2013

Watch Carmen Villain’s Grimly Chilling ‘Easy’ Video

Perhaps as a nod to her professional-model-turned-singer-songwriter origin story, Carmen Villain — a.k.a. Carmen Maria Hillestad, former cover girl for Vogue, Glamour, Nylon, Elle, and…
Kyle McGovern / April 12, 2013

Carmen Villain, ‘Sleeper’ (Smalltown Supersound)

A brisk wind's blowin' in from paradise, and it's got Norwegian singer/songwriter Carmen Villain caught by the wings. She's spun upside-down, turned inside out; she's…
Philip Sherburne / March 14, 2013

Hear Carmen Villain’s Smoky ‘Made a Shell’

"I wanna see the starlight on the rails," sings Carmen Villain on "Made a Shell," one of the many highlights of her forthcoming debut album,…
Philip Sherburne / March 7, 2013

5 Best New Artists for February ’13

From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know.
SPIN Staff / February 1, 2013

Hear Prins Thomas’ Disco Redux of Carmen Villain’s ‘Lifeissin’

Before Norwegian singer-songwriter Carmen Villain adopted her musical alias, she worked as a fashion model named Carmen Maria Hillestad. Earlier this month, Villain shared "Lifeissin,"
Kyle McGovern / February 1, 2013