Read All Our 2017 Cover Stories

In 2017, Spin writers visited the streets of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, hung out with Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew in L.A., traveled to Gary, Indiana to profile footwork pioneer Jlin, chatted with Venezuelan…
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2017

50 Best Albums of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2017

Jlin – “ICU”

Jlin has shared a new track today as part of the Adult Swim Singles series. Titled "ICU," the song is her first new release since her excellent sophomore…
Arielle Gordon / December 6, 2017

Thom Yorke, Solange, and Nine Inch Nails to Headline Day for Night Festival

Houston's Day for Night festival takes place December 15-17 and will feature a stacked lineup. This year's roster is headlined by Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Solange,…
Brian Josephs / September 20, 2017

Hear Jlin’s New Remix of Ben Frost’s “Ionia”

Today, Ben Frost releases the physical version of his new single "Ionia," which comes backed by a reworking by Jlin. While both artists use electronics…
Andy Cush / September 15, 2017

Jlin and Zora Jones – “Dark Matter”

Jlin and fellow footwork-indebted futurist Zora Jones have a new collaborative track called "Dark Matter." (It's sort of shocking that Jlin hasn't already given something…
Andy Cush / July 27, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Basilica Soundscape Announces 2017 Lineup: Jlin, Priests, Zola Jesus, More

Basilica Soundscape, upstate New York's annual festival of the dark and weird in independent music, announced a partial lineup today. As always, the lineup is varied…
Andy Cush / June 5, 2017

Adult Swim Announces 2017 Singles Lineup Featuring Run the Jewels, Brian Eno, Migos, Dinosaur Jr, Many More

Adult Swim's Singles program, which has been releasing exclusive, often-collaborative songs by artists from a variety of genres since 2010, will operating year-round on a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 31, 2017

Video: Jlin – “Carbon 7″

For the full effect of Jlin's dense and uncompromising second album Black Origami, you have to immerse yourself in it, from beginning to end. But the final…
Andy Cush / May 24, 2017

Review: Jlin’s Black Origami Is Her Boldest, Brightest Work Yet

Jlin is more than footwork. During a recent set last week at Chicago’s Smart Bar, the Gary, Indiana-based producer drew a crowd from…
Britt Julious / May 19, 2017

Jlin’s Rust Belt Modernism

With its thumping soul music, eager salespeople, and flashing lights meant to simulate a dance party, the DJ and electronic music section of the Guitar…
Andy Cush / May 11, 2017

Explore Jlin’s Expanding Universe of Collaborators and Friends

Jlin’s second album Black Origami at times feels like an hermetic universe built on complex martial rhythms, with an intense inward focus that seems…
Andy Cush / May 11, 2017

Stream Jlin’s Intense and Intricate New Album Black Origami

After a string of great advance singles like "Nyakinyua Rise" and "Challenge (To Be Continued)," Jlin's much anticipated second album Black Origami arrives via Planet Mu May 19.
Andy Cush / May 11, 2017

Hear Jlin’s Fiery and Bombastic New Track “Challenge (To Be Continued)”

Ahead of the release of her second album Black Origami this month, the Gary, Indiana, based experimental club music producer Jlin has shared "Challenge (To Be Continued),"
Andy Cush / May 2, 2017
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