Long-Awaited M.I.A. Documentary to Premiere at Sundance 2018

The Sundance Film Festival announced its 2018 feature films today, including several music-related releases such as a Joan Jett documentary Bad Reputation, a biopic about country-music…
Arielle Gordon / November 30, 2017

M.I.A. – “GOALS”

Though M.I.A. warned that last year's A.I.M. might be her final album, she's continued to release new music. In February it was "P.O.W.A.," and today it's "GOALS," a relatively mellow…
Anna Gaca / June 7, 2017

New Music: M.I.A. – “P.O.W.A.”

M.I.A.'s rebellious cacophony is back with the new single "P.O.W.A." The new cut comes after she shared an alternative version of "A.M.P," a cut from…
Brian Josephs / February 8, 2017

M.I.A. Shares Percussion-Heavy Alternate Version of “AMP (All My People)”

Early on Sunday, M.I.A. shared an alternate version of "AMP (All My People)," a song from her most recent album A.I.M. "AMP drums" isn't a drastic departure from…
Anna Gaca / January 23, 2017

M.I.A. Debuts ‘Freedun,’ Featuring Zayn Malik

M.I.A. is fast approaching the September 9 release date for her fifth and, possibly, final album, A.I.M. To that end, she premiered another new song, "Freedun," on Annie…
Anna Gaca / September 1, 2016

M.I.A.’s New ‘Go Off’ Video Is Dynamite

After premiering new single "Go Off" on Annie Mac's radio show yesterday, M.I.A. has quite literally launched it with a video full of explosive excavations and earthmoving equipment. There are no people…
Anna Gaca / July 15, 2016

Afropunk Responds to Controversy Surrounding M.I.A.’s Black Lives Matter Comments

Afropunk is getting ready to hold its first festival in London and it's already dealing with a social justice flare-up thanks to M.I.A., the scheduled…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

M.I.A. Encourages You to ‘Rewear It’ in Snappy Video for H&M

The full version of M.I.A.'s sartorially conscious "Rewear It" has cropped (ha) up online, debuting today at Vogue. Produced by H&M for the retailer's World Recycle Week…
Anna Gaca / April 10, 2016

M.I.A. Releases Multimedia Project ‘Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border’

M.I.A. teased a new audiovisual project last week, and today that project, given the official title "Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border," has been…
Colin Joyce / July 13, 2015

Fun Fun Fun 2013: Top 20 Things We Saw

The eighth-annual Fun Fun Fun Fest took over Austin this weekend with six stages of bands, comedians, celebrity DJs, airborne skateboarders, and the one and…
Christopher R. Weingarten / November 11, 2013

We’re Live-Tweeting the YouTube Music Awards!

The first-ever YouTube Music Awards take place on Sunday, November 3 and SPIN will be live-tweeting the night's proceedings. Starting at 5 p.m. EST, catch…
SPIN Staff / November 1, 2013

M.I.A.’s Wild ‘Come Walk With Me’ Lyric Video Raises the Whole Silly Medium

The lyric video isn't exactly an ideal art form. The clips have become a common promotional tactic in recent years, but that's gone hand to…
Marc Hogan / September 5, 2013

SPIN’s Director of the Year Tom Scharpling on 2012’s Buzziest Music Videos

 When Tom Scharpling isn't hosting the much-loved, free-form The Best Show on WFMU or interviewing the likes of Fucked Up's Damian Abraham for his Low Times podcast,…
Brandon Soderberg / December 6, 2012

Hot Beef: M.I.A. Vs. ‘New York Times’

M.I.A. is pissed at The New York Times -- and when she gets angry, she gets even.
William Goodman / May 27, 2010
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