18 Additional Lesser-Known Artists of the Last 35 Years, Picked by 18 Well-Known Artists

As part of our 35th anniversary celebration, we asked 35 well-known artists to select their 35 favorite lesser-known artists. The response was so overwhelming. We…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2020

PAWS Have Been ‘Gone So Long,’ Are Back With Producer Mark Hoppus

Melody-minded Glasglow punks PAWS have premiered "Gone So Long," the second single from their upcoming third album, No Grace. The follow-up to 2014's Youth Culture Forever was produced by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, which could explain why…
Anna Gaca / April 12, 2016

Morrissey and PAWS Shows Go on Despite Alleged Cancellation Threats

UPDATE: Pitchfork cites a representative for Morrissey as saying: "Morrissey had nothing to do with this. As long as there was no sound bleed, Morrissey was…
Marc Hogan / May 9, 2014

Morrissey Allegedly Demands Cancellation of PAWS Concert

Scottish band PAWS have accused Morrissey of refusing to perform unless the smaller act's concurrent Thursday night concert is cancelled. Let us explain. On May…
Chris Martins / May 9, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Lykke Li, Brian Eno & Karl Hyde, Kishi Bashi, Lily Allen, and More

The weekend is almost upon us. Celebrate with fresh releases from the likes of Lykke Li, Lily Allen, Kishi Bashi, Dolly Parton, PAWS, and more. They're…
David Zisser / May 2, 2014

Stream PAWS’ Thrilling ‘Youth Culture Forever’ Album

Last fall, SPIN visited PAWS in an upstate New York studio, where they were busy hammering out their second album. "It's louder than the last…
Kyle McGovern / April 28, 2014

PAWS Chase Hi-Fi Glory on New Album ‘Youth Culture Forever’

"I hate whenever anyone uses the word 'mature' near a sophomore album," says PAWS frontman Phillip Taylor. "It just makes you sound like an absolute…
Kyle McGovern / December 2, 2013

Stream PAWS’ Scruffy, Tour-Only ‘Tiger Lily’ EP

PAWS embark on their first-ever U.S. tour tomorrow (March 5), and to celebrate the excursion's kick-off, the Scottish alt-rock revivalists have shared the limited-edition Tiger Lily…
Kyle McGovern / March 4, 2013

See PAWS’ Fisheye-Lensed ‘Sore Tummy’ Video

PAWS don't get out much. Case in point: the sometimes claustrophobic, fisheye-lensed video for "Sore Tummy," a twee-tinged standout from the drowsy Best New Artist slackers'
Kyle McGovern / January 20, 2013

Stream PAWS’ Sore-Throated, Sabre-Toothed ‘Cokefloat’ LP

Last week, we shared a stream of PAWS' "Sore Tummy" single, a thick, rhinocerous-like hunk of that which populates the Glaswegian outfit's (and Best 5…
David Bevan / October 1, 2012

Hear PAWS’ Sebadoh-Inflected ‘Sore Tummy’ Single

PAWS, those Orange Juice-informed, Sebadoh-indebted, Glasgow-bred indie-pop confectioners that swooped into this month's 5 Best New Artists list on the strength of Cokefloat, their debut…
David Bevan / September 25, 2012

5 Best New Artists for September ’12

From a crew of scrappy Chicago garage punks to a bugged-out Southern rapper and Brits dabbling in folktronica, hear who needs to be on your…
Ken Bachor / September 4, 2012