Steve Albini

Stream Ty Segall’s New Album Freedom’s Goblin

Hyper-prolific garage rocker Ty Segall has shared a new album Freedom's Goblin. Co-engineered by legendary producer Steve Albani, the release follows singles "Alta," "Meaning," "My…
Rob Arcand / January 25, 2018

Watch Jeff Tweedy and Steve Albini Promote ACA Enrollment in New Comedy Sketch

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and famed producer Steve Albini have teamed up in a short new sketch comedy video to promote the Affordable Care Act. The clip features…
Arielle Gordon / November 21, 2017

Steve Albini Is Selling Three Microphones Used to Record Nirvana’s In Utero

Famed recording engineer Steve Albini is selling three microphones used to record Kurt Cobain's vocals and Dave Grohl's drums for Nirvana's final album In Utero. The mics—one Electro-Voice PL20 and…
Anna Gaca / September 14, 2017

Watch Steve Albini Talk Jawbreaker in Don’t Break Down, a New Documentary About the Band

Just in time for Jawbreaker's upcoming reunion at Chicago's Riot Fest in mid-September, the festival has shared a clip from an upcoming documentary about the band, Don’t Break Down:…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 4, 2017

Steve Albini Talks Nirvana, Pixies, and More on ‘WTF With Marc Maron’

Marc Maron always gets the most interesting guests to appear on his acclaimed interview podcast, WTF With Marc Maron, but his latest was especially noteworthy for…
James Grebey / October 29, 2015

Steve Albini Hates Electronic Music, So a Dance Producer Took Out a Billboard to Spite Him

Steve Albini's never one to let his dissatisfaction go unregistered. The famed engineer and Electrical Audio owner unleashed another of his now-famous rants about the…
Colin Joyce / September 29, 2015

Photos: Lil BUB and Her Famous Friends

Lil BUB is one of the most famous cats on the planet. She has her own documentary, online talk show, hardcover book, primetime Animal Planet…
SPIN Staff / August 1, 2014

Steve Albini’s Shellac Announce First Album in Seven Years, ‘Dude Incredible’

It's hard to say that someone as famously outspoken as Steve Albini has remained quiet over the last few years, but his musical outlet Shellac…
Colin Joyce / July 1, 2014

Steve Albini Says the Internet Solved ‘The Problem With Music’

Steve Albini isn't one to mince words, so when he praises the free online distribution of music, it's worth taking notice. That's particularly true considering…
Marc Hogan / April 29, 2014

Screaming Females Enlist Steve Albini for First-Ever Live Album

Screaming Females recently gave SPIN a look at life on the road with a tour of their hard-traveled van. Now, the New Jersey punks are…
Kyle McGovern / January 15, 2014

In Cutero: Watch Lil Bub Hang With Steve Albini

The fact that you're reading this on the Internet right now means you've likely heard of Lil Bub, the adorable perma-kitten who's become a celebrity…
Dan Reilly / October 3, 2013

Steve Albini Slams ‘Parasite’ Label Execs Over Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Treatment

Twenty years after Nirvana's In Utero first hit shelves, producer Steve Albini still has harsh words for the label executives that initially pressured the band to make…
Kyle McGovern / August 16, 2013

Let It Bleed: The Oral History of PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid of Me’

PJ Harvey has a walloping, 50-foot-tall legacy — musicially and emotionally raw when stadium angst was a boys club; opening the door for everyone from…
David Peisner / May 1, 2013

Amanda Palmer Defends Volunteer Musicians, Steve Albini Apologizes for Calling Her an Idiot

What began as another online beef between a couple of dependably quotable music-biz characters might have blossomed into one of the more meaningful dialogues about…
Marc Hogan / September 14, 2012

Steve Albini Blasts Amanda Palmer as ‘Idiot’ Over Crowdsourcing

Recording engineer (Nirvana, Pixies), alt-rock musician (Big Black, Shellac), and reliable curmudgeon Steve Albini has some sharp words for cabaret-tinged rocker Amanda Palmer.
Marc Hogan / September 13, 2012
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