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The 50 Best Alt-Rock Love Songs

Not all love songs are romantic. Not all love songs are even happy. It all depends on your definition of the term. For…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2021

SPIN’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

COVID-19 brought the concert industry to a screeching halt in 2020. But all that disposable income music fans generally spend on concert tickets…
Ron Hart / December 13, 2020

Brandi Carlile Takes on Tears for Fears’ ‘Mad World’

In a year full of malaise, a number of your favorite musicians have performed covers that have taken on an extra meaning. Brandi Carlile's cover…
Daniel Kohn / September 15, 2020

Tears for Fears’ Songs From the Big Chair Turns 35: Musicians Reflect on ’80s Pop Favorite

The second British Invasion of the American pop charts in the early days of MTV seemed to reach its pinnacle in 1985. But…
Ron Hart / March 16, 2020

New Order: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the September 1985 issue of SPIN. Jesus Christ, life is depressing. It's surprising that anyone bothers to carry…
Jessica Berens / July 21, 2019

Japanese Breakfast — “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears Cover)

Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner) has released a cover of "Head Over Heels," the 1985 Tears for Fears hit. Curt Smith of Tears for Fears gave…
Maggie Serota / June 5, 2019

Watch Weezer and Tears for Fears Perform “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on Kimmel

This past weekend, during their performance at Coachella, Weezer played a series of covers from their recent Teal Album. For their rendition of "No Scrubs," the…
Will Gottsegen / April 16, 2019

Watch Weezer Bring Out TLC’s Chilli, Tears for Fears at Coachella 2019

Weezer performed last night at Coachella, and during their set, the band brought out TLC vocalist Chilli, as well as '80s synth pop superstars Tears…
Rob Arcand / April 14, 2019

Tears For Fears Announce Greatest Hits Compilation, Release First New Song in 13 Years

British synth-pop gods Tears For Fears have announced a greatest hits collection, Tears For Fears Rule The World, which also includes their first new recordings in 13 years. The new-wave duo…
Liz Cantrell / October 13, 2017

Tears for Fears Delay Remaining Tour Dates With Hall & Oates

Since May, Tears for Fears have been co-headlining a 1980s-pop-royalty duo tour with Hall & Oates across North America. However, the "Everybody Wants to Rule The World"
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 25, 2017

Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears Announce Giant North American Tour

There's nothing more cost-effective for nostalgia acts than big-name joint tours, whether that's Sugar Ray and the Goo Goo Dolls, or Def Leppard and Poison (with…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 2, 2017

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Performed David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ With Kurt Vile Last Night

Last night, Win Butler of Arcade Fire teamed up with Kurt Vile for a cover of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel." Butler's band were famously close to the…
Anna Gaca / May 7, 2016

Watch Tears for Fears Perform ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ on ‘Kimmel’

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their sophomore album, Songs from the Big Chair, '80s new wave pioneers Tears For Fears visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to…
Rachel Brodsky / November 13, 2014

Watch Tears for Fears ‘Creep’ on Radiohead’s Legacy

Tears for Fears are currently in the middle of a pretty exciting comeback tour, their first on American soil in three years. The English new-wave…
Brennan Carley / September 29, 2014

Tears for Fears Cover Animal Collective, Tegan and Sara Plus Matthew Dear Cover Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears recently broke their long silence by covering Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start" and Hot Chip's "And I Was a Boy From School."
Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2013
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