What’s Beef? - Page 2

Breaking Out: Yuck

Two years ago a young Englishman named Daniel Blumberg was on vacation in Israel, wandering the desert in a Daniel Johnston tee when a dude…
Caryn Ganz / July 28, 2011

Gym Class Heroes Return to Roots On New LP

Gym Class Heroes are going back to their musical beginnings for their fourth studio LP, due in September. "We have high standards that we have…
William Goodman / July 21, 2011

Q&A: Reggie Watts Talks August Tour

Brooklyn-based comic Reggie Watts toured the country opening for Conan O'Brien and has appeared at summer festivals like Sasquatch. But in August he'll embark on…
William Goodman / July 18, 2011

IN THE STUDIO: The Black Keys

In the 16 months since the Black Keys released their last album Brothers, the blues-rock duo have toured the world, accepted three Grammys, played Saturday…
William Goodman / July 14, 2011

Q&A: Motion City Soundtrack Talk Experimental LP

Minneapolis pop-punk quintet Motion City Soundtrack have finished recording their yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album, which they hope to release... Well, that's the problem.
William Goodman / July 8, 2011

Q&A: Bjork Talks Ambitious New App Project

Twenty-five years into a career that's already defined by artistic experimentalism, Icelandic iconoclast Bjork will release her most ambitious project yet: Biophilia, an album-as-multimedia that…
SPIN Staff / July 7, 2011

Q&A: Stephen Malkmus on New LP, Beck + More

After reuniting his legendary '90s indie rock band Pavement last year for a lengthy tour, Stephen Malkmus will return as a solo force on August…
William Goodman / July 6, 2011

Q&A: Flea on New Chili Peppers Album

On August 30, Los Angeles' alt-funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers will end a five-year break and return with their 10th studio album, I'm With…
William Goodman / June 23, 2011

Santigold Rediscovers Her Confidence on New LP

After blowing up in 2008 on the strength of her self-titled debut and its single "L.E.S. Artistes," Santigold will return this fall with her yet-to-be-titled…
William Goodman / June 22, 2011

IN THE STUDIO: Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer

Maynard James Keenan is spending the summer touring with reunited alt-rockers A Perfect Circle, but this fall he'll focus on another one of his projects,…
William Goodman / June 22, 2011

ALBUM STREAM: Sebadoh’s Indie Classic ‘Bakesale’

Released in 1994, Sebadoh's seventh album Bakesale was a triumph for alternative rock. The record found co-songwriter Lou Barlow delivering soul-baring tunes about a bad…
Kevin O'Donnell / June 8, 2011

Tough Questions for Ben Gibbard

In the three years since Death Cab for Cutie released their gold-selling Narrow Stairs, frontman Ben Gibbard has quit drinking, moved to Los Angeles, and--oh,…
John Sellers / May 26, 2011

Blink-182 to Tour with My Chemical Romance

With a comeback album slated to be released later this year, pop-punk vets Blink-182 will hit the road for a mammoth summer tour - and…
Kevin O'Donnell / May 24, 2011

‘Bridesmaids’ Rose Byrne on Her Favorite Music

Aussie actress Rose Byrne, costar of 'Bridesmaids' and 'X-Men: First Class,' on the soundtrack to her life.
Phoebe Reilly / May 17, 2011

Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae Chat Backstage

Earlier this month, at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, we caught up with chart-topping heartthrob Bruno Mars and cult cosmonaut Janelle Monáe as they kicked…
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 11, 2011
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