SPIN Sets Presents: Brandon Lucas

The most ambitious he’s ever been, Brandon Lucas is on a lifelong mission to generate and spread love, awareness, and transcendence throughout the electronic sub-sphere and beyond. His eloquence and precision has opened a new horizon within his storytelling. Brandon takes a humble moment with SPIN and details the origins of his career, the impact […]

February 27, 2021

SPIN Daybreaker: 15 Emotional Songs for Your Emotional Heart

Buenas tardes, Daybreakers! Our favorite day of the week has arrived yet again, which means a new collection of music from the hottest rising musicians traversing the bedroom pop, Latin indie and R&B landscapes. This week showcases a group of artists that master the art of silky, uptempo rhythms, romantic lyricism, and catchy melodies with […]

February 26, 2021

Watch The White Stripes’ 2001 ‘Hotel Yorba’ TV Performance

 The White Stripes shared a vintage performance of “Hotel Yorba” on Later… With Jools Holland from 2001, the first time they appeared on TV in the UK. It’s to celebrate the UK and Ireland release of The White Stripes Greatest Hits on vinyl and CD.  This is one of many archived performances that are being […]

Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Says Largescale U.S. Concerts Could ‘Start in Midsummer’

Based on conversations with governors in key U.S. states, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino is optimistic that large-scale American concerts are closer than ever to returning. He said that “a clear outline to a 75% to 100%” capacity for outdoor U.S. events in 2021 was looking likely to be green-lit.” Speaking on Live Nation’s Q4 […]

Blue Chips: February 2021 in New Hip-Hop

Blue Chips is a monthly rap column that doubles as a scouting report. Each month, SPIN selects a new starting five, a group of rappers who could be Rookie of the Year candidates turned Hall-of-Famers or forgettable flashes in the pan. Only the passing seasons (and the number of streams) will tell. To read previous […]

First Aid Kit Announce Who By Fire, Live Leonard Cohen Tribute Album

First Aid Kit is back with a live tribute album for Leonard Cohen titled Who By Fire, arriving March 26. It captures their performances at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm in March of 2017 in 20 tracks. According to the press release, it’s a “theatrical staging of Leonard Cohen’s songs, poems, and letters.”  The […]

Glitterer’s Life Is Not a Lesson Is an Existential, Idiosyncratic Party

The opening lyrics to Glitterer’s sophomore studio album Life Is Not a Lesson sound as if they’re straight from an old philosophical text written in miniature poems: “In between a thought and being / Try to rid myself of feeling / Want to be objective, true / A body’s got nothing to prove.” But that’s […]

Brijean’s Love Supreme

Oakland-based duo Brijean has been introducing a special guest in their recent Zoom calls. In fact, you could call him the unofficial third member of the band. “He’s the life of the party,” says keyboardist/bassist Doug Stuart. “I think he’s gonna be a roadie for us.” Stuart and bandmate Brijean Murphy are co-parents of Shuggie, […]