Clearbody Up Their Game With One More Day

North Carolina’s Clearbody are starting fresh. Formed as Dollhands in 2019, the band shed their gritty sound, went through a lineup change and renamed themselves. The songs became fuller, the production richer. One More Day, their first album as Clearbody that will be released on Smartpunk, shows a band that took the necessary steps to […]

December 3, 2020

Run the Jewels Enlist Royal Blood for ‘The Ground Below’ Remix

Run the Jewels have shared a new remix that was done by British rockers Royal Blood for “The Ground Below,” which hails from the duo’s RTJ4 album. Featuring a smattering of guitars that are far heavier than the original sample, the “Royal Jewels” remix version features vocals from Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr. Listen to the remix below. […]

Iggy Pop Covers Elvis Costello’s “No Flag” in French

Punk Renaissance man Iggy Pop has shared a French rendition of Elvis Costello’s “No Flag,” a single from Costello’s Hey Clockface album. The en Français cover is accompanied by an animated music video hand-drawn by Arlo McFurlow and Eamon Singer.  The legendary musicians, who first met in 1977, recently reminisced via Zoom about the past, present and […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith Remixes Deftones ‘Teenager’ for Upcoming Black Stallion LP

The Deftones’ beloved White Pony LP is being remixed by a strong group of artists and will transform into Black Stallion next week. The latest remix comes from none other than The Cure’s Robert Smith, who lent his flair to the Deftones track “Teenager.” “It’s amazing to hear Robert rework one of our songs and sneak his voice in […]

YUNGBLUD: ‘I Wrote an Album for the Weirdest Years of Our Lives’

Dominic Harrison may be known as YUNGBLUD, but YUNGBLUD isn’t Dominic Harrison. For him, YUNGBLUD is more than just his identity. “YUNGBLUD is whatever you want it to be,” he tells SPIN over Zoom. That attitude, and his accessibility on social media, make the 23-year-old pop-punk star one of Gen Z’s most relatable artists, which […]

The White Stripes’ Archivist Ben Blackwell Reveals the Stories Behind Their Greatest Hits

If anyone knows the White Stripes, it’s Ben Blackwell. The Third Man Records co-owner/co-founder, and proclaimed lover of all things Archer Record Pressing, has been with Jack [who is also his uncle] and Meg White from their humble beginnings in Detroit in 1997 to international stardom to their demise in 2011. Blackwell still co-runs Third […]

The Most Influential Artists: #4 N.W.A.

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #4. From Compton, California, here is N.W.A. CREDIT: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Few groups with long, prolific careers have changed the world as much as N.W.A. did with two albums and an EP. Like the similarly […]

Eddie Van Halen’s Iconic Guitar Sells for $422,000 at Legend-Studded Auction

Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstrat” is easily one of the most recognizable instruments in rock history, and Kramer Guitars’ early take on the design (as seen in the “Hot for Teacher” music video) now belongs to a wealthy new owner. The instrument sold for $422,050 at the Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction held […]