Songs

How Jimmy Eat World Fought Their Way Out of ‘The Middle’…

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Jimmy Eat World were only two albums into their deal with Capitol Records when they were dropped by the label. After receiving little support for their third album, the now seminal Clarity, the band was hardly surprised when they were notified in August 1999. Most artists in their position would have viewed the rejection as a potential career-ender, but the ...

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Caleb Landry Jones Announces Sophomore Album, Gadzooks Vol. 1, wi…

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Award-winning actor, musician, and creator Caleb Landry Jones announced his sophomore psych-rock album, Gadzooks Vol. 1, will be out September 24. Its intriguing lead single, “Bogie” is out now. “The perspectives from which I write, jump erratically and can turn on a dime,” Jones said in a statement. “Others grow and burn, only to sometimes vanish on the spot, just before ...

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Lorde’s Poetic Mind Shines on ‘Stoned at the Nail Salon’…

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Following the scratchy, summertime lead single, “Solar,” Lorde has released “Stoned at the Nail Salon,” an elegantly written, FOMO-laced, quarter-life-crisis ballad that could sit on the same shelf as Lana Del Rey or W.B. Yeats. “Got a wishbone drying on the windowsill in my kitchen/ Just in case I wake up and realize I’ve chosen wrong.” And that’s just the ...

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Esteemed Grunge Band Deserved Fame…

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As mainstays in Seattle’s music scene, Mudhoney are used to looking back on their career. Whether it’s giving their take on the days of grunge or reminiscing about time spent with the late Kurt Cobain, Mudhoney aren’t opposed to revisiting the past. The band’s most recent project is one that finds them returning to the glory days of 1991, the ...

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The War on Drugs Announce New Album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore an…

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American rockers, The War on Drugs, are back with their first studio album in four years. I Don’t Live Here Anymore is due out on Oct. 29 through Atlantic Records. Today, the band shared the first of 10 songs in “Living Proof,” alongside news of a 2022 North American/European tour. In a release, I Don’t Live Here Anymore is billed ...

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Biz Markie, Legendary ‘Just a Friend’ Rapper, Dies at 57…

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Biz Markie, the legendary rapper who is one of the genre’s biggest personalities since its early breakthrough, has died at the age of 57 in Baltimore, SPIN has confirmed with his manager, Jenni Izumi. Here’s the statement obtained by SPIN: It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, Hip Hop pioneer Biz Markie ...

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Mike D of Beastie Boys Remembers Biz Markie: ‘He Could Not Be Sto…

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Following Biz Markie’s death on Friday evening, numerous tributes honoring the rapper’s legacy flooded social media. On Saturday, Mike D of the Beastie Boys remembered the trio’s longtime friend in a tribute posted on the group’s social media platforms. “We are so grateful to have had so many unforgettable experiences with the truly unique and ridiculously talented Biz Markie. We ...

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SPIN Daybreaker: Peach Fuzz…

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Another whirlwind of a week is coming to a close and there’s lots to reflect on and hopefully learn from. Just like life, any themes explored through music can all be classified as moments to find something new and exciting about ourselves. This week, the roundup is the epitome of discovering music to discover yourself. It is an amalgamation of all ...

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BadBadNotGood Announce New Album With New Track, ‘Signal From the…

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Canadian instrumental group BadBadNotGood, made up of bassist Chester Hansen, keyboardist Matthew Tavares, and drummer Alexander Sowinski, announced that their sixth studio album, Talk Memory will be out October 8 via XL. This will be their first full album out since 2017. “It took a year or two of just living life to get to the place where the creative process ...

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Cuffed Up Deliver Gut-Punching New Song ‘Canaries’…

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“Canaries” is the guitar-pounding new single by Los Angeles-based post-punk band, Cuffed Up, led by their Fender-slinging vocalist, Sapphire Jewell. The music video, which she directed, is grainy and off-kilter — just like the song. “The nature of the beast, you choose to say the least,” Jewell sings tremulously over the crooked chaos provided by her bandmates, Ralph Torrefranca, Joe ...

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