Exit Interview: Mark Lanegan Reflects on a Prolific Literary Year, Leaving the U.S. Due to the Pandemic

In the decidedly dark, surreal year we’ve all just experienced, some artists refused to be lulled into the most obvious reaction — reflective coronavirus complacency. Instead, they got busy, making more and more art, sometimes for therapeutic reasons but — Read more

Jeris Johnson, awfultune, and More Headline Two Holiday-Shortened Weeks of SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream

Normally, it’s right about now when we’d tell you what to expect next week on SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream. But seeing as next Friday is Christmas (and no one wants to spend their Christmas reading a Twitch schedule), we’re providing you Read more

Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino Returns to Medal of Honor Roots for Above and Beyond

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond isn’t just another first-person shooter set in World War II. The latest title from Respawn Entertainment not only pushes modern virtual reality technology to its limits in a way that most games wouldn’t dare Read more

Music Video Kids Reflect on Appearances in Iconic Clips: ‘It Was Pure Luck’

Before MTV would be rendered extraneous, record labels would fork over millions for bands and artists to produce memorable music videos that helped build anticipation for an album’s release and propel its sales. The music video became an invaluable promotional Read more

Concerts, Studio Sessions, and More Live Next Week on SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream

If you thought this week was over for SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream, you’re sadly mistaken.  After a jam-packed week, we’ve still got VNCCII tonight and an incredible episode of Kat Calls (featuring Valentino Khan and Alison Wonderland) tomorrow. Make sure you Read more

Aivi & Surasshu Bring Their Unique Mix of Piano and Electronic Music from Steven Universe to Ikenfell

Known for their combination of piano and vintage electronic “chiptune” music, Aivi & Surasshu has quickly carved out a niche for carefully crafting a niche sound. Known as the composers for Steven Universe on Cartoon Network, the duo — pianist Read more