Let’s be frank. The bonkers CMJ shows of years past–say, like, the Knife–aren’t happening this year. The biggest excitement right now is, what, the XX? (Who’re great, but don’t misunderstand.) Clipse, then, should be a tremendous prospect, except that they’re played CMJ before, a few times, and you know how that goes. Sure do love these guys, but here they were again, fulfilling their October quota at a private Spin event. Just like our attack-dog photog Rebecca Smeyne.