This week is a particularly exciting one for KEXP listeners because today marks the release of Live At KEXP Volume Eight! Featuring performances from April 2011 to April 2012, the 19-track compilation houses live performances from some of KEXP’s newest discoveries alongside longtime favorites, including songs from Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, Dry The River, Brendan Perry and Robin Guthrie, Mark Lanegan Band, The Lumineers and more. Here’s the tracklist:
2. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
3. THEESatisfaction – QueenS
4. Pickwick – The Round
5. Damien Jurado – Working Titles
6. Brendan Perry And Robin Guthrie – Song To The Siren
7. Tame Impala – Desire Be Desire Do
8. Mogwai – Hasenheide
9. Shabazz Palaces – A Mess, The Booth That Soaks In Palacian Musk
10. Mark Lanegan Band – Riot In My House
11. Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – Hushed By Devotion
12. Dry The River – Bible Belt
13. Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See
14. JD McPherson – Wolf Teeth
15. Allen Stone – What I’ve Seen
16. Ocote Soul Sounds – Pirata
17. Gus Gus – Over
18. Daughter – Youth
19. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
You can pick up Live at KEXP Volume Eight online at Amazon.com or in person at PCC, Rudy’s Barbershop, University Bookstore, Pagliacci, Macrina Bakery, Easy Street Records, Everyday Music, and Silver Platters.
Find out more and preview album tracks here.
One of the summer’s most anticipated (non-KEXP) compilations also drops this week with the release of Just Tell Me That You Want Me, a collection of Fleetwood Mac covers by some of music’s most prominent artists. Covering the both eras of the band’s catalog (the Peter Green-led blues band and the Stevie Nicks-fronted confessional pop group), artists like Best Coast, The New Pornographers, MGMT, Lykke Li, Washed Out, Tame Impala, The Kills, Craig Wedren and St. Vincent and others tackle some of the seminal band’s best songs.
from VA – Just Tell Me That You Want Me: Tribute To Fleetwood Mac on Hear Music
In addition to his performance with Robin Guthrie on Live at KEXP Volume Eight, Brendan Perry further gladden the hearts of his fans with a new album from his most famous project, Dead Can Dance. Collaborating on their first album in 16 years, Perry and singer Lisa Gerrard have reunited to make Anastasis (the Greek word for “resurrection”) another album of globally-conscious music that transcends classification and genre and reviews have been glowing. The duo played the new songs live at Marymoor Park this past weekend, and if you weren’t able to make it, picking up Anastasis might be your only way to hear the new material.
Other releases this week include the debut of Portland’s “ramshackle all-star country band” Denver, featuring members of Blitzen Trapper and Alela Diane’s Wild Divine, which co-founder and co-songwriter Birger Olsen claims was recorded with “drums in the living room, singer in the bedroom, four-track cassette recorder, cases of beer, whiskey, sandwiches and a sunny porch” (which sounds also like a way to enjoy this album!); another debut, long awaited actually, from NYC’s electro-pop duo MNDR; the latest from friends of Dan Deacon Height with Friends; an new EP by Anitcon artists Why?; and and experimental song-cycle from Omaha pioneer Simon Joyner.
Grab a copy of Live at KEXP Volume Eight now and support listener-powered KEXP… and then support your favorite artists by picking up their new releases at a record store near you. But not before you sample these tracks first:
Dead Can Dance – Opium
from Anastasis on PIAS
Denver – Reno (MP3)
from Denver on Mama Bird Recording Co.
Height with Friends – I Can’t Stand to Be Refused (MP3)
from Rock and Roll on Friends/Cold Rhymes Records
Simon Joyner – If I left Tomorrow (MP3)
from Ghosts on Ba Da Bing
MNDR – #1 in Heaven
from Feed Me Diamonds on Ultra Music
Why? – Sod In The Seed (MP3)
from Sod In The Seed EP on Anticon