Thursday Music News

photo by Jim Bennett

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night to play “Same Love” and also dish on various questions about their independent release of The Heist, the music biz, fame, and how hip-hop is evolving from its misogynistic and homophobic past. Colbert asks the poignant question “Old rap people say things like ‘F*** the police!’ What do you want to do to the police?”. Watch the clip to find out. And look for an online exclusive performance of “Can’t Hold Us.” [Colbert Nation]


  • Shabazz Palaces and Animal Collective turn out to be a surprising and perfectly matched pair on the new Shabazz remix of the band’s “New Town Burnout”. Palaceer Lazaro adds his own verse to the song, which gets a new ominous sci-fi treatment. The song appears on Animal Collective’s upcoming remix EP Monkey Been to Burn Town, which is available on the 28th vi Domino. [CoS]

  • If Kurt Vile‘s TV spot for “Never Run Away” was too cute for you, there’s a new official video for the song. It follows Vile as he wanders the desolate gray streets of Philly on a “pretty day”. Check out the HARRYS-directed clip below. [CoS]

  • Vampire Weekend played six brand new songs on a BBC Raio 1 special at the Maida Vale studio. The hour-long radio spot also features some chit-chat with the band, as well as five songs from the last album. The whole thing is avaialble online for streaming. While you’re at it, check out their Jools Holland performance from the same trip to the UK. [CoS]

This entry was posted in KEXP, Music News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories