Friday Music News

photo by Matthew Thompson

  • Texas indie band Shearwater have been dabbling in the world of covers for a while now. They released an all covers collection called Fellow Travelers late last year, and it seems their letting this trend continue. The band’s newest cover is Nina Simone’s melancholy “Black is the Color.” [Stereogum]

Listen/Download it HERE.

  • After a whirlwind awards season, Lorde has returned to her native New Zealand and appeared on Australia’s radio station Triple J. While there, she delivered a soulful cover of James Blake’s “Retrograde.” As always, her creepy hand choreography is on point. [Stereogum]

  • Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will release her sophomore album, The New Classic, later this year. For the album’s first single, “Fancy,” Azalea has teamed up with British new wave artist Charli XCX. These in-your-face ladies definitely make a powerful duo. “Fancy” will officially drop on April 6. [Pitchfork]

  • Lily Allen has shared her whimsical video for her playful new track “Air Balloon.” I certainly wouldn’t mind escaping to Allen’s magical world of zero responsibly, zebras, and cuddly cheetahs. [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!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tablets, 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


    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate 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