Wednesday Music News

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  • DJ Cheryl Waters was infamously speechless after UK trio London Grammar performed live in the KEXP studios (watch that session here). We can’t wait to hear what she thinks of the band’s latest video for the track “Hey Now,” filmed in stop-motion animation. Watch the breathtaking clip from their debut album, If You Wait, below. [Under the Radar]

  • Local singer/songwriter Cataldo (aka Eric Anderson) releases his fourth album, Gilded Oldies, on March 4 via Red Pepper Records. Stream the track “Other Side” from that upcoming release below, and hear an exclusive in-studio session from Cataldo on KEXP’s Audioasis on Saturday, April 12th at 6:30 PM PT. [Spin]

  • The latest video from Dum Dum Girls is too good to be true — watch “Too True To Be Good,” from the brand-new album, Too True, below, and heads up on some SFW topless scenes from frontwoman Dee Dee. Dum Dum Girls will be live on KEXP on Saturday, April 5th at 3:00 PM PT. [Stereogum]

  • The reunited Afghan Whigs also share a new video today for the track “Algiers,” which will appear on their long-awaited release Do to the Beast, out April 15th on Sub Pop. Keep it tuned to KEXP today through 6:00 PM PT for your chance to win tickets to see the band on Tuesday, April 15th at the Showbox. [Spin]

  • In what’s being called “the most Billy Corgan thing ever,” the Smashing Pumpkins frontman has announced he will perform an eight-to-nine hour “ambient/musical interpretation” of the 1922 Hermann Hesse novel, Siddhartha. The performance will take place at the Chicago teahouse he opened, Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse, on February 28th. Send reports, please. [Pitchfork]
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