Out This Week 8/5

Oh, hey, did you hear there’s a new album out this week from Spoon? KEXP has been, understandably, excited for the latest release from this veteran band (watch an exclusive nine-song set from the band that we aired on The Midday Show on KEXP earlier today). KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “this veteran Austin band’s eighth album is a masterfully constructed set of rhythmic pop-rock with consistently strong, beautifully detailed songs combining jagged guitar lines, bright keyboards, taut rhythms, grainy vocals and enigmatic lyrics.”

Other highlights this week include the latest from Twin Peaks, “another strong full-length blending raw garage-rock and sunny psych-pop with bouncy, hook-filled power pop.” Longtime KEXP faves The Rosebuds return with their sixth album, “a typically well-crafted set ranging from moody, soul-influenced songs to bright, jangly rockers.” Chapel Hill, NC band Spider Bags have a horrific band name (bags of spiders?!), but a great new release: “another strong set of ramshackle garage-rock flavored with psych-rock, surf, folk-rock and more, with songs ranging from catchy anthemic rockers and edgy psych-rock jams to dark, moody ballads.” And Seattle’s own Katie Kate officially releases her latest album, Nation, today. Be sure to catch her this Friday, August 8th at Concerts at the Mural at the Decibel Festival-curated show at Seattle Center, also featuring Yppah and IG88.


Adult Jazz - “Spook”
from Gist Is on Spare Thought

Willis Earl Beal - “Traveling Eyes”
from Experiments in Time on self-released


Bear in Heaven - “Time Between”
from Time Is Over One Day Old on Hometapes/Dead Oceans

Christopher Denny - “If the Roses Don’t Kill Us”
from If the Roses Don’t Kill Us on Partisan

Divorcee - “Thoughts of a Man”
from Divorcee EP on Joyful Noise Recordings

EDJ - “A West County Girl”
from EDJ on Easy Sound

The Empty Hearts - “I Don’t Want Your Love (If You Don’t Want Me)”
from The Empty Hearts on 429 Records / Savoy

DevontĂ© Hynes - “Palo Alto”
from Palo Alto [Original Motion Picture Score] on Domino

Katie Kate - “Rushmore”
from Nation on self-released

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - “Comin’ On”
from End Times Undone on Merge Records

Nils Lofgren - “Keith Don’t Go”
from Face the Music on Fantasy

Lost Boy - “Hollywood”
from Canned on Double Double Whammy

Lusine - “Arterial”
from Arterial EP on Ghostly International

Kevin Morby - “My Name”
from My Name 7″ single on Suicide Squeeze

Mozart’s Sister - “Good Thing Bad Thing”
from Being on Asthmatic Kitty

Naomi Punk - “Television Man”
from Television Man on Captured Tracks

Operators - “True”
from EP 1 on self-released

Owl John - “Hate Music”
from Owl John on Atlantic

Rosebuds - “In My Teeth”
from Sand+Silence on Western Vinyl Records

Roses - “The Fog”
from Dreamlover EP on Group Tightener

Spider Bags - “Japanese Vacation”
from Frozen Letter on Merge

Spoon - “Rent I Pay”
from They Want My Soul on Loma Vista Recordings

Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites - “Death Is Hanging Over Me”
from Dead Men Tell No Tales on Numero Group

Tuatara - “The Skeleton Getdown”
from Underworld on Sunyata

Twin Peaks - “Flavor”
from Wild Onion on Grand Jury

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