Author Archives: Britta Plyler

Friday Music News

Here’s a little pre-weekend of adorableness courtesy of Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish indie-pop band performed for a group of sick children with the Song for Kids Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their carefree rendition of Journey’s smash hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” was a perfect escape for their very precious audience. [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

Twin Shadow has shared his new song “To The Top,” an intense, pounding percussion anthem about starting over. His statement about the song offers a glimpse into the song’s inspiration. He said, “What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can notRead more...

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Song of the Day: Craft Spells - Breaking the Angle Against the Tide

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Breaking the Angle AgainstRead more...

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Friday Music News

Last night Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with enthusiasm and fanfare fit for one of the most influential bands of our time. With the 20th anniversary of frontman Kurt Cobain‘s death barely behind us, there was the question of who would fill in for him at the induction ceremony.Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

Ex-Red Red Meat frontman Tim Rutili’s music project Califone have revealed a dazzling video for “Magdalene” from last year’s Stitches album. The song itself is flawless and the amazing animation manages to elevate it further. Enjoy a stunning five-minute reprieve from reality, below. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

The Flaming Lips pulled off a hilarious April Fool’s joke when they released Flaming Side of the Moon as “a companion piece to Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon.” Now the album does really exist, but it turns out that it was all part of a big stunt by the band and Funny orRead more...

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Friday Music News

Brooklyn indie rockers The Antlers haven’t released a full length album since 2011′s Burst Apart, but that may be changing soon. They’ve shared a video that features the band playing around with several different instruments while a magical instrumental track pulls it all together. As if the video weren’t enough of a tease, the lastRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Philideplia indie rockers The War on Drugs have been touring to support their recently released album, Last in the Dream. During their shows, the band has been covering John Lennon‘s song “Mind Games.” Now you can listen to a recording of the cover from a March 20th show in New York City, below. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Tame Impala will release a live edition EP, aptly titled Live Versions, on Record Store Day (April 19). According to a press release the band’s goal was “to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show.” It was recorded last year during a concert in Chicago.Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

The Black Angels are gearing up to drop a brand new EP just in time for Record Store Day (April 19). Clear Lake Forest will include seven fresh tracks that will be pressed on limited-edition clear vinyl. The Austin outfit have shared a tasty little tease called “Diamond Eyes,” the EP’s first single. The sweepingRead more...

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