Author Archives: Britta Plyler

Friday Music News

English indie rockers The Horrors won’t officially release their new album Luminous until May 6, but today you can hear the entire thing thanks to this widget. It includes the two previously released tracks “So Now You Know” and “I See You” as well as eight fresh songs that definitely have the album living upRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

This summer, Oscilloscope Laboratories will release The Past Is a Grotesque Animal, a documentary about rock band Of Montreal and the creative antics of frontman Kevin Barnes. Check out the film’s trailer below, there’s even a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance of Janelle Monáe. Unfortunately there won’t be a screening in Seattle, but the film will be availableRead more...

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Friday Music News

Electronic artist Will Wiesenfeld, better known by his stage name Baths, announced his new EP titled Ocean Death, which will be released on May 6, and has shared the album’s title track. Don’t let the first few seconds of soothing ocean sounds fool you, it quickly becomes dark and brooding. It’s aan excellent juxtaposition. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

In case you missed it, today is Earth Day! In honor of our beautiful planet Portugal. The Man has shared an “endangered song.” It’s purpose is to raise awareness for endangered Sumatran tigers. They created only 400 copies (the same number of remaining tigers) of the “Sumatran Tiger” single and it’s an eco friendly 7″Read more...

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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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