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Song of the Day: School of Seven Bells - Secret Days

photo by Kyle Johnson

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Secret Days” by School of Seven Bells fromRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by Katy McCourt-Basham

After a four-year hiatus, Nebraskan dance-rockers The Faint have returned with a sinister new track called “Evil Voices.” The song has the same frenetic feel of previous Faint material and would fit on an album like 2001′s Danse Macabre, which will be reissued this coming Monday. The Faint will also kick off their North AmericanRead more...

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Song of the Day: Rose Windows - Heavenly Days

photo by Eleanor Petry

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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. Every Friday we spotlight a Northwest band. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole,Read more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Renata Steiner

As we announced yesterday, Yo La Tengo will return with a new album, Fade, on January 15. This morning, the band released a video for a new track called “Before We Run,” directed by Georgia Hubley’s sister Emily. The animated video, which runs for over six minutes, features the same tree that graces the album’sRead more...

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Song of the Day: Dusted - Property Lines

photo by Julia Schill

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Property Lines” by Dusted from the 2012 album TotalRead more...

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Live Video: High Highs at CMJ

photo by Lauren Slusher

High Highs are a band of complex origins. They’re originally from Sydney, Australia, but are currently based in New York. Lead singer Jack Milas provides the acoustic guitar and earnest lyricism while Oli Chang brings the ethereal synths. Together, they’ve crafted some quietly beautiful melodies capable of moving listeners (or at least this one) toRead more...

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Live Video: Daughter at CMJ

photo by Lauren Slusher

The past eighteen months have been a whirlwind for Daughter. The London-based trio released two EPs last year (His Young Heart in April and Wild Youth in October), played a sold-out show at the Assembly Hall of North London, and signed with 4AD this past spring. Daughter gave four performances at CMJ this year, including aRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by Gregory A. Perez

Good news for Death Cab for Cutie fans: this coming January, Artist in Residence will reissue the band’s  early work in a limited edition vinyl collection. The autographed, cloth-bound box sets will include You Can Play These Songs with Cords, Something About Airplanes, We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes, the Forbidden Love EP,Read more...

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Song of the Day: The Maldives - I’m Gonna Try

photo by Dave Lichterman

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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. Every Friday we feature a song by a Northwest artist. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday ShowRead more...

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Photos: Crystal Castles @ Showbox SoDo 10/25/12

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Though opening act HEALTH dropped off the bill the previous day, the show had to go on for Crystal Castles on October 25th. Well, maybe “show” isn’t the right word to describe what went on at Showbox SoDo that night. It seemed more like a rave, between the pulsing music and hordes of costumed concert-goers.Read more...

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