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Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

First things first: South by Southwest has announced its initial line-up for 2013! The list, available at SXSW’s website, includes Thurston Moore, Alt-J, Akron/Family, Klaxons, and more. The festival will take place from March 8-17, and we’ll keep you updated as more acts are added to the roster. As we reported yesterday, Cat Power hasRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

“We bloody won the Mercury!!!” Alt-J announced on Facebook yesterday. The band’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, had won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an award for the best UK album of the year. And they’re in good company, too: over the past twenty years, the prize has gone to classic albums like Portishead’s Dummy andRead more...

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Photos: KEXP’s Halloween Kids Dance Party

photo by Brittney Bollay

Last Sunday, KEXP treated dozens of families to a fun-filled afternoon at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. At this year’s Halloween Kids Dance Party, KEXP DJs and volunteers helped kids craft tissue ghosts, hand puppets, and straw dolls.

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Thursday Music News

photo by Christopher Nelson

You can’t have Halloween without vampires. Vampire Weekend performed on Jimmy Kimmel last night (dressed as skeletons, ironically enough) and treated the audience to “Oxford Comma” and a new song called “Unbelievers.” The quartet has been working on a new album for the past year, and hopefully we’ll hear more good news from them soon.Read more...

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Song of the Day: Aimee Mann - Labrador

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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 “Labrador” by Aimee Mann from the 2012 albumRead more...

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Song of the Day: Willy Moon - Railroad Track

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 “Railroad Track” by Willy Moon from the 2012Read more...

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Friday Music News

photo credit: Gregory A. Perez

Shortly after we posted yesterday’s music news, Pitchfork reported that Arcade Fire are currently working on a follow-up to 2010′s The Suburbs. In an interview with CKCU 93.1, a radio station in his native Ottawa, drummer Jeremy Gara stated that the band has spent the last several months “just working on music and growing beardsRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo credit: Morgen Schuler

After collaborating with Mirah and touring with BOBBY, Thao Nguyen has finally released new material with The Get Down Stay Down. The band debuted a slow-rolling new track called “Holy Roller” on their website today and announced that their new LP, We the Common, will be available on February 5.  The Lumineers delivered a lively performance of theirRead more...

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City Arts Fest: David Byrne & St. Vincent @ 5th Avenue Theatre 10/17

Back in 1984, in an interview with himself, Talking Heads’ David Byrne stated that he would tour again “when there is something new to say to an audience.” While the songs themselves need not be new, the performance should be fresh and inventive, which in those days meant donning an oversized suit, serenading a floorRead more...

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Song of the Day: Campfire OK - Wishing You the Best

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 artist. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters,Read more...

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