Author Archives: Janice Headley

Thursday Music News

Luminescent electronic lady Julianna Barwick shares her new album, Will, next Friday, May 6th via Dead Oceans, but you can stream it now in its entirety via NPR Music. The latest from this Brooklyn-based songstress features guest appearances from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos, and percussionist Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly). ViaRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Who doesn’t want to learn how to play guitar like Bob Mould? The veteran musician has certainly honed his chops over the last 40 years with previous projects Hüsker Dü and Sugar, and last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he broke down his technique. Watch below. He and his fantastic band alsoRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/25

This week, you can pick up the latest from the self-described “best punk band in Toronto,” The Greys. KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it a “more expansive, dynamic and melodic take on the band’s anthemic posthardcore sound, with consistently strong songs exploring themes of identity, racism, depression and other weighty subjects.” Reunited UK bandRead more…

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Monday Music News

From Rihanna to Springsteen to LCD Soundsystem to Smashing Pumpkins to — well, you get the idea — everyone paid tribute to music legend Prince over the weekend. One of the more poignant performances came from fellow Minneapolis musician Bob Mould, who took the stage with reunited Twin Cities punks Suicide Commandos at the legendaryRead more…

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Thursday Music News

As if today isn’t heartbreaking enough with the death of Prince, but the news also reports that Richard Lyons, founding member of Negativland, passed away earlier this week from complications due to a nodular melanoma. He had just turned 57 years old the day before. Lyons, better known to fans as “Pastor Dick,” had beenRead more…

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Boys Don’t Cry: KEXP’s Robert Smith Birthday Video Roundup

10:15 on a Thursday morning, and today happens to be the birthday of Robert Smith, godfather of goth (even though he hates that term) and legendary frontman of The Cure. It’s hard to believe, but The Cure will be here Memorial Day weekend, headlining the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Throughout his forty year music career,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

I would’ve loved to see the faces on the suburban stay-at-home parents when UK post-punk band Savages took the stage on Ellen yesterday afternoon. “I love finding new, interesting, unique music, and I love this next band,” Ellen said in her introduction. Watch them perform the track “Adore” below. And studio audience members all receivedRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/18

Award-winning artist PJ Harvey returns with her ninth full-length this week, her first since 2011’s Mercury Prize-winning album Let England Shake. The songs were inspired by trips to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington D.C. with photographer/filmmaker Seamus Murphy. Kentucky-bred, Nashville-based artist (and former Seattle resident) Sturgill Simpson returns with his third full-length. KEXP Music Director DonRead more…

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Monday Music News

They didn’t perform this one during their blistering closing set at KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening this past Saturday, but Car Seat Headrest took to Tumblr to share a cover of Radiohead‘s “Pyramid Song.” Frontman/founder Will Toledo calls his take of the Amnesiac track, a “sloppy flamenco with missing string and AIM accompaniment.” Listen below.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Everyone’s favorite gap-toothed songwriter shares a demo from the Mac DeMarco vaults: check out a four-track version of “Rollin Like A Dummy,” which dates back to his 2012 album 2. Via Reddit, he says, “Everybody’s always asking for a recording of this song, so I’m finally getting around to it. It’s a 4 track versionRead more…

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