Author Archives: Janice Headley

Live Video: John Grant

There’s a lot of things we love about our KEXP New Home, like having the space to house a beautiful baby grand piano (on permanent loan), and then hearing the gorgeous playing of artist John Grant down the hallways, with each chord reverberating and filling our in-studio space with the purest of sound. The sameRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Wedding Present – Bear

With over thirty years of music and a slew of singles, EPs, live albums, and full-lengths, it’s clear the influential UK band The Wedding Present aren’t “going” anywhere. Instead, on their forthcoming ninth full-length, titled Going, Going…, the long-running indie icons take us on a musical road trip across the USA. Today, KEXP is excitedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The latest full-length from Boston-based artist Marissa Nadler is hauntingly beautiful, so it’s fitting she presents a video just as lovely. Watch the clip for “Janie in Love” below, directed and animated by Nadler herself. Stop-motion animation is shot in greyscale and layered with live action footage. The result is spooky and pretty, just likeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Big Deal – Say Yes

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Say Yes” by BigRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Holy shit. St. Vincent played a show last night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, dressed as toilet. The evening also included performances from Father John Misty and Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Joan As Police Woman, and more, although none of them dressed as a sanitation fixture. Proceeds from the show are being donatedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hammock – Everything and Nothing

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Everything and Nothing” byRead more…

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Live Video: Andrew Bird

We couldn’t be more serious: the latest from longtime singer/songwriter Andrew Bird is the artist’s most intimate album yet. Not only has Bird opened his life to a wife and child, but he’s opened up his music. “Most of my productions have been very autonomous,” he confirms to DJ Cheryl Waters. But for his luckyRead more…

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In Stores Now 6/20

A new album from DJ Shadow dropped last Friday, his first since 2011’s The Less You Know, the Better. The LP — the fifth from the west coast DJ/producer — features guest appearances from Run the Jewels, Nils Frahm, and several others. Deerhoof return with what KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “one ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

Aesop Rock has your cure for the Monday blues: just watch the video for “Kirby,” an ode to cats and cat-parents everywhere off his latest The Impossible Kid. The video stars Dina, a spunky tortoiseshell kitten rescued from downtown LA, and a puppet-ized version of the west coast rapper (real name: Ian Matthias Bavitz). It’sRead more…

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Live Review: Flight of the Conchords with Eugene Mirman at Marymoor Park 6/22

Well, Seattle, it looks like we’ve corrupted Flight of the Conchords. Jemaine Clement, the gap-toothed glasses-wearing half of the New Zealand duo, confessed to the audience: he ate half a banana… and just left the other half sitting backstage! WHOA. “I’m the Iggy Pop of the band,” he admitted ruefully. Later, his guitar blipped aRead more…

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