Author Archives: Janice Headley

Out This Week 9/16

It’s another busy fall week, but KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates definitely spots some highlights, like the latest from NYC’s The Juan Maclean. Now “officially” a duo, producer/musician Juan MacLean and vocalist Nancy Whang share “a strong set of muscular disco, house and related styles, combining bright synths, occasional fiery guitars, propulsive rhythms and Whang’sRead more...

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Monday Music News

Many have responded to the emotional strength of the new Strand Of Oaks’ album Heal, and now frontman Tim Showalter turns his attention to a song that holds emotional resonance for him. Stream his cover of The National‘s “Pink Rabbits” below, a song he tells Magnet Magazine, “saved me and destroyed me simultaneously.” [Stereogum]

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Live Review: Slint at The Showbox at the Market 8/27/14

Slint frontman Brian McMahan stared out across the audience, stone-faced. “The last time we were here, you guys were so much rowdier...” he noted in his infamous monotone drawl. “You guys are so... calm. It’s unsettling.” The last time the legendary Louisville band were in Seattle, it was 2005, and the band had just reunitedRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn band Parquet Courts have just released a split 7″ with their neighbors in Future Punx. Released as part of the Less Artists More Condos series through Famous Class, proceeds from the sale of the single go to benefit the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save The Music. Stream the track “This Is HappeningRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The nominees have been announced for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize, where a panel of UK music critics and industry figures declare the “Best Album of the Year.” This year’s nominees include:FKA twigs - LP1 Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots Young Fathers - Dead East India Youth - Total Strife Forever Bombay Bicycle Club -Read more...

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Out This Week 9/9

Indicators of Autumn: cooler weather, it’s getting darker outside earlier, and the new releases list is getting more robust! Just look at this week’s list. We get the long-awaited new album from Interpol. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes, the “New York-born band’s fifth album (and first without bassist Carlos Dengler) is a rock-solid return-to-formRead more...

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Song of the Day: Pete Molinari - Hang My Head In Shame

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 song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Hang My Head In Shame”Read more...

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Monday Music News

Time heals all wounds: NBC is lifting a 30-year ban on The Replacements, allowing them to play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 9th. The band got banished from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in 1987 after a particularly rambunctious performance on Saturday Night Live, which you can watch below: [Spin]

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Friday Music News

Shortly after their KEXP in-studio session on The Morning Show, Alt-J stopped off at the Late Show with David Letterman for a performance of their bluesy-track “Left Hand Free.” The UK group release their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, on September 22nd via Warner Music, and will be stopping by The Paramount Theatre inRead more...

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Thursday Music News

If you missed the SIFF screening of the Nick Cave semi-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, you’ll be excited to know the film will see a nationwide release on September 19th. To commemorate the release, Cave shares a previously unreleased track from the Push the Sky Away sessions, including the track “Give Us a Kiss” whichRead more...

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