Author Archives: Janice Headley

Thursday Music News

Danish post-punk band Iceage have been pretty quiet since last year’s sophomore release You’re Nothing on Matador Records, but today they break the ice with a new track, “The Lord’s Favorite”, which you can stream below. They’ve also shared dates for a North American tour, with no Seattle date... yet? [Pitchfork]

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Song of the Day: Trampled by Turtles - Are You Behind the Shining Star?

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 Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Are You Behind theRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

If you were listening to The Midday Show on KEXP yesterday, you may have heard DJ Cheryl Waters present the US debut of a new song from SBTRKT, featuring guest vocals from Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. If you missed it (or just wanna hear it again), you can now stream the track “New Dorp,Read more...

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Out This Week 7/22

Highlights for this sleepy summer week include the debut from Toronto-based band Alvvays (pronounced “always,” if you were wonderin’). KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a promising set of hazy, surf-inflected dream-pop. Produced by Chad VanGaalen, the album features a reverb-drenched sound with fuzzy guitars, energetic rhythms, wistful melodies, melancholy lyrics andRead more...

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Monday Music News

No spoilers, but you’ll probably never guess what happens at the end of this new Spoon video. Check out the clip for the track “Do You” below, directed by Hiro Murai (who’s done similarly-weird videos for Earl Sweatshirt, St. Vincent, Cults). The new album, They Want My Soul, comes out August 5th via Loma Vista.Read more...

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Song of the Day: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Too Deep

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 Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Too Deep” by TheRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Yesterday, Grimes unearthed a previously unreleased track that she recorded in 2009 with Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz. At the time, the pair were on bad terms with their obese cat, Voignamir, who weighed somewhere between 20-30 pounds. His dieting angst inspired this song, which you can stream on her Tumblr here. Along with theRead more...

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KEXP Presents: We (heart) Seattle Second Annual Planned Parenthood NW Benefit Concert

There’s a lot to (heart) about Seattle, including the way our music community supports local non-profits. Which is why KEXP is thrilled to team up with Nectar Lounge, Planned Parenthood, and The Stranger to present We (heart) Seattle: the Second Annual Planned Parenthood NW Benefit Concert on Friday, July 18th! KEXP chatted with Nikolas Peterson,Read more...

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KEXP Suggests: Anacortes Unknown Music Series, Vol. IV

It seems like every neighborhood in the Northwest is having its own music festival, and Anacortes is no exception. This Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th, the dreamy northern port-town hosts the fourth annual Anacortes Unknown Music Series. Formerly known as What the Heck Fest, Anacortes Unknown is more than a music festival: comicRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

It’s been three long years, but Brooklyn band The Drums are back with a new song. Stripped back down to the founding duo of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, Pierce explained the new song to Noisey.com: “It’s about shedding off what binds you and protecting what’s good, finding a safe place away from everyone andRead more...

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