Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Grimes shared on Twitter that her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Visions will be out this October. She tweets the next release was recorded with “real instruments…very different from anything” and “every track is super different.” Reflect on her early days with this 2012 KEXP session in the meantime. [Consequence of Sound]

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Video Premiere: Broken Water – Beach

It’s been three years since we last heard from Olympia, WA-based trio Broken Water. Not only did it take a few years to create their latest album, Wrought, but it took just as long for them to craft this video. KEXP is proud to present the worldwide premiere of the video for “Beach,” shot overRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/22-5/25

Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? You can at least take a cultural trip around the world with the 44th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, running May 22nd through 25th on Seattle Center grounds. You’ll get to enjoy over 5,000 performers from over 65 different cultural communities, all for the low, low price of, well,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Dan Deacon and Death Cab for Cutie — they’re like pineapple and bacon on pizza. You wouldn’t think their opposite tastes work, but then you hear Deacon’s remix of the single “Black Sun,” and you want another slice. Check it out below. The original version of the track can be found on Death Cab’s seventhRead more…

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Live Review: Stephin Merritt with Calvin Johnson at Benaroya Hall 5/13/15

There are very few artists who can pull off what Stephin Merritt did this night at Benaroya Hall: a 26-song set with the song titles performed alphabetically, from A (“Andrew in Drag”) to Z (“Zombie Boy”). Songs were culled from his extensive catalog of not only his most well-known project, The Magnetic Fields, but alsoRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

KEXP Song of the Day alumni “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” by The Mountain Goats receives the music video treatment today. The clip features none other than wrestling legend Chavo Guerrero himself alongside the band and actor Rob Corddry. Watch below. The Mountain Goats are playing a sold out show on Friday, May 29th atRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Beats of the Antonov

Beats of the Antonov (Directed by Hajooj Kuka, Sudan, 2014) Festival screenings: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ director in attendance at both screenings ] Despite being a film about music, Beats of the Antonov opens withRead more…

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Out This Week 5/19

It’s an especially exciting week for new releases. Beloved Portland duo The Helio Sequence release their sixth self-titled album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “another impeccably crafted set of atmospheric pop-rock with shimmering guitars, ethereal synths, hazy vocals, soaring harmonies and sparkling song hooks.” Keep an eye out for 20-year-old Las VegasRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last night, former-Seattleite Father John Misty stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of his sophomore release I Love You, Honeybear. Watch him perform the tracks “True Affection” and “Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Thirsty Crow” below, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. FJMRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan took the stage at The Neptune Theatre to discuss McKagan’s new book, How To Be A Man (and other illusions). After their spirited discussion, none other than Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready introduced the two to perform a cover of the 1987 single “SweetRead more…

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