Author Archives: Janice Headley

In Stores Now 8/29

While KEXP celebrated their landmark 1989 debut last Friday, De La Soul released their eighth album (and first in 12 years). KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a lengthy, somewhat inconsistent set with a diverse sound ranging from funky hip hop and smooth R&B to hypnotic electro-pop and metallic rap-rock.” On his sophomore full-length,Read more…

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Monday Music News

On the verge of releasing their tenth studio album, Schmilco, Wilco share another new track, “Someone to Lose,” which you can stream below. Schmilco hits stores on September 9th via dBpm, and on September 6th, participating local record stores will be hosting listening parties where you can win exclusive prizes including the white label vinyl,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

It had been a five years absence before Canadian electro-pop twosome Junior Boys released their latest, Big Black Coat, earlier this year. Now, just over five months later, they share a new EP which you can stream in its entirety below. Kiss Me All Night features four tracks — three new, and one a coverRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

You may have seen those “Life of Pedro” tees that Kanye West has been selling. Well, now Father John Misty offers his own version: Life of Padre. The sleeves also read “Juan” and “Misty,” I guess because he couldn’t find a Spanish version of the word “Misty.” It may be a joke, but it’s alsoRead more…

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In Stores Now 8/22

Windy City singer/songwriter Ryley Walker shares his third album this week, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “his strongest and most sophisticated set to date, combining fluid guitar lines, intricate rhythms and elliptical lyrics on expansive songs that masterfully blend elements of folk-rock, psych, jazz and more.” Out of Colorado Springs, um, springs newRead more…

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Monday Music News

Somewhere between modern dance and an anti-drug campaign sits this new video from Thee Oh Sees for the track “Dead Man’s Gun.” Watch as a sweaty, creepy guy concocts drugs while even creepier people “dance” to the track, an eerie, paranoid song off the band’s latest A Weird Exits. KEXP presents the band on Friday,Read more…

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Live Video: Ultimate Painting

Since pairing up in 2014, Mazes frontman Jack Cooper and Veronica Falls vocalist/guitarist James Hoare have continued to enchant us as Ultimate Painting. While in town for the Capitol Hill Block Party (review here), the London duo (accompanied by touring bassist Will Young and drummer Bill Roe, aka label boss from Trouble in Mind) treatedRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Deep Sea Diver – Fantasy

Leave it to Deep Sea Diver to make a Mariah Carey ’90s pop hit KEXP-friendly. While the glitter-adorned R&B diva isn’t an artist we usually champion here, she is an artist Deep Sea Diver frontwoman Jessica Dobson grew up with. “I’ve loved Mariah Carey since I was a little kid. Her song ‘Hero’ was theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Hip hop greats De La Soul have a pretty cool roster of guest musicians on their forthcoming full-length, and the Anonymous Nobody…. The list includes David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock, 2 Chainz, Usher, Jill Scott, Roc Marciano, Little Dragon, and, of course, Damon Albarn. To return the favor, it’s been announced that De LaRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

New York duo Phantogram continue to tease out singles from their forthcoming full-length Three, out September 16th via Republic. We’ve already heard “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” and “Run Run Blood,” and now we’ve got the track “Cruel World,” which the twosome shared on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show. Listen below, and listenRead more…

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