Author Archives: Janice Headley

SIFF Face the Music 2017 Review: Bill Frisell, A Portrait

Bill Frisell, A Portrait (Australia | 2017 | 114 minutes | directed by Emma Franz) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Tuesday, May 23 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place You may very well have passed Bill Frisell on the streets of Seattle, and not even realized youRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/15

Older acts dominated this week’s batch of new releases, but a standout LP from a new band is the sophomore release from L.A. duo Girlpool. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the album “finds them recording with a full band for the first time, and the end result is a more muscular and fully realizedRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

That David Byrne is unstoppable. The influential icon was just in town, launching a run of his musical Here Lies Love at the Seattle Repertory Theater (watch an exclusive KEXP interview about it here). And now, upon his return home, he’s announced a “music-related variety show” to held for one night only at the TownRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

If you’re going to have a eerie, gory music video, who better to narrate than Iggy Pop? UK trio alt-J have recruited the Grandfather of Punk to do just that in their clip for “In Cold Blood.” Director Caspar Balsey does a little too good of a job building up the tension as a smallRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/8

It’s a good week for comebacks. UK band Slowdive return with their first new album in 22 years. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a strong return-to-form of shoegazerish dream-pop with swirling, reverbed guitars, ethereal vocals, hazy harmonies and blissed-out melodies.” It’s been 17 years since the last from reunited El Paso-bred band AtRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sigur Ròs want you to go to hell. No, wait. The Icelandic icons have announced they’ll be organizing their own festival, Norður Og Niður, a name that translates to “go north and go down” but can also mean “everything’s going to hell.” From December 26th through 31st, the venue Harpa will host musical performances, filmRead more…

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Friday Music News

If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you heard DJ John Richards play the new LCD Soundsystem. As reported yesterday, two songs debuted last night — “Call the Police” and “American Dream” — both available now in digital format, and streaming below. No definite news on the new album, butRead more…

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Thursday Music News

UPDATE 12:00 PM PT: the first half of a track has been shared via BBC Radio 1; listen below. LCD Soundsystem are releasing two new songs tonight, titled “Call the Police” and “American Dream”! No, we don’t actually have the songs yet, but midnight EST (or 9:00 PM PST), both tracks will become available viaRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: May the 4th Be With You

Today is May 4th, or as its known in the pop culture world, Star Wars Day. This year’s “holiday” is significant for two reasons: it’s our first without actress Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, who passed away late last year, and secondly, May 25th marks the 40th anniversary of the first film, Star Wars: ARead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Two bands that probably sit close to each other on your record shelf: The Shins performed a session for Spotify where they covered The Smiths 1986 single “Panic.” Listen below. James Mercer and friends also performed their own track “Name For You” off their latest full-length, Heartworms, out now on Columbia Records. Listen below. TheRead more…

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