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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Beck stopped by Conan to perform the beautiful track “Waking Light” off his most recent release, Morning Phase. Watch below, and keep up with all the late-night highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. [Pitchfork]

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Song of the Day: Nude Beach - Yesterday

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Yesterday” by Nude Beach fromRead more...

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Out This Week 10/28

It’s scary how many great albums are coming out on this Halloween week! Highlights include the fourth album from Scottish band The Twilight Sad. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the band, “brings back the loud, shoegazerish guitars that were mostly absent from their last release (2012’s No One Can Ever Know), while still carryingRead more...

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Monday Music News

Earlier this year, Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit released their third album, Stay Gold, and the siblings do just that in the video for the title track, streaming below. In the clip, Klara and Johanna Söderberg wander dreamily around the island of Gotland. Check it out, and tune in on Saturday, November 15th toRead more...

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Live Video: Beach Day

If the recent rainy weather is getting you down, take a musical vacation with Beach Day. Formed in 2011 in an uncannily-named place called Hollywood, Florida, it would be impossible for the bright sunshine of their locale not to radiate into their retro-tinged songs. A shared love of surf-rock brought singer/guitarist Kimmy Drake and drummerRead more...

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Live Video: Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius mastermind Mike Hadreas is a local, but it wasn’t until the 2010 Matador 21 anniversary shows in Las Vegas that I first saw him live. Sandwiched on the bill between two iconic heavyweights (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Cat Power, for crissakes), Mike sat timidly behind his piano with his boyfriend. He seemedRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn indiepopsters The Pains of Being Pure At Heart share a new video today for the track “Kelly,” off their most recent release Days Of Abandon. Directed by Art Boonparn, the video reflects the warm, lovely light of the song itself. Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow takes lead on vocals. Watch below:Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s own The Head and the Heart share a fantastical new video for the title track from their most recent release, Let’s Be Still, out now on Sub Pop Records. Director Jon Jon Augustavo says he turned to the children’s classic Mary Poppins for inspiration. Take a look below: [Stereogum]

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Out This Week 10/21

This week’s highlights include Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, the latest volume in the Red Hot series to benefit AIDS awareness. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes the 2-CD collection release as “an impressive 2-CD tribute to influential composer/musician Arthur Russell, whose eclectic works ranged from classical and experimental to disco, folk andRead more...

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Monday Music News

It’s true: Sleater-Kinney are back! The beloved Northwest trio went on hiatus in 2006, but will release their eighth full-length album, No Cities to Love, on January 20th via Sub Pop. Get a sneak peek with the lyric video to the first single “Bury Our Friends,” featuring director/actor Miranda July. S-K have also announced someRead more...

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