Author Archives: Janice Headley

Live Review: Super Furry Animals, Dead Meadow at the Neptune Theatre 2/6

When it comes to Britpop, Super Furry Animals are truly a whole ‘nother beast. Though they tend to get lumped in with bands like Pulp (who were an early champion of SFA) and Blur, the Furries are a unique animal, bending genres and breaking boundaries throughout their 20 year career. The band went on hiatusRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: EMP’s Sound Off! Semi-Finals #1 at the EMP Museum 2/13

Every year, EMP’s Sound Off! competition showcases emerging stars in the all-ages music scene. Previous winners have included The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Brothers from Another, Manatee Commune, Fauna Shade, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, and Brite Futures, just to name a few. This Saturday, February 13th, EMP kicks off their 15th annual competition atRead more…

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Album Premiere: Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams

Though a relative unknown here in the states, singer/songwriter Marlon Williams is a star in his native New Zealand and his recently-adopted home of Australia. At the age of 17, he, some high school classmates, and their apparently-pretty-cool science teacher formed the band The Unfaithful Ways. In 2011, Williams formed a duo with acclaimed countryRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

We’ve got more new music from Portland punkster trio The Thermals: check out the single “My Heart Went Cold” below. The track will appear on the band’s seventh full-length We Disappear, produced by former Death Cab for Cutie member Chris Walla. We Disappear hits stores on March 25th via Saddle Creek. [Consequence of Sound]

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KEXP Suggests: The Offbeat Music Films Series at NW Film Forum 2/10-2/24

On every Wednesday this month, the Northwest Film Forum presents the Offbeat Music Films Series: five cinematic captures of the bands themselves, labels, fans, and more. All these unique films are premiering for the first time ever in Seattle, and most are one-night-only engagements, so you won’t want to miss out! Check out a trailerRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/8

Get ready to wrap yourself in Big Black Coat, the fifth album (and first in five years) from Canadian duo Junior Boys. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a more forceful, rhythm-driven take on their spacious electro-pop, masterfully blending house, techno and disco grooves with R&B, funk, motorikprog and more on moody, achingRead more…

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Monday Music News

If you were hoping for an in-depth interview with Ty Segall during his wild, historical KEXP in-studio session (watch here), you won’t want to miss this chat with Vancouver personality Nardwuar the Human Serviette. Segall lets down the creepy baby mask, and gives some great, thoughtful answers on his musical history, garage rock inspirations, drugRead more…

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Song of the Day: Nevermen – Mr. Mistake

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Mr. Mistake” by NevermenRead more…

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KEXP Presents: International Clash Day New Home Benefit at The Skylark 2/6

The station “where the music matters” is paying tribute to the “the only band that matters” this Friday on the air, but the party doesn’t stop there: on Saturday, February 6th, The Skylark in West Seattle hosts an International Clash Day Concert to benefit KEXP’s New Home! Seattle favorites Polyrhythmics, Skullbot, The Dumps, Solvents, HotelRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Get excited: Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts return this Spring with their fifth full-length, Human Performance, out April 8th via Rough Trade. Stream the first single “Dust” below, and check out its accompanying video, directed by Johann Rashid. Parquet Courts will be LIVE on KEXP on Monday, February 22nd at 1:00 PM PT, and KEXP presents theRead more…

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