Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

A mere week after we aired his KEXP in-studio session, and Boise-based artist Trevor Powers, a.k.a. Youth Lagoon, has announced he’s calling it quits. In a statement on Twitter, the bright young artist writes, “there is nothing left to say through Youth Lagoon. It will exist no more.” Read the complete statement below. If youRead more…

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Thursday Music News

How many indie rock dudes does it take to cover a Sharon Van Etten song? By our count, four, as footage has surfaced of a 2010 concert where Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, and Colin Stetson covered her single “Love More.” Watch below. The footage comes from a MusicNOWRead more…

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Live Review: Ty Segall & the Muggers at the Neptune Theatre 1/21

If you happened to have watched KEXP’s Live Video stream of Ty Segall & the Muggers earlier this day, you’d have a pretty good sneak preview of the evening’s coming attractions at the Neptune Theatre: creepy baby mask, plenty of saliva, and some of the catchiest darn garage-punk out there today. As I sat inRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Ever since their Iceland Airwaves KEXP session, we’ve been excited for more new music from Operators (featuring Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, and Handsome Furs), and today they share the single for “Cold Light,” which you can stream below. It’s a sneak peek at their forthcoming sophomore release, Blue Wave, produced by HolyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hinds – Chili Town

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Chili Town” by HindsRead more…

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Monday Music News

Late last year, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams launched a label, Ghost Ramp, and for 2016, their kicking off their subscription series in an awesome way: a split 7″ single featuring his band on one side, and Best Coast on the other side, covering the Nirvana track “Dumb.” Listen to a vinyl rip below. The twoRead more…

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Out This Week 1/25

It’s unquestionably the strongest week of new releases this year (especially since it’s only the third week of new releases). Leading the pack is the highly-anticipated sophomore releases from UK group Savages. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “this British band’s excellent second album features a more expansive take on the band’s urgent post-punk withRead more…

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Song of the Day: Born Ruffians – We Made It

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “We Made It” byRead more…

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Live Video: Luna

When frontman Dean Wareham sings, “don’t know why I can’t stop smiling,” he echoes the thoughts of thousands of Luna fans grateful to have the band back together after a decade apart. The beloved New York (well, now L.A.) band called it quits in 2004, but with Captured Tracks reissuing their first five albums onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Austin-based group Shearwater, led by singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg (above), share a clip for the track “Quiet Americans,” off their forthcoming ninth full-length Jet Plane And Oxbow. Director Alex Rapine captures a dapper Meiburg at his most sinister. Jet Plane And Oxbow will be out January 22nd via Sub Pop, and KEXP presents the band onRead more…

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