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Thursday Music News

case/lang/veirs — the lowercased super-group of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs — share a video for the track “Atomic Number,” a highlight from their self-titled debut, out now via Anti- Records. Director Kangmin Kim explains, “This animation is inspired by the search for a soul-mate with the same atomic number, 42. We areRead more…

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Live Video: The Thermals

Now on their seventh album, The Thermals show no sign of fading away, despite the title of their latest We Disappear, out now on Saddle Creek. With beloved producer Chris Walla behind the boards for the fourth time, the Portland punk trio continue to incite riots with their anthemic, fist-pumping songs. Here in the KEXPRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Moby at the Seattle Public Library 6/23

From his hardcore punk days to being called one of the most “important dance music figures” by AllMusic, Richard Melville Hall has led an interesting life under the moniker Moby. This Thursday, June 23rd, he’ll be reading and signing from his new memoir, Porcelain, at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library.

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Wednesday Music News

Hot on the heels of their 24-hour sigurrosrouteone feed, Sigur Rós share a video for the song “Óveður.” Directed by Swedish-based auteur Jonas Åkerlund, the clip features work from Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir against the beautiful landscape of Grindavík, a town on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keep an eye out for a cameo from the boys,Read more…

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Live Video: Bob Mould

Minneapolis must have been a magical place in the ’80s with bands like Hüsker Dü breaking through the mainstream, and venues like First Avenue and the 7th Street Entry helping hone these rising new stars. A little bit of that magic was in the KEXP studios this day as Hüsker Dü’s former frontman, Bob Mould,Read more…

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In Stores Now 6/20

Brooklyn band Caveman are back with their first new album since their 2013 self-titled LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a well-crafted blend of driving, War On Drugs-style rock and atmospheric, ’80s-steeped pop-rock.” We can’t wait to hear the new songs live when the band perform at Concerts at the Mural on Friday,Read more…

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Monday Music News

In the classiest move ever, Brooklyn-based queer punk band PWR BTTM played a show in Orlando this past weekend, a mere week after the tragic shootings at gay club Pulse. Proceeds were donated to the GoFundMe Pulse Tragedy Community Fund. And Liv Bruce performed a beautiful solo version of the classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”Read more…

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Live Video: Marissa Nadler

From heartbreak to the end of the world: that’s how DJ Troy Nelson describes the trajectory of albums from singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler. “I think this is album seven or something? I don’t know,” she says with a smile and a shake of her head. Over the past 16 years, this ethereal singer/songwriter has become knownRead more…

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Song of the Day: Draze – The Hood Ain’t The Same

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 “The Hood Ain’t TheRead more…

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Thursday Music News

CHVRCHES and Death Cab for Cutie have recently hit the road together, and last night in Charleston, SC, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry joined the Seattle band on stage for “Brothers on a Hotel Bed,” a track from 2005’s Plans. Watch fan shot video of their collaboration below. We’ve also got fan shot footage of frontman BenRead more…

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