Author Archives: Janice Headley

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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Tuesday Music News

Those Radiohead fans are sharp: YES, to confirm the posters and the cryptic Twitter video, the band are indeed re-issuing their acclaimed 1997 album OK Computer in honor of its 20th anniversary. Cleverly titled OKNOTOK, it will include a remastered version of the original album, eight B-sides, and three previously unreleased tracks from the era:Read more…

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Monday Music News

It definitely seems like Radiohead have something in plan for the 20th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album OK Computer. Last week, rumors started bubbling when mysterious posters appeared across the world. Today, they band have tweeted a 29-second video to fan the flames: a young girl’s voice recites lyrics from an early draft of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

CHVRCHES have teamed up with actress Kristen Stewart for a live version of their track “Down Side of Me,” which can be found on the box set 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood (with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood, natch). In a press release, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says the track, “was not writtenRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’re just a week away from PJ Harvey‘s first Seattle show in five years, and just when we thought we couldn’t be more excited, she goes and drops a new single outta nowhere. Stream the track “A Dog Called Money” below, arriving tomorrow via a double-A side digital single with “I’ll Be Waiting.” Both songsRead more…

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R.I.P. Jonathan Demme

This morning, it was reported that Oscar-winning film director Jonathan Demme had passed away at the age of 73, due to complications from esophageal cancer. His lengthy filmology includes blockbusters like Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. But, Demme is also known and belovedRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Not sure of any Seattle sightings, but mysterious posters have been popping up in cities like London, Amsterdam, and Brooklyn. Bearing statements like “Worse Politicians/More Fear” and “More Public Fear/More Private Security,” the words echo the lyrics of “Fitter Happier” the opening track of Radiohead‘s OK Computer, which — lo and behold! — celebrates itsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local duo Shabazz Palaces have announced a new album on the way, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star out July 14th via Sub Pop. Check out the first single “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)” below, via a lyric video directed by Cristina T. Bercovitz and Jonathan Snipes of clipping. In addition to Thaddillac, the newRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has shared a new solo track — stream the single “Simple Gifts” below, a take on a traditional Shaker song originally written in 1848 by Elder Joseph Brackett. This modern version will appear on the upcoming soundtrack for the movie The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and adapted fromRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

UK trio alt-J stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in support of their upcoming release, Relaxer. Watch them perform the track “In Cold Blood” with house band The Roots helping out. Relaxer is out June 2nd via Canvasback. alt-J will be LIVE on KEXP on Sunday, April 23rd; catch them live at WaMuRead more…

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