Author Archives: Janice Headley

Wednesday Music News

Björk fans, prepare to get violently happy: the iconic Icelandic pixie announced last night that she’ll be releasing her ninth studio album, Vulnicura, this March. In a handwritten note posted online late last night, she shared the track listing. The release will be her first album in four years, since 2011’s Grammy-nominated Biophilia. [Under theRead more…

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Out This Week 1/13

2015 is off to a great start for new releases! Highlights include the latest from Panda Bear, aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes that the fifth release from this experimental artist “is a typically adventurous, brightly colored set of warped psych-pop with swirling, often-disoriented synths, trippy ambient textures, occasionalRead more…

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Song Premiere: The Minus 5 – My Generation

Northwest legends The Minus 5 are adding it up in 2015 with their tenth album, Dungeon Golds, out March 10th on Yep Roc Records. The long-running group, led by local icon Scott McCaughey, are indeed presenting the “gold” from the dungeon — from the 5-LP box set, Scott The Hoople In the Dungeon of Horror,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Well, doesn’t that photo look weird? But, it’s time to face the new line-up for Death Cab for Cutie: the band will release their first album without founding member Chris Walla, titled Kintsugi. What’s a “Kintsugi”, you might ask? It’s a style of Japanese art where broken ceramics are fixed using resin that’s been mixedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The fabulous Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings share a new track today, in celebration of their first ever Grammy Award nomination. Stream “Little Boys with Shiny Toys” below, a song that shimmers with soul and reverberates with a fantastic horn section. Tune in to the Grammys on February 8th to see if the group’s recentRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

The prolific Ty Segall is at it again: today he shares the song “Mr. Face,” the title track from a new EP out January 13th via Famous Class. The release is being billed as “the world’s first playable pair of 3D glasses,” but with no further details, this could just be beautiful drunk talk. StreamRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – What Happened to My Brother

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 “What Happened to My Brother”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own Duff McKagan is here to help you start the new year off right. The longtime Guns N’ Roses guitarist is releasing the book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), a collection of his old Seattle Weekly columns. McKagan explains, “It’s a how-to guide of things I’ve learned about life — beingRead more…

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Monday Music News

Just keep reminding yourself: it’s for charity. Mac DeMarco is selling a decrepit pair of Vans on eBay — the same ones he wore at our 2014 Bumbershoot Music Lounge — with proceeds going to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. With six days left to bid, the auction has already exceeded $10,000. CheckRead more…

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