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Thursday Music News

While we’d naturally prefer you to keep listening to KEXP, there’s several great full album streams out today, too. Yo La Tengo share their forthcoming full-length, Stuff Like That There, which hits stores August 28th via Matador Records (stream here). Much like the band’s 1990 release Fakebook, the album consists of covers, and reunites themRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s only 73 seconds long, but this mini-trailer has us very excited for the eagerly-awaited sophomore release from UK group Savages. In the clip, none other than Henry Rollins (??!!) reads from Phyllis Rose’s Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker In Her Time as new music from the band plays in the background. The album is scheduledRead more…

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Out This Week 8/17

This week’s new release highlight came as a surprise: last week, UK artist FKA twigs stealthily unleashed a new EP via Young Turks. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “this British artist follows up her masterful debut album with a powerful 5-song EP blending futuristic R&B with deep post-dubstep electronic grooves while also featuring someRead more…

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Monday Music News

It’s such a great day for new videos! Let’s kick things off with a new clip from KEXP faves Tame Impala. In the video for the single “Let It Happen”, a business man goes on a very bad trip. Whoa. Let it happen, indeed. The anxiety-inducing short0film was directed by David Wilson, and the trackRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Light in the Attic’s Summer Spectacular 8/15

It’s a busy weekend in Ballard this Saturday, August 15th (see here)! Local reissue wranglers Light in the Attic Records are teaming up with City Arts Magazine for the second annual Light in the Attic Summer Spectacular. This year, Texas soul legend Barbara Lynn headlines the event. The now 73-year-old singer/songwriter had an R&B smashRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Helsing Junction Sleepover 8/14-8/16

Sorry, kitty – only humans are invited to the Helsing Junction Sleepover in Rochester, WA, this Friday, August 14th through Sunday, August 16th! This annual weekend-long extravaganza is run by legendary local label K Records, and as always, they’ve assembled an eccentric line-up of acts including Arrington De Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa, Generifus, PETS, MegaRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Portland-via-New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night. From atop a white piano, frontman Ruban Nielson delivered a soulful rendition of the title track from their latest release Multi-Love below, out now on Jagjaguwar. Watch their performance below, and watch their KEXP in-studio session from earlier this summerRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The JanSport Bonfire Session with Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, The Belle Game, Dude York 8/15

Summer is winding down, but you can celebrate with one last bonfire this weekend. On Saturday, August 15th, head to Hillard’s Brewery in Ballard for the latest JanSport Bonfire Sessions, a nationwide free outdoor concert series that “brings together music fans, bands and a bonfire under the big sky.” Under Seattle’s sky, we get DanRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Scottish trio CHVRCHES share a track from their highly-anticipated sophomore release Every Open Eye. Stream the opening cut from the album below. Every Open Eye hits stores on September 25th via Glassnote, and the band are playing an all-ages show Wednesday, October 14th at The Paramount. [Spin]

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Song of the Day: Ultimate Painting – (I’ve Got) The Sanctioned Blues

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “(I’ve Got) The SanctionedRead more…

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