Author Archives: Janice Headley

Out This Week 5/19

It’s an especially exciting week for new releases. Beloved Portland duo The Helio Sequence release their sixth self-titled album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “another impeccably crafted set of atmospheric pop-rock with shimmering guitars, ethereal synths, hazy vocals, soaring harmonies and sparkling song hooks.” Keep an eye out for 20-year-old Las VegasRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last night, former-Seattleite Father John Misty stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of his sophomore release I Love You, Honeybear. Watch him perform the tracks “True Affection” and “Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Thirsty Crow” below, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. FJMRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan took the stage at The Neptune Theatre to discuss McKagan’s new book, How To Be A Man (and other illusions). After their spirited discussion, none other than Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready introduced the two to perform a cover of the 1987 single “SweetRead more…

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Live Video: Polaris

There were two generations of Polaris fans at KEXP this day. There were those of us who remember the band from the ’90s Nickelodeon TV show The Adventures Of Pete And Pete: the band composed the soundtrack for the now cult-classic series and even appeared on the show’s opening credits. And, then there were thoseRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Beloved Bay Area band Thee Oh Sees release their sixth full-length, Mutilator Defeated At Last, on May 18th via Castle Face Records. You can stream the album in its entirety below. A press release notes that on the new one, “synths and acoustic guitars wind throughout the album like veins of gold through granite,” addingRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Frontman Britt Daniel lurks inside and out in this video for the Spoon track “Inside Out,” off their latest They Want My Soul. The clip, directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore, shows a slow span over surreal scenarios like a robbery, a birthday party, a dancehall brawl, all while Daniel emotes from the background. Watch: [UnderRead more…

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Live Video: Twerps

“I did want to rip off Yo La Tengo a little bit. I also wanted to rip off The Feelies a little bit,” admits singer/guitarist Martin Frawley of Australian band Twerps. But the quirky quartet infuse those influences with their own cheeky charm, resulting in a unique style they jokingly refer to as “janky-pop.” ForRead more…

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Out This Week 5/12

It’s another jam-packed week of great releases! San Diego duo Crocodiles return with their fifth album, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “was recorded in Mexico City with production by Martin Thulin (lead singer of Mexican band Los Fancy-Free), and he brings some occasional Latin rhythms along with some other subtle Latin touches toRead more…

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Monday Music News

As we reported last month, crowd-surfer extraordinaire Mac DeMarco will release a new EP this fall titled (appropriately) Another One. Today, he shares the mini-album’s first track “The Way You’d Love Her,” which you can stream below. DeMarco also announced more tour dates, including a Thursday, October 29th stop at The Moore Theatre. Another OneRead more…

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Thursday Music News

As we mentioned last month, Sharon Van Etten (aka the busiest gal in music) has a new EP on the horizon titled I Don’t Want to Let You Down. The five-song release features guest appearances from Adam Granduciel and Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs, Megafaun’s Brad Cook, and Ben Folds Five’s Darren Jessee.Read more…

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