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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own Perfume Genius debuts a new video for the track “Fool” from his latest release, Too Bright. Directed by Charlotte Rutherford, the clip shows genius Mike Hadreas rollerblading through some bizarre scenes. Watch below, and watch his stunning KEXP in-studio session here. [Consequence of Sound]

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Video Premiere: K Records’ All Your Friend’s Friends

You might think it’s odd that K Records has released the Northwest hip hop compilation All Your Friend’s Friends. The iconic local label has made a name for itself releasing mostly indie pop/rock over the past thirty years. But, as you’ll see, this collection is one of the most “K” things the label has everRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn eardrum-busters A Place To Bury Strangers share a new track today from their forthcoming fourth release, Transfixiation. Stream the track “Straight” below, and watch out for the dizzying edit of found VCR footage in the clip. Transfixiation will be out February 17th via Dead Oceans. [Stereogum]

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Video Premiere: ODESZA – In Return: Home

It’s been a meteoric rise for Seattle duo ODESZA. With the release of their sophomore album, In Return, on Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), producers Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have become overnight sensations, selling out shows around the world, including two nights at The Showbox. KEXP is proud to present the video premiereRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Spoon return to their hometown in the Lone Star State for an appearance on the PBS show Austin City Limits. Catch a sneak peek with their performance of the track “Do You” below. The episode will air on January 3rd – keep watch on KEXP’s TV Eye column for a reminder. [Under the Radar]

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Out This Week 12/2

December kicks off with another slew of great reissues, including a deluxe version of Yo La Tengo‘s 1994 release Painful. As frontman Ira Kaplan delightfully quips, “Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than Painful, I just told them they’re wrong.” The deluxe version, titled Extra Painful, features previously unreleased demos andRead more…

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own THEESatisfaction return with their first new album in almost three years: EarthEE. The sophomore full-length was co-produced by Erik Blood, who also makes a guest appearance, along with Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Taylor Brown. Check out the first single “Recognition” (featuring Shabazz Palaces & Erik Blood) below. EarthEE hits storesRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Mark Lanegan shares a gorgeous new video for the track “Floors Of The Ocean” from his most-recent release, Phantom Radio. The abstract clip features ominous-looking storm clouds, as menacing and alluring as Lanegan’s voice itself. You can watch him perform more songs from the album in this KEXP in-studio session here. [Under the Radar]

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Out This Week 11/25

No, we haven’t time-warped to twenty years ago: on this holiday week, the reissues and anniversary editions dominate the new release list. One of the highlights is the reissue of Flake Music‘s 1997 debut (and sole release) When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return. Flake Music was an early incarnation of The Shins, featuringRead more…

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Monday Music News

Remember when The Decemberists performed on the NBC show Parks & Recreation? Well, now one of the stars of that TV show, Nick Offerman, stars in the video for the Portland band’s track “Make You Better.” Watch their hilarious spoof on a ’70s German interview show below. The Decemberists’ upcoming release What a Terrible World,Read more…

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