Author Archives: Janice Headley

Here’s Some Songs (at Christmas Time)

Every year, the holiday season seems to inspire some of our favorite bands to write new music. KEXP has rounded up some of our favorites below. Need even more songs for rockin’ around your Christmas tree? Be sure to check out previous round-ups for 2015 and 2014. Happy holidays from everyone at KEXP! She &Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Y’know how some families have the tradition of opening just one present on Christmas Eve, and then the rest on Christmas Morning? Trent Reznor is doing the same with the new Nine Inch Nails EP, giving us just one track before its December 23rd release. Check out the single “Burning Bright (Field on Fire)” below.Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Earlier this year, everyone’s favorite bald vegan returned with a new project, Moby & the Pacific Void Orchestra. A track from their debut LP These Systems Are Failing was already a KEXP Song of the Day pick (listen here), and today, we’ve got a video for the track “Break. Doubt.” Watch below. These Systems AreRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a posthumous Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings video out today, but I can’t get through it without tearing up. The song “Please Come Home For Christmas” was recorded last year for the Daptone Records holiday collection, It’s A Holiday Soul Party!, and takes on an even more aching poignancy in the wake of Sharon’sRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/19

As usual, things have slowed way down in the new release world as we close in on the end of the year. A few noteworthy releases include the debut solo EP from Spencer Tweedy, half of the duo Tweedy with his father, Jeff. Omar Rodríguez-López shares his 12th solo album, a collection of archival material.Read more…

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Monday Music News

Looks like the Christmas spirit has nabbed even tortured ol’ Trent Reznor! Late last week, he announced Nine Inch Nails will self-release a new EP on December 23 via the NIN website. Titled Not the Actual Events, a press release illuminates it’s a collaboration between Reznor and his longtime collaborator Atticus Ross. Reznor describes theRead more…

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Friday Music News

It’s the end of the year, alright, but I don’t know how fine you’re feeling. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe joined Stephen Colbert and actor James Franco for a spirited, updated rendition of the 1987 single “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” last night on CBS’ The Late ShowRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We often forget, but even Patti Smith — an icon who has inspired and influenced a generation — had her own musical idols in her youth, in this case, Bob Dylan. As you may have heard by now, Smith was invited to perform at the induction ceremony for Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Looks like new Spoon is on the way! The Austin-via-Portland-via-Who Knows band shared a mysterious image on social media that looks like a possible album cover. Adding to the mystery, Matador Records shared it as well. Viewers of the Showtime TV series Shameless were treated to a new song last Sunday; hear the track “IRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Well, it is the album that beat out Nevermind in Spin Magazine‘s Best Albums of 1991 list: Ben Gibbard has announced he’ll be covering Teenage Fanclub‘s Bandwagonesque in its entirety. “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time,” he said, via a press release. “It came along at a pivotal timeRead more…

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