Author Archives: Janice Headley

Friday Music News

Durham, NC duo Sylvan Esso (aka Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn) share a fun new track today, “Kick Jump Twist,” the b-side to “Radio” which came out earlier this year. As the title implies, it’s a fun, energetic single — check it out below. Both tracks are out today on a 12″Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Stephin Merritt likes to keep it clever with his long-running project The Magnetic Fields. From 1999’s 3-CD set 69 Love Songs, to his recent A-Z tour (performing a song starting with each letter of the alphabet), and now a five CD set titled 50 Song Memoir scheduled for a March 3rd release on Nonesuch. MerrittRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

First, A Tribe Called Quest released a new album after 18 years. And, now, Scottish siblings The Jesus and Mary Chain are one-upping them, so to speak, with their first LP in 19 years, out in March 2017. The news was announced by Creation Records founder and longtime manager Alan McGee, who excitedly wrote onRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s been, like, eleven months — we’re overdue for a new Ty Segall album! All kidding aside, the prolific artist has announced a new self-titled LP coming out January 27th via Drag City. Check out the first single, “Orange Color Queen,” below. The track is quite a departure from January’s Emotional Mugger — no rubberRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/14

Last Friday gave us a new LP from veteran hip-hop band A Tribe Called Quest, their first in 18 years, and their last, with the passing of founding member Phife Dawg due to complications with diabetes. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “It’s a strong return to form of often-politically charged hip hop that updatesRead more…

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Monday Music News

The bad news continues to roll through the music world: singer/songwriter Leon Russell died in his sleep yesterday morning in Nashville. No cause of death has been cited for the 74-year-old musician, but NBC News reports a number of prior health conditions, including surgery to stop leaking brain fluid in 2010, and suffering a heartRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Paul’s Boutique Tribute in Brooklyn 11/16 + Exclusive Interview

This Wednesday, November 16th, Brooklyn is stepping out to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys’ 1989 masterpiece Paul’s Boutique, an album that KEXP dissected last year. The event is being organized by the Hip Hop Loves Foundation, a non-profit based in New York with a worldwide reach, and a mission to “educate underprivileged people globallyRead more…

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Friday Music News

As we mentioned last month, The Flaming Lips are set to release a new album, Oczy Mlody, on January 13th via Warner Bros. Records. Today, we’ve got a new song and video to share for the single “How??” — watch below. The video features frontman Wayne Coyne riding a motorcycle covered in stuffed animals, dealingRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been four years since Coexist, but London trio The xx re-emerge with a new song today, and lots of good news. Stream the single “On Hold” below, which features a pretty sweet sample of the 1981 Hall & Oates hit “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” It’s just a taste of theirRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, as she closed out a show at at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Australian artist Courtney Barnett covered the track “Drunk on Election Night” by fellow Aussie Dan Kelly & the Alpha Males. (You can find the original version on his 2006 album Drowning in the Fountain of Youth.) The song has the chorus “OhhRead more…

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