Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

Following his fantastic third solo album, Singing Saw, Kevin Morby shares a digital 7” single today titled “Tiny Fires.” The acoustic track was written and recorded in Morby’s bedroom in Los Angeles, and features two members of his touring band — Meg Duffy on slide guitar and bass, and Justin Sullivan on drums. Listen below,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

All throughout the Midday Show on KEXP today, DJ Cheryl Waters has been sharing tracks from the forthcoming Cymbals Eat Guitars album, Pretty Years. Miss a few songs? Had to go into a meeting? You can stream the entire album here, via NPR Music. The band will be crashing through (argh, puns! I can’t helpRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/5

It’s Labor Day weekend, and the new releases are working hard. Highlights include the latest from Asheville, NC-based artist Angel Olsen. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release “continues to head in a more electric, rock-oriented direction on her excellent third album, combining elements of raw classic-rock, moody soul, ’60s girl-group pop, psych-rock, atmosphericRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Miss Sharon Jones! at Northwest Film Forum 9/2-9/8

This Labor Day weekend, the Northwest Film Forum presents the Seattle premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!, a documentary chronicling one of the most challenging years in the life of Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings). The film was directed by two-time Academy Award-Winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream), who paints aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The White Stripes, Dead Weather, The Raconteurs… that Jack White has been recording music with lots of different projects over the years. And, you can check out unplugged versions of his songs on the career-spanning collection Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, out later this month. As an example, check out the stripped-down rendition of The Raconteurs‘ trackRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following a breathtaking performance on The Morning Show on KEXP yesterday from The Cutting Room Studios in New York City, Angel Olsen hit up The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch her perform the single “Shut Up Kiss Me” below. Olsen’s new album, My Woman, hits stores this Friday via Jagjaguwar. [Spin]

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In Stores Now 8/29

While KEXP celebrated their landmark 1989 debut last Friday, De La Soul released their eighth album (and first in 12 years). KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a lengthy, somewhat inconsistent set with a diverse sound ranging from funky hip hop and smooth R&B to hypnotic electro-pop and metallic rap-rock.” On his sophomore full-length,Read more…

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Monday Music News

On the verge of releasing their tenth studio album, Schmilco, Wilco share another new track, “Someone to Lose,” which you can stream below. Schmilco hits stores on September 9th via dBpm, and on September 6th, participating local record stores will be hosting listening parties where you can win exclusive prizes including the white label vinyl,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

It had been a five years absence before Canadian electro-pop twosome Junior Boys released their latest, Big Black Coat, earlier this year. Now, just over five months later, they share a new EP which you can stream in its entirety below. Kiss Me All Night features four tracks — three new, and one a coverRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

You may have seen those “Life of Pedro” tees that Kanye West has been selling. Well, now Father John Misty offers his own version: Life of Padre. The sleeves also read “Juan” and “Misty,” I guess because he couldn’t find a Spanish version of the word “Misty.” It may be a joke, but it’s alsoRead more…

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