Author Archives: Janice Headley

Out This Week 7/13

No, no — it’s not Tuesday. In case you’re confused, the music industry has officially moved “New Release Day” to Fridays. The global initiative has been spearheaded by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) who hope it will reduce piracy (since albums are often released earlier in the U.S.), and “re-ignite excitement andRead more…

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Monday Music News

She hinted at it last week on Instagram, and today, M.I.A. rolls out her epic audiovisual project titled Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border. The video highlights a brand-new track, “Swords,” as well as the song “Warriors” off 2013’s Matangi. The clip, directed by M.I.A. herself, features footage shot in West Africa and India.Read more…

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Thursday Music News

When Surfer Blood stopped by the KEXP studios last month, they surprised us with a great cover of the Polaris song “Hey Sandy” (which you can watch here). Now, they’ve released a cover of the Outkast hit “Hey Ya” for an upcoming compilation titled Amazon Acoustics, a collection of 30 exclusive covers and original songsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

By the time this gets posted, Mac DeMarco‘s Brooklyn backyard will be overflowing with fans. Last night, the charismatic artist invited everyone over to 153 Morgan Avenue to hear unreleased music that he’ll be blasting from his car stereo (presumably his forthcoming mini-album Another One out on August 7th via Captured Tracks). He also offeredRead more…

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Song Premiere: Crayon Fields – She’s My Hero

When Australian band Crayon Fields first formed, they were scrappy high school students with a love for jangle-pop music. After two excellent full-lengths, many worldwide tours, and one KEXP performance from SXSW, the band took a five-year hiatus that ends this September with the release of their third album, No One Deserves You. Today, KEXPRead more…

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Monday Music News

Fireworks, indeed! The Dead Weather – the supergroup of Alison Mosshart, Jack White, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence – have announced their third album, Dodge & Burn, will be out in September via White’s Third Man Records. A press release claims the band will not be touring in support of the album, but insists “theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

If you’ve ever wanted to put Nick Cave in your pocket, now’s your chance! LA-based toy company Plasticgod will release six different variations of a mini-figurine based on the iconic frontman, each named after a different song of his. Just check out the detail in the “Red Right Hand” model! Each lil’ guy will setRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Northwest indie icons Modest Mouse go medieval in the clip for “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box,” a highlight from their latest full-length Strangers to Ourselves. In the video, frontman Isaac Brock portrays a maniacal ruler in a post-apocalyptic world, with a dagger for a microphone and a broken lightbulb for a scepter.Read more…

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Out This Week 6/30

With Independence Day right around the corner, it’s great to see so many new releases out this week on independent labels! Highlights include the debut album from former Late Of The Pier frontman Sam Dust (aka LA Priest). KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “a fine set of eccentric, psych-tinged electro-pop ranging fromRead more…

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Monday Music News

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys shares a new track from his side project The Arcs: stream the song “Outta My Mind” below, which will be released on 7″ on July 7th. Hopefully side A and side B will tide you over for the summer: The Arcs’ debut album Yours, Dreamily doesn’t hit stores untilRead more…

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