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Thursday Music News

Power duo Broken Bells, the project of Grammy-Award-winning producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins, returns with a surprise single. Stream the non-album track “It’s That Talk Again” below, released in promotion of the band’s forthcoming concert film, Broken Bells: Live At The Orpheum, coming out this Saturday. [Pitchfork]

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KEXP Q&A: Charles Peterson

On August 23rd, Seattle musicians Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin, and Mark Arm ascended the roof of Pike Place Market for Raw Power KEXP, a historical evening of Iggy & the Stooges covers. But they weren’t the only local legends on stage. Off to the side, quietly stood world-renowned photographer Charles Peterson. As theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

After you’ve watched their in-studio session on the KEXP Blog, check out another new video from down-under-thunder seven-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Watch a clip below for the track “Trapdoor” from their forthcoming full-length Paper Maché Dream Balloon, out November 13th on ATO Records. [Stereogum]

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KEXP Suggests: Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes 9/23

This Wednesday, September 23rd, don’t miss the one-night-only worldwide screening debut of the Arcade Fire documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. The screening will feature 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences. Directed by Kahil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes chronicles the creation of the band’s 2013 LP, Reflektor. (NotRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Northwest trio Beat Happening are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the career-spanning retrospective collection Look Around, out November 20th via Domino. The 23-track compilation will be released on CD, gatefold double LP, limited edition royal blue cassette, and an exclusive LP edition which includes a limited edition yellow 7″ of “Indian Summer” and “Foggy Eyes”.Read more…

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Out This Week 9/21

It’s hard to pick just a few highlights this week, as there’s tons of great new albums in shops now. Seattle-based project Hibou (led by Peter Michel) releases their debut self-titled full-length on beloved local label Barsuk Records. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the long-awaited album, “an impressive set of summery, ‘80s-steeped dream-pop withRead more…

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Monday Music News

It’s a good day for album streams: not only can you hear the upcoming Kurt Vile release in its entirety on the KEXP Blog, you can also listen to the new one from Scottish trio CHVRCHES below, via NPR Music. The highly-anticipated sophomore release, Every Open Eye, hits the streets this Friday, September 25th viaRead more…

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KEXP Album Premiere: Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin’ down…

The forthcoming Kurt Vile album may be titled b’lieve i’m goin down…, but the songs on this release only reveal an artist on the rise. KEXP is excited to premiere the streaming debut of Vile’s sixth (and strongest) full-length, out September 25th on Matador Records. The Philadelphia-based artist has seemingly grown up before our veryRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Veteran Tucson-based band Calexico share a video for the track “Tapping on the Line,” featuring none other than beloved chanteuse Neko Case on guest vocals. The clip, directed by Jason Roark, was filmed at Portland’s Flora Recording & Playback studios during the band’s recent tour with The Decemberists. Watch below. Y’know what else was filmedRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

’80s icons New Order continue to tease Music Complete, their first new release in over a decade, and their first without founding bassist Peter Hook. Check out the track “Plastic” below, a classic new wave dance track featuring backing vocals from La Roux’s Elly Jackson. Music Complete hits stores September 25th via Mute. [Pitchfork]

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