Author Archives: Janice Headley

Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National curated the compilation Day of the Dead, a whopping 59 song, 5 and a ½ hour long tribute to the Grateful Dead. Today, NW-via-NZ band Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a video to go with their rendition of the 1978 track “Shakedown Street.” Directed by theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Pioneering hip-hop trio De La Soul share another new track from their forthcoming full-length, and the Anonymous Nobody…. Check out the single “Drawn” below, featuring special guests Little Dragon. Their ninth album hits stores on August 26th, and on that very day, KEXP will go 3 Feet High & Rising as we breakdown every sampleRead more…

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Song of the Day: Pixies – Um Chagga Lagga

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Um Chagga Lagga” by Pixies from theirRead more…

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Monday Music News

Following an electrifying performance at Pickathon, Thee Oh Sees offer a full album stream of their upcoming release, A Weird Exits. Hard to believe it’s only the 17th full-length from John Dwyer and company. KEXP presents the Bay Area band on Friday, November 25th at Neumos. [Consequence of Sound]

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In Stores Now 8/8

Alternarock icons Dinosaur Jr. return with their eleventh album, their fourth together since reuniting in 2005. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another strong set of muscular, psych-tinged rock with fiery, fleet-fingered guitar solos, pounding rhythms, drawling vocals and potent song hooks.” London-based artist Nao releases her full-length debut, “a strong set of adventurousRead more…

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Rock & Rio Video Roundup for the 2016 Summer Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 200 nations will compete 28 different categories: synchronized swimming, table tennis, canoe slalom, and many others (that seem less fun to me). Rio de Janeiro beat out Madrid, Chicago, and Tokyo to host, and in honor of that beautiful country,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Nepal Peace Home Orphanage Benefit at Fremont Abbey Arts Center 8/5

A great line-up for a great cause: on Friday, August 5th, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center hosts a benefit for Nepal Peace Home with Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver, Bryan John Appleby, and Shay Carlucci of Ghost Ship. Nepal Peace Home is a non-profit based in Seattle with its eye on rural Sarlahi. TheRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The nominees are in for this year’s prestigious Mercury Prize, unfortunately now known as the “Hyundai” Mercury Prize. Heavy hitters David Bowie and Radiohead lead the shortlist, alongside Michael Kiwanuka (above), Anohni, Savages, and more. Not only has the name slightly changed, but so has voting: for the first time ever, the public are invitedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Martha – Goldman’s Detective Agency

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Goldman’s Detective Agency” byRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Grimes is a self-admitted comic book dork — she designed a variant cover for Image Comics’ The Wicked + The Divine, and is a former intern for Drawn & Quarterly — so, it’s no surprise she was excited to contribute a track to the soundtrack for Suicide Squad, adapted from the DC comic. In anRead more…

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