Author Archives: Janice Headley

Wednesday Music News

Yesterday, M.I.A. teased a new song, and today we get the whole dang thing: hear the single “P.O.W.A.” below via a video directed by Maya Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.) herself. She also tweeted a lyric sheet if you’d like to sing along with the “wa wa wa wa / pa pa pa pa” chorus. [ StereogumRead more…

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Friday Music News

Mere weeks before heading out on his Life Aquatic Tour (yes, inspired by the Wes Anderson film), west coast rapper Vince Staples shares the new single “BagBak.” Listen below. Frankly, I don’t remember any scenes with a bagbak, but you can definitely envision Bill Murray and his band of interns storming the Belafonte to theseRead more…

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KEXP Presents: The 4th Annual Skate Like a Girl Benefit at Vera Project 2/4

KEXP is proud to once again sponsor the Skate Like a Girl benefit, with proceeds helping to empower youth (not exclusively girls, but mostly girls) through skateboarding workshops and programs. Roll on over to the Vera Project this Saturday, February 4th for live music from Kimya Dawson, Wimps, Acapulco Lips, and Fine Prince. Attendees canRead more…

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Thursday Music News

This past Tuesday, we aired an exclusive in-studio session with Regina Spektor where she performed a gorgeous live version of the song “Black and White.” Today, we’ve got an official video for the track, spotlighting Spektor performing in Chicago’s closed down Uptown Theater as a ballerina dances. (We should’ve recreated this with DJ Larry Rose.)Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last year’s Six Degrees honoree Robyn Hitchcock releases his 21st album this Spring. Check out the first single below, titled “I Want To Tell You About What I Want.” In an interview with NPR, Hitchcock explains, “The original title of the song was ‘My Vision Of World Empathy.’ Either we will eventually become extinct andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: SassyBlack at the Pacific Science Center 2/2

SassyBlack has always referred to herself as a “space aged singer,” so it couldn’t be more perfect that this Thursday, February 2nd, she’ll be performing Live at the Laser Dome in Pacific Science Center, right here on the Seattle Center campus. West Seattle artist Taylar Elizza Beth opens the show with a set of herRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

We’ve got new music to share from the hardest-working slacker in the biz: listen to two new tracks from Mac DeMarco below, “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man” off his upcoming release This Old Dog. The album was written before a cross-country move to Los Angeles. In a press release, DeMarco shares, “I demoedRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/30

January ends on a bang as many long-awaited albums hit stores this past Friday. Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings return with their fourth LP, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “their most polished and measured set to date of punkish power-pop. Produced by John Goodmanson, the album combines a dynamic, full rock-band sound with emotive lyricsRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty continues to roll out new music from his forthcoming full-length Pure Comedy, out April 7th via Sub Pop/Bella Union. (Check out the title track on the KEXP Blog here.) Today, he shares a video for the single “Two Wildly Different Perspective” — again directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin, who shared a collage-styleRead more…

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Friday Music News

Earlier this month, we mentioned local ladies Sleater-Kinney were on the eve of releasing their first-ever live album, and today, you can stream the whole thing. Live in Paris was recorded at La Cigale back in March 20th, 2015, and features a strong discography-covering set list. Sub Pop will release a physical edition on JanuaryRead more…

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