Author Archives: Janice Headley

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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In Stores Now 8/1

August kicks off with some strong new releases, like the latest from local group Iji. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “the latest album from this Seattle band led by Zach Burba (and currently also featuring members of Sick Sad World, Pill Wonder and Neighbors) is a fine set of wistful, ’80s-steeped pop-rock.” Two excellentRead more…

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Monday Music News

L.A. ladies Warpaint share a new song… titled “New Song.” Well played, Warpaint, well played. The track is slated for their third full-length, Heads Up, which finds the group moving (no pun intended) in a more dance-oriented direction. Vocalist/guitarist Emily Kokal says, via a press release, “We’ve always had this really jammy, high-energy live showRead more…

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Live Video: John Doe & His Rock n’ Roll Band

For the past 40 years, John Doe has done it all, from fronting legendary punk band X to acting in TV and film. On his twelfth solo album, The Westerner, he found inspiration in the desert around him in Tucson, Arizona, where he was recording with Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. Take a musical journeyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Dream-pop duo Beach House are still stomping the pavement in support of last year’s two-fer releases, Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars, but they took the time to create a video for the track “The Traveller” off the latter. It’s an eerie clip from the Baltimore band, featuring a woman dressed in red carryingRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Trouble Boys with Author Bob Mehr + Peter Jesperson 7/20

Thanks to everyone who came out last week for our reading and signing of Trouble Boys: the True Story of The Replacements! We will thrilled to be joined by author Bob Mehr, and former Replacements manager and co-founder of Twin/Tone Records, Peter Jesperson. After Mehr shared the story of how the band shaved their eyebrowsRead more…

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Live Review: The B-52’s with The English Beat at the Woodland Park Zoo 7/24

While all you hipsters were at the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend, I was across town at a completely. different. event. You had man buns, tattoos, ripped jeans. I had mini-vans, lawn chairs, and sensible khaki cargo shorts. To be fair, we both had to endure screaming crazies with drinks spilled down the frontRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

We love it when two KEXP artists collaborate, and can’t think of a better pairing than Nite Jewel and Julia Holter. Hear Julia’s remix of the Nite Jewel track “Running Out of Time” below. You can find the original on her latest Liquid Cool, out now via Gloriette. [Under the Radar]

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