Author Archives: Janice Headley

Song of the Day: Destroyer – Dream Lover

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 “Dream Lover” by DestroyerRead more…

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Thursday Music News

When in Rome, amiright? Last week, TV on the Radio played the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, so of course, they kicked out a cover of Prince‘s 1984 hit “Purple Rain.” Watch fan shot video of the performance below, with Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe trading off lead vocals. [Consequence of Sound]

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Wednesday Music News

Local hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return with the sentimental track “Growing Up,” dedicated to Macklemore’s baby daughter, Sloane. He says on his website, “When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back. To look at who you are. This is whyRead more…

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Out This Week 8/3

The most exciting new release this week is The Most Lamentable Tragedy by New Jersey band Titus Andronicus. On this 29-song, 94+-minute rock opera, frontman Patrick Stickles details his struggle with manic depression. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the album, “features a full, grand sound to match with strings (courtesy of Owen Pallett), piano,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Texas-based artist Israel Nash returns this fall with his fourth album of ‘70s-inspired, psych-tinged folk-rock titled Israel Nash’s Silver Season. Get a first listen with the single “Strangers” below. The album was recorded in Nash’s recently-built Plum Creek Sound studios. Israel Nash’s Silver Season hits stores on October 9th on Loose/Thirty Tigers. [Flood]

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Thursday Music News

Revolution Girl Style Now! Or, err, September 22nd, when Northwest icons Bikini Kill release their 1991 demo tape of the same name on vinyl, CD, and digitally, via Bikini Kill Records. The reissue will also feature three previously unreleased tracks. The cassette was originally recorded by Pat Maley in Olympia, and will be re-mixed andRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Cairo Gang – Be What You Are

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 “Be What You Are”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following their soulful set at last weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, the Northwest’s own Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a very theatrical video for “Ur Life One Night,” off their latest release, Multi-Love. The clip was directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson, who told Rolling Stone, “I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from ourRead more…

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Live Review: Morrissey at Benaroya Hall 7/21/15

Oh, Morrissey. So much to answer for. When your career spans as many decades as his, there’s bound to be different stages: from the roguish lad who fronted legendary ’80s Manchester band The Smiths, to the silver fox solo artist who is strangely beloved in Mexico. Last week, Morrissey brought all of that and moreRead more…

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Out This Week 7/27

It’s been a long wait, but last week Montreal-born, Woodstock, NY-based artist Thomas Arsenault (aka Mas Ysa) released his debut full-length. (Watch his 2014 KEXP session here.) KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the album, “a potent set of moody electro-pop with bright synths, propulsive rhythms, dramatic, tremulous vocals, emotive lyrics and epic sing-along choruses.”Read more…

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