Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

Beloved Boise band Built to Spill share another track from their upcoming eighth album, Untethered Moon. Stream the single “Never Be The Same” below, which appears to have some excellent kitten action for the cover art. You can catch the boys at a hometown show on Friday, March 27th at the Treefort Music Festival inRead more…

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Thursday Music News

My Morning Jacket return with their seventh studio album, The Waterfall, on May 4th via ATO Records/Capitol Records. It’ll be the band’s first release since 2011’s Circuital, and the first of two new albums planned for this year. Jim James and friends have shared a video trailer for the album, featuring behind-the-scenes studio footage fromRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Issaquah hometown heroes Modest Mouse returned to late night TV after six years with a stop by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch them perform the track “Lampshades on Fire” off their first new album in eight years, Strangers to Ourselves. You can catch the mice on Saturday, May 23rd at the Sasquatch MusicRead more…

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Out This Week 3/17

If you’re hoping to spend St. Patrick’s Day doing some record shopping, you are indeed in luck, as there are some great new releases at the end of the rainbow this week. Highlights include the latest from Modest Mouse. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the latest album (and first in eight years) from theRead more…

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Live Video: Ariel Pink

Like a modern-day Frank Zappa, LA-based artist Ariel Pink flirts with many genres of music, often times all in the same song. While on tour for his latest 4AD Records release Pom Pom, Pink and his madcap crew stopped by the KEXP studios to tear through a slew of styles: ’80s goth-wave, ’70s glam-rock stomps,Read more…

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Monday Music News

We’ve been teasing tracks from the upcoming Courtney Barnett album on the air, and now UK listeners can hear the whole dang album. Listeners overseas can stream the Australian singer/songwriter’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit below, which hits stores on March 24th via Mom + Pop. And onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Björk opens her heart to the world today… literally! Check out the video for “Lionsong,” a stunning track from her latest Vulnicura. The video was created in collaboration with Björk, Inez & Vinoodh, and visual effects production house Framestore, and features the Icelandic artist dancing in elaborate costume, natch. Inez & Vinoodh explained, “She isRead more…

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Live Video: Jessica Pratt

“Utterly enchanting.” That’s how DJ Cheryl Waters described our recent in-studio session with the lovely Jessica Pratt, who was on tour in support of her sophomore release On Your Own Love Again, out now on Drag City. This young singer/songwriter emerged from the Bay Area’s garage scene with an album of delicate beauty, combining theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The fabulous Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are back with their latest garage-rock freak-out Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, out March 24th via Mom + Pop. The boys go drag in this John Waters-inspired video for the track “Betty Vs. The NYPD”, directed by Michael Lavine. Check it out below, and tune inRead more…

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Out This Week 3/10

This week, soulster Matthew E. White unleashes his sophomore full-length Fresh Blood, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “a well-crafted set of soul-inflected pop, featuring a warm, full-bodied though intimate sound, impeccably arranged with lush strings, soulful horns, piano, soft vocals and effervescent harmonies.” (Hear for yourself when White is LIVE on KEXPRead more…

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