Author Archives: Janice Headley

Tuesday Music News

The soundtrack for the 1996 film Trainspotting was so revered, they even released a second volume. The same might end up being true for the sequel T2 Trainspotting, in theaters February 10th. Director Danny Boyle has yet again curated a fantastic mix, including artists you might expect like Ziggy Pop — I mean, Iggy (“IggyRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/23

Highlights this week include the latest from Foxygen. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the “fifth album from the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado is the first to be recorded in a proper studio. Produced by Trey Pollard, the album is a lush set of ’70s-steeped orchestral glam-rock incorporating elements of show tunes,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty shares a new track today — stream the standalone single “Pure Comedy” below, an apt look at the world today, and, as he sings, whether now’s the time to bring a kid into the world or not. Director Matthew Daniel Siskin drives the message home with this collage-style video, punctuated with animatedRead more…

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Friday Music News

Pitchfork is launching a new series titled Our First 100 Days, and the first track comes from Angel Olsen. Check out the exclusive new track “Fly on Your Wall” below. There will be 99 more songs to come from artists including, Ty Segall, Protomartyr, Waxahatchee, Mitski, Whitney, Toro Y Moi, Will Oldham, the Mountain Goats,Read more…

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Bed Peace: The Story of John & Yoko

Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know. It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have been said now. InRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The rollout of new Arcade Fire begins! And it truly couldn’t happen at a better time. Stream the single “I Give You Power” below, which features guest vocals from legendary vocalist and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The track is a Tidal exclusive (a company Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are part-owners of). All proceedsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

As we mentioned earlier this month, Seattle’s own Soundgarden are set to reissue their 1988 debut LP Ultramega OK. Like previous reissues, it’ll come bundled with cool previously unreleased bonus tracks, like this early demo of “Beyond the Wheel.” Sub Pop explains, “The [early versions] were recorded in 1987 on 8-track tape by Jack EndinoRead more…

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Monday Music News

Radiohead are coming to Seattle! Following the Coachella announcement earlier this year, the guys have revealed some additional U.S. tour dates, including a Saturday, April 8th stop at Key Arena. Sure would be easy for them to walk next door to KEXP and hang out. Anyway! Keep it tuned to KEXP all day as weRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/9

2017 is off and running with some long-awaited LPs out now, like the latest from The xx. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “This London trio’s excellent third album brings a brighter, more varied and pop-inflected sound to their spectral electro-pop courtesy of band member/producer Jamie xx, though the emotional focus remains on Madley CroftRead more…

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Friday Music News

While on a recent tour down under, Phantogram turned out a Radiohead cover for Australian radio station Triple J’s Like a Version series. Hear their take on the 2007 In Rainbows track “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” below. The New York duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter are continuing to tour in support of last year’s LP,Read more…

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