Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

If you attended their show at Neumos earlier this year, you may recall Real Estate covering The Nerves during their encore. The Jersey boys will be including a studio-recorded version of that track “Paper Doll” as the b-side to the “Had to Hear” limited edition 7″ single, out tomorrow from Domino Records. Stream the coverRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Swedish sibling duo The Knife have announced they’ll be calling it quits after an abundantly creative 15 year career. Karin Dreijer told Dazed & Confused, “When we finish the tour now in November we will close down, it’s our last tour. We don’t have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be forRead more...

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Video Roundup: National Senior Citizens Day

Frankly, every damn day should be National Senior Citizens Day (sorry for the language, gramma), but August 21st is officially the day we honor the elders in our community. The day was designated in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan, who added, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,Read more...

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KEXP Presents: Tag 2.0 (A Marco Collins Experiment) 8/21

Tag! This Thursday is IT, as former KEXP DJ Marco Collins will host Tag 2.0, an experimental music project, at Chop Suey. Tomorrow night, August 21st, five artists will perform, and for each of them, their last song must segue into the following artist’s first song, and so on, throughout the night. Bands are onlyRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

For Thurston Moore fans, it truly is the “best day” as the former Sonic Youth frontman shares the title track from his forthcoming solo album, The Best Day, out October 21st via Matador Records. As we mentioned earlier this month, Moore’s supporting band consists of longtime collaborator Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe, andRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Gigantic Bicycle Festival 8/23-24

Seattle has increasingly become a more bike-friendly town. For the past few years, KEXP has proudly hosted an Energizer Station during “Bike to Work Day.” And now, this weekend, August 23rd and 24th, the Gigantic Bicycle Festival continues to combine bikes and beats at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie, Washington. Sure, you can get inRead more...

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Out This Week 8/19

After a blistering in-studio session at KEXP, young Benjamin Booker has released his self-titled debut album, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates calls “a powerful blend of energetic garage rock and postpunk with gritty blues and soul, featuring a variety of visceral songs with explosive guitar riffs, rollicking organ and often-frenetic rhythms accompanying Booker’s raspyRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’re about a month away from the release of the fifth Interpol album El Pintor, and the New York City trio have shared the third single from the upcoming release. Stream the track “Ancient Ways” below. El Pintor hits stores September 9th via Matador Records, and the boys will hit the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday,Read more...

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Song of the Day: BRONCHO - Class Historian

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with DJ Cheryl Waters, is “Class Historian” by BRONCHO,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Thirteen Eyes

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Thirteen Eyes” by KingdomRead more...

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