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Out This Week 2/3

The legendary Bob Dylan releases “an album of vintage songs associated with legendary crooner Frank Sinatra.” KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “it works beautifully, with spare, low-key accompaniment (ethereal pedal steel, softly plucked bass, gentle guitars and occasional muted brass) and his craggy vocals sounding surprisingly smooth and assured on a variety of bleary-eyed,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own S [aka Jenn Ghetto] has shared a new video today for the track “Tell Me,” off her most recent release Cool Choices. The former Carissa’s Wierd’s frontwoman filmed the charming clip herself using a webcam, capturing herself dancing alone in her apartment with her dog watching. Watch below. Cool Choices is out nowRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We never would’ve guessed from yesterday’s jaw-dropping history-making performance from Rose Windows at the site of KEXP’s New Home, but the band had just endured some bad news: guitarist Chris Cheveyo had his favorite guitar — a ’56 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue #67361 — stolen from his apartment. He writes on his Facebook page: “TellRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best

Nothing Courtney Barnett has done so far has been “pedestrian” — which is why KEXP is thrilled to present the track “Pedestrian at Best,” a sneak peek at the Australian sweetheart’s full-length debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, out March 24th via Mom+Pop. Watch the (somewhat heartbreaking) clip below. (Courtney,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Northwest chanteuse Neko Case plans to reissue her 2006 album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood for Record Store Day. The re-release will be pressed on limited edition red vinyl by Anti- Records, and to celebrate, Case will perform a mini-tour in our corner of the country, including stops in Bellingham and Spokane. (No Seattle date…Read more…

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Out This Week 1/27

It’s uncanny that yesterday just happened to be Australia Day, and the highlights of this week’s new releases are dominated by the down under! Merge Records release the latest from Melbourne pop quartet Twerps, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes is, “a masterful album of jangly indie-pop reminiscent at times of Yo La Tengo,Read more…

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Monday Music News

The unstoppable Dan Boeckner is back with a new synthpop smash from his dance project Operators. Stream the single “Ecstasy In My House” below, out now via Last Gang Records. A full-length album will be out later this year. In the meanwhile, watch last year’s KEXP in-studio session here. [Stereogum]

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Thursday Music News

If you weren’t one of the lucky few to get into Tuesday’s Death Cab for Cutie show, you can now watch videos of the legendary locals performing three new tracks below, via Revolt.tv. The not-so-secret show at The Crocodile sold out in 15 seconds, and was the band’s first public performance without founding member ChrisRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The Mountain Goats have announced a new release today: Beat the Champ, a concept album about pro-wrestling. In a press release, frontman John Darnielle writes, “It is, as any fan of the band will expect, a heartbreaking and heartreviving album about imperfect people described perfectly, with melodies that will stay with you for days.” ToRead more…

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Song of the Day: Deerhoof – Paradise Girls

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 Cheryl Waters, is “Paradise Girls” by Deerhoof fromRead more…

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