Author Archives: Janice Headley

In Stores Now 2/20

Highlights this week include the latest from Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls Lekman’s fourth LP, “a smartly crafted set of buoyant orchestral dance-pop inflected with disco, calypso, samba and other styles, combining bouncy dance beats and a variety of instrumentation with his nasal crooning, sunny melodies and finely chiseled, often-wryRead more…

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Monday Music News

On Saturday, February 18th, musician Clyde Stubblefield passed away from kidney failure in his Madison, Wisconsin home. He was 73 years old. Stubblefield rose to prominence as the percussionist for the James Brown Band during the ’60s and ’70s. His improvised backbeat in the song “Funky Drummer” became one of the most sampled drumbeats inRead more…

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Friday Music News

She’s already ruled in the guitar world, and now St. Vincent is trying her hand at film directing. XX is an all-female directed anthology collecting four short horror films. St. Vincent’s clip is titled The Birthday Party, and captures an 8-year-old’s birthday party gone wrong. Watch below for an intense panda stare-down. XX is inRead more…

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Don’t You Forget About Them: A John Hughes & Molly Ringwald Birthday Video Roundup

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s got their first look at being a teenager thanks to writer/director John Hughes and actress Molly Ringwald, and weirdly enough, they share the same birthday — February 18th, 1950 for him and 1968 for her. His coming-of-age films reigned over the metroplex, and she was the star inRead more…

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Thursday Music News

More new music from The Shins: stream the very Wilco-esque single “Mildenhall” below (frontman James Mercer is even singer lower than ever before). The band’s fifth LP Heartworms will be out March 10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Catch them at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, 5/26-5/28 at The Gorge in George, Washington. [ Pitchfork ]

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Wednesday Music News

It hasn’t even been a week since the release of their latest full-length, but Japandroids are adding to their discography with a limited edition 7-inch vinyl. Side A is “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” the title track of the new LP, and on side B is this cover of the Talking Heads’ 1977Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Seattle’s own Perfume Genius (real name: Mike Hadreas) has announced a new album and a new tour for 2017. The still-untitled LP will be his first since 2014’s Too Bright. He kicks it all off in magical Marfa, TX for the Marfa Myths Festival, in a special performance collaborating with Weyes Blood, and for theRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/13

If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for a music lover, look no further than this week’s new releases. Brooklyn-based Sudanese multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Sinkane (aka Ahmed Gallab, former Yeasayer/Caribou/Of Montreal sideman) releases his fourth LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it, “a sunny, rhythm-driven blend of Afro-Beat, highlife and other African styles withRead more…

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Monday Music News

The title says it all: Animal Collective have released a new single titled “Kinda Bonkers.” Listen below, via a lyric video by animator/director Jack Kubizne. The track will be included on their upcoming EP, The Painters, a companion to last year’s full-length Painting With. It’ll feature three new songs recorded around the same time, asRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Draped in a cape and fringed cowboy gear, Ty Segall took the stage on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night in support of his new self-titled solo release, out now on Drag City Records. Watch Ty and the guys perform “Break a Guitar” (though they don’t actually do it). KEXP presents three nights ofRead more…

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