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Friday Music News

Surprise! Thom Yorke has released a new solo album titled Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes! Instead of sneaking it onto your iTunes, he and producer Nigel Godrich announced they’ll be using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute the release. In an open letter they co-authored, they state “If it works well it could be an effectiveRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Last night in Chicago, Ty Segall surprised audiences with a tribute to David Bowie featuring covers of “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” and “Queen Bitch.” Watch fan shot video of his ode to the Thin White Duke below. [Consequence of Sound]

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Wednesday Music News

NYC duo Cibo Matto share a trippy new video today for the track “Deja Vu,” off their comeback album, Hotel Valentine, released earlier this year. The mostly-monochromatic clip was directed by Jean Claude Billmaier, and was filmed using an Xbox Kinect camera. Check it out below, and check out their KEXP session from March. [Pitchfork]

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Out This Week 9/23

It’s the first day of Autumn, and the new releases are falling all over the place. The sophomore release from Alt-J is finally officially out. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes, “this English band carries on with their second album, a generally more subdued, organic and atmospheric take on the band’s quirky, expansive prog-pop, combiningRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reveal a new album from The Replacements is a strong possibility. The article notes, Westerberg “has plenty of songs in the hopper,” including the aptly-titled track “Are You in It for the Money?” and one titled “Dead Guitar Player” that WesterbergRead more...

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Video Roundup: Birthday with The Boss

Today, Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old. SIXTY-FIVE. After a seven-year-old Bruce saw Elvis Presley performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Even as a teenager, he played concerts at Jersey trailer parks and at the Elks Lodge. And, somehow, over fifty years later, he hasRead more...

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Monday Music News

Brooklyn band The Antlers share a new video today for the track “Refuge” off their most recent release, Familiars. Produced by Morgan Beringer, the video is just as dreamy as the song. Watch it below, and watch their KEXP in-studio session here. [Pitchfork]

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Out This Week 9/16

It’s another busy fall week, but KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates definitely spots some highlights, like the latest from NYC’s The Juan Maclean. Now “officially” a duo, producer/musician Juan MacLean and vocalist Nancy Whang share “a strong set of muscular disco, house and related styles, combining bright synths, occasional fiery guitars, propulsive rhythms and Whang’sRead more...

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Monday Music News

Many have responded to the emotional strength of the new Strand Of Oaks’ album Heal, and now frontman Tim Showalter turns his attention to a song that holds emotional resonance for him. Stream his cover of The National‘s “Pink Rabbits” below, a song he tells Magnet Magazine, “saved me and destroyed me simultaneously.” [Stereogum]

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Live Review: Slint at The Showbox at the Market 8/27/14

Slint frontman Brian McMahan stared out across the audience, stone-faced. “The last time we were here, you guys were so much rowdier...” he noted in his infamous monotone drawl. “You guys are so... calm. It’s unsettling.” The last time the legendary Louisville band were in Seattle, it was 2005, and the band had just reunitedRead more...

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