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Tuesday Music News

Renowned director Lance Bangs helms a video from Americana veterans Drive-By Truckers. Watch the clip for “Surrender Under Protest” below, a track from their most recent release, American Band, out now on ATO Records. A press release describes the video as “a gritty portrait of today’s America within the Black Lives Matter movement, done inRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/7

It’s surely no coincidence that a couple of these new releases came out on the eve of the 2016 Presidential Election. Veteran Chicago rapper Common shares his 11th full-length, an album KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates calls, “a powerful set of politically charged hip hop with gritty, cinematic, soul and jazz-steeped production courtesy of KarriemRead more…

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Monday Music News

When the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree, hit stores earlier this fall, it was accompanied by the release of the documentary, One More Time With Feeling, a gorgeous, if heart-wrenching, feature-length film on the making of the album. The film returns to theaters on December 1st (including an encoreRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Chaz Bundick is an endless whirlwind of creativity, whether recording as Toro Y Moi or as PLUM, Les Sins, or Sides of Chaz. Now he’s got another project to add to the list: a collaboration with sibling duo The Mattson 2. The LP is titled (wait for it) Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Uncanny timing! As KEXP broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, we’ve got news from headliner, Björk. The Reykjavík-born artist has announced a virtual reality (VR) video for the Vulnicura track “Notget” is on the way. Watch a trailer below. Björk has previously released VR Videos for “Family,” “Stonemilker,” and “Black Lake.” All these clipsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s been announced via Facebook that guitarist Dave Rosser has been diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. Rosser has been a long-time member of all Greg Dulli’s bands (The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers, and Gutter Twins). The Afghan Whigs have scheduled benefit shows for December 10th in New Orleans with Mark Lanegan and Ani DiFranco,Read more…

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In Stores Now 10/31

It may be Halloween, but this week’s batch of new releases is pretty heavy on the Christmas theme, with collections out from She & Him, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, and Neil Diamond. I’m sure there will be more to come. For non-holiday albums, KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the latest from German producer MichaelRead more…

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Monday Music News

For months now, we’ve been playing tracks from the new Temples album and just saying “out next year.” Now, we have an actual date to share! The LP Volcano will be out March 3rd, 2017 via Fat Possum, their first new album since their 2014 debut, Sun Structures. Via a press release, frontman James BagshawRead more…

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Friday Music News

Sam Bean just wants to have fu-un, which is why Iron & Wine have recorded this cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” Actually, it was recorded for a McDonald’s commercial… but he liked it so much, he’s shared the full version. Listen, to both, below: [Stereogum]

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KEXP Presents: Lol Tolhurst of The Cure 10/28 + Exclusive Interview

Join us this Friday, October 28th as KEXP welcomes Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst, founding member of iconic post-punk band The Cure, and author of the new memoir, Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, out now on Da Capo Press. Tolhurst and Robert Smith began their friendship at the age of five, holding hands at aRead more…

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