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Thursday Music News

Last night, Conor Oberst’s old band Desaparecidos stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of their sophomore release (and first new release in 13 years) Payola. Watch them rip through the track “City on the Hill,” and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. Desaparecidos stop byRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Has it really been 20 years? Scottish post-punk band Mogwai celebrate two decades as a band with the retrospective collection Central Belters, a box set of hits and rarities available as a three-CD or six-LP. As an example of the goods, today they share a video for an 18-year-old track “Helicon 1″ (aka “New PathsRead more…

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Out This Week 6/23

Kick off the summer solstice with these great releases! UK band Wolf Alice release their debut full-length, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “an expansive blend of ethereal dream-pop, shoegazer psych-rock, bristling grunge-pop and much more, with a dynamic, wide-ranging sound on smartly constructed songs ranging from ethereal folk balladry to feral grunge-punk.”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Synthpop pioneers New Order return this fall with their first new album in a decade, appropriately titled Music Complete. Founding member Peter Hook does not appear on the release, but Gillian Gilbert, another original member, returns to the fold for the first time since 2001’s Get Ready. The band mostly produced the album themselves, withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

After a tumultuous four years (in which frontman Zach Condon went through an ugly divorce and was later hospitalized), it’s great to see Beirut being silly and having a good time again. Check out the playful video for “No No No” (directed by Brother Willis) below. Will skunks and baguettes be used on Tuesday, OctoberRead more…

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Video Premiere: Trails and Ways – Jacaranda

A mysterious glowing orb stalks a young skater girl in this video for the track “Jacaranda” by Oakland-based band Trails and Ways. KEXP is excited to present the world premiere of this sci-fi storyline single off the band’s debut full-length, Pathology, out now on Barsuk Records.

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Wednesday Music News

While we wait for a new Parquet Courts full-length, the boys from Brooklyn tease fans with two split 7″ releases instead. Today, they unveil a collaboration with Vermont artist Joey Pizza Slice (which is a GREAT name, btw): only 500 copies will be pressed of this August 11th release via Wharf Cat. On August 14th,Read more…

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Song Premiere: Telekinesis – In A Future World

If you were just listening to The Morning Show on KEXP, hopefully you caught the world premiere of this new track from Seattle’s own Telekinesis (a.k.a. Michael Benjamin Lerner). And if not, check it out below:

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Out This Week 6/16

This week’s highlights include the latest from Hudson Mohawke. The Scottish producer, a.k.a. Ross Birchard, shares his sophomore full-length, and KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release “finds him bringing a bit more restraint to his maximalist blend of various electronic styles with R&B and hip hop, with songs ranging from anthemic hip hopRead more…

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Song Premiere: Say Hi – Creatures of the Night

KEXP is delighted to sink our fangs into the worldwide premiere of a new track from Seattle’s own Say Hi, a.k.a. Eric Elbogen. Elbogen follows up his 2006 vampire concept album Impeccable Blahs with the sun-shy sequel, Bleeders Digest, a continuation on the exploration of their lives, through song. Today’s debut is appropriately titled “CreaturesRead more…

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