Author Archives: Janice Headley

Wednesday Music News

Following their soulful set at last weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, the Northwest’s own Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a very theatrical video for “Ur Life One Night,” off their latest release, Multi-Love. The clip was directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson, who told Rolling Stone, “I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from ourRead more…

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Live Review: Morrissey at Benaroya Hall 7/21/15

Oh, Morrissey. So much to answer for. When your career spans as many decades as his, there’s bound to be different stages: from the roguish lad who fronted legendary ’80s Manchester band The Smiths, to the silver fox solo artist who is strangely beloved in Mexico. Last week, Morrissey brought all of that and moreRead more…

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Out This Week 7/27

It’s been a long wait, but last week Montreal-born, Woodstock, NY-based artist Thomas Arsenault (aka Mas Ysa) released his debut full-length. (Watch his 2014 KEXP session here.) KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the album, “a potent set of moody electro-pop with bright synths, propulsive rhythms, dramatic, tremulous vocals, emotive lyrics and epic sing-along choruses.”Read more…

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Monday Music News

It was a busy weekend for Jamie xx: not only did he bring the beats to the Capitol Hill Block Party, but he also released a mix for Apple Music’s Beats 1 featuring tracks from The War on Drugs, The Persuasians, Deadboy, Apparat, The Durutti Column, The Doors, and more. You can listen to itRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Dave Harrington (of electronic duo Darkside with Nicolas Jaar) got his hands on a track by The Antlers. Stream his remix of the single “Director,” which appears on the Brooklyn band’s most recent release, Familiars, out now on Anti-. The Antlers also just released their live album, The Antlers in London, on vinyl. Watch aRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Despite keeping busy with Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh, Lou Barlow managed to find time to record a new solo album. The latest, Brace the Wave, hits stores September 4th via Joyful Noise. In a press release, Barlow explains, “Having moved back to Massachusetts (after 17 years in Los Angeles), I recorded Brace The Wave inRead more…

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Out This Week 7/20

The biggest surprise of the summer is the latest from veteran Chicago band Wilco, who snuck out their ninth full-length late last week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the album as “a smartly crafted blend of stomping glam-rock, buzzing motorik post-punk, atmospheric space-rock jams, plaintive psych-folk ballads and more, combining a raw, live soundRead more…

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Monday Music News

Local duo THEESatisfaction share a truly triptacular video for the title track off their most recent release, EarthEE, out now via Sub Pop. The clip, directed by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, also features label-mates and collaborators Porter Ray and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces. Alley-Barns describes the video as “a short visual meditation on the textile traditionsRead more…

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Friday Music News

Well, who saw that coming? Wilco have unleashed a surprise new full-length this morning, and are offering it as a free download through August 13th. A CD version hits stores on August 21st, and the vinyl comes out November 27th. The hilariously-named Star Wars is the band’s 11th studio album. Stream the whole dang thingRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Last night, Father John Misty delivered yet another powerful performance on Conan, belting and gyrating his way through the title track of his latest I Love You, Honeybear, out now via Sub Pop. Watch his passionate performance below, and keep track of all these late night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. We can’tRead more…

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