Author Archives: Janice Headley

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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Wednesday Music News

Yesterday, M.I.A. teased a new song, and today we get the whole dang thing: hear the single “P.O.W.A.” below via a video directed by Maya Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.) herself. She also tweeted a lyric sheet if you’d like to sing along with the “wa wa wa wa / pa pa pa pa” chorus. [ StereogumRead more…

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Friday Music News

Mere weeks before heading out on his Life Aquatic Tour (yes, inspired by the Wes Anderson film), west coast rapper Vince Staples shares the new single “BagBak.” Listen below. Frankly, I don’t remember any scenes with a bagbak, but you can definitely envision Bill Murray and his band of interns storming the Belafonte to theseRead more…

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KEXP Presents: The 4th Annual Skate Like a Girl Benefit at Vera Project 2/4

KEXP is proud to once again sponsor the Skate Like a Girl benefit, with proceeds helping to empower youth (not exclusively girls, but mostly girls) through skateboarding workshops and programs. Roll on over to the Vera Project this Saturday, February 4th for live music from Kimya Dawson, Wimps, Acapulco Lips, and Fine Prince. Attendees canRead more…

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Thursday Music News

This past Tuesday, we aired an exclusive in-studio session with Regina Spektor where she performed a gorgeous live version of the song “Black and White.” Today, we’ve got an official video for the track, spotlighting Spektor performing in Chicago’s closed down Uptown Theater as a ballerina dances. (We should’ve recreated this with DJ Larry Rose.)Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last year’s Six Degrees honoree Robyn Hitchcock releases his 21st album this Spring. Check out the first single below, titled “I Want To Tell You About What I Want.” In an interview with NPR, Hitchcock explains, “The original title of the song was ‘My Vision Of World Empathy.’ Either we will eventually become extinct andRead more…

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