Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

Well, doesn’t that photo look weird? But, it’s time to face the new line-up for Death Cab for Cutie: the band will release their first album without founding member Chris Walla, titled Kintsugi. What’s a “Kintsugi”, you might ask? It’s a style of Japanese art where broken ceramics are fixed using resin that’s been mixedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The fabulous Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings share a new track today, in celebration of their first ever Grammy Award nomination. Stream “Little Boys with Shiny Toys” below, a song that shimmers with soul and reverberates with a fantastic horn section. Tune in to the Grammys on February 8th to see if the group’s recentRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

The prolific Ty Segall is at it again: today he shares the song “Mr. Face,” the title track from a new EP out January 13th via Famous Class. The release is being billed as “the world’s first playable pair of 3D glasses,” but with no further details, this could just be beautiful drunk talk. StreamRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – What Happened to My Brother

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “What Happened to My Brother”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own Duff McKagan is here to help you start the new year off right. The longtime Guns N’ Roses guitarist is releasing the book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), a collection of his old Seattle Weekly columns. McKagan explains, “It’s a how-to guide of things I’ve learned about life — beingRead more…

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Monday Music News

Just keep reminding yourself: it’s for charity. Mac DeMarco is selling a decrepit pair of Vans on eBay — the same ones he wore at our 2014 Bumbershoot Music Lounge — with proceeds going to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. With six days left to bid, the auction has already exceeded $10,000. CheckRead more…

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Live Video: The Shivas

How does K Records label impresario Calvin Johnson feel about Pink Floyd? DJ Sharlese may not get the local legend to reveal how he feels, but one thing we know for sure is that he loves Portland surf-rockers The Shivas. Not only has he released the young band’s fourth album You Know What To DoRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Proof that Jack White has always been inventive with his musical releases: back in 2004, White and his friend Brian Muldoon were part of a band called The Upholsterers, named for their actual day job professions. Inspired by their own name, White and Muldoon, um, upholstered 100 copies of their first single into pieces ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Her self-titled release has been popping up on tons of End-of-the-Year Top Albums lists, and today, St. Vincent shares a video for album highlight “Birth In Reverse.” In the clip, Annie Clark shreds in a cloud of smoke. Watch below: [Consequence of Sound]

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