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Wednesday Music News

Merge Records rocker Mikal Cronin continues to kill it in the music video realm. Earlier this month, he enlisted comedians Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and Kurt Braunohler to remake a Natalie Imbruglia video (watch here). Today, he tackles the clip for Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” for his own track “Say” off MCIII.Read more…

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Out This Week 5/26

Everyone’s recovering from the long Memorial Day weekend, including the music industry, but there are still some excellent new releases awake today. One of the highlights is the third full-length from Portland band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “an adventurous, impressive blend of prog-rock, psych-pop, funk and R&B, with aRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Grimes shared on Twitter that her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Visions will be out this October. She tweets the next release was recorded with “real instruments…very different from anything” and “every track is super different.” Reflect on her early days with this 2012 KEXP session in the meantime. [Consequence of Sound]

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Video Premiere: Broken Water – Beach

It’s been three years since we last heard from Olympia, WA-based trio Broken Water. Not only did it take a few years to create their latest album, Wrought, but it took just as long for them to craft this video. KEXP is proud to present the worldwide premiere of the video for “Beach,” shot overRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/22-5/25

Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? You can at least take a cultural trip around the world with the 44th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, running May 22nd through 25th on Seattle Center grounds. You’ll get to enjoy over 5,000 performers from over 65 different cultural communities, all for the low, low price of, well,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Dan Deacon and Death Cab for Cutie — they’re like pineapple and bacon on pizza. You wouldn’t think their opposite tastes work, but then you hear Deacon’s remix of the single “Black Sun,” and you want another slice. Check it out below. The original version of the track can be found on Death Cab’s seventhRead more…

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Live Review: Stephin Merritt with Calvin Johnson at Benaroya Hall 5/13/15

There are very few artists who can pull off what Stephin Merritt did this night at Benaroya Hall: a 26-song set with the song titles performed alphabetically, from A (“Andrew in Drag”) to Z (“Zombie Boy”). Songs were culled from his extensive catalog of not only his most well-known project, The Magnetic Fields, but alsoRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

KEXP Song of the Day alumni “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” by The Mountain Goats receives the music video treatment today. The clip features none other than wrestling legend Chavo Guerrero himself alongside the band and actor Rob Corddry. Watch below. The Mountain Goats are playing a sold out show on Friday, May 29th atRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Beats of the Antonov

Beats of the Antonov (Directed by Hajooj Kuka, Sudan, 2014) Festival screenings: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ director in attendance at both screenings ] Despite being a film about music, Beats of the Antonov opens withRead more…

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Out This Week 5/19

It’s an especially exciting week for new releases. Beloved Portland duo The Helio Sequence release their sixth self-titled album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “another impeccably crafted set of atmospheric pop-rock with shimmering guitars, ethereal synths, hazy vocals, soaring harmonies and sparkling song hooks.” Keep an eye out for 20-year-old Las VegasRead more…

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