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Thursday Music News

Swedish band Little Dragon share a video for the track “Underbart,” from their fourth and most recent release, Nabuma Rubberband. Directed by Grant Singer, the clip features a cameo appearance from a wigged-out Don Bolles of the legendary punk band The Germs. Check it out below, and check out the band’s KEXP in-studio session hereRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Beloved Chicago label Bloodshot Records are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the 2CD or 3LP compilation called While No One Was Looking, featuring bands covering artists from their roster. Indie rock veterans Superchunk chose the Ryan Adams track “Come Pick Me Up,” which frontman Mac McCaughan relays, “It’s a song I’ve always wanted to coverRead more…

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Out This Week 11/4

November spawned a lot of good releases this week, including the debut release from Les Sins, a side project of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes the album “is a smartly constructed blend of house, techno and hip hop beats with warm synths and repeated vocal hooks.” Mariachi El BronxRead more…

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Monday Music News

Late last month, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists took to the streets of Brooklyn to announce the Portland band’s new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, will be out January 20th on Capitol Records. Today, we’ve got the studio version of the track “Make You Better” to share, and it’s even dreamierRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Scottish group Young Fathers took the Barclaycard Mercury Prize yesterday with their debut album, Dead, beating out artists like Damon Albarn and FKA Twigs. The winner is selected each year by a panel of UK music critics and industry figures. Watch the band perform LIVE in the KEXP studios back in May of this year:Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Beck stopped by Conan to perform the beautiful track “Waking Light” off his most recent release, Morning Phase. Watch below, and keep up with all the late-night highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. [Pitchfork]

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Song of the Day: Nude Beach – Yesterday

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 “Yesterday” by Nude Beach fromRead more…

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Out This Week 10/28

It’s scary how many great albums are coming out on this Halloween week! Highlights include the fourth album from Scottish band The Twilight Sad. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the band, “brings back the loud, shoegazerish guitars that were mostly absent from their last release (2012’s No One Can Ever Know), while still carryingRead more…

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Monday Music News

Earlier this year, Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit released their third album, Stay Gold, and the siblings do just that in the video for the title track, streaming below. In the clip, Klara and Johanna Söderberg wander dreamily around the island of Gotland. Check it out, and tune in on Saturday, November 15th toRead more…

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Live Video: Beach Day

If the recent rainy weather is getting you down, take a musical vacation with Beach Day. Formed in 2011 in an uncannily-named place called Hollywood, Florida, it would be impossible for the bright sunshine of their locale not to radiate into their retro-tinged songs. A shared love of surf-rock brought singer/guitarist Kimmy Drake and drummerRead more…

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