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Out This Week 12/2

December kicks off with another slew of great reissues, including a deluxe version of Yo La Tengo‘s 1994 release Painful. As frontman Ira Kaplan delightfully quips, “Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than Painful, I just told them they’re wrong.” The deluxe version, titled Extra Painful, features previously unreleased demos andRead more…

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own THEESatisfaction return with their first new album in almost three years: EarthEE. The sophomore full-length was co-produced by Erik Blood, who also makes a guest appearance, along with Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Taylor Brown. Check out the first single “Recognition” (featuring Shabazz Palaces & Erik Blood) below. EarthEE hits storesRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Mark Lanegan shares a gorgeous new video for the track “Floors Of The Ocean” from his most-recent release, Phantom Radio. The abstract clip features ominous-looking storm clouds, as menacing and alluring as Lanegan’s voice itself. You can watch him perform more songs from the album in this KEXP in-studio session here. [Under the Radar]

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Out This Week 11/25

No, we haven’t time-warped to twenty years ago: on this holiday week, the reissues and anniversary editions dominate the new release list. One of the highlights is the reissue of Flake Music‘s 1997 debut (and sole release) When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return. Flake Music was an early incarnation of The Shins, featuringRead more…

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Monday Music News

Remember when The Decemberists performed on the NBC show Parks & Recreation? Well, now one of the stars of that TV show, Nick Offerman, stars in the video for the Portland band’s track “Make You Better.” Watch their hilarious spoof on a ’70s German interview show below. The Decemberists’ upcoming release What a Terrible World,Read more…

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Live Video: Sloan

We knew an excellent in-studio session was in the cards when Canadian rock legends Sloan stopped by KEXP. On their eleventh studio album, Commonwealth, the Toronto quartet split the deck on an ambitious double album, with each band member taking a side represented by a playing card symbol. The foursome brought that democratic approach toRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The snowstorm that has hit the east coast has trapped both Interpol and their tourmates Hundred Waters in their bus. After 50+ hours stuck on the road, and two shows canceled, they started moving a little bit this Thursday morning, only to get stuck again in Buffalo. You can follow the band’s progress on Twitter,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

With the success of the recent Slowdive reunion and news that guitarist Andy Bell had been freed from his Beady Eye obligations, it’s no wonder shoegaze band Ride have announced they’ll be reuniting. Starting in May 2015, the band have scheduled some shows in Europe, including the Primavera Sound Festival and a headlining spot forRead more…

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Out This Week 11/18

Seattle’s own The Young Evils return with a new EP this week. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes it as “a strong set of dark, ‘80s-influenced pop-rock with buzzing guitars, energetic rhythms and noirish male/female harmonies.” Another highlight is the compilation While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records. The “venerable ChicagoRead more…

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Monday Music News

In some not-that-shocking news, lovable bad-boy Mac DeMarco was detained by police this past weekend at a UC Santa Barbara show. The mischievous musician had crowd-surfed during his set, eventually grabbing on to the venue’s low-hanging ceiling beams. He then climbed to the second floor of the building, and headed back down to the stage,Read more…

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