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Wednesday Music News

Album, schmalbum. Modest Mouse fans have been waiting for news on a follow-up to the band’s 2007 breakout, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and instead the humble rodents have announced a cross-country tour! Sure, why not. Chances are, attendees will hear some new material in the set list; the band debuted threeRead more...

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Live Video: Mas Ysa

From the dance clubs of São Paulo to the Kent Avenue scene in Brooklyn, Montreal-native Thomas Arsenault, a.k.a. Mas Ysa, has found inspiration across the globe to create his rich, beat-driven songs. After discovering techno while in high school in Brazil, Arsenault went on to study Modern Composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. YouRead more...

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Out This Week 3/11

KEXP DJs have had nothing but soaring praise for the latest from British band Elbow, titled The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Music Director Don Yates notes their sixth album “continues in the vein of 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys! with a subdued, downbeat set of atmospheric prog-pop featuring mostly lengthy, slow-burning songs thatRead more...

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Live Video: Real Estate

A lot has been said of how the latest album from Jersey quintet Real Estate is “their most mature to date,” but when the boys showed up to their in-studio session carrying a large framed poster of Bob Marley, and then began sound-checking with Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” it was apparent they’re the sameRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’ve already shared a couple of new tracks from the upcoming solo release from Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew, but now you can stream the whole darn thing, thanks to NPR Music. Drew’s album, Darlings, hits stores on March 18th on Arts & Crafts. [NPR Music]

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Live Review: Cibo Matto at The Crocodile 3/1/14

The phrase Cibo Matto means “crazy food” in Italian, so I guess you could say I’m matto for this NYC-based duo... uh, actually, don’t say that. But, I couldn’t have been more excited for this show: I was obsessed with the band during their ’90s heyday, and when they went on hiatus in 2002, IRead more...

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Live Video: Marissa Nadler

We might as well call Marissa Nadler a “local artist” for her latest release, July, out now on Sacred Bones. Recorded here in Seattle at Avast Studio with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), the album also features local luminaries Eyvind Kang, Steve Moore, Jay Kardong, and the guitar wizardry of Phil Wandscher, also knownRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Longtime KEXP-friend Bob Mould has announced his next album, Beauty & Ruin, is slated for a June 3rd release on Merge Records. He’ll continue to be backed by bassist Jason Narducy (Split Single, Verbow) and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats), who pretty much killed it on Mould’s 2012 release, Silver Age, and in KEXP’sRead more...

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Live Video: Little Big Show #8

KEXP, STG, and Starbucks kicked off the new year with another fine edition of our benefit series, Little Big Show. On January 31st, we joined together to raise money for Reel Grrls, a program where girls ages 9-21 can learn media production skills from volunteer professionals and voice their individuality through an engaging medium. LosRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In KEXP’s ongoing bid to make The War on Drugs “The Most Popular Band in the World,” we present to you the music video for the track “Red Eyes,” which features the Philadelphia boys as hosts of a kooky talent competition. Their album, Lost in the Dream, comes out March 18th on Secretly Canadian, andRead more...

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