Author Archives: Janice Headley

In Stores Now 5/8

It’s a good week for comebacks. UK band Slowdive return with their first new album in 22 years. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a strong return-to-form of shoegazerish dream-pop with swirling, reverbed guitars, ethereal vocals, hazy harmonies and blissed-out melodies.” It’s been 17 years since the last from reunited El Paso-bred band AtRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sigur Ròs want you to go to hell. No, wait. The Icelandic icons have announced they’ll be organizing their own festival, Norður Og Niður, a name that translates to “go north and go down” but can also mean “everything’s going to hell.” From December 26th through 31st, the venue Harpa will host musical performances, filmRead more…

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Friday Music News

If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you heard DJ John Richards play the new LCD Soundsystem. As reported yesterday, two songs debuted last night — “Call the Police” and “American Dream” — both available now in digital format, and streaming below. No definite news on the new album, butRead more…

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Thursday Music News

UPDATE 12:00 PM PT: the first half of a track has been shared via BBC Radio 1; listen below. LCD Soundsystem are releasing two new songs tonight, titled “Call the Police” and “American Dream”! No, we don’t actually have the songs yet, but midnight EST (or 9:00 PM PST), both tracks will become available viaRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: May the 4th Be With You

Today is May 4th, or as its known in the pop culture world, Star Wars Day. This year’s “holiday” is significant for two reasons: it’s our first without actress Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, who passed away late last year, and secondly, May 25th marks the 40th anniversary of the first film, Star Wars: ARead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Two bands that probably sit close to each other on your record shelf: The Shins performed a session for Spotify where they covered The Smiths 1986 single “Panic.” Listen below. James Mercer and friends also performed their own track “Name For You” off their latest full-length, Heartworms, out now on Columbia Records. Listen below. TheRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Those Radiohead fans are sharp: YES, to confirm the posters and the cryptic Twitter video, the band are indeed re-issuing their acclaimed 1997 album OK Computer in honor of its 20th anniversary. Cleverly titled OKNOTOK, it will include a remastered version of the original album, eight B-sides, and three previously unreleased tracks from the era:Read more…

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Monday Music News

It definitely seems like Radiohead have something in plan for the 20th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album OK Computer. Last week, rumors started bubbling when mysterious posters appeared across the world. Today, they band have tweeted a 29-second video to fan the flames: a young girl’s voice recites lyrics from an early draft of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

CHVRCHES have teamed up with actress Kristen Stewart for a live version of their track “Down Side of Me,” which can be found on the box set 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood (with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood, natch). In a press release, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says the track, “was not writtenRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’re just a week away from PJ Harvey‘s first Seattle show in five years, and just when we thought we couldn’t be more excited, she goes and drops a new single outta nowhere. Stream the track “A Dog Called Money” below, arriving tomorrow via a double-A side digital single with “I’ll Be Waiting.” Both songsRead more…

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