Author Archives: Janice Headley

In Stores Now 6/20

A new album from DJ Shadow dropped last Friday, his first since 2011’s The Less You Know, the Better. The LP — the fifth from the west coast DJ/producer — features guest appearances from Run the Jewels, Nils Frahm, and several others. Deerhoof return with what KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “one ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

Aesop Rock has your cure for the Monday blues: just watch the video for “Kirby,” an ode to cats and cat-parents everywhere off his latest The Impossible Kid. The video stars Dina, a spunky tortoiseshell kitten rescued from downtown LA, and a puppet-ized version of the west coast rapper (real name: Ian Matthias Bavitz). It’sRead more…

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Live Review: Flight of the Conchords with Eugene Mirman at Marymoor Park 6/22

Well, Seattle, it looks like we’ve corrupted Flight of the Conchords. Jemaine Clement, the gap-toothed glasses-wearing half of the New Zealand duo, confessed to the audience: he ate half a banana… and just left the other half sitting backstage! WHOA. “I’m the Iggy Pop of the band,” he admitted ruefully. Later, his guitar blipped aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

case/lang/veirs — the lowercased super-group of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs — share a video for the track “Atomic Number,” a highlight from their self-titled debut, out now via Anti- Records. Director Kangmin Kim explains, “This animation is inspired by the search for a soul-mate with the same atomic number, 42. We areRead more…

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Live Video: The Thermals

Now on their seventh album, The Thermals show no sign of fading away, despite the title of their latest We Disappear, out now on Saddle Creek. With beloved producer Chris Walla behind the boards for the fourth time, the Portland punk trio continue to incite riots with their anthemic, fist-pumping songs. Here in the KEXPRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Moby at the Seattle Public Library 6/23

From his hardcore punk days to being called one of the most “important dance music figures” by AllMusic, Richard Melville Hall has led an interesting life under the moniker Moby. This Thursday, June 23rd, he’ll be reading and signing from his new memoir, Porcelain, at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library.

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Wednesday Music News

Hot on the heels of their 24-hour sigurrosrouteone feed, Sigur Rós share a video for the song “Óveður.” Directed by Swedish-based auteur Jonas Åkerlund, the clip features work from Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir against the beautiful landscape of Grindavík, a town on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keep an eye out for a cameo from the boys,Read more…

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Live Video: Bob Mould

Minneapolis must have been a magical place in the ’80s with bands like Hüsker Dü breaking through the mainstream, and venues like First Avenue and the 7th Street Entry helping hone these rising new stars. A little bit of that magic was in the KEXP studios this day as Hüsker Dü’s former frontman, Bob Mould,Read more…

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In Stores Now 6/20

Brooklyn band Caveman are back with their first new album since their 2013 self-titled LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a well-crafted blend of driving, War On Drugs-style rock and atmospheric, ’80s-steeped pop-rock.” We can’t wait to hear the new songs live when the band perform at Concerts at the Mural on Friday,Read more…

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Monday Music News

In the classiest move ever, Brooklyn-based queer punk band PWR BTTM played a show in Orlando this past weekend, a mere week after the tragic shootings at gay club Pulse. Proceeds were donated to the GoFundMe Pulse Tragedy Community Fund. And Liv Bruce performed a beautiful solo version of the classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”Read more…

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