Author Archives: Janice Headley

Boys Don’t Cry: KEXP’s Robert Smith Birthday Video Roundup

10:15 on a Thursday morning, and today happens to be the birthday of Robert Smith, godfather of goth (even though he hates that term) and legendary frontman of The Cure. It’s hard to believe, but The Cure will be here Memorial Day weekend, headlining the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Throughout his forty year music career,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

I would’ve loved to see the faces on the suburban stay-at-home parents when UK post-punk band Savages took the stage on Ellen yesterday afternoon. “I love finding new, interesting, unique music, and I love this next band,” Ellen said in her introduction. Watch them perform the track “Adore” below. And studio audience members all receivedRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/18

Award-winning artist PJ Harvey returns with her ninth full-length this week, her first since 2011’s Mercury Prize-winning album Let England Shake. The songs were inspired by trips to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington D.C. with photographer/filmmaker Seamus Murphy. Kentucky-bred, Nashville-based artist (and former Seattle resident) Sturgill Simpson returns with his third full-length. KEXP Music Director DonRead more…

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Monday Music News

They didn’t perform this one during their blistering closing set at KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening this past Saturday, but Car Seat Headrest took to Tumblr to share a cover of Radiohead‘s “Pyramid Song.” Frontman/founder Will Toledo calls his take of the Amnesiac track, a “sloppy flamenco with missing string and AIM accompaniment.” Listen below.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Everyone’s favorite gap-toothed songwriter shares a demo from the Mac DeMarco vaults: check out a four-track version of “Rollin Like A Dummy,” which dates back to his 2012 album 2. Via Reddit, he says, “Everybody’s always asking for a recording of this song, so I’m finally getting around to it. It’s a 4 track versionRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Dream-pop chanteuse Tamaryn shares a video as sweet as the song title for “Sugarfix,” a standout from last year’s full-length Cranekiss. The self-directed clip captures the atmospheric sound from the New Zealand-born, NYC-based artist. Watch below, and check out the exclusive mix she did for KEXP’s Midnight in a Perfect World last year. [Stereogum]

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Wednesday Music News

We’re days away from an exclusive, intimate solo performance with Bob Mould this Saturday, April 16th at KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening! Should we all stop and sing the lyrics of the track “Hold On” to him, like the people in this video directed by Alicia J. Rose do? Watch the clip below. “Hold On”Read more…

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KEXP Presents: Storefront Hitchcock at SIFF Cinema Uptown 4/14

Back in 1996, veteran singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock entered an abandoned used clothing store on 14th Street in New York City. With a small audience surrounding him, he delivered one of his intimate, personable performances spiked with witty, and sometimes somber, stories. And thankfully, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme was there to capture it. The resultRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/11

Record Store Day is this coming Saturday, April 16th, but you should head to your favorite independent record stores early to scoop up some of these great new releases, like the latest from Parquet Courts. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says “this Brooklyn band’s latest album is another smartly crafted set of often-sardonic post-punk withRead more…

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Monday Music News

If you caught last week’s KEXP session, you know Diarrhea Planet‘s forthcoming full-length, Turn to Gold, is a rollicking set of rock n’ roll fun. Check out the album version of “Let It Out” below, a barely-three-minute ‘slice of ’80s-inspired rock (does anyone else hear some Bryan Adams in there?). Turn to Gold comes outRead more…

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