Author Archives: Janice Headley

Thursday Music News

We’ve finally got a release date to announce for the new Run the Jewels! The highly-anticipated RTJ3 hits the internet as a free download on January 13th, with physical copies to follow, same day in North America and January 20th everywhere else. Special guests include Kamasi Washington (who, incidentally, will be LIVE on KEXP tomorrowRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Anticipation is high for the forthcoming full-length from Temples, totally heightened by last month’s awesome performance in the KEXP Gathering Space. While we have to keep waiting ’til next year for Volcano to hit stores, today we’ve got a remix of the track “Certainty” by Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand. Temples frontman James Bagshaw shared, “WhenRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The vocal interplay between Colin Meloy and Laura Viers is well documented on albums by The Decemberists. But, for fan-favorite “Yankee Bayonet,” they almost went with another vocalist! Hearing is believing: stream a demo version recorded with Alela Diane below. The outtake will be included in the 10th anniversary edition of The Crane Wife, aRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/28

Despite being Black Friday, quite a slew of new albums hit the stores last week, including the highly anticipated third album from The Weeknd. It’s a star-studded affair featuring guest appearances from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Swedish psych rockers Dungen share their latest, inspired by their recent work on anRead more…

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Monday Music News

Barely a year away from the release of her sixth album Short Movie, UK singer/songwriter Laura Marling has announced a new album, Semper Femina, due out March 10th on her own label, More Alarming Records (via Kobalt Music Recordings). Via a press release, she elaborates: “I started out writing Semper Femina as if a manRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Icelandic etherealists Sigur Rós have released a special remix of their track “Hoppípolla,” exclusively for the BBC TV series Planet Earth II. This nature documentary program is presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. In a statement to the BBC, the band state: In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wildRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

With the passing of Prince earlier this year, his musical vaults have been excavated and gems are being found within. Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records are teaming up to share Prince 4Ever, a collection of hits, packaged with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by photographer Herb Ritts and this previously unreleased track,Read more…

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In Stores Now 11/21

It’s reissue season, and this week brings us deluxe versions of Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, Tori Amos’ Boys for Pele, Ween’s live album, and R.E.M.‘s now-classic Out of Time, whose deluxe edition features new liner notes, 19 never-before-heard demos, an unreleased 1991 live show, plus eight music videos, a 1991 EPK video, and the album itself, natch,Read more…

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Monday Music News

After four years of silence, UK trio The xx are full-speed ahead, sharing a new track earlier this month, announcing a new album, and over the weekend, appearing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Watch the group perform the Hall & Oates-sampling single “On Hold” below, featuring some endearingly-dorky dancing and vocalist RomyRead more…

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Friday Music News

Durham, NC duo Sylvan Esso (aka Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn) share a fun new track today, “Kick Jump Twist,” the b-side to “Radio” which came out earlier this year. As the title implies, it’s a fun, energetic single — check it out below. Both tracks are out today on a 12″Read more…

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