Author Archives: Janice Headley

Wednesday Music News

The nominees have been announced for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize, where a panel of UK music critics and industry figures declare the “Best Album of the Year.” This year’s nominees include:FKA twigs - LP1 Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots Young Fathers - Dead East India Youth - Total Strife Forever Bombay Bicycle Club -Read more...

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Out This Week 9/9

Indicators of Autumn: cooler weather, it’s getting darker outside earlier, and the new releases list is getting more robust! Just look at this week’s list. We get the long-awaited new album from Interpol. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes, the “New York-born band’s fifth album (and first without bassist Carlos Dengler) is a rock-solid return-to-formRead more...

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Song of the Day: Pete Molinari - Hang My Head In Shame

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Hang My Head In Shame”Read more...

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Monday Music News

Time heals all wounds: NBC is lifting a 30-year ban on The Replacements, allowing them to play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 9th. The band got banished from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in 1987 after a particularly rambunctious performance on Saturday Night Live, which you can watch below: [Spin]

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Friday Music News

Shortly after their KEXP in-studio session on The Morning Show, Alt-J stopped off at the Late Show with David Letterman for a performance of their bluesy-track “Left Hand Free.” The UK group release their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, on September 22nd via Warner Music, and will be stopping by The Paramount Theatre inRead more...

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Thursday Music News

If you missed the SIFF screening of the Nick Cave semi-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, you’ll be excited to know the film will see a nationwide release on September 19th. To commemorate the release, Cave shares a previously unreleased track from the Push the Sky Away sessions, including the track “Give Us a Kiss” whichRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Adorable Aussie Courtney Barnett stopped by The AV Club recently for a stab at their “Undercover” series, where bands cover songs from a predetermined list. Watch her and the Courtney Barnetts (yes, that’s her band’s name) tackle the ’90s anthem “Cannonball” by The Breeders. They’ll be back in the States soon, playing Friday, October 31stRead more...

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Out This Week 9/2

Holiday weekends are never the most robust for new releases, but some exciting albums did make the schedule this week. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates points out the third release from Sinkane, a project of Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist/vocalist (and former Yeasayer/Caribou/Of Montreal sideman) Ahmed Gallab. Yates describes their latest as “a masterful blend of soul,Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

UK label Transgressive Records celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and all month long, they’ll be sharing free downloads spanning their decade of musical awesomeness. Today, they share the Record Store Day track “Jupiter” by The Antlers, which was originally recorded for the compilation The Space Project. Listen below, and see if you can hearRead more...

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Song of the Day: Little Racer - Dancing

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “Dancing” by Little Racer, 2014Read more...

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