Author Archives: Janice Headley

KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho 3/23-3/27

Now in its fifth year, the Treefort Music Fest brings its biggest line-up yet to Boise, Idaho. Over the next five days, over 400 bands will take the stage across multiple venues in downtown Boise, including Built to Spill, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Youth Lagoon, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Aesop Rock w/Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Malik Taylor, aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, passed away yesterday at the age of 45, as a result of complications due to diabetes. Taylor formed A Tribe Called Quest with his childhood best friends in 1985, releasing their now-legendary debut People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm in 1990. His familyRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Enjoy a “short” film about The “Tallest” Man on Earth: Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson presents an eight-minute behind-the-scenes clip on the making of his latest album Dark Bird Is Home. Directors Dan Huiting and Lauren Josephine show Matsson at home and in the studio, and the musician narrates the piece in both Swedish and English.Read more…

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In Stores Now 3/21

This week, you can finally get your hands on the debut from London trio HÆLOS. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “an excellent set of moody electro-pop with a dark, haunting sound featuring atmospheric synths, hypnotic hip hop and electronic beats, ethereal vocals, melancholy lyrics and anthemic song hooks.” (See for yourself in thisRead more…

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Monday Music News

Despite keeping busy with his Run the Jewels project, Atlanta MC Killer Mike shares a previously unreleased track “Saks Fifth” which you can stream below. Stereogum points out, it’s mostly likely an older track as Mike shouts out his old Grind Time Rap Gang crew and his short-lived Grand Hustle label affiliation, but beggars can’tRead more…

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Thursday Music News

OMG, it’s new M.I.A! The eccentric artist shares two tracks on her Soundcloud: the single “MIA OLA,” which was originally composed for the Fall 2016 Stella McCartney fashion show, and “Foreign Friend,” a banger on issues of immigration. “MIA OLA” features a sample from “Circle of Life” from The Lion King soundtrack, and in herRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Theory of Obscurity at SIFF Film Center 3/18-3/24

It’s hard to imagine, in the social media age, a band who’ve managed to maintain complete anonymity. But, since 1969, that’s exactly what The Residents have achieved. This influential, avant garde group has released over 60 albums, gone on world tours, and released numerous music videos, all without revealing their true identities. Who’s behind thoseRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Earlier this week, Ellen introduced Andrew Bird to her daytime TV audience as he gave a passionate performance of his new single “Left Handed Kisses” with Fiona Apple. Watch the pair’s intensity below. The track will appear on his forthcoming full-length Are You Serious out April 1st via Loma Vista, and Bird lands in SeattleRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Electropop pioneers New Order stopped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night in support of their most recent release, Music Complete — their first new release in over a decade, and their first without founding bassist Peter Hook. Watch them perform the single “Singularity” below, complete with visuals from the music video projectedRead more…

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Monday Music News

Check out two new videos from EL VY — the stellar collaboration of The National’s Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls (and formerly Menomena). The clip for “Sad Case/Happiness, Missouri” is a NSFW affair, filmed by Michael Brown and Ben Krall, and edited by Kelly Lyon. Matt’s brother Tom (director of Mistaken forRead more…

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