Author Archives: Janice Headley

In Stores Now 4/10

As we celebrated on Friday with an exclusive interview, the new Father John Misty album is out now. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “his finest to date, combining an orchestral folk-pop sound with self-aware, often-cutting and sometimes hilarious lyrics aimed at narcissism, hypocrisy, instant gratification, modern ADD culture and other ills of theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Embed from Getty Images So, as you probably heard on KEXP last week, or read on our blog or social media, Seattle’s own Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last Friday in a ceremony from the Barclays Center in New York. (KEXP’s DJ Troy Nelson was live on theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Get ready, Seattle. Radiohead play a sold out show next door to the station at Key Arena this Saturday. And last night, at Kansas City, MO’s Sprint Center, they dug out the track “Where I End and You Begin” for the first time in nine years. Watch fan shot footage of them performing the HailRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s exciting enough to have a new song by Feist, but add some guest vocals from Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, and it’s even more amazing. Stream the single “Century” from her upcoming LP (appropriately titled) Pleasure, her follow-up to 2011’s Metals. (Note: it’s meant to end like that.) The album was co-produced by Mocky andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last month, The Drums shared their first new single in a few years, the super-danceable “Blood Under My Belt.” Today, we’ve got a video for the track, featuring frontman/sole member Jonny Pierce posing against colorful backdrops. In a press release, he shares, “I hate making music videos. But, alas, sometimes you need to feed theRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/3

This week sees the return of L.A.-based artist Aimee Mann. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls her ninth solo album, “a consistently strong set of intimate, smartly crafted folk-pop, combining a dark, acoustic-oriented sound with her plaintive vocals and often-poignant lyrics reflecting upon lost love and mental illness.” Berkeley, CA-based artist Chaz Bundick of ToroRead more…

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Monday Music News

During her concert at last year’s Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, Björk screened a virtual reality video for the Vulnicura track “Notget.” (The clip, along with videos for “Family,” “Stonemilker,” and “Black Lake,” were also screened last year at the Björk Digital exhibit in Montreal.) Today, she shares the full film, directed by Warren Du PreezRead more…

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Friday Music News

We’re a week away from the release of the new Father John Misty album, the highly-anticipated Pure Comedy, out April 7th on Sub Pop Records. He’s been sharing tracks left-and-right all year, including a 13-minute opus titled “Leaving L.A.” Today, he offers up the Radio Edit, which whittles it down to three minutes, and cutsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from the forthcoming full-length from Leeds UK trio alt-J. Earlier this month, we got our first taste with “3WW“; below, you can stream the track “In Cold Blood.” (Heads up for the epilepsy-prone.) Both will appear on the album Relaxer out June 2nd release via Canvasback. [ SpinRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

There’s been a lot of speculation about Amber Coffman‘s departure from Dirty Projectors. The lead single from her solo debut City Of No Reply is defiantly titled “All To Myself,” yet the album was produced by her former bandmate David Longstreth. On the latest and seventh Dirty Projectors album, Longstreth sings candid, intensely personal lyricsRead more…

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