Author Archives: Jasmine Albertson

KEXP Presents the Gathering Space Stage at Folklife

KEXP is proud and excited to be partnering with the 2017 Northwest Folklife Festival to bring the Gathering Space Stage. From the words of Folklife, “The Northwest Folklife Festival is the place to learn, to dance, to play, to try something new, and to discover arts and cultures that inspire celebration of one another andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Local rock darlings Chastity Belt are streaming their new album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone on NPR ahead of its June 2nd release on Hardly Art. The new album has them reflecting more within and covering topics like heartache, confronting change, and depression. It’s a mature growth from earlier tongue-in-cheek tracks like “Cool Slut”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Local art-rap heroes Shabazz Palaces have released a new single with producer Thundercat called “Since C.A.Y.A.” which will be on their forthcoming release Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star. It’s one of the two brand-new albums the group is planning on releasing on the same day this summer, the other being Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines. They’ll bothRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sister musicians Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Allison Crutchfield ofSwearin’ got together to cover Sleater-Kinney‘s “Modern Girl” for Vulture Festival in New York over the weekend. Before their solo careers, the Crutchfield’s were in the beloved pop punk band P.S. Eliot, which broke up in 2011. Allison Crutchfield released her debut solo album Tourist In This Town a few monthsRead more…

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Monday Music News

Prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams paid homage to Chris Cornell at a show in Auckland, New Zealand this Saturday by covering Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” The song is arguably Soundgarden’s most popular song, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1994, where it spent a total of seven weeks at number one. Ryan Adams willRead more…

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Friday Music News

Local Natives have released a new single with the help of Nico Segal, a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet, from Chance the Rapper associates The Social Experiment. Entitled “The Only Heirs”, it follows the previously released track “I Saw You Close Your Eyes”, which (rather creepily) forced listeners to physically close their eyes in front of a webcamRead more…

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Thursday Music News

   As previously reported, Chris Cornell of the legendary band Soundgarden has passed away. We now have footage of the very last song Soundgarden played before Cornell’s death last night in Detroit. “Slaves and Bulldozers” was a deep cut from the album Badmotorfinger and is an interesting choice in light of Cornell’s death because its lyrics reference death.Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Beach House has shared the track “Chariot” off their upcoming album B-Sides and Rarities, a collection of 14 tracks that never made it onto any of their 6 previous albums. “Chariot” comes from the Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars era; both albums were released in 2015 only months apart. In a press release, they explain, “When we announcedRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Australia’s golden child of the past couple years, Courtney Barnett, has released a brand new old song, a track she used to perform often at open mics when she was just starting out. Titled “How To Boil An Egg,” it has finally been recorded and released for our listening pleasure. The single is being releasedRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty stopped by Jimmy Fallon this weekend to promote his latest release Pure Comedy, which has been in near-constant rotation at KEXP since it was released. He played the track “Total Entertainment Forever” which also happened to be one of our Songs of the Day last week. Donning a pair of red (possibly rose-colored?)Read more…

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