Category Archives: In Stores Now

In Stores Now 3/20

Get ready for some two-fers on The Midday Show on KEXP: the new Spoon album is finally here! KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, the “Austin band’s ninth album finds them tweaking their sound with more prominent dance beats, electronic textures and adventurous sonic touches, while still providing an abundance of indelible pop hooks.” NewRead more…

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In Stores Now 3/6

They say great art can come from sadness, and that seems to be true for the new album from Grandaddy. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the fifth album (and first in 11 years) from this reunited Modesto, CA-bred band led by Jason Lytle is an impressive return to form featuring consistently strong songs ofRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/27

It may be the shortest month, but February has had no shortage of great new releases. Highlights this week include the latest from Dirty Projectors. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the eighth album from the now LA-based solo project of band leader David Longstreth is a powerful set of avant electro-pop inflected with R&BRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/20

Highlights this week include the latest from Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls Lekman’s fourth LP, “a smartly crafted set of buoyant orchestral dance-pop inflected with disco, calypso, samba and other styles, combining bouncy dance beats and a variety of instrumentation with his nasal crooning, sunny melodies and finely chiseled, often-wryRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/13

If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for a music lover, look no further than this week’s new releases. Brooklyn-based Sudanese multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Sinkane (aka Ahmed Gallab, former Yeasayer/Caribou/Of Montreal sideman) releases his fourth LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it, “a sunny, rhythm-driven blend of Afro-Beat, highlife and other African styles withRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/30

January ends on a bang as many long-awaited albums hit stores this past Friday. Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings return with their fourth LP, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “their most polished and measured set to date of punkish power-pop. Produced by John Goodmanson, the album combines a dynamic, full rock-band sound with emotive lyricsRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/23

Highlights this week include the latest from Foxygen. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the “fifth album from the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado is the first to be recorded in a proper studio. Produced by Trey Pollard, the album is a lush set of ’70s-steeped orchestral glam-rock incorporating elements of show tunes,Read more…

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In Stores Now 1/9

2017 is off and running with some long-awaited LPs out now, like the latest from The xx. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “This London trio’s excellent third album brings a brighter, more varied and pop-inflected sound to their spectral electro-pop courtesy of band member/producer Jamie xx, though the emotional focus remains on Madley CroftRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/19

As usual, things have slowed way down in the new release world as we close in on the end of the year. A few noteworthy releases include the debut solo EP from Spencer Tweedy, half of the duo Tweedy with his father, Jeff. Omar Rodríguez-López shares his 12th solo album, a collection of archival material.Read more…

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In Stores Now 12/12

Album releases are slowing down as we approach the holidays, but there are still some standouts to be found. Actor/writer/producer/comedian/musician Donald Glover returns for his third LP under the Childish Gambino alias, an album KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “easily his strongest musical set to date. Awaken, My Love! finds him taking a sharpRead more…

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