Category Archives: In Stores Now

In Stores Now 5/15

Older acts dominated this week’s batch of new releases, but a standout LP from a new band is the sophomore release from L.A. duo Girlpool. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the album “finds them recording with a full band for the first time, and the end result is a more muscular and fully realizedRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/8

It’s a good week for comebacks. UK band Slowdive return with their first new album in 22 years. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a strong return-to-form of shoegazerish dream-pop with swirling, reverbed guitars, ethereal vocals, hazy harmonies and blissed-out melodies.” It’s been 17 years since the last from reunited El Paso-bred band AtRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/1

April ended strong with new releases from some of our favorite artists. It’s been five years since the last album from Feist, and the Canadian songstress returns with what KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls “a powerful set of dark, intimate folk-rock. Recorded mostly live, the album features a stark, raw sound with unconventional, shape-shiftingRead more…

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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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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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In Stores Now 3/27

It’s been 19 years, but we finally have a new album from The Jesus and Mary Chain! KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the Scottish siblings Jim and William Reid deliver “an impressive return-to-form that ranges from fuzzy, feedback-drenched rockers to swooning downer ballads.” Coming right behind them at 17 years is a new oneRead more…

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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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