Category Archives: In Stores Now

In Stores Now 7/10

Has your new summer jam hit the racks? This week, we see new releases from Toronto-collective Broken Social Scene. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the group’s fifth album (and first in seven years) is “an often-buoyant set of maximalist, psych-tinged pop-rock with a lush, densely produced sound featuring soaring harmonies, exuberant melodies and lyricsRead more…

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In Stores Now 6/26

Two strong reissues came out this past Friday, one being the expanded 20th anniversary edition of Radiohead‘s 1997 album OK Computer, featuring three previously unreleased tracks. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “while not classic Radiohead, they’re all fine examples of the band’s brooding prog-rock.” The other stand-out reissue this week comes from Prince. OnRead more…

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In Stores Now 6/19

It’s been six years since we last heard from Seattle-bred band Fleet Foxes, and the group return with their third LP this week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the album’s “expansive folk-pop is their most adventurous work to date, featuring a rich, ornate sound on sprawling, shape-shifting songs with complex arrangements and impressionistic lyrics.”Read more…

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In Stores Now 6/12

This week, French band Phoenix rises with their sixth album to date, KEXP Music Director Don Yates loves Ti Amo enough to call it “another sharply crafted set of buoyant pop-rock with a warm, streamlined sound featuring fizzy synths, glistening guitars, bouncy beats and sunny pop hooks”. Brooklyn band Big Thief returns with their secondRead more…

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In Stores Now 6/5

Earlier this year, we got a sneak peek at the new alt-J album as the UK trio stopped by KEXP for an in-studio session. Now, the entire LP is out — a release KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “their most adventurous, ranging from catchy prog-pop and solemn atmospheric folk ballads to decidedly odder fare.”Read more…

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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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