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In Stores Now 10/16

On her fifth full-length, Dallas-bred, New York-based artist St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) “successfully combines bigger production with some of her most personal songs to date,” notes KEXP Music Director Don Yates. “The album’s diverse sound ranges from frenetic New Wave and slinky funk-pop to lush, string-laded ballads on songs combining an intricately textured, denselyRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/9

Over the past few weeks, DJ Kevin Cole has been premiering tracks from the new 2-disc set The Replacements For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986, which is now in stores. The collection features remastered versions of a show taped with a 24-track mobile studio, with new liner notes by Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys:Read more…

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In Stores Now 10/2

Paris-based French-Cuban sister duo Ibeyi share their sophomore LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz “another stunning, beautifully crafted blend of electro-pop, soul, hip-hop and traditional Cuban percussion, combining a spacious, beat-driven sound with their celestial harmonies and empowering lyrics.” Local guys Versing debut with “an impressive setRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/25

Uk band The Horrors return with their fifth LP; KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “an expansive blend of brooding electro-rock, industrialized post-punk, shoegazerish space-rock and more, combining a majestic, adventurous sound with some of the band’s most assured songwriting to date.” Australian band Cut Copy also hit album #5 (and their first inRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/18

L.A. artist Ariel Pink returns this week with an album “dedicated to ’60s-era LA cult songwriter Bobby Jameson, a promising artist whose career fizzled out early in a haze of management and label troubles, drug abuse and depression.” KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release is “a bit of a throwback for Pink, returningRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/11

Beloved Brooklyn band The National are back with their seventh album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another masterful set of brooding rock that injects a bit more electronic experimentation along with an occasional welcome return to rock aggression. As beautifully crafted and intricately arranged as always, the album is a powerful depiction ofRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/4

LCD Soundsystem is back! James Murphy and company emerge from early retirement with their fourth studio album (and first in seven years). KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it “a powerful return to form featuring some of Murphy’s finest, most deeply felt songwriting with anxiety-fueled lyrics revolving around aging and the passage of time onRead more…

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In Stores Now 8/28

Philadelphia band The War on Drugs return with the fourth album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “an excellent set of expansive, ’80s-steeped rock. Beautifully produced, the band’s music has never sounded better than it does here with a bliss-inducing combination of expansive guitar leads, shimmering keyboards, synthetic strings, driving rhythms, scruffy, Dylanesque vocalsRead more…

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In Stores Now 8/21

Brooklyn-bred band Grizzly Bear return with their fifth LP, a release KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls “an adventurous set of densely layered and intricately arranged prog-pop, featuring a punchier, more beat-driven sound to more forcefully drive home the band’s dark, imagistic lyrics of decay and alienation.” Long-running Madison, WI-based group Rainer Maria return withRead more…

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In Stores Now 8/14

Philly-based band The Districts return with their third LP, what KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “their strongest set to date, with a fuller, more dynamic and densely textured sound combining thick, swirling guitars, muscular rhythms and often-dark lyrics of isolation and dysfunctional relationships juxtaposed with anthemic, life-affirming choruses and sweeping melodies.” Guided By VoicesRead more…

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