Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Listen to the new Sigur Rós album tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 17, Icelandic band Sigur Rós is throwing a worldwide listening party for the forthcoming album, Valtari (due May 29). No matter where you are, whatever time zone, the hour-long full-album stream will be available at 7PM. If that wasn’t exciting enough, or if you’re just too anxious to wait until 7PM, tuneRead more...

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Video Premiere: Mark Lanegan Band - Harborview Hospital (4AD Session)

Although he may have traded the misty forests of Washington for the sunny beaches of southern California, Mark Lanegan just can’t seem to shake the influence of the Northwest. On one of the standout tracks on his excellent new album, Blues Funeral, the former Seattleite has a foreboding yet mystical experience at Seattle’s public hospital,Read more...

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New Song Premiere: Exitmusic - Passage

Today on the Morning Show, John Richards debuted the brand new single “Passage” by indie electro-pop group Exitmusic. The band is made up of married couple Aleska Palladino and Devon Church, and whatever single-word, genre-inducing monikers that might be slapped onto this duo’s sound are essentially meaningless after a couple trips through this track. ExitmusicRead more...

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Video Premiere: Snorri Helgason - Mockingbird

Last year, we had the great fortune to discover Icelandic singer/songwriter Snorri Helgason, whose latest album, Winter Sun, is a stunningly beautiful mix of folky melodies, retro vocal stylings and ambient textures, and features masterful production by Sindri Már Sigfússon (Seabear, Sin Fang) and contributions by other notable Icelandic musicians including Sóley Stefánsdóttir (Sóley), GuðmundurRead more...

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