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Out This Week 4/22

With labels, stores, and buyers recovering from the rush of Record Store Day, this week’s release schedule is a little quieter than usual, but there are definitely still some highlights. Eels (aka Mark Oliver Everett) releases his eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, on his own E Works label. KEXP’s Music DirectorRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

In case you missed it, today is Earth Day! In honor of our beautiful planet Portugal. The Man has shared an “endangered song.” It’s purpose is to raise awareness for endangered Sumatran tigers. They created only 400 copies (the same number of remaining tigers) of the “Sumatran Tiger” single and it’s an eco friendly 7″Read more...

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everybody. Today we celebrate the birth of our planet... oh, wait, no, today we pay attention to the giant sphere hurtling through space that we all live on, and hopefully take a few moments to reflect on the valuable gifts it gives us and our own impact upon it. Earth Day itselfRead more...

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Live Video: Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls are no fools. The NYC group combines fashionable urban chic with a deadly cool to a devastating effect, and they approach music the same way. On their third album and latest album, Too True (which we adoringly reviewed here), Dum Dum Girls mastermind Dee Dee Penny filters girl band pop through dreamyRead more...

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Song of the Day: Withered Hand - Fall Apart

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Fall Apart” by Withered HandRead more...

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Live Video: Golden Gardens

Seattle duo Golden Gardens aim to infultrate a meaningful part of your mind. The beauty of the band, however, is that it is not obvious which part of your psyche they have in their sights. It is a constant journey for you, the listener, to figure out what’s in their scope as you continue toRead more...

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Monday Music News

Has it really been 23 years since the last Pixies album? On April 29th, the influential band end the streak with the release of Indie Cindy via their own Pixiesmusic label. The full-length compiles the previously-released EP-1, EP-2, and EP-3, all recorded without founding member Kim Deal. Stream the whole dang thing below. [The Guardian]

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TV Eye: Week of 4/21

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, April 21st Jimmy Kimmel Live: Chromeo Last Call with Carson Daly: Lucius The Tavis SmileyRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 21st • Juana Molina at the Triple Door // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, April 22nd • Parker Milsap at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info)

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Live Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks with Speedy Ortiz at the Neptune Theatre, 4/12/14

So, here’s the thing: I love the ’90s. I really do. Like, I score really, really high at those Buzzfeed “How ’90s Are You” quizzes. It’s my favorite era of music. So, I was pretty stoked for this show, pairing a ’90s-influenced band with the King of the ’90s, Mr. Malkmus.

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