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Monday Music News

As we reported last month, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O is releasing her solo debut album this year, and today we’ve got the first single to share. Stream the dreamy, underwater video for “Rapt” below, a track off Crush Songs, out September 9th via Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records. [Spin]

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Album Review: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

There’s only one thing that’s remained constant on the weird, mystical journey of Seattle experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces: progressive thinking. Everything else is up for grabs. Where their debut EPs were bombastic and shocking in their odd use of sampling and jazz rhythms in a bass-heavy hip-hop style, they switched it all up forRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, July 29th • The Donkeys, Ephrata, Keaton Collective at Sunset Tavern // 21+ (more info) Wednesday, July 30th • Out to Lunch Concert Series Presents Michael Powers at Metropolitan Park North Tower // All Ages (more info)

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Song of the Day: Total Control - Flesh War

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Flesh War” by Total ControlRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Friday, Part 2 - Iska Dhaaf, Man Or Astro Man?, CHILDBIRTH, Shaprece, and more

Every summer, the crowds pack into Pike street between Broadway and 12th to throw a party unlike any other. Capitol Hill Block Party is a tried and true block party, rocking the streets until 12:30 in the morning, showering them in confetti, and giving both attendees and nearby Capitol Hill apartment dwellers a show toRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party: Friday, Part 1 - Spoon, Matt & Kim, ODESZA, A$AP Ferg, and more

Every summer, the crowds pack into Pike street between Broadway and 12th to throw a party unlike any other. Capitol Hill Block Party is a tried and true block party, rocking the streets until 12:30 in the morning, showering them with confetti, and giving both attendees and nearby Capitol Hill apartment dwellers a show toRead more...

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All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2014: Icelandic Adventures

This past weekend I had the pleasure of journeying to Iceland to cover the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. Check out my coverage of the festival here. Whenever we had free time, we made it a priority to get out and see some local sights. Here are a few of the random and beautiful things IcelandRead more...

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Pemberton Music Festival: Sunday - Outkast, Frank Ocean, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival returns this year for the first time since 2008. It’s ambitious tag line, “The Coachella of Canada”, isn’t too bold at all. In a triumphant return, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud toRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Summer Fun

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 418 - Summer Fun So much music, so little time.Read more...

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Friday Music News

A Sunny Day in Glasgow will drop a 5-track EP called No Death exclusively in the UK, but for those of us on the other side of the pond, the band has shared a remix of the EP’s opening number. This stunning interpretation of “Bye Bye Big Ocean” was remixed by Kurt Feldman, better knownRead more...

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