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Review Revue: VA - Rutles Highway Revisited

Leave it to the musical pranksters at Shimmy Disc (Review Revue all-stars, to say the least) to release a tribute compilation to a joke band. The Rutles (note the pronunciation lesson below) were a Beatles-mocking vehicle created in the ’70s by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and Neil Innes, which ended up having a longer careerRead more...

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KEXP Presents: 2014 Halloween Kids Dance Party

This Sunday, October 26th, KEXP will host its annual Halloween Kids Dance Party! This will be the harvest party of the year, hosted by John Richards and featuring KEXP DJs Darek Mazzone, DJ Chilly, Miss Ashley and DJ Shannon! What’s special about this party? This year, we’ve expanded into two rooms! We’ll be taking overRead more...

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Song of the Day: Ty Segall - Feel

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 “Feel” by Ty Segall fromRead more...

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Album Review: Hudson Mohawke - Chimes EP

I don’t know if there’s a UK producer on the scene who has had a bigger 2014 than Hudson Mohawke. The Glasgow native has been riding an unstoppable wave of momentum that hasn’t stopped since his collaboration with Lunice, TNGHT, put out their eponymous EP back in July of 2012. Since then, I don’t thinkRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s own The Head and the Heart share a fantastical new video for the title track from their most recent release, Let’s Be Still, out now on Sub Pop Records. Director Jon Jon Augustavo says he turned to the children’s classic Mary Poppins for inspiration. Take a look below: [Stereogum]

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Song of the Day: French Style Furs - All The Way Down

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 “All The Way Down” byRead more...

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Live Video: Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley, the multi-Grammy award winning musician and son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, likens being a musician to being a farmer – he waits for the writing season, tends the seeds of ideas, and harvests a crop of songs. “The music comes organically,” he says. And what sweet fruit it is. Watch as MarleyRead more...

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Out This Week 10/21

This week’s highlights include Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, the latest volume in the Red Hot series to benefit AIDS awareness. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes the 2-CD collection release as “an impressive 2-CD tribute to influential composer/musician Arthur Russell, whose eclectic works ranged from classical and experimental to disco, folk andRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

British electronic duo Orbital have announced their retirement. Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have been making music together since the 80′s, but according to their official statement: “Nothing lasts forever and it’s time to stop.” Phil wasted no time announcing his own solo project called 8:58. He’s even shared his first song and video, aptlyRead more...

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Live Video: JEFF the Brotherhood

It’s not just because they’re young (or high) that brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall consider the “classics” bands like Pixies, Beck, and My Bloody Valentine. JEFF the Brotherhood draw from some fairly obvious influences for their sludgy punk-metal sound, but on their new EP, Dig the Classics, the Orrall’s point to the diverse influences forRead more...

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