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Thursday Music News

Icelandic icons Sigur Rós have announced they’ll be reissuing their 1999 sophomore release Ágætis byrjun this summer as a deluxe limited edition box set. The band state via their website, “the deluxe boxset edition will feature previously unheard studio recordings and rare live versions from this pivotal period in the band’s development, as well asRead more…

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KEXP Presents Family Reunion: The Songs of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt & Wilco tonight!

In the late ’80s, three fellas outta Illinois — Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn — formed the influential alt-country band Uncle Tupelo. When the band broke up in 1994, Farrar went on to form Son Volt, while Tweedy created Wilco. Tonight, Thursday, February 26th, all those branches of the roots rock family treeRead more…

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Review Revue: The Eastern Dark – Girls on the Beach (With Cars)

I’ve covered a few Australian bands in this space over the years, the majority of whom appear to have been related to this Australian band. The Eastern Dark, the Internet tells me, contained ex-members of both The Celibate Rifles (Eastern Dark founder and singer James Darroch) and The Lime Spiders (bass player Bill Gibson). TheirRead more…

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International Cash Day Video Roundup

It all started with four lads from London with a brash attitude and a bone to pick with the system… oh wait, that’s what got us started on International Clash Day, a theme show based on a whim that became an annual event for KEXP DJs. As we thought about ongoing impact of The ClashRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Grizzled Mighty – Chantael

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Chantael” by The Grizzled MightyRead more…

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Album Review: Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer

Dan Deacon has one dynamic range: massive. Loud, soft, euphoric, cacophonous, it doesn’t matter – what Dan Deacon does is at full blast, whatever the knob at hand may be. There are intimidating levels of passion and conviction in every second of his recordings, with or without any vocals attached. It’s for this reason thatRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

In case you missed its KEXP premiere yesterday, Northwest faves Built to Spill shared a new track from their upcoming eighth album, Untethered Moon. Stream the track “Living Zoo” below. Untethered Moon hits stores on April 21st via Warner Bros., and will enjoy an early vinyl release on April 18th for Record Store Day. It’llRead more…

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Live Video: THEESatisfaction

No other group in Seattle has the reach of THEESatisfaction. In creating their unique psychedelic hip hop stylings, local duo Cat and Stas reach as high among the stars as low within the roots below, and place their feet years beyond as eons ago. In fact, critics can’t help but describe their new album, EarthEE,Read more…

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Live Review: Body Language at Barboza 2/17/15

There’s only so many ways I can say it: Brooklyn dance outfit Body Language deserves to be twice as big as they are in every way. Almost seven years into their band’s career, two LPs and a handful of excellent EPs and singles to their name all with massively different character and direction, Body LanguageRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Districts – 4th and Roebling

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “4th and Roebling” by TheRead more…

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