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Wednesday Music News

Following their soulful set at last weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, the Northwest’s own Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a very theatrical video for “Ur Life One Night,” off their latest release, Multi-Love. The clip was directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson, who told Rolling Stone, “I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from ourRead more…

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Live Review: Morrissey at Benaroya Hall 7/21/15

Oh, Morrissey. So much to answer for. When your career spans as many decades as his, there’s bound to be different stages: from the roguish lad who fronted legendary ’80s Manchester band The Smiths, to the silver fox solo artist who is strangely beloved in Mexico. Last week, Morrissey brought all of that and moreRead more…

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Project Pabst, Day 1: Against Me!, TV On The Radio, Blondie

For years, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace stood in center stage at raged away, sometimes at others, sometimes at herself. When she came out as transgender in 2012, that fury subsequently turned to a newfound onstage fire, transforming the flagging band from an increasingly cult concern to one of the most important bands ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Space Merchants – Mainline the Sun

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

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Capitol Block Party 2015, Day 3: The Julie Ruin, Ratatat

Playing while it’s raining at a festival is always a gamble. Lots of people who would have otherwise wandered over out of curiosity are hiding out in every covered nook and cranny imaginable, so it was only the diehards waiting in the drizzle for The Julie Ruin‘s mid-afternoon set. But, to be honest, it wasRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, July 28th: • Danzig, Pennywise, Cancer Bats at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) • Breathe Owl Breathe, Shenandoah Davis, Sean Nelson at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Barton Carroll, Wolf People, Joseph Giant at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) • Helms Alee, Coliseum at El Corazon // 21+Read more…

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Live Video: Calexico at Robert Lang Studio

Recently, KEXP returned to the grotto-esque space of Robert Lang Studios for another intimate session with one of our favorite bands. This time, veteran Tucson band Calexico performed an exclusive set for KEXP donors, featuring songs from their terrific new release, Edge of the Sun, plus an older favorite, and talked in length about theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

New Order have shared the first taste of their upcoming album, Music Complete, their first without former bassist Peter Hook. “Restless” follows the tried-and-true formula of an instant classic. It’s a bright song with an addictive hook that will stay with you all day. [Pitchfork]

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Midnight in a Perfect World: LoneLady

LoneLady is the music project of British vocalist/guitarist Julie Campbell, an artist heavily inspired by the post-punk and leftfield-disco movements of the early 1980s. She’s tweaked these influential, groovy sounds to her own liking over two albums released on the esteemed UK label Warp Records and she showcases her influences as well as her moreRead more…

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Live Video: Guantanamo Baywatch

Fresh off globetrotting tours to Australia, Canada, and the U.S., local based surf rockers, Guantanamo Baywatch, stopped by the KEXP live room to share new tracks from their sophomore LP, Darling… It’s Too Late. The Portland four piece embody the sounds of summer as they shred through rockabilly swells on “Raunch Stop” and “Barbacoa”. Meanwhile, on “Beat has Changed” and “Too Late”, Jason Powell shows off melodic croonsRead more…

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