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Friday Music News

Here’s a little pre-weekend of adorableness courtesy of Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish indie-pop band performed for a group of sick children with the Song for Kids Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their carefree rendition of Journey’s smash hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” was a perfect escape for their very precious audience. [CoS]

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Record Store Day 2014: Events Around Seattle

Vinyl aficionados, our holiday cometh: Record Store Day! The third Saturday of April approaches, and anticipation among record collectors is palpable in Seattle. Independent record stores in Seattle are hunkering down for the hoards and stocking up on special releases. Here’s what you can expect at your favorite stores around town. Easy Street Records: TheRead more...

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Record Store Day 2014: KEXP DJ Picks

GET OUT OF THEIR WAY! This Saturday, April 19th is the seventh annual Record Store Day, and KEXP DJs are planning their attack! Record labels are planning special vinyl and CD releases for the day to help celebrate independently-owned record stores around the world. What’s on your shopping list this year? KEXP DJs share theirRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Anniversary

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It turns out that today and tomorrow mark the anniversaries of a few releases that we hold pretty near and dear toRead more...

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Song of the Day: Kithkin - Altered Beast

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. Every Friday, we feature a song from a local artist. Today’s song, featured on the MiddayRead more...

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Record Store Day 2014: DJ Kevin Cole’s Picks

This Saturday’s Record Store Day will be kind of like the Easter egg hunt for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. We’ll gleefully race down the aisles in search of that colorful surprise and treat. And, this year there are plenty of goodies — rarities, long out-of-print re-issues, first-time releases, coloredRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Australian quartet Cut Copy have shared the b-side from their forthcoming Record Store Day 10″ single — stream the track “Like Any Other Day” below, and get ready for the RSD scramble on Saturday morning, as the 10″ is limited to 2,000 copies. Cut Copy will be in town on Saturday, May 24th at theRead more...

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Review Revue: Room Nine - Voices . . . of a Summer’s Day

Room Nine were, it seems, a pretty big deal in Seattle in the late ’80s; like Diamond Fist Werny, they were another band doing their own thing — with their own lighting designer! — while it probably seemed like everyone around them was churning out noisy, grungy rock. Room Nine broke up not long afterRead more...

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Live Video: Tacocat

It would be great to construct this write-up as a complete palindrome, but probably only Tacocat could pull that off! Instead, let it suffice that this Seattle four-piece is hella charming — from the new ice cream flavor coming out under their name all the way down to their latest album title, NVM, a nod toRead more...

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Live Review: OFF! with Cerebral Ballzy and NASA Space Universe at El Corazon 4/13/14

“This is a really beautiful city”, Keith Morris remarked halfway his El Corazon set with super punk supergroup OFF!. He was talking to the punk kid who had fought his way to the very front of the crowd, sweating profusely through the leather jacket he dared not remove in the pit. “You don’t know thatRead more...

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