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Tuesday Music News

Sleater-Kinney‘s highly anticipated, reunion album No Cities to Love is out today. The vinyl version features the bonus track “Heavy When I Need It.” It’s such a dynamic rock track that it’s hardly fair that there’s limited availability. Luckily you can listen to it below. [Stereogum] Heavy When I Need It by Sleater-Kinney on NoRead more…

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Album Review: Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love

Listening to No Cities To Love, the eighth album by Sleater-Kinney, has to be done with one thing in mind: Sleater-Kinney did not have to make this album. That’s not meant in a idol-worshipping, “we’re not worthy” way, but quite literally. They all have alternate careers that they’re perfectly happy with and their legacy isRead more…

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Song of the Day: Cult of Youth – God’s Garden

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 “God’s Garden” by Cult OfRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, January 19th • Patti Smith at the Moore Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Black Breath, Harm’s Way, Theories, Ill Intent, Earth Control, Wreck at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, January 20th • Death Cab for Cutie, Say Hi at the Crocodile // All Ages SOLD OUT (more info) • RussianRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/19

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, January 19th: Last Call with Carson Daly: The So So Glo’s (R) Tuesday, January 20th:Read more…

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Monday Music News

While most Seattleites were glued to our television sets this weekend, local duo Shabazz Palaces went to Jack White‘s infamous Third Man headquarters to record a direct-to-acetate album in front of a live audience. Holy shit. A representative from Third Man said, “Very few records from last year got us as excited about the currentRead more…

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Live Video: Meatbodies

Caught in a spin cycle of updated 70s punk and hard rock aesthetics, LA’s Meatbodies drop by KEXP shred out a hot plate of marinated melodies from their self-titled release on In the Red Records. Cooking up a rich mixture of fuzzed out genre-blurring jams and high strung vocals, this is a band that knowsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Yellerkin – Tools

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 “Tools” by Yellerkin from theRead more…

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Live Video: White Lung

White Lung‘s frontwoman Mish Way is nothing less than a singular, commanding singer, but the ferocious spirit that fuels her performances is empowering, not intimidating. On the band’s latest album, Deep Fantasy, Way and guitarist Kenneth William, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou, and bassist Hether Fortune tackle a series of difficult subjects – drug addiction, dysmorphia, and theRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Min Yee of Dreamsalon

Seattle’s Dreamsalon gets you right away with their tight rhythms, deep bass and quick, quirky melodies. Ever since 2011, they’ve been rocking as a cohesive unit spilling out songs with high energy. We wanted to catch up with bass player Min Yee to get his thoughts on the project, how the band members met and what’sRead more…

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