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Friday Music News

English rock band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will drop their upcoming album, Chasing Yesterday, on March 2. Luckily, they are offering their single “In The Heat of the Moment” on November 17 as a 7″ and digital release. Today, you can hear the single’s B-side, a powerful track called “Do The Damage.” [CoS]

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Friday on My Mind: Comets in Space!

#458839748 / gettyimages.com 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. History was made this past Wednesday when the Rosetta mission landed on the surface of a comet. The journey,Read more…

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Live Video: The Drums

Despite the recent years of turmoil that almost resulted in a break-up, the beat goes on for Brooklyn band The Drums. Now stripped down to founding members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, it’s been a three-year wait for their latest album, Encyclopedia, out now on Minor Records. As Pierce notes himself, “Good things take time.”Read more…

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Song of the Day: GravelRoad – Green Grass

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 is “Green Grass,” by Seattle’s GravelRoad from the 2014 album El Scuerpo on Knick Knack. GravelRoadRead more…

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KEXP Presents: The Annual Shake the Shack Food Drive

It’s the best-kept secret in radio, but behind the foul, rowdy mouths of our Shake the Shack DJs, there are some very big hearts. This is never more evident than during their annual Shake the Shake Food Drive for Food Lifeline. We encourage YOU to grab a can, and help fill the van! Donations areRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this week, Pearl Jam guitarist extraordinaire Mike McCready performed the national anthem before a Seattle Sounders FC game. Watch his soaring take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” below, reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary version from 50 years ago. [Consequence of Sound]

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Live Video: Low Roar

The otherworldliness of Iceland’s landscape is never lost on those who live or travel there. Not just a land of fire and ice, it is also a land of light and dark, starkness and majesty, community and isolation. The only thing that isn’t a wonder about Iceland is how artists of all kinds echo itsRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Death and Music with John Richards

Every year, KEXP DJ John Richards produces the “Mom Show,” a beautiful three-hour program of remembrance and reflection. The show began as a memorial for his own mother after she passed away from cancer, and with an outpouring of support from KEXP listeners, has evolved into a tribute to all our loved ones who haveRead more…

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Song of the Day: Generationals – Black Lemon

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 “Black Lemon” by Generationals fromRead more…

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Live Video: Arga Bileg

Arga Bileg swings. And we’re incredibly grateful the Mongolian band made time to swing by KEXP recently to record a session with Wo’Pop’s Darek Mazzone. Currently on their second tour of the U.S., Arga Bileg fuses traditional Mongolian instruments such as the horsehead fiddle — made of bamboo and horse tail — with Western compositions.Read more…

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