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In Stores Now 9/19

September continues to be strong for new releases. Highlights include the latest from Staten Island, NY band Cymbals Eat Guitars. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says their fourth album, “brings a bit more of an expansive and energetic sound to their anthemic indie-rock. Produced by John Congleton, the album adds synths, occasional horns and otherRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 9/19

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, September 19th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Die Antwoord Late Night with Seth Meyers: Glass Animals LastRead more…

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Monday Music News

If you were listening to Warpaint LIVE on KEXP this morning, the L.A. band opened with this brand new track: “Whiteout” (or “White Out” — seeing two different spellings around). Stream the album version below, out this Friday, September 23rd on the album Heads Up. The new one was co-produced by Jacob Bercovici (from theirRead more…

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Live Video: Caveman

Brooklyn band Caveman continues to evolve on their third album, updating the harmonic indie-folk of 2011’s CoCo Beware and the expansive space-prog of their 2013 self-titled LP for a larger, more atmospheric, ’80s-steeped pop-rock sound. While the concept story behind Otero War is vaguely sci-fi, the songs traverse more human terrain lyrically, focusing on existentialRead more…

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Nevermind25: A Nirvana Video Roundup

As we look back on 25 years of Nirvana’s Nevermind, we have to acknowledge how even their music videos became influential. Former MTV Programming employee Amy Finnerty has said the clip for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in particular “changed the entire look of MTV.” From anarchist cheerleaders to a spoof of ’60s variety shows, checkRead more…

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Song of the Day: Tom Brosseau – You Can’t Stop

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “You Can’t Stop” by Tom Brosseau from hisRead more…

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Friday Music News

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke debuted a new, 10-minute song called “Coloured Candy” during Rag & Bone’s 2017 Spring/Summer runway show. It features lines from The Universal Sigh, the free newspaper that accompanied the release of Radiohead’s eighth studio album The King of Limbs. Check out the video below. [CoS]

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Song of the Day: Ever So Android – Pretty Teeth

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Pretty Teeth” by Ever So Android,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s a bummer that the new Phantogram album, Three, got pushed back from September 16th to a October 7th release, but the band share a new song to make up for it. Stream the single “Same Old Blues” below. [Under the Radar]

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Album Review: M.I.A. – AIM

Back in July, Annie Mac interviewed M.I.A. to announce the official release date for delayed fifth album AIM (formerly called Matahdatah). With the announcement, Maya gave us the bass-heavy single “Go Off” to mask the pain of some bummer news: this is going to be the last M.I.A. album before she goes on hiatus. JustRead more…

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