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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s own The Head and the Heart share a fantastical new video for the title track from their most recent release, Let’s Be Still, out now on Sub Pop Records. Director Jon Jon Augustavo says he turned to the children’s classic Mary Poppins for inspiration. Take a look below: [Stereogum]

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 20th • KEXP Presents Sloan at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Placebo with The Moth & The Flame at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) • MØ, Holychild at the Neptune Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Tennis, Pure Bathing Culture, Crystal Skulls at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Album Premiere: The Shivas – You Know What To Do

Ever since Portland band The Shivas blew us all away at the 2013 MusicFestNW broadcast, we’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to their outstanding release, White Out, on K Records. Today, KEXP proudly presents an online stream of their latest album, You Know What To Do — and the title says it all. One listenRead more…

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Song of the Day: Eggshells – In the Background

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 “In the Background” by EggshellsRead more…

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Out This Week 10/14

It’s another jam-packed week of new releases! Highlights include the latest from London-based artist Adam Bainbridge (aka Kindness). KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the relase “finds him toning down the disco influences of his promising debut album in favor of an often-gorgeous set of ‘80s R&B-influenced electro-pop, featuring a spacious sound with atmospheric keyboards,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 13th • Saintseneca, Kithkin, Robert Francis and The Night Tide at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) • Gossling, Eggshells at The Vera Project // All Ages (more info)

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Live Video: Motopony

The lore of Seattle’s Motopony begins not in a dense, leafy forest in the rainy Pacific Northwest (a scene which heavily inspires their music), but in a warehouse in Tacoma. Frontman Daniel Blue set the story of the now acclaimed band in motion when, at 27, he picked up his ten year-old guitar. With the addition ofRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Gabriel Teodros

Gabriel Teodros is the smooth, uber-thoughtful Seattle rapper. He has come a long way from being one of the early cats on the Seattle hip-hop scene – and he recently completed a North American tour to share his music. Gabriel’s next album, Evidence Of Things Not Seen, features SoulChef on production, and comes out onRead more…

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Live Video: The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers have always had a knack for explosive, shining melodies, but after two relatively experimental, more mellow albums, they’ve returned to playing to their strengths – multi-part harmonies and agile, punchy performances – on their new album, Brill Bruisers. The Vancouver supergroup were back from a four-year break when they entered the KEXP studios,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Jen Wood – Fell In Love

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 “Fell In Love” byRead more…

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