Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

KEXP’s Online Content Manager Jim Beckmann celebrates his birthday today, and for the occasion, singer/songwriter Kevin Morby has shared the video for “The Parade,” one of Jim’s favorite tracks from last year’s full-length Still Life on Woodsist. (Okay, that might not be why the video came out today.) Director Elise Tyler explains the clip “…wasRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Merge Records rocker Mikal Cronin continues to kill it in the music video realm. Earlier this month, he enlisted comedians Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and Kurt Braunohler to remake a Natalie Imbruglia video (watch here). Today, he tackles the clip for Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” for his own track “Say” off MCIII.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Alan Palomo and company, better known as Neon Indian, have shared an addictive, summer dance track called “Annie” – their first new song in two years. The synthpop outfit hasn’t released a full length album since 2011’s Era Extraña, but they’re working on one now. Hopefully we’ll have a release date soon. [CoS]

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Grimes shared on Twitter that her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Visions will be out this October. She tweets the next release was recorded with “real instruments…very different from anything” and “every track is super different.” Reflect on her early days with this 2012 KEXP session in the meantime. [Consequence of Sound]

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Friday Music News

The Cure’s Robert Smith covered the Twilight Sad’s Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave track “There’s a Girl in The Corner.” The cover will be featured as the B-side of the Twilight Sad’s new single “It Was Never The Same,” which drops on June 15. [Pitchfork]

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R.I.P. Darius Minwalla of The Posies

It’s with terrible sadness that KEXP reports Darius Minwalla, longtime drummer for local band The Posies, passed away yesterday, May 21st, in his home in Vancouver, BC. Cause of death has yet to be determined. Minwalla joined the power-pop quartet in 2001, appearing on their 2005 comeback album Every Kind of Light, 2010’s Blood/Candy, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Dan Deacon and Death Cab for Cutie — they’re like pineapple and bacon on pizza. You wouldn’t think their opposite tastes work, but then you hear Deacon’s remix of the single “Black Sun,” and you want another slice. Check it out below. The original version of the track can be found on Death Cab’s seventhRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

KEXP Song of the Day alumni “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” by The Mountain Goats receives the music video treatment today. The clip features none other than wrestling legend Chavo Guerrero himself alongside the band and actor Rob Corddry. Watch below. The Mountain Goats are playing a sold out show on Friday, May 29th atRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last night, former-Seattleite Father John Misty stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of his sophomore release I Love You, Honeybear. Watch him perform the tracks “True Affection” and “Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Thirsty Crow” below, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. FJMRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan took the stage at The Neptune Theatre to discuss McKagan’s new book, How To Be A Man (and other illusions). After their spirited discussion, none other than Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready introduced the two to perform a cover of the 1987 single “SweetRead more…

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