Category Archives: Music News

Friday Music News

Frontman Rhett Miller is no stranger to the sitcom scene (you may remember his appearance in NBC’s 30 Rock), so he’s right at home among the guest stars in the new Old 97’s video. Jenna Fischer (Pam from The Office) interviews the guys while Fred Armisen (of Portlandia, among other things) fills in as theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Last year, legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82. Today, his son Adam shares a posthumous video for the track “Traveling Light” using previously unseen footage of his father. The video was co-directed with Sammy Slabbinck, who also worked on Cohen’s final album You Want It Darker. Watch the heartfelt videoRead more…

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2017 Upstream Music Fest + Summit: First Wave of Artists Announced

KEXP is excited to announce the first wave of artists playing the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Thursday, May 11th, through Saturday, May 13th, in locations all over Pioneer Square. Upstream describes the lineup as “a love letter to music discovery in our region,” and just take a look at this first round ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats is on a creative streak. His second novel Universal Harvester just placed on the New York Times Bestseller List, and now we have news about a new album, the fantastically-titled Goths, out May 19th via Merge. The band will be talking more about the album at 1:00 PM PT/4:00Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Midday Show faves Spoon have shared another new track from their forthcoming full-length Hot Thoughts. Check out the track “Can I Sit Next to You” below, via a creepy video directed by Marcel Dzama. And for more creepiness, the song might conjure up some deja vu as they apparently launched a subliminal campaign a fewRead more…

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Monday Music News

On Saturday, February 18th, musician Clyde Stubblefield passed away from kidney failure in his Madison, Wisconsin home. He was 73 years old. Stubblefield rose to prominence as the percussionist for the James Brown Band during the ’60s and ’70s. His improvised backbeat in the song “Funky Drummer” became one of the most sampled drumbeats inRead more…

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Friday Music News

She’s already ruled in the guitar world, and now St. Vincent is trying her hand at film directing. XX is an all-female directed anthology collecting four short horror films. St. Vincent’s clip is titled The Birthday Party, and captures an 8-year-old’s birthday party gone wrong. Watch below for an intense panda stare-down. XX is inRead more…

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Thursday Music News

More new music from The Shins: stream the very Wilco-esque single “Mildenhall” below (frontman James Mercer is even singer lower than ever before). The band’s fifth LP Heartworms will be out March 10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Catch them at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, 5/26-5/28 at The Gorge in George, Washington. [ Pitchfork ]

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Wednesday Music News

It hasn’t even been a week since the release of their latest full-length, but Japandroids are adding to their discography with a limited edition 7-inch vinyl. Side A is “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” the title track of the new LP, and on side B is this cover of the Talking Heads’ 1977Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Seattle’s own Perfume Genius (real name: Mike Hadreas) has announced a new album and a new tour for 2017. The still-untitled LP will be his first since 2014’s Too Bright. He kicks it all off in magical Marfa, TX for the Marfa Myths Festival, in a special performance collaborating with Weyes Blood, and for theRead more…

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