Category Archives: Music News

Wednesday Music News

After all the drama that ensued after this year’s Grammy’s on Sunday, you may have missed that Father John Misty won the award for Best Recording Package for 2017’s Pure Comedy. Josh Tillman unsurprisingly skipped attending the ceremony, but last night during a concert in Sydney he belatedly gave his acceptance speech. The incredibly Tillman-esque ramblingRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss has released a new benefit single called “Our Land” to raise awareness about President Trump’s efforts to attack America’s parks and monuments. Proceeds from the song go to the nonprofit organization Utah Diné Bikéyah’s fight to protect the Bears Ears National Monument, which was lost recently due to the current administration. Krauss saidRead more…

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Monday Music News

Los Angeles indie band Local Natives are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore album Hummingbird today. They’ve done a few different things in its honor including launching a Tumblr dedicated to the album and sharing a series of video behind the making of the album. The band has also unveiled a sprawling,Read more…

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Announcing the 2018 Pickathon Lineup

Pickathon won’t just return to Happy Valley, Ore. this August 3-5, but it will also mark 20 years of this staple Northwestern festival. More than just gathering your favorite artists in the same place, Pickathon provides a whimsical forest setting with intricately designed stages, yoga sessions, craft beer, and more. In celebration of this momentousRead more…

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Friday Music News

James Blake has shared his first new original song since his 2016 LP The Colour In Anything. “If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead” is a chopped and pitch-shifted odyssey that comes with a perfectly paired video by Alexander Brown of a spacey night drive. Blake previously shared a cover of Don McLean’s “Vincent” in December, whichRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Beck has shared a new (but not first) cover of The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting For The Man,” off The Velvet Underground and Nico. The song is for Spotify’s “Music Happens Here” series, which has previously included songs from Local Natives, Twin Peaks, and Allen Stone. Beck previously recorded a cover of “I’m Waiting ForRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit Announces 2018 Guest Curators

Upstream Music Fest + Summit returns to Pioneer Square for its second year on June 1-3. As festival goers may remember from last year, one of the most unique parts about Upstream is its utilization of guest curators to build out their club stages. It’s a tradition they’ll cement this year with a roster ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

San Francisco experimental indie band Deerhoof have contributed a cover of Madonna’s “Live to Tell” to a new benefit compilation called Post – Trash: Volume Three. The proceeds of the compilation are benefitting the Maria Fund, which is a relief agency to help those affected by the hurricane in Puerto Rico last year. Deerhoof’s takeRead more…

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R.I.P. Mark E. Smith of The Fall

Mark E. Smith, leader of influential UK post-punk band The Fall, passed away this morning at home at the age of 60. His manager Pam Van Damned states, “A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark’s family request privacy at this sad time.” The band canceledRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

This year’s Oscar nominations rolled out this morning and some very familiar names to KEXP are on the list. Indie-folk genius Sufjan Stevens is nominated in the Best Original Song category for one of the two songs he contributed to Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me Be Your Name, “Mystery Of Love.” Stevens is up against R&BRead more…

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