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R.I.P. Prince

LISTEN AGAIN TO THURSDAY’S SHOW Sad news is spreading quickly across the internet. Prince has died. The 57-year old icon, Prince Rogers Nelson, has been reported by TMZ, and now with many others confirming, to have passed away at his Chanhassen, Minnesota, estate. Just days ago, Prince required an emergency landing in his private jetRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

I would’ve loved to see the faces on the suburban stay-at-home parents when UK post-punk band Savages took the stage on Ellen yesterday afternoon. “I love finding new, interesting, unique music, and I love this next band,” Ellen said in her introduction. Watch them perform the track “Adore” below. And studio audience members all receivedRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Twin Peaks have shared a brand new track from their upcoming album, Down in Heaven. The song, called “Holding Roses,” shows the Chicago garage rockers sunnier side. It may be a breakup song, but the bright melody strikes an interesting contrast. Down in Heaven drops on May 13. [SPIN]

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Monday Music News

They didn’t perform this one during their blistering closing set at KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening this past Saturday, but Car Seat Headrest took to Tumblr to share a cover of Radiohead‘s “Pyramid Song.” Frontman/founder Will Toledo calls his take of the Amnesiac track, a “sloppy flamenco with missing string and AIM accompaniment.” Listen below.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Everyone’s favorite gap-toothed songwriter shares a demo from the Mac DeMarco vaults: check out a four-track version of “Rollin Like A Dummy,” which dates back to his 2012 album 2. Via Reddit, he says, “Everybody’s always asking for a recording of this song, so I’m finally getting around to it. It’s a 4 track versionRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Dream-pop chanteuse Tamaryn shares a video as sweet as the song title for “Sugarfix,” a standout from last year’s full-length Cranekiss. The self-directed clip captures the atmospheric sound from the New Zealand-born, NYC-based artist. Watch below, and check out the exclusive mix she did for KEXP’s Midnight in a Perfect World last year. [Stereogum]

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Wednesday Music News

We’re days away from an exclusive, intimate solo performance with Bob Mould this Saturday, April 16th at KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening! Should we all stop and sing the lyrics of the track “Hold On” to him, like the people in this video directed by Alicia J. Rose do? Watch the clip below. “Hold On”Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Car Seat Headrest, lead by Seattle’s own Will Toledo, have shared the opening track from their upcoming album and Matador debut, Teens of Denial (out May 20). “Fill In The Blank” is a fuzzy piece of indie rock that has me very excited for the rest of the album. Check it out. [SPIN]

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Monday Music News

If you caught last week’s KEXP session, you know Diarrhea Planet‘s forthcoming full-length, Turn to Gold, is a rollicking set of rock n’ roll fun. Check out the album version of “Let It Out” below, a barely-three-minute ‘slice of ’80s-inspired rock (does anyone else hear some Bryan Adams in there?). Turn to Gold comes outRead more…

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Friday Music News

Tegan & Sara will drop their eighth studio album, Love You To Death, on June 8. Today, the Canadian sister duo have shared two new, addictive album tracks called “Boyfriend” and “U Turn.” Check them both out via Spotify below. [Pitchfork]

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