Category Archives: Music News

Tuesday Music News

YACHT‘s latest EP Where Does the Disco? drops today. Previously, they’ve shared a few of the album’s tracks and now we have the closing number. “Terminal Beach” describes a technological wasteland and serves as a shoutout to the band’s favorite science fiction writer J. G. Ballard. [Stereogum]

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Monday Music News

Sad news from local artist Star Anna: her beloved beagle buddy, Forest, was recently hit by a car and has sustained some injuries. Thankfully, he’s recovering nicely. If you’ve fallen in love with Forest like we have (read our pet profile on him here), please consider making a donation to help with his doctor’s billsRead more…

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Friday Music News

For a song that was supposed to be a joke, Alt-J are really running with the track “Left Hand Free.” The UK trio have made yet another video for the single, this time portraying a debaucherous lifestyle, with quite the twist ending. Check it out below, and watch them perform the track LIVE in theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Swedish band Little Dragon share a video for the track “Underbart,” from their fourth and most recent release, Nabuma Rubberband. Directed by Grant Singer, the clip features a cameo appearance from a wigged-out Don Bolles of the legendary punk band The Germs. Check it out below, and check out the band’s KEXP in-studio session hereRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Beloved Chicago label Bloodshot Records are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the 2CD or 3LP compilation called While No One Was Looking, featuring bands covering artists from their roster. Indie rock veterans Superchunk chose the Ryan Adams track “Come Pick Me Up,” which frontman Mac McCaughan relays, “It’s a song I’ve always wanted to coverRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Chvrches are among the many famous artists contributing to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. Their song “Dead Air” takes full advantage of Lauren Mayberry’s stunning vocals. The full soundtrack, curated by Lorde, drops on November 17. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Late last month, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists took to the streets of Brooklyn to announce the Portland band’s new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, will be out January 20th on Capitol Records. Today, we’ve got the studio version of the track “Make You Better” to share, and it’s even dreamierRead more…

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Friday Music News

Happy Halloween, everyone! In the spirit of scaring, Arcade Fire has shared a 20-minute horror film called Festi, which takes place during their 2011 tour. As they celebrate lead singer Win Butler’s birthday, the band deals with the frightening curse of the infamous 27 Club. An entire slew of celebrities make appearances, including The National,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Scottish group Young Fathers took the Barclaycard Mercury Prize yesterday with their debut album, Dead, beating out artists like Damon Albarn and FKA Twigs. The winner is selected each year by a panel of UK music critics and industry figures. Watch the band perform LIVE in the KEXP studios back in May of this year:Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Beck stopped by Conan to perform the beautiful track “Waking Light” off his most recent release, Morning Phase. Watch below, and keep up with all the late-night highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. [Pitchfork]

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