Category Archives: Music News

Friday Music News

Animal Collective added their voices to Shabazz Places‘ “#CAKE.” They’re calling this intensely chaotic remix the “Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix.” Special shout-out to I Want You magazine’s Christian Peterson for some exotic and trippy artwork. Shabazz Places perform this Saturday at The Showbox for SMooCH: Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital. [Pitchfork]

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Treefort Music Fest 2015: Initial Lineup Announced

You’ll want to make the climb to the 2015 Treefort Music Fest the weekend of March 25th – 29th, 2015 in downtown Boise, Idaho. Though only in its fourth year, this seedling of a music festival has firmly planted their roots in their community. In fact, they were recently named Boise’s Economic Cultural Ambassador forRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn eardrum-busters A Place To Bury Strangers share a new track today from their forthcoming fourth release, Transfixiation. Stream the track “Straight” below, and watch out for the dizzying edit of found VCR footage in the clip. Transfixiation will be out February 17th via Dead Oceans. [Stereogum]

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R.I.P. Ian McLagan of Small Faces

Ian McLagan, keyboardist for the ’60s UK rock band Small Faces (later, known in the ’70s as the Faces), passed away today at the age of 69. In a statement released by his management, it was reported, “He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Spoon return to their hometown in the Lone Star State for an appearance on the PBS show Austin City Limits. Catch a sneak peek with their performance of the track “Do You” below. The episode will air on January 3rd – keep watch on KEXP’s TV Eye column for a reminder. [Under the Radar]

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Tuesday Music News

Portland natives The Decemberists debuted the lyric video for their new song “Lake Song.” The warm and stunning track will be featured on their forthcoming, seventh studio album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (out January 20.) [CoS]

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own THEESatisfaction return with their first new album in almost three years: EarthEE. The sophomore full-length was co-produced by Erik Blood, who also makes a guest appearance, along with Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Taylor Brown. Check out the first single “Recognition” (featuring Shabazz Palaces & Erik Blood) below. EarthEE hits storesRead more…

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Earlier this week, Julian Casablancas + the Voidz wrapped up their North American show with a guest-star-studded hometown performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Not only did Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces jump on stage for the Tyranny track “Father Electricity,” but Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) joined the bandRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Mark Lanegan shares a gorgeous new video for the track “Floors Of The Ocean” from his most-recent release, Phantom Radio. The abstract clip features ominous-looking storm clouds, as menacing and alluring as Lanegan’s voice itself. You can watch him perform more songs from the album in this KEXP in-studio session here. [Under the Radar]

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Tuesday Music News

Next year, HBO will broadcast a “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary. Montage of Heck, named after a Cobain mixtape from the 80s, will feature great amounts of previously unheard material. According to a press release, filmmaker Brett Morgen has “no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals,Read more…

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