Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

How many indie rock dudes does it take to cover a Sharon Van Etten song? By our count, four, as footage has surfaced of a 2010 concert where Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, and Colin Stetson covered her single “Love More.” Watch below. The footage comes from a MusicNOWRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Ever since their Iceland Airwaves KEXP session, we’ve been excited for more new music from Operators (featuring Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, and Handsome Furs), and today they share the single for “Cold Light,” which you can stream below. It’s a sneak peek at their forthcoming sophomore release, Blue Wave, produced by HolyRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Joy Formidable have shared new details about their highly-anticipated album, Hitch. The LP, which is the band’s first full-length since 2013’s Wolf Law, will drop on March 25. Today they’ve shared the first single “The Last Thing On My Mind” and it’s video. Frontwoman Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan described the track and visual: “It’s aRead more…

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Monday Music News

Late last year, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams launched a label, Ghost Ramp, and for 2016, their kicking off their subscription series in an awesome way: a split 7″ single featuring his band on one side, and Best Coast on the other side, covering the Nirvana track “Dumb.” Listen to a vinyl rip below. The twoRead more…

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Friday Music News

On March 18, Iggy Pop will drop his new album, Post Pop Depression, which was produced by Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. The album also features Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita on guitar and keyboard, as well as, Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders on drums. Check out the album’s first single, “Gardenia,”Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Austin-based group Shearwater, led by singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg (above), share a clip for the track “Quiet Americans,” off their forthcoming ninth full-length Jet Plane And Oxbow. Director Alex Rapine captures a dapper Meiburg at his most sinister. Jet Plane And Oxbow will be out January 22nd via Sub Pop, and KEXP presents the band onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Local duo Chimurenga Renaissance (aka Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces and Hussein Kalonji) debut a new track today titled “Girls With Gunz,” a song they say was inspired by African assassin Grace Maseva, a woman who fought in the Second Chimurenga, the war that ended white rule in Zimbabwe. Local writer Charles Mudede explained onRead more…

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Mo’ Meta Mix: Questlove 2010 KEXP DJ Set

Back in 2010, KEXP was broadcasting from the Ace Hotel in New York City during the CMJ Music Festival, and we were lucky to score not one, but two guest DJ sets from The Roots drummer Questlove. Apparently the guy had so much fun the first time, he returned to the decks the following day!Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Singer-songwriter Matthew E. White teamed up with childhood friend Natalie Prass on his new song “Cool Out.” This isn’t the first time the two have worked together, White produced Prass’ self-titled debut album last year. “Cool Out” is a laid back jam that finds perfect balance between the difficult marriage of a distinct baseline andRead more…

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Monday Music News

Local duo ODESZA share a clip today for “It’s Only” [ft. Zyra], a track from their 2014 release In Return. Writer and director Dan Brown explains his inspiration, noting the track “speaks to something elemental, fire, water, love, but from a viewpoint that seems removed. Things happen, good or bad. So it goes. This inspiredRead more…

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