Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

Yesterday, we shared a poignant cover of Joey Ramone’s “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” that School of Seven Bells recorded before the passing of Benjamin Curtis to a rare type of Non-Hodgkins Lymphona. Today, we have news that his bandmate Alejandra Deheza is currently in the studios, finishing the band’s final album,Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O has announced she’ll be releasing a debut solo album, Crush Songs, on September 9th via Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records. In a note on her website, O shares, “When I was 27, I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were writtenRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Broken Bells, the duo of The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse, stopped by Late Show With Dave Letterman last night to promote their album After The Disco. During the late night broadcast they performed the track “Control,” but they obviously had bigger plans for the show’s webcast. They ended up treating everyone in theRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’ve got a new Shabazz Palaces track to share today, with, quite possibly, one of the best song titles ever: “#CAKE.” The sophomore release from the spacey Seattle duo is titled Lese Majesty, out 7/29 on Sub Pop. They’ll be LIVE on KEXP on Monday, August 4th at 3:00 PM PT. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

The Shins have shared a new song “So Now What,” their contribution to the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here. The band’s participation makes sense, because a decade ago Braff’s film Garden State put The Shins on the map. A brief snippet of the song was featured in the film’s trailer,Read more...

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Thursday Music News

Ever since we debuted this song on the air yesterday, it’s become the #1 requested track at KEXP: new music from Alt-J! Stream the track “Hunger of the Pine” below, from their sophomore album This Is All Yours, due out September 22nd via Warner Music. (Alas, yes, that is Miley Cyrus sampled from her singleRead more...

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Announcing the 2014 Summer Meltdown Lineup

One thing’s for sure about the Pacific Northwest — we love our outdoor music festivals! And this morning, the line-up was announced for the 14th Annual Summer Meltdown Festival, held at the beautiful Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington, Washington, just 90 minutes northeast of Seattle. From August 7th through the 10th, campout by the riverRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Australian dance masters Cut Copy have announced they’ll be releasing a deluxe edition of last year’s amazing album, Free Your Mind. This expanded edition comes out July 22nd on Loma Vista Records, and will feature five new songs taken from the album’s recording session (including the two used on the 2013 Record Store Day 10″).Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

French website La Blogothèque has filmed a live acoustic set of Real Estate. The band played a few tracks from their last album Atlas as well as a cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” (listen at the 17-minute mark). The half-hour session is available to watch in full below. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Last month, we shared Moby’s version of “Rio,” and today, we’ve got Warpaint‘s stark, moody cover of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur.” These covers will be available on the tribute album Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran, out July 15th on Manimal Vinyl. All sales go to benefit Amnesty International. [Pitchfork]

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