Category Archives: Music News

Monday Music News

When Courtney Barnett sings about “Three Packs a Day,” she’s not talking about smoking. (I mean, c’mon. Haven’t you listened to the lyrics of “Avant Gardener“? She’s not that good at breathing in.) Instead, the brand-new single from the Australian singer/songwriter is an ode to ramen. While dietitians may disagree with the title, the trackRead more…

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Friends and Fans Pay Tribute to David Bowie

The world is waking up to the terrible news: iconic artist David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after an 18-month-long battle with cancer. KEXP DJs and listeners have been sharing their stories, feelings, and memories on-air all day, and on social media, Bowie’s friends and admirers have been doing the same.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Portland psychedelic rockers The Dandy Warhols have shared “You Are Killing Me,” their latest music since their 2012 album, This Machine. This track is the band’s first release since signing with their new label Dine Alone Records. “You Are Killing Me” is a catchy rock number with an old school sound. Here’s hoping that theyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Tomorrow, not only will iconic rocker David Bowie celebrate his 69th birthday, but he releases his 25th studio album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) via Columbia Records. Today, he shares the video for the track “Lazarus,” which features the influential artist, well, hallucinating in a mental hospital. Watch the clip, directed by Johan Renck, below, and tuneRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Northwest noisemakers The Thermals return this Spring with the album We Disappear, out March 25th via Saddle Creek. Check out the first single “Hey You” below. The album was recorded both here and in their hometown of Portland, and produced by ex-Death Cab for Cutie dude Chris Walla. Frontman Hutch Harris describes the album, saying,Read more…

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Announcing the 2016 Coachella Music Festival Lineup

The rumors are true: LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses will reunite to headline the 2016 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, with Calvin Harris headlining the final night.

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Tuesday Music News

There’s been heavy speculation that LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting this year for Cochella. Well, frontman James Murphy has confirmed the reunion, and a new album, in a statement on the band’s website. Murphy writes, “we’re not just playing Coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a recordRead more…

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Monday Music News

For Christmas, PDX-via-NZ group Unknown Mortal Orchestra gave us the gift of song: stream the track “SB-03″ below, written by frontman Ruban Nielson and his brother, Kody Nielson (aka Silicon). The twelve-minute-long track was released on December 25th, following the singles “SB-01″ and “SB-02,” released at the end of 2013 and 2014, natch. Unknown MortalRead more…

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Friday Music News

Happy New Year! Last night, Kendrick Lamar decided to end 2015 with a 7-minute short film called God Is Gangsta. It features tracks from his acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly, “u” and “For Sale? (Interlude).” Watch Kendrick rap and go clubbing in Paris below. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Fansite Morrissey-solo.com has unearthed some rare demos from The Smiths‘ early days. One recording is a no-frills version of “Never Had No One Ever” which seems to be from a 1986 recording session for The Queen is Dead. There’s also alternate versions of Morrissey’s “Bengali in Platforms” and “He Knows I’d Love To See Him.”Read more…

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