Category Archives: Music News

Wednesday Music News

Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein did probably the most adorable interview of her life for the new podcast Bea’s Big Laughs hosted by 10-year-old Bea. The interview focused mostly on Brownstein’s work in Portlandia, but Sleater-Kinney was brought up as well, with Bea asking “I hear you’re in a female rock band.” Listen toRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sufjan Stevens recently released the mixtape The Greatest Gift, which features remixes of songs from 2015’s Carrie & Lowell along with a few previously unreleased tracks. Yesterday he shared a video for Helado Negro’s remix of “Death With Dignity,” off The Greatest Gift. The emotional clip focuses on three cancer patients, Theresa, Roland, and Justin,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Kendrick Lamar has unveiled his cinematic new video for “LOVE” off of this year’s instant-classic DAMN. Directed by frequent collaborator Dave Meyers and the Little Homies (aka Lamar and TDE president Dave Free), the video cuts between a number of different scenes but overall follows the dissolution of a relationship. The video follows previous DAMNRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Erykah Badu stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform a medley of “On & On” from Baduizm and a cover of Fela Kuti’s “Sorrow Tears and Blood.” The beloved Baduizm turned 20 this year but Badu was there to promote the latest Fela Kuti box set that she curated: Fela Kuti Box Set #4. Badu’s limited-run Fela Kuti boxRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Ohio alt-country singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield has contributed a holiday song to Amazon’s Indie for the Holidays playlist. Taking on the 1966 anti-Christmas Christmas song by Loretta Lynn “To Heck With Ole Santa Claus,” Mayfield turns the spirited original into a despondent slow-burner. She’s also shared a video for the song directed by Christopher Good.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Australian psych outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard took over 2017 by stating at the beginning of the year that they would put out five albums in just this year and then…did it. Their fifth album doesn’t have a name yet but should be dropping soon. They’ve previously shared two tracks off the album:Read more…

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Monday Music News

Björk released her latest album Utopia last month and has been steadily pumping out music videos ever since. Following the visuals for “The Gate,” “Blissing Me,” and “Utopia” comes the official video for album opener “Arisen My Senses.” The video stars Björk and her Utopia co-producer Arca, with Björk emerging from a giant womb as some sort ofRead more…

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Live Video: The National

Late last month, longtime station faves The National made a stop by The Morning Show on KEXP, delivering a passionate, dynamic in-studio session — a true feat at 9:30 AM! In addition to songs from their latest album Sleep Well Beast (4AD Records), the band treated listeners to a previously unreleased track titled “Rylan.” DespiteRead more…

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Friday Music News

Arcade Fire have shared a remix of the title track of this summer’s Everything Now from their tourmates from the European leg of their recent tour, Colombian psychedelic cumbia band Bomba Estéreo. Simón Mejía of Bomba Estereo said that Win Butler approached the band with a couple of song possibilities to remix but they chose “Everything Now” because “weRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The National have shared a couple news items today. The first is a new video for the title track from their latest album Sleep Well Beast. The clip is directed by artist Casey Reas, who also did the videos for “Day I Die,” “Guilty Party,” “Carin at the Liquor Store,” and “The System Only DreamsRead more…

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