Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National curated the compilation Day of the Dead, a whopping 59 song, 5 and a ½ hour long tribute to the Grateful Dead. Today, NW-via-NZ band Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a video to go with their rendition of the 1978 track “Shakedown Street.” Directed by theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Pioneering hip-hop trio De La Soul share another new track from their forthcoming full-length, and the Anonymous Nobody…. Check out the single “Drawn” below, featuring special guests Little Dragon. Their ninth album hits stores on August 26th, and on that very day, KEXP will go 3 Feet High & Rising as we breakdown every sampleRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Earlier this month, we announced that grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog were reuniting for the 25th anniversary of their debut, self-titled, and only LP. Well, now, according to an interview in Rolling Stone, it sounds like there might even be new music from the team of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Following an electrifying performance at Pickathon, Thee Oh Sees offer a full album stream of their upcoming release, A Weird Exits. Hard to believe it’s only the 17th full-length from John Dwyer and company. KEXP presents the Bay Area band on Friday, November 25th at Neumos. [Consequence of Sound]

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Friday Music News

The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser and vampire Weekend producer Rostam Batmanglij have joined forces to create a side project brilliantly called, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. The duo will release their debut album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, on September 23. Check out new album track “In A Black Out” below. [Stereogum]

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Thursday Music News

The nominees are in for this year’s prestigious Mercury Prize, unfortunately now known as the “Hyundai” Mercury Prize. Heavy hitters David Bowie and Radiohead lead the shortlist, alongside Michael Kiwanuka (above), Anohni, Savages, and more. Not only has the name slightly changed, but so has voting: for the first time ever, the public are invitedRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Grimes is a self-admitted comic book dork — she designed a variant cover for Image Comics’ The Wicked + The Divine, and is a former intern for Drawn & Quarterly — so, it’s no surprise she was excited to contribute a track to the soundtrack for Suicide Squad, adapted from the DC comic. In anRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Australian rock outfit Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are gearing up to release not only their new album, Skeleton Tree, but also a feature film. One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik, features interviews with the band and footage of them performing songs from the new album. The movie premieres on SeptemberRead more…

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Monday Music News

L.A. ladies Warpaint share a new song… titled “New Song.” Well played, Warpaint, well played. The track is slated for their third full-length, Heads Up, which finds the group moving (no pun intended) in a more dance-oriented direction. Vocalist/guitarist Emily Kokal says, via a press release, “We’ve always had this really jammy, high-energy live showRead more…

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Friday Music News

Last night, during a performance at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, The National debuted a new song called “Prom Song 13th Century (Frankie and Johnny)”. Joining them onstage was Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, who added a unique element to the moody track. They ended the performance with an impromptu slow dance between ClarkRead more…

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