Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Wilco‘s surprise release of Star Wars (voted #15 in KEXP’s Top Albums of 2015 countdown), and to celebrate, the band have done another surprise release. Check out the single “Locator” below, which you can download for free in exchange for an email address. Happy anniversary, Star Wars! (Watch theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

7/14 update: The GoFundMe has since been removed. Soulful singer/songwriter Shawn Smith has come across bad times. The vocalist for Pigeonhed, Brad, and Satchel, to name a few, is currently “homeless” (i.e. he has temporary housing, but friends aren’t sure how long that will last). A longtime friend of Smith’s has set up a GoFundmeRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On August 12, The Oh Sees‘ will drop A Weird Exit, their TENTH studio album. Very impressive. The first taste of the album, “The Axis,” is a psychedelic track that will take you on a 6-minute ride to the 1970s. Be sure to catch them at Oregon’s Pickathon festival on August 6 and then inRead more…

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Monday Music News

Northwest artist/musician Geneviève Castrée lost her battle with pancreatic cancer this past Saturday. Castrée recorded music under the names Woelv and Ô Paon for local labels K, Marriage Records, and her spouse’s label, P.W. Elverum & Sun. She was an accomplished artist, releasing her debut graphic novel, Susceptible, in 2013 with Drawn & Quarterly. OverRead more…

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Friday Music News

Have you ever wondered how to prove your undying loyalty to your favorite band? If the answer is year, The Kills have got you covered. Last month, the band asked fans for 15 participants to get tattoos of symbols inspired by each song for their album Ash & Ice. The call was easily answered andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

If you missed its debut on The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, we have new music from the Pixies! Check out the single “Um Chagga Lagga” below, from their forthcoming full-length Head Carrier, out September 30th via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. It’ll be their first album with new bassist Paz Lenchantin (who you may remember from theirRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last month, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor released his sophomore solo-album Piano. During a set at Manchester’s Granada Studios, Taylor performed a few tracks off the album as well as a cover of Prince‘s rare track “Old Friends 4 Sale.” It’s a beautiful rendition of a relatively unknown piece. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Ms. Sharon Jones! is a new documentary that follows Sharon Jones (and her Dap-Kings) through 2013, the year she and the band released their amazing Give the People What They Want and when she was diagnosed with cancer. The film was directed by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple and will premiere in Seattle on SeptemberRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The latest full-length from Boston-based artist Marissa Nadler is hauntingly beautiful, so it’s fitting she presents a video just as lovely. Watch the clip for “Janie in Love” below, directed and animated by Nadler herself. Stop-motion animation is shot in greyscale and layered with live action footage. The result is spooky and pretty, just likeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Holy shit. St. Vincent played a show last night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, dressed as toilet. The evening also included performances from Father John Misty and Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Joan As Police Woman, and more, although none of them dressed as a sanitation fixture. Proceeds from the show are being donatedRead more…

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