Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

Draped in a cape and fringed cowboy gear, Ty Segall took the stage on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night in support of his new self-titled solo release, out now on Drag City Records. Watch Ty and the guys perform “Break a Guitar” (though they don’t actually do it). KEXP presents three nights ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Yesterday, M.I.A. teased a new song, and today we get the whole dang thing: hear the single “P.O.W.A.” below via a video directed by Maya Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.) herself. She also tweeted a lyric sheet if you’d like to sing along with the “wa wa wa wa / pa pa pa pa” chorus. [ StereogumRead more…

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Friday Music News

Mere weeks before heading out on his Life Aquatic Tour (yes, inspired by the Wes Anderson film), west coast rapper Vince Staples shares the new single “BagBak.” Listen below. Frankly, I don’t remember any scenes with a bagbak, but you can definitely envision Bill Murray and his band of interns storming the Belafonte to theseRead more…

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Thursday Music News

This past Tuesday, we aired an exclusive in-studio session with Regina Spektor where she performed a gorgeous live version of the song “Black and White.” Today, we’ve got an official video for the track, spotlighting Spektor performing in Chicago’s closed down Uptown Theater as a ballerina dances. (We should’ve recreated this with DJ Larry Rose.)Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last year’s Six Degrees honoree Robyn Hitchcock releases his 21st album this Spring. Check out the first single below, titled “I Want To Tell You About What I Want.” In an interview with NPR, Hitchcock explains, “The original title of the song was ‘My Vision Of World Empathy.’ Either we will eventually become extinct andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

We’ve got new music to share from the hardest-working slacker in the biz: listen to two new tracks from Mac DeMarco below, “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man” off his upcoming release This Old Dog. The album was written before a cross-country move to Los Angeles. In a press release, DeMarco shares, “I demoedRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty continues to roll out new music from his forthcoming full-length Pure Comedy, out April 7th via Sub Pop/Bella Union. (Check out the title track on the KEXP Blog here.) Today, he shares a video for the single “Two Wildly Different Perspective” — again directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin, who shared a collage-styleRead more…

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Friday Music News

Earlier this month, we mentioned local ladies Sleater-Kinney were on the eve of releasing their first-ever live album, and today, you can stream the whole thing. Live in Paris was recorded at La Cigale back in March 20th, 2015, and features a strong discography-covering set list. Sub Pop will release a physical edition on JanuaryRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Did all the new lights in the KEXP Live Room get to him? Because Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest is talking about collaborating with… Smash Mouth. Yeah, the band behind karaoke go-to “All Star.” In an interview with Australia’s Triple J radio, he says a project “kind of remains a mysterious front,” but adds,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

The postal service doesn’t reach outer space, but soon, the Starman can send a message for you around the globe. The UK Royal Mail has announced a David Bowie commemorative 10-stamp collection out March 14th. There will be six album covers (Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, “Heroes”, Let’s Dance, Earthling, and Blackstar) and four live shotsRead more…

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