Category Archives: Music News

Wednesday Music News

We can’t say the song title on the air, but we sure can on the KEXP Blog! So, check out the clip for the track “Shithole” from Toronto stand-outs Weaves. Director Trevor Blumas fixes his lens on frontwoman Jasmyn Burke. In a press release, Burke says, “We shot this video on a hot Summers dayRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Was he mad he had to sit at a different table? Reunited shoegazers Lush have canceled their remaining tour dates as bassist Phil King has left the band. So, you won’t get to see them at Iceland Airwaves or Rolling Stone Weekender after all. King replaced original bassist Steve Rippon before the release of 1992’sRead more…

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Monday Music News

Fellow musicians have been taking the Warpaint single “New Song” and making it into an even newer song. Check out remixes below from Mike D of the Beastie Boys and Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma. Each artist definitely puts their own stamp on it. The original can be found on the LP Heads Up, outRead more…

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Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

Congratulations to Bob Dylan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature! Also a critically acclaimed memoirist, Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, and he’s the first American to win the prize in over 20 years! The 75-year old icon’s impact on music throughoutRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

PNW transplant Aesop Rock shows some love for his new hometown of Portland in the video for “Shrunk,” off his latest LP, The Impossible Kid. Filmed at the old-school arcade palace Ground Kontrol, Aes raps about therapy while an 8-bit version of him battles the therapy bear from earlier promo clips (see here). He alsoRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Brooklyn-based artist Mitski shares a video today for the track “A Burning Hill,” a stand-out from an already outstanding LP, Puberty 2, out now on Dead Oceans. Director Bradley Gray captures singer/songwriter Mitski Miyawaki around town, wearing a button down shirt as mentioned in the lyrics. Via a press release, Miyawaki says, “The director andRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 10/10

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, October 10th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Two Door Cinema Club The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:Read more…

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Monday Music News

KEXP was lucky to host an in-studio session with Okkervil River over the weekend. If you missed it, here’s a consolation prize: a new video for the track “Judey on a Street” off their recently released eighth full-length, Away. Director Gabrielle Demeestere captures actor Steven Ogg, meandering throughout nature. Founding member/frontman Will Sheff explains, “ThisRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Black Francis makes his video directorial debut today with the clip for “Um Chagga Lagga,” off the latest Pixies LP, Head Carrier. Francis (er, “Mr. Black”?) wrote, storyboarded, produced, and directed the clip in Toulouse, France, and the video features scenes of the countryside there, alongside black and white footage of the band. Enjoy below!Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Our girl Grimes always does the unexpected, and that’s just part of the reason why we love her. Today, she has released not one, not two, but SEVEN new videos for tracks from her latest LP, Art Angels. The clips were created by Grimes, her brother, Mac Boucher, and her best friend, HANA, during aRead more…

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