Category Archives: Music News

Wednesday Music News

Jack White brings the same creative inventiveness he does to his Third Man Records releases to his new music video for “Black Bat Licorice.” With a push of the “3” or “B” key, you can switch back and forth between three different interpretations of the interactive video: an animated version, a live-action version, or justRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sam Beam’s new label Black Cricket Recording Co. has released Archive Series Volume No. 1, the first collection in a series of archival Iron & Wine songs. Most of the tracks were recorded while he was working on his 2002 debut, The Creek Drank The Cradle. The album will officially drop on February 24, butRead more…

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Monday Music News

NPR Music is currently streaming the forthcoming release from local ladies THEESatisfaction. Get a sneak peek at the album EarthEE here, out February 24th via Sub Pop Records. The album features guest appearances from labelmates Shabazz Palaces, as well as Meshell Ndegeocello. Be sure to tune in to KEXP on Monday, February 23rd for aRead more…

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Friday Music News

Next month, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art will open an interactive exhibit celebrating Icelandic songstress Björk. The retrospective, which runs until June, will “chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance.” Below, she’s shared a brief, yet very intense, look at the exhibit called “Black Lace.” [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

Local label Sub Pop Records has issued an apology for this week’s Father John Misty release. It appears the fancy diorama featured in the deluxe vinyl edition of I Love You, Honeybear is affecting the vinyl. The label explains on their site, “In short, the extra, bulging thickness of the pop-up art in the FatherRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Talk about “a movie script ending”: in the brand new music video from Death Cab for Cutie, frontman (and future KEXP guest DJ) Ben Gibbard stars as a film director, shooting an action movie. Watch the brutal slow-motion footage for the track “Black Sun” below. Their forthcoming release Kintsugi hits stores March 31st via Atlantic,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Karen O has released her new live album, Live From Crush Palace, a week early exclusively on Spotify. The album features live recording from her Crush album as well as a live version of the Oscar nominated “Moon Song.” Check out the playlist below. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

All hail Father John Misty, whose sophomore release I Love You, Honeybear comes out tomorrow on Sub Pop. Watch the charismatic performer turn out an acoustic rendition of “I Went to the Store One Day” in a French café, via La Blogothèque’s famed “Take Away Show” series. And tune in to KEXP tomorrow, Tuesday, FebruaryRead more…

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Friday Music News

In 2013 Laura Marling starred in a short film called Woman Driver,as part of a 72-hour National Film Challenge in Marfa, Texas. Marling debuts three new songs in the film, in which she portrays a hitchhiker. One of the songs may even appear on her upcoming album Short Movie (out March 24). Check out WomanRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Ugh, not again: another beloved local musician has been the victim of theft. Producer/musician extraordinaire Erik Blood had his South Seattle studio robbed yesterday. He reports on Facebook, “The thieves attempted to remove the door to the studio, but were only able to pry it open a small amount, hence the lack of items missing,Read more…

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