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Friday Music News

Fleet Foxes have released their first video off of Crack-Up, coming out June 16 on Nonesuch. The video is for the single “Fool’s Errand” and was directed by frontman Robin Pecknold’s brother Sean Pecknold. Crack-Up will be their first album since 2011’s Helplessness Blues and will be featuring a slightly different lineup (no Josh Tillman unfortunately). The current Fleet FoxesRead more…

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Thursday Music News

 Rejoice! Indie rock legends The National have announced a new album! Their first since 2013’s excellent Trouble Will Find Me, the new album will be called Sleep Well Beast and will be released just in time for the post-summer bummers on Sept 8th via 4AD. Check out the first single “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” and pre-orderRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

That David Byrne is unstoppable. The influential icon was just in town, launching a run of his musical Here Lies Love at the Seattle Repertory Theater (watch an exclusive KEXP interview about it here). And now, upon his return home, he’s announced a “music-related variety show” to held for one night only at the TownRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

If you’re going to have a eerie, gory music video, who better to narrate than Iggy Pop? UK trio alt-J have recruited the Grandfather of Punk to do just that in their clip for “In Cold Blood.” Director Caspar Balsey does a little too good of a job building up the tension as a smallRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sigur Ròs want you to go to hell. No, wait. The Icelandic icons have announced they’ll be organizing their own festival, Norður Og Niður, a name that translates to “go north and go down” but can also mean “everything’s going to hell.” From December 26th through 31st, the venue Harpa will host musical performances, filmRead more…

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Friday Music News

If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you heard DJ John Richards play the new LCD Soundsystem. As reported yesterday, two songs debuted last night — “Call the Police” and “American Dream” — both available now in digital format, and streaming below. No definite news on the new album, butRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017: LCD Soundsystem Announced

Just announced: LCD Soundsystem has joined the 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup. The beloved New York City band will replace Frank Ocean as the headliner on Friday, May 26th, as he had to drop out due to production delays beyond his control. It’ll be LCD Soundsystem’s first return to Sasquatch! since 2010. They just releasedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

UPDATE 12:00 PM PT: the first half of a track has been shared via BBC Radio 1; listen below. LCD Soundsystem are releasing two new songs tonight, titled “Call the Police” and “American Dream”! No, we don’t actually have the songs yet, but midnight EST (or 9:00 PM PST), both tracks will become available viaRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Two bands that probably sit close to each other on your record shelf: The Shins performed a session for Spotify where they covered The Smiths 1986 single “Panic.” Listen below. James Mercer and friends also performed their own track “Name For You” off their latest full-length, Heartworms, out now on Columbia Records. Listen below. TheRead more…

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R.I.P. Kevin Garcia of Grandaddy

We are heartbroken to report on the passing of Kevin Garcia, founding member and bassist for Grandaddy. Garcia suffered a massive stroke on Monday, leaving him with a brain injury described by doctors as “catastrophic.” Sadly, he died from complications of his stroke on Tuesday afternoon. He was only 41. On the band’s Facebook page,Read more…

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