Category Archives: Music News

Tuesday Music News

Fleet Foxes are getting back together. The Seattle indie band went on hiatus five years ago after they released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. At the time, frontman Robin Pecknold had decided to go back to Columbia University to earn his degree. Now it seems the hiatus is coming to an end. According to guitaristRead more…

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Monday Music News

Mark your calendars: Icelandic icons Sigur Rós just announced dates for their North American tour, including a Tuesday, September 20th stop at the Paramount Theatre. A press release declares there will be no opening acts, nor additional musicians. “The shows will give the group a chance to road test new music, the first time sinceRead more…

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Friday Music News

Seattle’s own Tacocat pay tribute to a ’90s feminist icon with “Dana Katherine Scully,” a track out today in both video form and on their latest full-length Lost Time. In an interview with Rookie, frontwoman Emily Nokes explains, “I’d been watching a ton of old school X-Files around the time that we were writing theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Need to chill? Moby‘s got you covered with this four hour mix titled Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. He explains, “it’s really quiet: no drums, no vocals, just very slow calm pretty chords and sounds and things for sleeping and yoga and etc.” Hey, if it works for a busy dude like Moby…! Download itRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Since R.E.M.‘s 2011 break-up, we haven’t seen much of frontman Michael Stipe. But, last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he returned to the spotlight for a haunting performance of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World.” He’ll likely reprise his cover, or perhaps do a different one, for the Music ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

case/lang/veirs — the super-group of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs — share a track from their forthcoming self-titled debut. Stream the single “Best Kept Secret” below, which premiered on Lena Dunham’s website Lenny Letter. case told Dunham, “It was done in one or two takes, and it went down super-fast. We were allRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, The Posies announced that bass player Joe Skyward, aka Joe Bass, sadly passed away. In 2014, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer that, according to the L.A. Weekly, had metastasized and spread to his skeletal and lymphatic systems. Though Skyward left Seattle for the clear California skies, he was well-known and belovedRead more…

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Friday Music News

If you caught The Dandy Warhols at last week’s John in the Morning at Night event, then you got a live sneak peek at how strong their forthcoming full-length Distortland is going to be. Today, the band shares the single “Catcher In The Rye” from their soon-to-be-released tenth album. Listen below. Distortland hits stores onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’ve got new music to share from Seattle’s own Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo): check out the single “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” from their upcoming release Teens of Denial, out May 20th on Matador. It’s the first CSH album recorded in a studio with a full-band, and Toledo lucked out to get local legend SteveRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Malik Taylor, aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, passed away yesterday at the age of 45, as a result of complications due to diabetes. Taylor formed A Tribe Called Quest with his childhood best friends in 1985, releasing their now-legendary debut People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm in 1990. His familyRead more…

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