Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

Following a sold out show at The Moore Theatre last week, and a stunning benefit show for KEXP’s New Home, José González shares a video for the single “With the Ink of a Ghost” off his most recent Mute Records release, Vestiges & Claws. The stunning clip, directed by Malin Ingrid Johansson, stars dancer YaredRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

More sad news from the world of music: producer and manager George Martin passed away peacefully in his London home last night at the age of 90. Martin is often referred to as “The Fifth Beatle,” as he was the one who discovered The Beatles, signing the young band to Parlophone Records in 1962, andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s with great sadness that KEXP reports the passing of Aaron Huffman from respiratory failure following a lengthy illness. Not only was Huffman the art director at The Stranger since 2006, but he was the bassist for Harvey Danger and The Weather (formerly Campfire OK). He was 43 years old. KEXP sends our love toRead more…

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Monday Music News

West coast faves Silversun Pickups kick off their three-month-long North American tour with a video for the track “Circadian Rhythm.” The clip spotlights bassist Nikki Monninger (with a cute doggie co-star) in a dreamy, sparkly scene. Watch below, and then watch the band’s KEXP New Home benefit performance from Sun Liquor last year. “Circadian Rhythm”Read more…

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Friday Music News

On April 15, Sturgill Simpson will release a new album called A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, his follow up to 2014’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Today he’s shared the album’s first single, “Brace For Impact (Live a Little).” In a press release, Simpson described his motivation for the album: “I really questioned whether IRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Like most of you, we can’t wait for the debut full-length from UK trio Hælos to hit the streets. Get a sneak peek with the video for “Separate Lives,” a track the band describe as “a reflection on the moment when you are choosing between staying or leaving and the underlying love that keeps youRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Scottish band Frightened Rabbit share a video for the song “Get Out,” a single off their upcoming album Painting of a Panic Attack. The poignant clip, directed by Greg Davenport, was shot in Kiev, Ukraine, and captures the struggle of two women in love. Painting of a Panic Attack was produced by Aaron Dessner ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On June 3, The Kills will release Ash & Ice, their first album since 2011’s Blood Pressures. Check out the album’s first single “Doing It To Death” below, and catch the indie rock duo at Showbox SoDo on June 1. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

In a wonderful example of “you never know unless you ask,” powerhouses Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs are teaming up for a collaborative album, titled case/lang/veirs, out June 17th via ANTI- Records. Check out their first single “Atomic Number” below, as well as an album trailer. A few years ago, lang emailed theRead more…

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R.I.P. James Atkins of Hammerbox

James Atkins, bassist for Hammerbox and longtime fixture of the Seattle music scene, sadly passed away on Saturday, February 27th after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by friends and his favorite music, including AC/DC, Motörhead, Soul Asylum, and The Replacements. Formed in 1990, Hammerbox were another casualty of Seattle’s “grunge” popularity, signingRead more…

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