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Timber! Outdoor Music Fest 2017: Initial Lineup Announced

If you missed the announcement on The Morning Show on KEXP earlier today, we’re excited to share the initial line-up for the 2017 Timber! Outdoor Music Festival! Celebrating its fifth year, Timber! invites you to the rural splendor of Carnation, Washington July 13th-14th for another fun, family-friendly weekend of music and activities. This year’s headlinersRead more…

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Friday Music News

We’re a week away from the release of the new Father John Misty album, the highly-anticipated Pure Comedy, out April 7th on Sub Pop Records. He’s been sharing tracks left-and-right all year, including a 13-minute opus titled “Leaving L.A.” Today, he offers up the Radio Edit, which whittles it down to three minutes, and cutsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from the forthcoming full-length from Leeds UK trio alt-J. Earlier this month, we got our first taste with “3WW“; below, you can stream the track “In Cold Blood.” (Heads up for the epilepsy-prone.) Both will appear on the album Relaxer out June 2nd release via Canvasback. [ SpinRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

There’s been a lot of speculation about Amber Coffman‘s departure from Dirty Projectors. The lead single from her solo debut City Of No Reply is defiantly titled “All To Myself,” yet the album was produced by her former bandmate David Longstreth. On the latest and seventh Dirty Projectors album, Longstreth sings candid, intensely personal lyricsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Not to be outdone by fellow shoegazers Ride, Slowdive have announced their first new album in 22 years! The self-titled LP will be out May 5th via Dead Oceans. We’ve already heard the single “Star Roving.” Stream a new track below, titled “Sugar for the Pill.” On Wednesday, the band will perform live from TheRead more…

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Monday Music News

Just last week, we had Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) in the KEXP studios in support of his forthcoming solo LP, We All Want The Same Things. Even earlier this year, Finn did a small Living Room Tour, which you can see in the video to “Tracking Shots.” Director Julian Muller captures scenes ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar has shared the fourth installment in the “The Heart” series, which you can stream below. (“The Heart Part 1″ appeared on 2010s K. Dot Drops project, “The Heart Part 2″ is on Lamar’s Overly Dedicated mixtape, and “The Heart Part 3″ was released as a stand-alone single back in 2012.)Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Love & Hate, the sophomore release from soulful UK artist Michael Kiwanuka was a fave for many KEXP DJs last year. (It was even a nominee for the prestigious Mercury Award in 2016.) Kiwanuka revisits the release with a video for the track “Cold Little Heart” — watch below. The video was directed by DavidRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

What the hell? Are the planets aligned? Did they work this out in advance? Because today, we have a slew of new releases to share. First up, a new solo album from Thurston Moore. We had a hunch it was coming after he shared the stand-alone track “Cease Fire.” Now you can check out theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

As we announced last month, Seattle’s own Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) has a new album coming out this Spring, titled No Shape. Stream a video for the first single “Slip Away” below. Via a press release, Hadreas elaborates, “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now areRead more…

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