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Monday News Mash-Up

Metal legend Ronnie James Dio died yesterday at 67. While touring last year with Heaven And Hell, an incarnation of Black Sabbath he continued to lead, Dio announced that he was battling stomach cancer. Through the end, he never gave up hope in touring again and being with his fans. Read more here.

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Out This Week 5/11

What’s a little time in waiting when the results are this good? After three years, The National return with their much anticipated new album, High Violet, which elevates their moody music to a grand scale. The Dead Weather fans, though, needn’t wait so long: only ten months after the release of their debut, Horehound, JackRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Were you a kid of the 90s who wondered what a collaboration between Beck and Stephen Malkmus would sound like? You may get your answer next year as it’s been reported that Malkmus and his band, The Jicks, were recording with Beck before Malkmus began touring with the recently reunited Pavement. Hopefully this doesn’t leadRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

British artists including M.I.A., The Futureheads, and Super Furry Animals designer Pete Fowler have joined a guerrilla art campaign to create digital billboards expressing their political views during the current UK general election. According to NME, the billboards are now being projected on London locations like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern during theRead more...

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Out This Week 5/4

A lot of super music out today! On Heaven Is Whenever, the Minneapolis power group The Hold Steady turn a more sonically diverse and dynamic though no less hard-hitting fifth album. Gone is mustachioed keyboardist Franz Nicolay, but here to stay are the clever lyrics of songwriter Craig Finn and the band’s epic sound. BrokenRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Apparently, Sub Pop will be releasing indie rawkers Wolf Parade‘s new record, titled “Expo 86,” in late June or early July. Catch them at the Showbox in Seattle July 26th or Terminal 5 in NYC on July 13th.

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Song of the Day: Midnight Masses - Walk on Water

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday, we deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Out This Week 4/27

Some things are worth waiting for, and Seattle band The Lights prove that four years isn’t too long to wait for their third release in a decade. On Failed Graves, recorded once again with producer/engineer extraordinaire Erik Blood, The Lights continue to sound like a punk band writing pop tunes in the only way theyRead more...

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Album Review: Fang Island - Fang Island

To begin, the vinyl player crackles. Synths mixed with electric guitar crescendo tonally but haphazardly in fanfare, only to disappear in favor of vocal harmonies. Majestic, folk-like vocals set the stage. Triumph and pride resonates with the opening lines, “They are all within my reach/ they are free.” But enough of that little prelude --Read more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Did you know secrets can lead to the cleaning areas of landmines? That’s the hope of “secret” e-mail blog The Plug Five Project. In conjunction with a healthy list of popular webzines, blogs, and artists that include Wavves, John Vanderslice, and Woods, the Plug Five Project just asks for a one time donation of $2Read more...

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