Category Archives: New York

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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Thursday News Threads

We are sorry to report that after quite a lengthy battle with cancer, Gang Starr rapper Guru has passed away. He was only in his 40s [the exact date of his birth is in question.] Guru suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma from which he finally passed. RIP.

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Photos from the Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios NYC, Pt. 1

This is the first of an ongoing series of installments showcasing the great photos shot during the KEXP Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City. This set includes acts from the boroughs of New York and around the world. We were treated to Brooklyn dance punk from Matt & Kim,Read more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Our thoughts and condolences go out to members and friends of You Say Party! We Say Die! as they lost a dear loved one on Friday night. During their show in Vancouver, drummer Devon Clifford suffered a brain hemorrhage and was rushed to the hospital, but despite emergency surgery Clifford passed the next day. YSPWSDRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Secret History – My Life With The Living Dead

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‚Äôs selection, featured on theRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

LCD Soundsystem are streaming their entire new album over at their website. This choice may or may not have been influenced by leaks of a bunch of tracks from This Is Happening, the highly anticipated third album from the band. It’s being released May 18th on DFA/Virgin Records. They’ll be playing Sasquatch May 30th andRead more…

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Out This Week 4/13

All systems are go on perhaps the biggest album out this week: MGMT‘s sophomore effort, Congratulations, on which the Brooklyn band veers away from creating dancey pop singles to more experimental, spacey territory. Produced by space rock pioneer Peter Kember, formerly of Spacemen 3, the new album is hardly a psychedelic drone-fest. As the albumRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

No matter your stance on the lofty status occupied by Arcade Fire and their minuscule canon, you can’t deny that their hooks are into plenty of cool projects. Case in point: after providing the triumphant theme for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are, the band could be in line to become Jonze’s subjects inRead more…

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The New York Report: BRAHMS and Ill Prezidente

The New York Report is a weekly look into up and coming NYC based bands. We’ll keep you updated on which bands to look out for and where to check them out if you’re 5-borough-based.

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