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Out This Week 3/3

They say March is “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” and out this week is the sophomore release from Lady Lamb (formerly Lady Lamb The Beekeeper)! KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release is “a bolder, more direct-sounding album with a dynamic indie-pop sound featuring driving rhythms, guitars and keyboards along withRead more…

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Out This Week 2/24

Following yesterday’s hypnotic in-studio session on The Midday Show on KEXP, local ladies THEESatisfaction release their sophomore album EarthEE today via Sub Pop. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as an “entrancing blend of Afro-futurist hip hop, cosmic R&B, psychedelic funk and astral jazz. Produced again by Erik Blood (and also featuring appearances fromRead more…

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Out This Week 2/17

KEXP Music Director Don Yates has declared the debut release from Ibeyi as his “Pick of the Week.” He notes, “the debut album from the young Paris-based French-Cuban twin-sister duo of Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz (who are also both daughters of the acclaimed Cuban percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz) is a mesmerizing blend of electro-pop, soul,Read more…

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Out This Week 2/10

This Valentine’s Day week, it’s appropriate that Father John Misty releases his sophomore full-length, I Love You, Honeybear. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a masterful, more fully realized set of sophisticated ‘70s-steeped pop. With Jonathan Wilson again enlisted as producer, the album features a warm, sumptuous sound combining acoustic and electric guitars,Read more…

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Out This Week 2/3

The legendary Bob Dylan releases “an album of vintage songs associated with legendary crooner Frank Sinatra.” KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “it works beautifully, with spare, low-key accompaniment (ethereal pedal steel, softly plucked bass, gentle guitars and occasional muted brass) and his craggy vocals sounding surprisingly smooth and assured on a variety of bleary-eyed,Read more…

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Out This Week 1/27

It’s uncanny that yesterday just happened to be Australia Day, and the highlights of this week’s new releases are dominated by the down under! Merge Records release the latest from Melbourne pop quartet Twerps, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes is, “a masterful album of jangly indie-pop reminiscent at times of Yo La Tengo,Read more…

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Out This Week 1/20

It’s an impressive week for new releases! Beloved Northwest band Sleater-Kinney end their hiatus with the release of No Cities To Love. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “The recently reunited trio’s eighth album (and first in 10 years) is a strong return-to-form, with an intense blend of punk, classic and hard rock combining fierceRead more…

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Out This Week 1/13

2015 is off to a great start for new releases! Highlights include the latest from Panda Bear, aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes that the fifth release from this experimental artist “is a typically adventurous, brightly colored set of warped psych-pop with swirling, often-disoriented synths, trippy ambient textures, occasionalRead more…

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Out This Week 12/16

The new releases list gets smaller and smaller as we get closer and closer to the end of the year. A few highlights do stand out, especially the long-awaited new album from R&B artist D’Angelo. After 15 years, he returns with his third album, Black Messiah, featuring production by ?uestlove. (Stream the album on theRead more…

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Out This Week 12/9

As we get closer to the end of the year, the new release list gets shorter and shorter, which should make it easier for you to vote for your Top Albums of 2014! (No need to wait and see what else will come out this year!) Get your votes in before Tuesday, December 16th atRead more…

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