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Out This Week 1/25

It’s unquestionably the strongest week of new releases this year (especially since it’s only the third week of new releases). Leading the pack is the highly-anticipated sophomore releases from UK group Savages. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “this British band’s excellent second album features a more expansive take on the band’s urgent post-punk withRead more…

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Out This Week 1/8 + 1/15

2016 is off to a slow start for music, so we’ve combined the past two weeks of new releases. One undeniable highlight is the final album from the late, legendary David Bowie, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it his first No. 1 album ever. KEXP Music Director Don YatesRead more…

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Out This Week 12/11

Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg shares her debut solo album under the moniker jennylee. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release “brings a bit more of a rhythmic emphasis to her regular band’s brooding, goth-tinged dream-pop, while still sharing a dark sound with atmospheric guitars and keyboards along with hypnotic rhythms.” Former Vivian GirlsRead more…

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Out This Week 12/4

Thank goodness, there is still time to vote for Lil BUB‘s debut album in KEXP’s Top 90.3 Albums of 2015 Countdown. (Voting ends this Friday, December 11th, by the way.) Yes, the internet celebri-cat releases her first full-length, which Andrew WK describes as “the sonic equivalent to holding Lil BUB in your own arms.” 25%Read more…

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Out This Week 11/27

New releases are slowing down as we get closer to the end of the year, but there’s still some gems to be found, like the debut full-length from young New Zealand artist Nadia Reid. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release a “promising set of mostly acoustic-oriented folk-pop reminiscent at times of Laura Marling,Read more…

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Out This Week 11/20

It’s a holiday week, so for new releases, we get a cornucopia of reissues, remixes, retrospectives, and more. Husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope share a surprise covers album that KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes features appearances “ranging from Shakey Graves and JD McPherson to Lucius and J. Roddy Walston.” Violin virtuoso Kishi Bashi sharesRead more…

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Out This Week 11/13

This week, Anti- Records releases the eight-album Neko Case vinyl box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule. The collection features her solo discography remastered from their original analog tape and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. There’s also an 80-page photo book, a vinyl slipmat featuring an illustration by Case, and a custom storage box for the wholeRead more…

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Out This Week 11/6

Acclaimed Canadian artist Grimes returns with her highly-anticipated album, Art Angels. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls her fourth full-length, “her most brightly melodic and also her most aggressive-sounding release, featuring a cleaner, more luminous sound for her adventurous dance-pop while also incorporating a variety of live instrumentation and unusual textures on intricately crafted songsRead more…

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Out This Week 11/2

After a discography of 11 full-length albums, Seattle’s own Car Seat Headrest makes their label debut on Matador Records. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “The album reworks 11 songs from his extensive Bandcamp catalog with help from a new backing band (this also marks the first time he’s recorded with a full band). TheRead more…

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Out This Week 10/26

Seattle’s own Beat Connection make their Anti- Records debut with an album KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as, a “first-rate set of sleek electro-pop inflected with New Wave, R&B, funk and other styles, with consistently strong songs featuring bright synths, jangly guitars, shimmering melodies and propulsive rhythms accompanying Tom Eddy’s breezy, soulful vocals.” (ReadRead more…

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