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Out This Week 4/21

Before you even have a chance to recover from Record Store Day, the industry is spitting out even more awesome releases this week. You may have grabbed the vinyl version on Saturday already, but the long-awaited Built to Spill hits shelves today. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a consistently strong set of songsRead more…

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Out This Week 4/14

Veteran Tucson band Calexico return with their ninth album today titled Edge Of The Sun. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a beautifully crafted set of expansive folk-rock inflected with mariachi, synth-pop, cumbia and more. The album’s vibrant, colorful sound is fleshed out with help from an impressive supporting cast including Neko Case, SamRead more…

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Out This Week 4/7

It’s a throwdown for album of the week, and The Mountain Goats just might come out on top with their fifteenth full-length Beat the Champ. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a fascinating set inspired by professional wrestling though often dealing with notions of identity, justice, death and other weighty subjects. The album’s expansiveRead more…

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Out This Week 3/31

This week in new releases, we hear from several artists who’ve been dormant for a while. Sufjan Stevens returns with his majestic new album, Carrie & Lowell, named after his mother and stepfather and partly inspired by his mother’s death. Several KEXP DJs have already hailed it as a contender for “Album of the Year,”Read more…

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Out This Week 3/23

Spring is springing with excellent new releases, including the highly-anticipated debut (of sorts!) from Melbourne, Australia artist Courtney Barnett. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a masterful set that improves upon her promising early releases with even sharper songwriting and a more urgent and confident sound. The diverse set of songs ranges fromRead more…

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Out This Week 3/17

If you’re hoping to spend St. Patrick’s Day doing some record shopping, you are indeed in luck, as there are some great new releases at the end of the rainbow this week. Highlights include the latest from Modest Mouse. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the latest album (and first in eight years) from theRead more…

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Out This Week 3/10

This week, soulster Matthew E. White unleashes his sophomore full-length Fresh Blood, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “a well-crafted set of soul-inflected pop, featuring a warm, full-bodied though intimate sound, impeccably arranged with lush strings, soulful horns, piano, soft vocals and effervescent harmonies.” (Hear for yourself when White is LIVE on KEXPRead more…

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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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