Category Archives: Out This Week!

Out This Week 10/14

It’s another jam-packed week of new releases! Highlights include the latest from London-based artist Adam Bainbridge (aka Kindness). KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the relase “finds him toning down the disco influences of his promising debut album in favor of an often-gorgeous set of ‘80s R&B-influenced electro-pop, featuring a spacious sound with atmospheric keyboards,Read more...

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Out This Week 10/7

There’s lots of treats as the month of October kicks off, including the latest from Ontario-born, London-based producer/multi-instrumentalist Caribou. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes it as, “an even more dance-oriented follow-up to his 2010 breakthrough album Swim, with an often-intimate and R&B-influenced sound combining pulsing house, hip hop and other club rhythms, warm, emotiveRead more...

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Out This Week 9/29

As we mentioned in today’s Music News round-up, Prince has returned with not one, but two new albums this week: a solo album titled Art Official Age, and one with his band 3rdEyeGirl called PlectrumElectrum. Famed Scottish indiepop duo The Vaselines also return today with the album V For Vaselines. KEXP Music Director Don YatesRead more...

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Out This Week 9/23

It’s the first day of Autumn, and the new releases are falling all over the place. The sophomore release from Alt-J is finally officially out. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes, “this English band carries on with their second album, a generally more subdued, organic and atmospheric take on the band’s quirky, expansive prog-pop, combiningRead more...

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Out This Week 9/16

It’s another busy fall week, but KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates definitely spots some highlights, like the latest from NYC’s The Juan Maclean. Now “officially” a duo, producer/musician Juan MacLean and vocalist Nancy Whang share “a strong set of muscular disco, house and related styles, combining bright synths, occasional fiery guitars, propulsive rhythms and Whang’sRead more...

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Out This Week 9/9 Addition: New Album from U2!

Oh, hey, lookie here, U2 sprung a new album on us! The Irish superstars surprised the world with the release today at an Apple press conference for the new iPhone 6, which concluded with a performance of the opening track “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone).” The thirteenth album (and their first in five years) isRead more...

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Out This Week 9/9

Indicators of Autumn: cooler weather, it’s getting darker outside earlier, and the new releases list is getting more robust! Just look at this week’s list. We get the long-awaited new album from Interpol. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes, the “New York-born band’s fifth album (and first without bassist Carlos Dengler) is a rock-solid return-to-formRead more...

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Out This Week 9/2

Holiday weekends are never the most robust for new releases, but some exciting albums did make the schedule this week. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates points out the third release from Sinkane, a project of Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist/vocalist (and former Yeasayer/Caribou/Of Montreal sideman) Ahmed Gallab. Yates describes their latest as “a masterful blend of soul,Read more...

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Out This Week 8/26

From J Dilla to J Mascis, there is something for everyone this week in new releases! While the Dilla self-releases his 40-track The King of Beats’ Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set, Mascis shares his latest solo release, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “another strong acoustic-oriented set featuring some gorgeous finger-pickedRead more...

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Out This Week 8/19

After a blistering in-studio session at KEXP, young Benjamin Booker has released his self-titled debut album, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates calls “a powerful blend of energetic garage rock and postpunk with gritty blues and soul, featuring a variety of visceral songs with explosive guitar riffs, rollicking organ and often-frenetic rhythms accompanying Booker’s raspyRead more...

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