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Out This Week 7/15

The UK dominates this week of new releases with standout albums from two British duos. The mysterious twosome known as Jungle release their self-titled debut with XL Recordings, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “an excellent set of retro-futuristic electro-funk with shimmering keyboards, funky guitar lines, rubbery beats, layered falsetto vocals and lyricsRead more...

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Out This Week 7/8

Highlights for this week include the debut release from The Proper Ornaments, a UK group led by Max Claps and Veronica Falls’ James Hoare. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes their first full-length as “a sturdy, well-crafted set of hazy psych-pop with jangly guitars, warm harmonies, wistful melodies and often-dark lyrics.” Another stand-out debut thisRead more...

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Out This Week 7/1

With today being Canada Day and Friday the Fourth of July, the music industry world is kinda quiet this week, but there are still some stellar releases worth shooting fireworks for. Highlights include the comedy album 2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery, the brainchild of Conan/The Daily Show writer Rob Kutner, The Tonight Show writerRead more...

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Out This Week 6/24

It’s the first batch of new releases for the summer, and highlights include the latest from Chicago-based artist Tom Krell, who records under the name How To Dress Well. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes his third album, What Is This Heart?, as a “more expansive take on his intimate blend of spectral R&B andRead more...

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Out This Week 6/17

Brooklyn band The Antlers release their fifth album, Familiars, today, and KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a gorgeous, deeply felt set of dreamy ambient-pop tinged with elements of elegiac jazz and southern soul on lengthy, slowly swelling songs featuring muted guitars, mournful trumpets, atmospheric keyboards, slow, stately rhythms, plaintive vocals and reflective lyricsRead more...

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Out This Week 6/10

It’s a release as big as his mouth -- the latest from trouble-making troubadour Jack White is titled Lazaretto. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the album as, “a typically masterful set of rootsy rock ranging from high-stepping blues-rock and brooding, spaghetti western-influenced rock to plaintive country and folk-tinged ballads.” The new release from SwedishRead more...

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Out This Week 6/3

What a great way to kick off June! Just look at this list of new releases. A clear highlight for KEXP has been the latest from indie rock veteran Bob Mould. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the latest from the former Husker Du/Sugar frontman as, “in the same vein as 2012’s excellent Silver Age,Read more...

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Out This Week 5/27

Recover from the holiday weekend with some new music, like the latest from KEXP favorite Sharon Van Etten. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes her fourth release as, “a masterful set of brooding folk-pop... the album features a sparsely produced, mostly slow-burning sound with solemn piano and organ, muted guitars, stately rhythms and occasional hornsRead more...

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Out This Week 5/20

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst returns with his latest solo release, Upside Down Mountain. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the new album, “features a warm, rich sound with acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards along with occasional horns, pedal steel, woodwinds and gorgeous harmonies courtesy of Swedish duo First Aid Kit accompanying Oberst’s quaveringRead more...

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Out This Week 5/13

Well, this is the week to go broke at the record shop. Bye bye, paycheck, it was nice knowing you, and hello to these excellent new releases! Such as, the long-awaited release from The Black Keys, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “a more subtle and atmospheric take on the band’s sound.” YatesRead more...

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