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Out This Week 8/31

August is closing out with some seriously highly-anticipated new albums. Highlights include the fifth album from Baltimore duo Beach House, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “another beautifully crafted set of atmospheric dream-pop with a floating, reverb-drenched sound combining droning organ, shimmering synths, chiming guitars and hypnotic drum-machine rhythms with Victoria Legrand’s duskyRead more…

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Out This Week 8/24

The latest from Australian band Royal Headache doesn’t hurt KEXP’s ears: our Music Director Don Yates calls it, “another first-rate set of urgent, soul-steeped garage-rock and post-punk, combining buzzing guitars and energetic rhythms with emotive lyrics and lead singer Shogun’s gritty, soulful vocals.” Dirty Projectors bassist/vocalist Angel Deradoorian, or just Deradoorian, releases her solo debut,Read more…

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Out This Week 8/17

This week’s new release highlight came as a surprise: last week, UK artist FKA twigs stealthily unleashed a new EP via Young Turks. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “this British artist follows up her masterful debut album with a powerful 5-song EP blending futuristic R&B with deep post-dubstep electronic grooves while also featuring someRead more…

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Out This Week 8/7

August is off to a great start with these excellent new releases, including the sophomore smash from Seattle’s own La Luz. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “another impressive blend of noirish surf-rock and ‘60s girl-group pop. Produced by Ty Segall, the album’s sound is a bit more raw than their debut full-length, combiningRead more…

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Out This Week 8/3

The most exciting new release this week is The Most Lamentable Tragedy by New Jersey band Titus Andronicus. On this 29-song, 94+-minute rock opera, frontman Patrick Stickles details his struggle with manic depression. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the album, “features a full, grand sound to match with strings (courtesy of Owen Pallett), piano,Read more…

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Out This Week 7/27

It’s been a long wait, but last week Montreal-born, Woodstock, NY-based artist Thomas Arsenault (aka Mas Ysa) released his debut full-length. (Watch his 2014 KEXP session here.) KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the album, “a potent set of moody electro-pop with bright synths, propulsive rhythms, dramatic, tremulous vocals, emotive lyrics and epic sing-along choruses.”Read more…

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Out This Week 7/20

The biggest surprise of the summer is the latest from veteran Chicago band Wilco, who snuck out their ninth full-length late last week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the album as “a smartly crafted blend of stomping glam-rock, buzzing motorik post-punk, atmospheric space-rock jams, plaintive psych-folk ballads and more, combining a raw, live soundRead more…

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Out This Week 7/13

No, no — it’s not Tuesday. In case you’re confused, the music industry has officially moved “New Release Day” to Fridays. The global initiative has been spearheaded by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) who hope it will reduce piracy (since albums are often released earlier in the U.S.), and “re-ignite excitement andRead more…

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Out This Week 6/30

With Independence Day right around the corner, it’s great to see so many new releases out this week on independent labels! Highlights include the debut album from former Late Of The Pier frontman Sam Dust (aka LA Priest). KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “a fine set of eccentric, psych-tinged electro-pop ranging fromRead more…

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Out This Week 6/23

Kick off the summer solstice with these great releases! UK band Wolf Alice release their debut full-length, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “an expansive blend of ethereal dream-pop, shoegazer psych-rock, bristling grunge-pop and much more, with a dynamic, wide-ranging sound on smartly constructed songs ranging from ethereal folk balladry to feral grunge-punk.”Read more…

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