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Out This Week 10/19

Deerhunter lead the pack of this week’s new releases with the seventh full-length, Fading Frontier. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “one of their most direct and melodic releases. It’s also one of their best, featuring beautifully crafted songs of atmospheric psych-pop combining a warm, often-dreamy sound with poignant lyrics reflecting on survival andRead more…

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Out This Week 10/12

All week long on the KEXP Blog (here and here), we’ve been celebrating the release of Israel Nash‘s latest, Israel Nash’s Silver Season. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another impressive set of psych-tinged folk-rock reminiscent of Neil Young, featuring a warm, ‘70s-steeped sound with expressive guitar solos, occasional pedal steel, gentle vocals andRead more…

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Out This Week 10/5

Lots of great local releases this week, including the sophomore full-length from Seattle supergroup Childbirth, featuring members of Chastity Belt, TacocaT and Pony Time. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a strong set of snarky garage-punk with primal, grungy guitar lines and pounding rhythms accompanying Julia Shapiro’s sarcastic vocals and the band’s biting, often-hilariousRead more…

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Out This Week 9/28

It’s getting hard to keep up with all the great fall releases. If you thought last week was jam-packed, just check out what’s in store this week! Kurt Vile‘s highly-anticipated sixth solo album is out. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “another first-rate outing of expansive, folk-tinged psych-rock, with a consistently strong set ofRead more…

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Out This Week 9/21

It’s hard to pick just a few highlights this week, as there’s tons of great new albums in shops now. Seattle-based project Hibou (led by Peter Michel) releases their debut self-titled full-length on beloved local label Barsuk Records. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the long-awaited album, “an impressive set of summery, ‘80s-steeped dream-pop withRead more…

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Out This Week 9/14

Temperatures and new releases are dropping this month, including the latest (and first in twelve years) from reunited UK band The Libertines. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the album “finds them in fine form with their songwriting skills intact. More reflective, mature and diverse than their previous two releases, the album features a varietyRead more…

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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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