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Out This Week 4/29

It’s a strong week for new albums, including the long-awaited solo debut from Blur frontman (and Gorillaz leader) Damon Albarn. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a mostly dark, brooding set of eclectic, beat-driven pop with a stripped-down, dub-influenced sound combining haunting piano, mournful strings, glitchy beat loops and occasional other instrumentationRead more…

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Out This Week 4/22

With labels, stores, and buyers recovering from the rush of Record Store Day, this week’s release schedule is a little quieter than usual, but there are definitely still some highlights. Eels (aka Mark Oliver Everett) releases his eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, on his own E Works label. KEXP’s Music DirectorRead more…

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Out This Week 4/15

Highlights this week include the first new album in 16 years from veteran rockers, The Afghan Whigs. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their latest, titled Do To the Best, as “a strong return-to-form of brooding, soul-inflected rock with atmospheric guitars and keyboards and occasional strings accompanying Greg Dulli’s husky vocals and dark, often-ominous lyricsRead more…

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Out This Week 4/8

The sun is finally out in Seattle, and so are lots of great new albums for your springtime soundtrack. Avey Tare of Animal Collective has teamed up with former Dirty Projectors bassist Angel Deradoorian and former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman for the project, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their debutRead more…

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Out This Week 4/1

2014 kicks off April with another great batch of new releases, including the fourth album from Cleveland trio, Cloud Nothings. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a ferocious, consistently engaging set of anthemic punk-pop with raw, distorted guitars, relentless driving rhythms, strained vocals, angst-filled lyrics and an abundance of memorable song hooks.”Read more…

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Out This Week 3/25

At this pace, 2014 is well on its way to outdoing 2013 in new releases. The streak continues this week, topped by a terrific new album by Future Islands, which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a masterful set of impassioned, ‘80s-steeped electro-pop with glittering synths, streamlined guitars and driving rhythms accompanying Samuel T. Herring’sRead more…

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Out This Week 3/18

It’s an excellent week for new releases, led by the latest from Philly-based psychrockers The War on Drugs. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their third album, Lost In The Dream, as “another expansive blend of psych-tinged guitars, atmospheric keyboards, occasional horns and other instrumentation, hypnotic, often-motorik rhythms, folk-rock melodies and Dylanesque vocal phrasing.” They’llRead more…

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Out This Week 3/11

KEXP DJs have had nothing but soaring praise for the latest from British band Elbow, titled The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Music Director Don Yates notes their sixth album “continues in the vein of 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys! with a subdued, downbeat set of atmospheric prog-pop featuring mostly lengthy, slow-burning songs thatRead more…

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Out This Week 3/4

One of the most exciting releases this week comes from Brooklyn-via-Jersey band Real Estate. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes their third album, Atlas, as “another masterful set of dreamy, surf-inflected indie-pop, featuring a more pristine sound this time around for their warm blend of jangly, reverbed guitars, gentle rhythms, yearning vocals and wistful melodies.”Read more…

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Out This Week 2/25

It’s been six years, but a new album from Beck is finally here. KEXP’s Music Director, Don Yates, describes his twelfth studio album, Morning Phase, as “a gorgeous set of downtempo, psych-tinged folk-pop that’s a sequel of sorts to his 2002 album Sea Change, with somber, slow-moving songs featuring acoustic guitars, lush strings and pianoRead more…

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