Category Archives: Sonic Roundup

Sonic Roundup: A Sleighfull of Holiday Songs

This week, to get into the festive spirit, we are featuring a collection of new holiday-themed songs as our Song of the Day podcasts. You can download original songs from The Barr Brothers and Breathe Owl Breathe, covers from Jessica Lea Mayfied and Brite Futures, and a new song from Diamond Rugs, a “supergroup” ofRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 11/15

As you probably know by now, Sonic Youth frontcouple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have called it quits. The future of the band remains uncertain, as Moore continues his solo tour, so if you’re looking to relive that live Sonic Youth experience, look no further than this pretty-good recording of what may become their finalRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 11/9

Vaudeville rocker Tom Waits made headlines earlier this year with the announcement of his seventeenth studio album Bad As Me, which was released last month, on October 21st. It’s Waits’ first album of entirely new material since 2004′s Real Gone, and has since received an aggregate score of 89/100 from Metacritic. Now, catch a newRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 9/14

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that the new James Blake song “Fall Creek Boys Choir,” a collaboration with Bon Iver, would appear on a new six-track EP called Enough Thunder. Now, you can hear another track from the EP called “Not Long Now,” thanks to Consequence of Sound and BBC Radio: AlsoRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 8/24

Florence and the Machine hit the big time with their massive debut Lungs, and now they’re set to follow up with an as-yet untitled album due out November 7th in the UK (no US release date yet). You can preview the first single, “What the Water Gave Me,” below, in all its choir-infused glory.

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Sonic Roundup 8/17

When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed live on KEXP last month (listen here if you missed it), they introduced a brand new song called “Can’t Hold Us” featuring the debut of young local singer named Ray Dalton. The official version of the new tune, along with Dalton’s stunning vocals, has just been released as aRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 8/10

MGMT‘s James Richardson can officially cross off “being pelted by a barrage of shoes” from his bucket list. This past weekend, during a show at California’s US Open of Surfing. During a break in the set, Richardson announced “Everybody give me your left shoe right now!” Amusingly, the crowd obliged, providing a volley of sneakersRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 7/20

Our guests today on the Afternoon Show, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, just released an amazing new video for his inspirational song “Wings”: M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez has been teasing us about his new album for some time, but now fans can finally get their first taste. New track “Midnight City” can be had for theRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 7/13

Montreal’s Handsome Furs have a new video for “What About Us,” coinciding with the release of their newest album, Sound Kapital. Directed by Scott Coffey (who also directed the Furs’ “I’m Confused” and Wolf Parade‘s “Yulia”), the clip features a surreal midnight romp under freeways and in motel rooms, with plenty of sexual intonations. KEXPRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 7/6

Goth-rockers The Horrors are awaiting the release of their third LP, Skying, but the dapper lads aren’t content to leave their fans waiting. Tiding fans over is the psychedelic new video for “Still Life,” which rings in the summer with visual swirls and distorted lighting to the max. If you want a peek into theRead more...

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