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Tuesday Music News

The vocal interplay between Colin Meloy and Laura Viers is well documented on albums by The Decemberists. But, for fan-favorite “Yankee Bayonet,” they almost went with another vocalist! Hearing is believing: stream a demo version recorded with Alela Diane below. The outtake will be included in the 10th anniversary edition of The Crane Wife, aRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, December 29th: • KEXP Presents Red Fang at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • Knut Bell & Friends at Little Red Hen // 21+ (more info)

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Out This Week 7/30

Another light summer week of new releases, but there’s a handful hitting shelves today that you’ll definitely want to check out. Portland singer-songwriter Alela Diane tops the list with her fourth album of heartbreaking (and broken) folk-pop, highlighting her rich voice and often personal lyrics. Dead Confederate frontman T. Hardy Morris strips back his band’sRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Brooklyn soul revivalists Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have announced a new album, Give the People What They Want, and have released a new track from it. Funky and everything the people wanted from a follow-up, “Retreat!” is also sassy – “live with me and you’ll play with fire.” Check it out. [Pitchfork]

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Live Video: Alela Diane at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Portland based singer-songwriter Alela Diane stood in for Oberhofer at our Bumbershoot Music Lounge this year, adding a lovely dose of acoustic to calm festival goers. She performed four new songs from her album in progress, as well as played several old ones from Alela Diane and Wild Divine and The Pirate’s Gospel. Bumbershoot canRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 1: Alela Diane

Born in Nevada City, California, singer-songwriter Alela Diane got her start with some help from fellow Nevada City artist Joanna Newsom. Although her kinship with the harp musician threatened to overshadow her own extraordinary talent in a world full of hype, critics and fans quickly realized that Diane was a true emotional powerhouse to beRead more…

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Out This Week 4/5

Spring is in the air, but you might not know it if you either looked outside or listened to this week’s new releases. That’s not to say there’s not a lot of great stuff hitting record store shelves today. In fact, there’s plenty to chose from. It’s just that, well, many of the week’s recommendedRead more…

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Interviews from SXSW

Many of the artists who performed on KEXP’s stage at ME Television studios in Austin during SXSW stuck around afterward to talk to our DJs. Here are a handful of them, with Alela Diane, The Love Language, First Communion Afterparty, and The Features:

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KEXP Live in Austin during SXSW, Day 1: Alela Diane

photos by Jim Bennett When I first heard of a the new-folk genre, I was prepared for peyote tripping bearded men in flannel and countless Mother Earths with soothing, psychedelic voices and delicate folk harmonies; one listen to Alela Diane and I too was tripping the countryside fantastic. The Nevada City, California native has beenRead more…

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