Tag Archives: Alvvays

Music That Matters Podcast: Camp Bliss

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters Vol. 423 - Camp Bliss Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole providesRead more...

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Thursday Music News

’90s-revivalists Speedy Ortiz go all the way back to the ’70s for their cover of the Sibylle Baier song “Lost Something In The Hills.” The obscure German folk-singer had recorded songs at home on a reel-to-reel recorder, and when none other than J Mascis got his hands on a copy, he helped Baier’s son getRead more...

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Out This Week 7/22

Highlights for this sleepy summer week include the debut from Toronto-based band Alvvays (pronounced “always,” if you were wonderin’). KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a promising set of hazy, surf-inflected dream-pop. Produced by Chad VanGaalen, the album features a reverb-drenched sound with fuzzy guitars, energetic rhythms, wistful melodies, melancholy lyrics andRead more...

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Time to Escape: More of DJ Shannon’s Artists to Look Forward To in 2014

I’ve put together my latest list of Bands to Watch for 2014. (See my previous list on the KEXP Blog here.) Many of the tracks are US debuts or World Premieres. You can listen to them on my radio show Thursday night 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM PST. The Away Days This Turkish band’s single,Read more...

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