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Do You Like American Music?: KEXP’s Fourth of July Video Roundup

We like all kinds of music! And today, on Fourth of July, we’re celebrating “Independence Day” with just that! (As an aside, don’t forget that KEXP’s DJ Troy Nelson is leading a Violent Femmes sing-a-long this summer at Timber! Outdoor Music Fest. But, we digress.) As you gather around the BBQ with your friends andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local hip-hop heroes Shabazz Palaces have been slowly rolling out single after single from their two forthcoming albums Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines for the past couple of months. So far they’ve shared “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac),” “Since C.A.Y.A.” (which features Thundercat), and “When Cats Claw,” from Born on aRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s an understatement to say that Björk doesn’t follow the rules. Nearly two and half years after the release of Vulnicura, she’s continuing to release videos for songs off the album. Not only that, but they’re videos for songs that she’s already released videos for! (When you’re one of the most recognizable names in music, youRead more…

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Friday Music News

If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you heard DJ John Richards play the new LCD Soundsystem. As reported yesterday, two songs debuted last night — “Call the Police” and “American Dream” — both available now in digital format, and streaming below. No definite news on the new album, butRead more…

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Video Roundup: Easter Songs

Can we just admit that American Easter is kind of a weird holiday? While originally a deeply religious holiday, the introduction of bunnies and eggs, which have absolutely nothing to do with that, continue to be carried down year after year to the point that it’s possible most children probably don’t even know that theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

More new music from The Shins: stream the very Wilco-esque single “Mildenhall” below (frontman James Mercer is even singer lower than ever before). The band’s fifth LP Heartworms will be out March 10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Catch them at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, 5/26-5/28 at The Gorge in George, Washington. [ Pitchfork ]

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Monday Music News

The title says it all: Animal Collective have released a new single titled “Kinda Bonkers.” Listen below, via a lyric video by animator/director Jack Kubizne. The track will be included on their upcoming EP, The Painters, a companion to last year’s full-length Painting With. It’ll feature three new songs recorded around the same time, asRead more…

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Monday Music News

Despite a music career that’s lasted half a century, Iggy Pop is just now being nominated for a Golden Globe. Instead of honoring him for his persona-defying role as Nona’s Dad in The Adventures of Pete & Pete, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have given him and collaborator Danger Mouse a nod for the themeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Stephin Merritt likes to keep it clever with his long-running project The Magnetic Fields. From 1999’s 3-CD set 69 Love Songs, to his recent A-Z tour (performing a song starting with each letter of the alphabet), and now a five CD set titled 50 Song Memoir scheduled for a March 3rd release on Nonesuch. MerrittRead more…

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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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