Tag Archives: Arcade Fire

Monday Music News

If you were hoping for an in-depth interview with Ty Segall during his wild, historical KEXP in-studio session (watch here), you won’t want to miss this chat with Vancouver personality Nardwuar the Human Serviette. Segall lets down the creepy baby mask, and gives some great, thoughtful answers on his musical history, garage rock inspirations, drugRead more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Friday Music News

With their documentary The Reflektor Tapes now in theaters, Canadian sextet Arcade Fire are re-releasing the 2013 album in question as a special deluxe version with six previously-unreleased tracks, five new and one remix. On October 16th, the six songs will be released on cassette tape, but ’til then, you can stream them online below:Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes 9/23

This Wednesday, September 23rd, don’t miss the one-night-only worldwide screening debut of the Arcade Fire documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. The screening will feature 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences. Directed by Kahil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes chronicles the creation of the band’s 2013 LP, Reflektor. (NotRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

We haven’t heard much from Shabazz Places this year. Thankfully, Seattle’s own hip-hop outfit have returned with a contribution to Adult Swim’s summer singles series. “The Mystery of Lonnie Don” is a fuzzy and haunting track that’s worth the wait, listen below. Here’s hoping we hear more from them soon. [CoS]

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Will Butler

Will Butler, best known as a core member of Arcade Fire, opened up the second day of Sasquatch on the main stage with a fun set of driving rock. Butler is a multi-instrumentalist, and seems equally confident on guitar, keys, or just playing the front man and singing. Indeed, his dynamic┬ástage presence is a bigRead more…

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Video Roundup: World Autism Awareness Day

For once, you’ll feel good about feeling blue: today is the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, and to help spread awareness, the community is encouraged to “Light It Up Blue.” Buildings from the Empire State Building, The Great Pyramid in Egypt, Niagara Falls, and, in Seattle, the Space Needle and Seattle Pacific University willRead more…

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Album Review: Will Butler – Policy

If you call yourself an Arcade Fire fan and have seen the band at least once in the live setting, there’s a good chance that you need absolutely no introduction to Will Butler. When Arcade Fire skyrocketed to the moon amongst the Reflektor hype of 2013, it was clear that the one facet of theirRead more…

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Monday Music News

NPR Music is currently streaming the forthcoming release from local ladies THEESatisfaction. Get a sneak peek at the album EarthEE here, out February 24th via Sub Pop Records. The album features guest appearances from labelmates Shabazz Palaces, as well as Meshell Ndegeocello. Be sure to tune in to KEXP on Monday, February 23rd for aRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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