Tag Archives: Arcade Fire

Wednesday Music News

Probably among the most beloved hilarious trouble making tongue in cheek Canadians making the music rounds right now is Mac DeMarco - and he’s all of these things plus some in his new video for “My Kind of Woman” off his recent album 2. Plus he’s in drag. Sort of - and he winks likeRead more...

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Video Roundup: Earth Day 2013 Playlist

Preceding the mass media’s adoption of the “green” movement by almost forty years, Earth Day celebrates and demonstrates support for environmental protection. Now in its 43rd year, the initially proposed date for the internationally-observed holiday was March 21 - the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere - but the established date was chosenRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by James Bailey

James Murphy may have pulled the plug on LCD Soundsystem, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be collaborating with other bands. Most recently, Arcade Fire fan group Arcade Fire Tube have discovered proof that Murphy is in the studio with the band, working on their forthcoming album. The photo the group posted on their FacebookRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About the Cold

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. The weather has taken a turn for the cold, so this week were looking at songs about the cold. Seattle cold isRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo credit: Gregory A. Perez

Shortly after we posted yesterday’s music news, Pitchfork reported that Arcade Fire are currently working on a follow-up to 2010′s The Suburbs. In an interview with CKCU 93.1, a radio station in his native Ottawa, drummer Jeremy Gara stated that the band has spent the last several months “just working on music and growing beardsRead more...

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Monday Music News

The forever punk garage rockers of FIDLAR released a brash and energetic new track from their upcoming LP yesterday: “White on White”. They’ve been on tour with this material for the past few months, alongside other KEXP favorites The Hives and Jeff the Brotherhood (In-studio on October 14th), so it might not seem new. Stereogum’sRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Feist took home the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for Best Canadian Album on Monday night, beating out Grimes, Japandroids, and Kathleen Edwards. Feist, who described winning as “getting the Valentine from the right boy”, had previously been nominated for 2007′s The Reminder and twice as a member of Broken Social Scene. Along with bragging rights,Read more...

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Monday Music News

Mick Jagger closed out his hosting duties for last Saturday’s season finale of SNL by performing a medley of Rolling Stones songs with Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Foo Fighters as his backing bands.  Somewhere out in musicland, the kitchen sink feels left out.  Videos of that performance can be found here. Radiohead’s Kid ARead more...

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Friday Music News

Not one to let Of Monsters And Men monopolize 2012′s folk spotlight, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes dropped their newest track, “Man on Fire,” on The Late Show with David Letterman last night: Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary (wow) of the founding of the Rolling Stones, frontman Mick Jagger is set to pull doubleRead more...

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Record Store Day 2012: The Top Vinyl Releases

Earlier in our coverage of Record Store Day 2012, KEXP has covered both the full list of record exclusives and live events around Seattle; however, amidst the many, many special releases available this weekend, we’ve highlighted the vinyl releases that we’re super excited about. Arcade Fire - “Sprawl II” (Mountains Beyond Mountains)  Courtesy of MergeRead more...

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