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Live at MFNW 2013: Day 1 begins!

The crowd is already forming as we set up for Day 1 of KEXP’s broadcast from Doug Fir during Musicfest NW. We’ve got a killer lineup today starting with the ever-charming Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES, followed by the all-star group The Baseball Project, electrifying dance-punks !!!, and the arty Canadian electronic band Austra. Tune inRead more…

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Monday Music News

At some point as an art-rock outfit, a band surpasses the need to surpass themselves. The Flaming Lips have just released a pared down and grainy video for the immersive “Turning Violet” from their latest album, The Terror. Primordial vocals emerge from deep in a Turrell-esque white room before lines of colored lights erupt likeRead more…

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O Happy Canada Day: A Video Roundup

Today, millions of Canadians celebrate Canada Day, their nation’s birthday, dating back to 1867, when the four current British colonial provinces joined to form the country consisting of ten provinces and three territories that we know today. We at KEXP feel a particular kinship with our polite northern neighbors, not just because their western-most metropolisRead more…

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Out This Week 6/18

K-vicker? No, K-vaker! Today’s release of Sigur Rós‘ 2013 album, Kveikur, may seem like a speedy turn-around on the heels of their 2012 LP, Valtari, but the ground-shaking sound on the new LP is what the Icelandic band has been building toward over the past few years. While the relatively placid Valtari surfaced some earlierRead more…

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Friday Music News

TEEN have shared the video for title track to their new EP, which is available now via Capark. “Carolina” follows performance art/expressionist Megha Barnabas as she ventures around NYC hotspots with a bouquet of roses. The best part of the video is her crazy dance, featuring awesome arm choreography, in Times Square. [Stereogum]

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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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All I Want for Record Store Day Is…

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day. Across the nation, droves of rabid music fans will swarm the remaining brick and mortar music retailers, drawn by the lure of in-store performances, special sales and, most importantly, limited-edition collectibles too numerous to count. My head swims as I survey the list of myriad goodies mintedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

If you’re a fan of Twin Peaks, Tim & Eric, and Beach House you are in for a treat this morning. Yep, that’s Ray Wise riding a majestic stallion in the photo above. It’s a screenshot from the new Eric Wareheim-directed video for Beach House’s “Wishes”. Wise lip syncs the song at a futuristic sportsRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week starts off a little slow but builds quickly. On Tuesday night Gregory Alan Isakov and Jeffrey Foucault are at Triple Door, and on Wednesday night you can choose between Grass Widow and Plaided at Chop Suey or The White Buffalo with Shelby Earl at the Crocodile. Friday and Saturday are full of even more fantastic choices.Read more…

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Live Video: Austra

In Latvian mythology, Austra is the goddess of light, and though the Toronto band of the same name is frequently lumped in with moody, dancey, new wavey (but don’t call them “goth”) bands like Zola Jesus and Cold Cave, it’s not hard to see how Austra shines brightly. Originally formed by singer Katie Stelmanis withRead more…

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