Tag Archives: Austra

Tuesday News Catchup

Now that everyone’s good and recovered from last weekend’s phenomenal Capitol Hill Block Party, it’s time to catch up on what we missed while we were out forgetting about our day jobs: Canadian singer-songwriter Feist has finally announced the follow-up to her breakout 2007 LP The Reminder. The new one’s called Metals, and will bringRead more...

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Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party: Saturday

Whereas Friday at the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party was for me mostly about being mellow and dropping in on whatever sounded good, Saturday was a day of challenges: so many bands I knew I wanted to check out, scheduled one on top of the next. That blessing-and-curse combination is the hallmark of a goodRead more...

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Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 2: Austra

New wave has never felt such gloom as when Katie Stelmanis’ synth-powered goth project Austra took flight. Featuring an array of dance-ready, Knife-like beats and synthesizers, and armed with Stelmanis’ opera-trained voice, Austra took the blogosphere by storm with their debut full-length Feel it Break, which has now been shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris MusicRead more...

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Polaris Music Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced

As previously mentioned, the countdown to the 2011 Polaris Music Prize Gala is in full swing. Slated for September 19th, yesterday saw the Long List of 40 nominees pared down to 10. The ten Short List nominees will each receive $2,000 and and performing slot at the gala. For those uninitiated, Polaris is the annualRead more...

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Out This Week 5/17

One of our many guests performing this Friday at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard during our annual Hood to Hood broadcast, Point Juncture, WA (actually from Portland) has a stunning new album out this week on local label Mt. Fuji Records. Our Music Director, Don Yates, says that the band’s “visceral take on their atmosphericRead more...

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Song of the Day: Austra - Beat and the Pulse

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead more...

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