Tag Archives: Battleme

Out This Week 3/11

KEXP DJs have had nothing but soaring praise for the latest from British band Elbow, titled The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Music Director Don Yates notes their sixth album “continues in the vein of 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys! with a subdued, downbeat set of atmospheric prog-pop featuring mostly lengthy, slow-burning songs thatRead more...

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Album Premiere: Battleme - Future Runs Magnetic

The future is definitely running bright for artist Matt Drenik, the mastermind behind Battleme. His sophomore release, Future Runs Magnetic, out March 11th on El Camino Records, is his first with a full band behind him, resulting in what KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “a bigger, more muscular rock sound inflected with glam,Read more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Winter Recovery

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 397 - Winter Recovery Positive, upbeat and all very newRead more...

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Song of the Day: Battleme - Just Weight

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Just Weight” by BattlemeRead more...

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Noise for the Needy Tickets On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Noise For the Needy music festival taking place in Ballard on June 20th - 23rd. Get your tickets on the festival’s website, noisefortheneedy.org, and get ready to see great Seattle bands performing in favorite Ballard venues like the Tractor Tavern, the Sunset, and Conor Byrne. This yearRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

December starts off with a full week of fantastic new shows to tell you about. Monday sets the bar high for one of our favorites bands - Simian Mobile Disco at Neumos. On Thursday, Neumo’s hosts another must see show with Charles Bradley and The Mehanan Street Band, and you can also check out JohnRead more...

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Live Video: Battleme

At first a side project and now a full time gig, Battleme began as a secondary outlet for Matt Drenik, frontman of hard rocking Austin band Lions. Despite its aggressive sounding name, Battleme displays Drenik’s softer writing style, one more prone to be supporting Band of Horses as Lions was for Monster Magnet. While LionsRead more...

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Out This Week 4/24

It’s hard to believe after all the projects that Jack White has been involved with over the years that he’s only just now getting to his first solo album. Blunderbuss tops this week’s list of new releases, and if you’re fan of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs or The Dead Weather, grabbing this one isRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

When the weather starts getting better in Seattle, so do the shows. This week we start with a great show at the Crocodile with School Of Seven Bells and Exitmusic, Tanlines are at Neumos, and the first of two nights begins with Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley. On Wednesday, DJ Shadow is at Showbox at theRead more...

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