Tag Archives: Belle and Sebastian

Out This Week 1/20

It’s an impressive week for new releases! Beloved Northwest band Sleater-Kinney end their hiatus with the release of No Cities To Love. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “The recently reunited trio’s eighth album (and first in 10 years) is a strong return-to-form, with an intense blend of punk, classic and hard rock combining fierceRead more…

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Album Review: Belle and Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

It is nothing short of bewildering that it took Belle and Sebastian almost twenty years before they named an album with a title as on-the-nose as Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. As a songwriter, band leader Stuart Murdoch is famously as self aware as he is garrulous, and despite being fascinated with women (it’sRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2014

It’s that time of year to reflect on the things you’re grateful for while eating copious amounts of food. KEXP has your soundtrack for all of that and more! Check out our Video Round-Up below, and be sure to tune in to The Afternoon Show on KEXP as guest DJ Brian Foss serves up aRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells have shared “That Did It,” a fearless collaboration with Chicago rapper Tink. The Brooklyn duo weren’t thrilled with the original demo last year but according to Derek Miller, Tink’s fierce style was exactly what it needed. In an interview with Rolling Stone Miller said, “Once Alexis and Tink started playing off of eachRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last month, Belle and Sebastian announced their new album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance and they shared it’s January 20 release date. Today they’ve graced us with their new single “Party Line.” It’s a funky, dance number with a perfect blend of 80’s nostalgia. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

UK group Alt-J tried out a cover of the Disclosure track “Latch” during a BBC Radio session recently. Who knows what covers they might tackle when they stop by KEXP’s studios on Monday, October 13th? Watch below: [Consequence of Sound]

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Wednesday Music News

Baltimore synthpop trio Future Islands have an undeniable ’80s influence, so who better than Vince Clarke, frontman of Erasure and former member of Depeche Mode, to remix them? Clarke takes the track “Doves” from the band’s most recent release, Singles, and transforms it into a smooth dance-club sensation worthy of an asymmetrical hair-do. Check itRead more…

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SIFF 2014 Face The Music Review: God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl (Directed by Stuart Murdoch, United Kingdom, 2014) As a Belle & Sebastian fan, I knew I was predisposed to enjoy God Help the Girl, but even I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this debut musical film from their frontman Stuart Murdoch! The “girl” in question is Eve, portrayed byRead more…

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Friday Music News

Here’s a little pre-weekend of adorableness courtesy of Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish indie-pop band performed for a group of sick children with the Song for Kids Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their carefree rendition of Journey’s smash hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” was a perfect escape for their very precious audience. [CoS]

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Out This Week 8/27

We know you’re probably hoping to catch your breath, and rest your wallet, after last week‘s budget-busting list of new releases, but we can’t wait for you to hear the killer albums out this week. Topping the list are four albums already in KEXP’s heavy rotation, including the anticipated debut LP from AlunaGeorge, who’ve beenRead more…

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