Tag Archives: Best Coast

Out This Week 5/5

Lots of great releases this week for your Spring soundtrack: L.A. duo Best Coast return with what KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as a “consistently strong set of ‘90s-influenced power pop, featuring a big, punchy sound with fuzzy guitars, energetic rhythms and Bethany Cosentino’s honeyed, often multi-tracked vocals and emotive, often-melancholy lyrics, along withRead more…

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Friday Music News

R&B legend Ben E. King, founding member of the Drifters, has passed away from natural causes. King broke out as a solo artist with the single “Spanish Harlem,” but it was the timeless classic “Stand By Me,” which he also cowrote, that made him a star. Watch the video of him performing the mega-hit, below.Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Beloved Northwest duo The Helio Sequence share a vibrant video for the track “Upward Mobility” off their upcoming self-titled full-length out May 19th on Sub Pop. The clip, directed by Emanuele Kabu, is a fun, animated experience. Watch below. The Helio Sequence will be LIVE on KEXP on Tuesday, May 19th at 1:00 PM PT.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Passion Pit‘s third studio album Kindred is now streaming in its entirety. They’ve already shared a few tracks, but now you can hear the whole thing thanks to iTunes Radio. The seven-track collection will officially release on April 21. Listen HERE. [SPIN]

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn band The National have quietly shared a new track: stream the single “Sunshine on My Back” below, featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten. The track was recorded during the sessions for their 2013 release Trouble Will Find Me, and comes free with every rental or purchase of the Mistaken for Strangers documentary throughRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Best Coast will drop their new album California Nights on May 5. They’ve shared the lyric video for album track “Heaven Sent.” This spring the band heads out on a North American tour, which will bring them to The Showbox on June 4. [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

After signing with Capitol Record’s label Harvest, Best Coast have announced the May 5 release date of their new album California Nights. They’ve shared the video for the stunning title track. Bethany Cosentino sounds so incredible that it almost makes you want to move to California. Check it out below. [Pitchfork]

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Friday, Part 2 – Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival triumphantly returns this year for the first time since 2008. This year, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud to provide coverage through photos and summaries all weekend. After a set rearrangement at theRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, February 17th • Amos Lee at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • The Pack A.D. at Easy Street Records // All Ages (more info) • Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando & Milo at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, February 18th • Jon Russell, Drew Grow at Fremont AbbeyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Best Coast – I Wanna Know

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 “I Wanna Know” byRead more…

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