Tag Archives: Black Mountain

Live Video: Black Mountain

When Vancouver-based band Black Mountain stepped in the studio, we got a contact high. Not necessarily from their clothing, but definitely from their heavy, sludgy, psychedelic sound. Vocalists Stephen McBean and Amber Webber trade verses over a Black Sabbath-inspired wave of droning guitar and keyboard. The KEXP session was a little bit of a homecoming,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Black Mountain – Mothers of the Sun

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Mothers of the Sun”Read more…

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In Stores Now 4/4

Local band Tacocat lead the pack in a very busy week of new releases. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says “this Seattle band’s third album is an excellent set of punkish power-pop with crunchy, occasionally surfy guitars, energetic rhythms, sugary melodies and often-biting, wickedly humorous lyrics skewering sexism and other societal ills while celebrating friendsRead more…

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Pickathon 2016 Lineup Announced

This morning, Pickathon announced its 2016 lineup, and it’s a doozy! Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy headlines along with Yo La Tengo, Beach House, and Ty Segall & The Muggers, plus so many other KEXP favorites – like Black Mountain, Thee Oh Sees, Dan Deacon, Ibeyi, Fruit Bats, My Bubba, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Julia Holter…Read more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Australian shoegaze outfit Flyying Colours‘ latest offering “Running Late” is a bright combination of hazy instrumentals and stunning vocal harmonies from Gemma O’Connor and Brodie Brümmer. The band’s brilliantly titled upcoming LP, ROYGBIV drops on May 12 via Shelflife Records. [Stereogum]

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

As anyone who’s ever listened to The Midday Show on KEXP knows, DJ Cheryl Waters loves her Canadian music. And, in what’s become an annual Canada Day tradition, Cheryl will play only music from our neighbors to the north today from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PT. Not only is Cheryl our Midday Show host,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sasquatch! has announced the final set times for all of its artists. They’ve done a great job at keeping any potential conflicts to a minimum. Though headliners such as Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, and The Postal Service are each on different days, there will still be some tough decisions to be made. With aboutRead more…

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Live from MFNW, Day 2: Black Mountain

Black Mountain began at a time when the music scene in their hometown of Vancouver, BC was, according to guitarist and lead singer Stephen McBean, “near the end of a musical honeymoon.” Being born into the beginning of an end is part of what gives Black Mountain their truly unique and arresting sound because asRead more…

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KEXP at MFNW!

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, September 6, through Saturday, September 8, KEXP will be broadcasting live from Doug Fir Lounge in Portland during MusicfestNW. It’ll be our 6th consecutive year and the lineup just keeps getting better and better. During the afternoons we’ll be hosting local bands and international superstars — from Menomena and Radiation City toRead more…

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