Tag Archives: Blur

Video Roundup: 1994

Twenty years ago, music had one of its most creatively abundant years of music. 1994 saw strong debut releases in every genre, from Oasis to Outkast. Grunge was at the height of its power with excellent local releases from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged session. Sadly, it wasRead more…

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Album Review: Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

Though it’s the first album released solely under his own name, there is a strong argument to be made that Everyday Robots is not the official solo debut of English legend Damon Albarn. That could be the soundtrack to the 1999 film Ravenous, which was the first music outside of his then-main band Blur toRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Favorite Songs of 2 minutes or less!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We are about to wrap up the 2014 Spring Fundraising Drive later this afternoon and I’m still hoping that if you haven’tRead more…

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Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

Here’s wishing the best seismic health to Southern California this April, as pretty much every current band you’d ever want to see will be in or around Indio, CA, for the weekends of April 12-14 and April 19-21. Why? Because of Coachella 2013. The newly announced lineup is a who’s who of indie and alternativeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Vampire Weekend have officially announced their third LP will be released in early May on XL. A new live song has surfaced online called Arms, which you can stream below. There’s no confirmation, but it’s likey that “Arms” and the new song “Unbelievers” they played live on Kimmel, will be on the third LP. [Stereogum]Read more…

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Friday Music News

While on her third extensive tour of the United States of the year, the apparently tireless Laura Marling found time to not only have a custom resonator ukulele made for her, but to also write a song on it to promote her model. Appropriately titled “Not Done Traveling”, the song is about wearily traveling fromRead more…

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Friday Music News

Two years removed from 2010’s only best concept album relating the Civil War to pained life in the suburbs, New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus have announced details of their third album, the relatively less amibitious Local Business. Due on October 23rd through XL Recordings, the ten-track LP will likely be 2012’s only album to featureRead more…

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Out This Week 7/31

It’s a relatively quiet week for new releases, but there are two albums with KEXP ties that are making splashes this week. The first of these two is O’ Be Joyful, the second album from Charleston, SC, duo Shovels and Rope. First collaborating in 2010 on the murder ballad album Shovels and Rope, the album’sRead more…

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Monday Music News

Via his Twitter account, Girls singer/guitarist Christopher Owens announced this morning that he was leaving the band he co-founded in 2007 due to personal reasons. He stated that his departure “may come as a surprise to many” and that “my decision was not easy to make. I need to do this in order to progress.”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Indie rock/hip-hop duo Matt and Kim locked themselves in their home studio this past winter to watch an excessive amount of Game of Thrones / Downton Abbey.  Oh, and of course, to work on their upcoming fall release, Lightning, which, today, has just seen its first single, “Let’s Go,” released today on both Soundcloud and iTunes.Read more…

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