Tag Archives: Blur

Album Review: Blur – The Magic Whip

London, Morrocco, West Africa, Hell, Plastic Beach, Congo, London (again), and now Hong Kong. Damon Albarn’s globe-trotting take on pop music has brought him far beyond Britpop, to say the least. But as he travels across the globe and in and out of projects, the line between his personal and pretense has blurred. He spentRead more…

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Monday Music News

Toronto trio METZ return with a blistering new album, METZ II, out tomorrow on Sub Pop Records. Today, they share the clip for the track “The Swimmer,” a glitchy, gritty video directed by Michael LeBlanc and Scott Cudmore. METZ will be in Seattle on Tuesday, August 4th at Neumos. [Spin]

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Out This Week 4/28

It’s been twelve long years, but there’s finally a new album from UK pop giants Blur out today! KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their eighth album as “a strong return-to-form incorporating everything from classic-sounding, crunchy Brit-pop to excursions into spacy electro-pop, brooding, dub-inflected ballads and other styles that are more representative of some ofRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 4/27

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, April 27th: Late Show with David Letterman: Todd Rundgren Jimmy Kimmel Live: Stromae The LateRead more…

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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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Wednesday Music News

Musical magician Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, shares a new video today for the track “Wait for a Minute,” a soulful piece from last year’s album Nikki Nack. The clip, directed by SNEAL, features a pixelated Garbus singing behind an overlay of distortion, effects, and images. Watch: [Under the Radar]

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Monday Music News

Beloved Boise band Built to Spill share another track from their upcoming eighth album, Untethered Moon. Stream the single “Never Be The Same” below, which appears to have some excellent kitten action for the cover art. You can catch the boys at a hometown show on Friday, March 27th at the Treefort Music Festival inRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Artists to Watch – Winter 2015 Edition!

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. There is a ridiculous amount of good music being made and released right now. So much so that it’s difficult to keepRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s one of the greatest animated tie-ins since “Do the Bartman”: local ladies Sleater-Kinney team up with Fox’s animated series Bob’s Burgers for the video for the track “A New Wave.” Watch what happens when oldest daughter Tina Belcher plays her copy of No Cities To Love in her bedroom boombox. The live-action version ofRead more…

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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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