Tag Archives: Blur

Thursday Music News

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is releasing a solo EP under the name Baio. The Sunburn EP will be an electronically-driven project with Vampire Weekend’s usual prep/tropical vibe seen throughout. The EP comes out on May 21st. Listen to the lead track “Tanto” below, featuring Matias Aguayo: Despite Damon Albarn’s recent claims that the bandRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has partnered with Minneapolis-based rap artist Astronautilis. What began as a casual artistic endeavor resulted in a weekend-long recording session, and ultimately, enough material for an album. No word on the album’s title or release date, but it will be released by Vernon’s own label, Chigliak Records. Hip-hop soul benefactor Abel Tesfaye of bandRead more...

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Monday Music News

The Dirty Projectors -- sans vocalist Angel Deradoorian (pictured above), who is on hiatus -- have just announced a huge summer tour with openers Wye Oak and Purity Ring to follow suit.  A full track list, as well as tour dates and presale information, can be found here. Feist and Mastodon’s upcoming collaborative effort, Feistodon,Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

A new video popped up today from Santigold. The video is for her new single “Disparate Youth”, which debuts today on iTunes. The song comes from her much anticipated new LP, Master Of My Make-Believe. Watch the video above. The Shins have created a video for their newest single “Simple Song.” Oddly enough, instead ofRead more...

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Deserted: Hammer & Tongs

Perched on shelves, buried in bins, and collecting dust on racks, some of the world’s best music is left to the fate of time. Forgotten and neglected, these artists and albums are now primed for re-evaluation thanks to a world gone digital. Any would-be musical explorer can now plug in, tune out, and turn up.Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Help Make Doc of NW Treasure Jini Dellaccio: The filmmakers behind the documentary of 93-year-old Jini Dellaccio, the Gig Harbor based photographer who shot The Sonics, The Wailers, and the proto-punk bands emerging from the industrial areas around Seattle, as well as international artists like The Who, Neil Young, and The Yardbirds, are now lookingRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist - Damon Albarn (of Gorillaz and Blur)

Every Saturday morning at 9am I wake up and start researching music for that day’s show.  There’s always a list of brand new stuff sent out the night before from the programming team. But before getting to that it’s fun to start with looking for great older songs and bands that I haven’t heard yet. Read more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

No matter your stance on the lofty status occupied by Arcade Fire and their minuscule canon, you can’t deny that their hooks are into plenty of cool projects. Case in point: after providing the triumphant theme for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are, the band could be in line to become Jonze’s subjects inRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

John “Marmaduke” Dawson, lead singer and principle songwriter for 60s country rock gods The New Riders of the Purple Sage, passed away of stomach cancer Thursday. He was 64. The likes of Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Ryan Adams can attribute their early sound to the blend of hippie counterculture and Nashville country cool bredRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

In the sorrow caused by the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett, many missed the passing of Sky Saxon, a member of the The Seeds as well as Source Family -- the group associated with spiritual leader and folk mystery Father YaHoWha. L.A. Record has a wonderful eulogy from current Wilco fixture and friendRead more...

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