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Monday Music News

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister have teamed up for a collaborative album called¬†Planetarium¬†and Stevens has directed a new music video for the song “Venus” off the album. Stevens shared the stop-motion cut-out video to his Tumblr with the note, “Peace to you! Stay body positive! Keep it moving. Keep it real.”Read more…

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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part Two

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We often forget, but even Patti Smith — an icon who has inspired and influenced a generation — had her own musical idols in her youth, in this case, Bob Dylan. As you may have heard by now, Smith was invited to perform at the induction ceremony for Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, andRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/5

We’ve got new releases from a few music veterans this week. British rock legends The Rolling Stones return with their first album in 11 years. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a shockingly potent set of Chicago blues. The band sounds raw and vital, and Mick Jagger tears into the set list of mostlyRead more…

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Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

Congratulations to Bob Dylan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature! Also a critically acclaimed memoirist, Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, and he’s the first American to win the prize in over 20 years! The 75-year old icon’s impact on music throughoutRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s been a long wait, but the new Bon Iver album, 22, A Million, hits stores this Friday. We’ve heard a few new songs already, and today, we’ve got another one: check out the single “8 (a circle)” below, which debuted on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1. You can read more about theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Happy 75th birthday, Bob Dylan! In honor of this momentous occasion, Animal Collective have decided to pay tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter. The experimental pop outfit shared their remix of Dylan’s 1963 song “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” On paper, this combination doesn’t make any sense, but trust me, it’s pretty darn amazing. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

LA based indie rockers Local Natives have been flying under the radar since their 2013 album Hummingbird. But today, they’re back with a luminous new song titled “Past Lives.” It’s a real stunner. Fingers crossed that this means there’s a full, studio album in the works. [CoS]

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Monday Music News

West coast faves Silversun Pickups kick off their three-month-long North American tour with a video for the track “Circadian Rhythm.” The clip spotlights bassist Nikki Monninger (with a cute doggie co-star) in a dreamy, sparkly scene. Watch below, and then watch the band’s KEXP New Home benefit performance from Sun Liquor last year. “Circadian Rhythm”Read more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a couple of months, so it’s time for new music from Ty Segall. On January 22nd, the prolific artist releases his eighth (or tenth, who really knows) solo full-length, Emotional Mugger, via Drag City. Listen to an album stream below. This is actually the record’s second iteration: it was previously released last NovemberRead more…

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