Tag Archives: Bon Iver

Thursday Music News

Having dubbed August “Elliott Smith Month,” Kill Rock Stars is celebrating what would have been Elliott Smith’s 43rd birthday by releasing a series of rare tracks from the singer-songwriter’s recording sessions with the label. The first release is an alternative take of “Alameda” off his 1997 album Either/Or. In addition to the unreleased tracks, KRSRead 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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Tuesday Music News

Brookyln-based synth-pop band Lemonade released a video for their album-closer and KEXP favorite “Softkiss” today. The video, which features the band standing in a brightly lit room, walking through a waterfall, and standing under some sort of planetary eclipse (that is secretly [SPOILER ALERT] a disco ball!), feels, like most things Lemonade does, straight outRead more…

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 3

Hey Marseilles opened the day up on the main stage with a great set of Seattle’s favorites. Their vast instrumentation and soaring melodies drew a large crowd for a show so early in the day. As always, their songs sounded fantastic.

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Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, the weekly collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News where we focus take a look at three videos centered around one subject. Today, we’re talking about Sasquatch! The Sasquatch! Music Festival has become one of the premier music festivals in the United States. Attended by tens ofRead 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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Thursday News Roundup

Veteran New York rockers The Walkmen have announced the release of their seventh full-length album. Following up their 2010 release, Lisbon, Heaven will hit shelves and e-shelves on June 5 via Fat Possum. The album was recorded by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins) in Seattle. Here is the teaser:

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Thursday Music News

The new Justin Vernon-curated label, Chigliak, has just released its first record. Vernon himself wrote the introduction to the first release, a 12″ vinyl re-issue of Amateur Love’s 2003 (and only) album, It’s All Aquatic: What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminateRead more…

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Monday Music News

Following up their recent Grammy win, Bon Iver just released a new video for their latest single, “Towers.” Once again, frontman Justin Vernon worked with Nabil Elderkin, who also directed Bon Iver’s Icelanderiffic “Holocene” video. Check out the new video now: Speaking of Iceland, the country’s premier music festival, Iceland Airwaves, has announced the firstRead more…

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