Tag Archives: Brian Eno

KEXP Documentaries: “Electronic Innovators” - Brian Eno

Our current KEXP Documentary series is Electronic Innovators, featuring profiles of acts like Portishead, Amon Tobin, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk and more. This week we look at an artist who is the quintessential example of the inventor-musician.  The “Godfather of Ambient Music,” Brian Eno started out as a rock star in the glam-pop band Roxy MusicRead more...

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Out This Week 7/5

Welcome back from a celebratory if not explosive weekend. Count all of your fingers and toes and make sure they’re all there, as you’ll need ‘em to walk on over to your local record store today and pick up the latest releases. Out this week, you’ll find “Volume 2″ of The Grande Theatre by OldRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 5/25

Late next month, Arcade Fire are rereleasing their Grammy-winning album, The Suburbs, which will also include the Spike Jonze-directed short film, Scenes from the Suburbs, two new songs, “Culture War” and “Speaking in Tongues,” which features Talking Heads’ David Byrne on backup vocals.

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Music That Matters podcast: The Starlight Collection

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s weekly Music That Matters podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Stereolab in the KEXP parking lot, October 2008 / photo by Ron Henry Currently you’ll hear: MusicRead more...

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Out This Week 11/2

There’s probably a lot on your mind during this Midterm Election Day today, and Elvis Costello isn’t about to let you forget. In effort to steer the tide on this potentially climate changing day, Costello is making a lot of noise about National Ransom, his not quite Phil Ochs-ian yet politically charged new release. WithRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Recently, Ted Leo announced that he was wrapping up work on a musical theater project to hit the internet today. The result: one of the funniest music videos of late, of his recent single “Bottled In Cork,” starring Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, Julie Klausner and Patrick Stickles (Titus Andronicus), and many others, courtesy ofRead more...

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Thursday News Lowdown

Andy Hummel, the bassist for Big Star, died Monday at the age of 59 after years of battling cancer. This is only four months after the passing of Big Star’s frontman Alex Chilton passing away in March. Our thoughts go out to Hummel’s family. Read more about him here.

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Scribes Sounding Off: David Byrne and the Dadaist Disco of Song and Circumstance

“The world is a song,” but as most artists know, to sing it requires periods of intense preparation. This is a book about that for those who enjoy the Talking Heads-deep back catalogue concert documentary Ride, Rise, Roar at SIFF this year and his enthusiastic appearance in Beyond Ipanema, and yearn for more exposition fromRead more...

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Design and Damage: A chat with author Geeta Dayal about Brian Eno’s Another Green World

According to music, art and science writer Geeta Dayal in her new 33 1/3 series book on the 1975 album Another Green World, several things went through Brian Peter George St. Baptiste de la Salle Eno’s mind when he was struck by an automobile shortly after finishing it. As he was leaving Basing Street, hisRead more...

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Fall 2009 Countdown: Best Debut Album?

Raise your voice and VOTE today for your most beloved bands and favorite tunes! During the Fall Membership Drive, KEXP will be counting down a different music theme each day based on what you consider to be the greatest music ever made. We want to know what YOU consider the best debut album in theRead more...

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