Tag Archives: Camera Obscura

Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy New Year 2015!

View image | gettyimages.com Thank you to everyone who has made KEXP the soundtrack to their lives in 2014 — we’re excited to help you discover even more new music in 2015! As you recover from last night’s festivities, check out this New Year’s Video Round-Up. 2015 will be a big year for us, asRead more…

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Video Roundup: Birthday with The Boss

Today, Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old. SIXTY-FIVE. After a seven-year-old Bruce saw Elvis Presley performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Even as a teenager, he played concerts at Jersey trailer parks and at the Elks Lodge. And, somehow, over fifty years later, he hasRead more…

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Hans

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Camera Obscura, 6/22/13 // photo by Morgen Schuler (view set) Hans’ 2013 Top Ten Albums rank artistRead more…

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stevie Zoom

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Tune in from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM today for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners. CharlesRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

King Tuff returns to Brattleboro, VT with a video for “Sun Medallion” – a non-fiction song about a beautiful little necklace King Tuffy picked up while working at a thrift store. “My favorite part is when I turn into a witch, played by my BFF Ruthie,” he told Rolling Stone, where you can see forRead more…

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Live Around Town

This week of live performances kicks off Monday with Joseph Arthur at the Triple Door and Pony Time, Burnt Ones, Stickers and Detective Agency at Chop Suey. If you can’t make it out Monday, Tuesday has some fantastic gigs, including Quadron, Nolle Durham, Seattle Soul and J-Justice at Nectar. Or if a more intimate settingRead more…

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Out This Week 6/4

On their dreamy fifth album, Scottish band Camera Obscura adds a local flavor by recording with Portland based producer (and former Seattleite) Tucker Martine. Our Music Director, Don Yates, calls Desire Lines “a beautifully crafted set of bittersweet, soul-tinged indie-pop, featuring a warm, lush sound with guitars, synths, horns, organ and other instrumentation accompanying TracyanneRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis just released the official music video for “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton. Watch it now: One album we still can’t get over from last year is Parquet Courts Light Up Gold – the Brooklyn punk that came from the melding of members of Fergus & Geronimo and Teenage Cool Kids. NoiseyRead more…

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Friday Music News

David Bowie’s first album in a decade, The Next Day, is now streaming at iTunes two weeks ahead of its March 12th release date. The album, which was recorded and produced with longtime collaborator Tony Visconti across two years in 2013, was uploaded to the Apple music service last night without any fanfare, which seemsRead more…

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