Tag Archives: Chad Valley

Live Video: Chad Valley

It’s been about two years since Hugo Manuel, a.k.a. Chad Valley, last released a record. “I’ve written a lot over the last year, I’ve just got to hone it down,” says the angelic-voiced Hugo, who recently spent time in a house in France writing and writing (and biking to the nearest town for bread and cheese forRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Alex

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! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as votedRead more...

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Live Review: Chad Valley, Keep Shelly in Athens, Sports @ Barboza 10/23/13

Review by Bebe Labree Besch After headlining the venue in April, Chad Valley (aka Hugo Manuel) came back to Barboza last Wednesday night with Greek band Keep Shelly in Athens and local act Sports. With him, he brought a single new track, “Real Time,” but kept the momentum riding off of his latest full lengthRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we have a great list of shows to tell you about. Starting the week with 3 great shows at Neptune Theatre with Sparks on Monday night, James Blake on Tuesday night, and  Purity Ring on Wednesday night. Marnie Stern, SISU, and Heavy Petting are also at Barboza. On Thursday, The Thermals, Wimps, and La Luz are at Neumos,Read more...

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Live Video: Chad Valley

Though named for a popular British toy company, Chad Valley is more than just a plaything Oxford, UK’s Hugo Manuel. Also the frontman for the group Jonquil, Manuel has turned a couple of lo-fi solo EPs into a fully realized project of lush, summery synth-pop. Like Jonquil, Chad Valley features Manuel’s distinctive falsetto as itRead more...

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Song of the Day: Chad Valley - I Owe You This (feat. Twin Shadow)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “I Owe You This (feat.Read more...

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Out This Week 10/30

Ten years we’ve been waiting for the followup to his head-turning lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, and with Landing on a Hundred, Cody ChesnuTT absolutely does not disappoint. The LA-via-Atlanta singer-songwriter returns with a fully produced record that, as our Music Director, Don Yates, says, is “steeped in the expansive ‘70s soul sounds of MarvinRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Legendary alt-rockers Dinosaur Jr. have announced they will release a live album on November 19 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the band’s explosive album You’re Living All Over Me. The live album, recorded in 1987 during the band’s first European tour, is titled Chocomel Days and includes live renditions of several You’re LivingRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

The weather has certainly gotten cooler, but that only means the concert season is heating up. Just another fantastic week of music here in the Northwest. Fresh off their amazing Bumbershoot performance, Davila 666 are back in town at the Rendezvous on Monday, the Junior Boys bring some of their electronic wizardry to Neumo’s on Tuesday, andRead more...

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Song of the Day: Chad Valley - Fast Challenges

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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