Tag Archives: Cocteau Twins

Out This Week 7/15

The UK dominates this week of new releases with standout albums from two British duos. The mysterious twosome known as Jungle release their self-titled debut with XL Recordings, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “an excellent set of retro-futuristic electro-funk with shimmering keyboards, funky guitar lines, rubbery beats, layered falsetto vocals and lyricsRead more…

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SIFF 2014 Face The Music Preview: Beautiful Noise

Beautiful Noise (Directed by Eric Green, USA, 2014) Festival screenings: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ director in attendance at both screenings ] It’s the film shoegaze fans have been waiting for: the documentary Beautiful Noise takesRead more…

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Thursday Music News

From late night TV to KEXP: Swedish songstress Lykke Li took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform a track from her latest album, I Never Learn, as well as her contribution to the soundtrack for the film The Fault in Our Stars. Watch her perform the single “No Rest For The Wicked” below,Read more…

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Fall Fundraising Drive: KCMU’s Top 90.3 of 1987 Revisited

Every year KEXP counts down the Top 90.3 records of the year, as voted on by listeners. But if you’ve ever poked around the Charts tab of KEXP.ORG and clicked through the Top 90.3 archives, you’ve probably noticed that our posted lists only go back to 1994. Surprise, surprise! While digging in the vaults last week,Read more…

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Celebrating Independence with… 4AD

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. In this profile, we lookRead more…

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Weird At My School: 4AD 4VR

Tonight I’m thrilled to be hosting in-studio performances by two influential artists: At 9 PM we’ll be broadcasting a session with Robin Guthrie (formerly of Cocteau Twins), followed by another from Brendan Perry (formerly of Dead Can Dance) at 11 PM. And since both those men got their start recording for the iconic independent labelRead more…

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Review Revue: Cocteau Twins – Treasure

A lot of people seem to be digging on folky music with acoustic guitars and stomping and clapping and harmony vocals these days. And I get that, I do. Especially as the weather warms, there’s something about these sounds that just feels comforting and right. I will certainly be at the Northwest Folklife Festival thisRead more…

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