Tag Archives: Conor Oberst

Friday Music News

North Carolina band The Rosebuds are joined by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Matt McCaughan on their new track “Blue Eyes.” Vernon also produced the indie pop outfit’s entire new album Sand + Silence, which drops on August 5. “Blue Eyes” is bright and dynamic, the perfect summer jam. [Pitchfork]

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Song of the Day: Conor Oberst – Zigzagging Toward The Light

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Zigzagging Toward The Light” byRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/23

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, June 23rd Late Show with David Letterman: Broken Bells Jimmy Kimmel Live: St. Paul andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s an unlikely cover, but it’s for a great cause: Moby gives his spin to the Duran Duran classic “Rio.” The track appears on a tribute album to the ’80s icons titled Making Patterns Rhyme that’ll be out this July on Manimal Vinyl. Other artists on the comp include Warpaint, Little Dragon, Crocodiles, and more.Read more…

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Monday Music News

Catch up on new music this holiday weekend: NPR Music is currently streaming the forthcoming debut from The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, which hits stores on June 3rd. Titled Black Hours, this solo release features contributions from fellow Walkman Paul Maroon, as well as Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman, The Shins’ RichardRead more…

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Out This Week 5/20

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst returns with his latest solo release, Upside Down Mountain. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the new album, “features a warm, rich sound with acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards along with occasional horns, pedal steel, woodwinds and gorgeous harmonies courtesy of Swedish duo First Aid Kit accompanying Oberst’s quaveringRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/19

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 19th Late Show with David Letterman: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks The Tonight ShowRead more…

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Monday Music News

The forthcoming Conor Oberst solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is streaming in its entirety today on NPR Music. The release features guest vocals from his pals First Aid Kit, and was recorded with producer Jonathan Wilson. Upside Down Mountain comes out May 20th through Nonesuch Records, and as we mentioned last week, Conor will bringRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Ever since the album premiere party for the new Shabazz Palaces album, we can’t get the new songs out of our head — especially the track “They Come In Gold.” So, thank goodness Sub Pop Records has shared this non-video with us. The new album, Lese Majesty, comes out June 25th. [The Stranger’s Line Out]

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Monday Music News

KEXP faves First Aid Kit have announced the follow-up to their beloved release, 2012’s The Lion’s Roar. The Swedish folk sisters will release the full-length Stay Gold on June 10th via Columbia Records, produced by Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Sample the single “My Silver Lining” below. The girls are playing Saturday, May 24th atRead more…

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