Tag Archives: Craft Spells

Live Video: Craft Spells

There’s nothing queasy about the latest from west coast dream-pop band Craft Spells. It’s been almost a year since their sophomore full-length, Nausea, came out on Captured Tracks; since then, songwriter Justin Paul Vallesteros has relocated back to Seattle and overcome a depression that influenced much of the “woozy” songs on the release. Vallesteros explained,Read more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Craft Spells

Since the release of his debut 7″ single in 2010, this project spearheaded by Seattle native Justin Vallesteros has steadily won over fans with a lush and bittersweet style of dream-pop that has shone brightly on two albums released via premiere NYC-based indie label Captured Tracks. Craft Spells‘ exclusive mix for Midnight In A PerfectRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/22

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 22nd: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Belle and Sebastian Last Call with Carson Daly:Read more…

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Monday Music News

Aw man, not again! On Friday night, after The Replacements‘ performance at Primavera Porto in Barcelona, Spain, frontman Paul Westerberg said it would be the last time they’d play together. (The band first formed in 1979, and first broke up in 1991, before their 2012 reunion.) Westerberg told the audience the band had skipped soundcheckRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series

It’s often been said that Seattle has the best summers. Not only is that true for the perfectly-mild temperatures, but it’s also true for our awesome FREE outdoor concerts! Along with KEXP’s own Concerts at the Mural series, you can also spend the summer at the 37th Annual Out to Lunch Concert Series! This year’sRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/4

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 4th: Late Show with David Letterman: The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile Jimmy Kimmel Live:Read more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Head in the Clouds

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 442 – Head in the Clouds It’s winter in SeattleRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Bands and a Bonfire Under a Big Sky 6/28

If you loved seeing live music at Hilliard’s Beer Taproom during KEXP’s last Hood-to-Hood broadcast, then you’ll love this great bill happening on Saturday, June 28th. JanSport bring their fifth annual Bonfire Sessions back to Seattle with an excellent bill of Northwest music including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, La Luz, and Craft Spells. Enjoy the music,Read more…

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Out This Week 6/10

It’s a release as big as his mouth — the latest from trouble-making troubadour Jack White is titled Lazaretto. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the album as, “a typically masterful set of rootsy rock ranging from high-stepping blues-rock and brooding, spaghetti western-influenced rock to plaintive country and folk-tinged ballads.” The new release from SwedishRead more…

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Song of the Day: Craft Spells – Breaking the Angle Against the Tide

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Breaking the Angle AgainstRead more…

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