Tag Archives: Crystal Castles

Album Review: Crystal Castles – Amnesty (I)

Like me, you may be nervous about the prospect of a new Crystal Castles album after the departure of Alice Glass in October of 2014. Alice’s departure came with an excellent statement: “My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others”, she said. UnderRead more…

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Friday Music News

Y’all. It finally happened. Last night, Frank Ocean dropped Endless, a new visual album exclusively on Apple Music. And that’s not even the best part. According to Rolling Stone, a SECOND “official” album will be released some time this weekend. We don’t know the name of this upcoming LP, because apparently Ocean has scrapped theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Swedish experimental rock outfit Goat have unveiled their latest track “Alarms.” It’s an otherworldly, psychedelic number that is completely befitting of the masked misfits. Their new album Requiem is out on October 7 via Sub Pop. [Stereogum]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1: Pillar Point, Sango, MØ, Crystal Castles, Washed Out

Pillar Point Either by design or happenstance, Friday evening at the Capitol Hill Block Party seems to always have a few notable gems that play straight to the Capitol Hill faithful as everyone else is getting off work. This year, Pillar Point (as well as Sango, see below) was one of those quiet highlights, checkingRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

If you missed its debut on The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, we have new music from the Pixies! Check out the single “Um Chagga Lagga” below, from their forthcoming full-length Head Carrier, out September 30th via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. It’ll be their first album with new bassist Paz Lenchantin (who you may remember from theirRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: Final Lineup Announce

Back in February, Capitol Hill Block Party teased its 2016 lineup with 25 great artists. Today, they released the full roster, featuring over 50 bands, adding such terrific acts as Washed Out, Woods, Emancipator, Laura Gibson, Pillar Point, DoNormaal, Prism Tats and many others. Being that it’s the festivals 20th anniversary (can you believe it?),Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: Initial Lineup Announced!

Summer’s gonna be steamy! The initial lineup for this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party was announced this morning, and it’s hot! On Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, celebrates the festival’s 20th anniversary! Says Jason Lajeunesse, Capitol Hill Block Party’s owner and producer: “Reaching a 20 yearRead more…

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Thursday Music News

If you’ve ever wanted to put Nick Cave in your pocket, now’s your chance! LA-based toy company Plasticgod will release six different variations of a mini-figurine based on the iconic frontman, each named after a different song of his. Just check out the detail in the “Red Right Hand” model! Each lil’ guy will setRead more…

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Video Roundup: Word To Your Mother

This Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day, as if you needed a day to remind you to show your mother how much you care. While you’re making her breakfast in bed or adding extra glitter to your macaroni art card, KEXP has put together this paternal playlist for you to enjoy as you do. Enjoy, and HappyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

West coast weirdo Ariel Pink shares a video today for the track “Jell-O” off last year’s stellar full-length Pom Pom. The psychedelic clip, directed by Dan Kapelovitz, showcases vintage meat industry footage interspersed with the band making Jell-O shots. The video is dedicated to the late Kim Fowley, who co-wrote the song. Watch below, andRead more…

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