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Thursday Music News

It’s an unlikely cover, but they make it work: downtempo duo Darkside (electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington) take on the 1972 Nick Drake track “Things Behind The Sun,” from his classic Pink Moon album. The cover was recorded for Modular’s Modcast podcast: stream their hour-long mix below, or download the Nick DrakeRead more...

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Live Review: Darkside w/ High Water and Nordic Soul at Neumos 1/22/14

I don’t know if there is a physical, mental, or spiritual way to come away from a Darkside show unaffected. Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington brought their two-man gateway to musical nirvana to Neumos Wednesday night for a sold out show and wowed the room from the first second to the last. The building shookRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Troy Nelson

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 Video: DARKSIDE

It had to be one of the stranger pairings we heard about this year: acclaimed electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and the relatively unknown Dave Harrington. That the two might be friends from their Brown University connection (both studied there) mades sense, but what would a composer of heady ambient work do with an experimental guitarist?Read more...

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Live Review: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Sunday

As festival organizers can tell you, sometimes everything doesn’t go to plan. With all of the moving pieces involved in a fest, it’s not too uncommon that you have to replace an act, and occasionally cancel parts of the festival. (In one recent case, one festival had to evacuate 60,000+ people in the middle ofRead more...

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Friday Music News

Cold Cave, aka Wes Eisold, has shared a new song, “Don’t Blow Up the Moon.” It’s a melancholy, electric song that serves as the B side to the previously released “Nausea, The Earth, and Me.” Eisold has said that his third album should be out sometime next year. [Stereogum]

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KEXP Suggests: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013

Electronic music’s second massive wave of popularity is in full swing. For the first time since disco, Top 40 music is far more influenced by modern dance trends than traditional R&B or rock elements. By and large, the highest paid DJs do better than the highest paid rappers. After being critically beloved darlings for overRead more...

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Out This Week 10/8

DARKSIDE, a brilliant pairing of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, is getting a ton of buzz on the internet lately and in fact yesterday earned a “Best New Music” rating of 9.0 on Pitchfork. Our Music Director, Don Yates, describes their debut album, Psychic, as “a moody, entrancing blend of various downtempoRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

The Men have graced us with yet another track from their upcoming acoustic EP Campfire Songs, which was literally recorded around a campfire. “Turn Your Colors” showcases the band’s ability to create an emotive track that almost relies entirely on their instrumental prowess. The sweeping guitars and pounding drums make me hungry for S’mores. [Stereogum]

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Wednesday Music News

Bass Drum of Death‘s new video chronicles one girl’s run-in with pretty much every kind of “Bad Reputation” inducing incident possible - there’s a stolen car, a swig of whiskey, a game of dice, and a pretty hooker. Throw in some stabbing, revenge, and cigarettes, and you’ve got everything a raucous garage soundtrack has everRead more...

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