Tag Archives: Death Cab for Cutie

Monday Music News

Last night Death Cab For Cutie played a benefit show for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood at the Paramount. During their performance they paid tribute to Chris Cornell by covering Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days.” Before launching into the song, Ben Gibbard shared a few words about Cornell: “What an unbelievable talent he was, whatRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: ACLU and Planned Parenthood Benefit with Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists and Sera Cahoone at Paramount Theater 6/9/17

There’s been no shortage of benefit concerts popping up the last six months, specifically for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. With every stress-inducing news alert we get on our phones, there’s no reason to believe this trend will be slowing down. Local heroes Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists will do their part towardRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty stopped by Jimmy Fallon this weekend to promote his latest release Pure Comedy, which has been in near-constant rotation at KEXP since it was released. He played the track “Total Entertainment Forever” which also happened to be one of our Songs of the Day last week. Donning a pair of red (possibly rose-colored?)Read more…

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Hail to the Chief: KEXP’s Presidents Day Video Roundup

It’s Presidents’ Day, a day originally designated to honor the birthday of George Washington (born on February 22, 1732), but then in the ’50s, a committee lobbied to make the day for all presidents, and in 1971, they shifted the day to the third Monday of February. All you really need to know is, parkingRead more…

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I Hate You, I Love You: KEXP’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Roundup

Compiling a playlist of songs about love? That’s like trying to count all the Converse sneakers at an indie rock show: infinite. Every Valentine’s Day, John Richards offers up his annual Songs of Love and Hate show from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT, and here on the KEXP Blog, we’re focusing on the latter,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Well, it is the album that beat out Nevermind in Spin Magazine‘s Best Albums of 1991 list: Ben Gibbard has announced he’ll be covering Teenage Fanclub‘s Bandwagonesque in its entirety. “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time,” he said, via a press release. “It came along at a pivotal timeRead more…

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Monday Music News

KEXP was lucky to host an in-studio session with Okkervil River over the weekend. If you missed it, here’s a consolation prize: a new video for the track “Judey on a Street” off their recently released eighth full-length, Away. Director Gabrielle Demeestere captures actor Steven Ogg, meandering throughout nature. Founding member/frontman Will Sheff explains, “ThisRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 3: Sub Pop, Shaprece, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie

With a rare chunk of time to spare between great acts at Bumbershoot, a stop at the Sub Pop installation was in order. A short walk down the hill from KEXP to the International Fountain Pavillion to check out the installation and pop-up shop from the legendary Seattle label. Only up for the weekend, the Sub PopRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Bumbershoot 2016 at Seattle Center 9/2-9/4

Summer is nearly over but, on the upside, that means Seattle’s biggest music and arts festival is back. Running Friday through Sunday, rather than Saturday through Labor Day Monday, for the first time in its history, Bumbershoot otherwise hasn’t changed much else in their formula: a mixture of music festival staples (as well as someRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 8/8

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, August 8th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: DMC (R) Jimmy Kimmel Live: The StrokesRead more…

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