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Album Review: M.I.A. – AIM

Back in July, Annie Mac interviewed M.I.A. to announce the official release date for delayed fifth album AIM (formerly called Matahdatah). With the announcement, Maya gave us the bass-heavy single “Go Off” to mask the pain of some bummer news: this is going to be the last M.I.A. album before she goes on hiatus. JustRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Hip hop greats De La Soul have a pretty cool roster of guest musicians on their forthcoming full-length, and the Anonymous Nobody…. The list includes David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock, 2 Chainz, Usher, Jill Scott, Roc Marciano, Little Dragon, and, of course, Damon Albarn. To return the favor, it’s been announced that De LaRead more…

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Album Review: Mø – No Mythologies To Follow

It’s almost summer 2014, and that means we get to see the indie pop scene evolve once again. Back at the beginning of 2012, Grimes dropped a bomb with Visions that didn’t stop shaking up the synth pop scene for nearly an entire year. The post-modern (or post-Internet, if you prefer) aesthetic and mixture ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Brian Joseph Burton, and The Shins’ James Mercer have united once again under the name Broken Bells. They’ve shared their video for their dazzling new track “Holding on for Life”. The visual features actress Kate Mara (American Horror Story, House of Cards) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) as some sort of astronauts.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells new album won’t be out for a few more days, but today you can stream the entire 10-song collection on Rolling Stone. Bitter Rivals has a beat-heavy and polished sound that really makes this album a standout. [Pitchfork]

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Song of the Day: Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Watch Out For ThisRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Farewell, Kevin Ayers. The co-founder of the pastoral prog-rock group The Soft Machine in the late 60s and celebrated solo artist died two days ago in his sleep. Ayers had came out of a 15-year reclusive existence in France in 2007 to release The Unfairground, on which he collaborated with members of Neutral Milk Hotel,Read more…

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Friday Music News

A.C. Newman has released another track from his forthcoming solo album Shut Down The Streets due out October 9 via Matador. The track, titled “Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns,” features Newman’s fellow New Pornographer Neko Case on backing vocals resulting in a super clean indie-pop song sounding much like their other work, which is not atRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

As Interpol frontman Paul Banks prepares to release his second solo album, Banks, on October 23rd via Matador, he’s announced a series of live dates to support the album. Beginning with an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November, the New York-based singer will traverse both coasts of the United States beforeRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party: Day 2

by Ian Robinson and Jacob Webb Absolute Monarchs – 2:15 – Main Stage Describing noise rock duo Lightning Bolt’s noon set at an installment of All Tomorrow’s Parties, Steve Albini said their loud thrashing was “the best alarm clock I’ve ever had.” It’s likely that the sleepier residents of Capitol Hill had a similar feelingRead more…

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