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Thursday Music News

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As we announced yesterday, Yo La Tengo will return with a new album, Fade, on January 15. This morning, the band released a video for a new track called “Before We Run,” directed by Georgia Hubley’s sister Emily. The animated video, which runs for over six minutes, features the same tree that graces the album’sRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Wild Nothing released a new video for “Paradise” from their recent album Nocturne featuring Michelle Williams reading from Iris Murdoch’s 1975 novel A Word Child. Williams selected the song to make the video for – and the video looks at the idea of paradise beyond a window. Watch the beautiful video below.

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Thursday Music News

While traveling in Texas as part of her tour behind this year’s The Idler Wheel…, Fiona Apple has been arrested for hash possession. (Let the flood of “Free Fiona” and “Criminal” jokes commence.) Apple is currently being held in a Hudspeth County jail, but is still scheduled to play The Moody Theatre tonight as partRead more…

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Live Review: Dirty Projectors with Wye Oak @ Showbox at the Market 7/23

From the very first moment they were mentioned in the blogosphere, there has always been plenty of talk about the complexity, technicality, and thematically-singular vision of the music of Dirty Projectors. Critics and journalists (myself included) have written thousands of words breaking down bandleader Dave Longstreth’s meticulously crafted, nearly-unclassifiable songs, but comparatively little has beenRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We hope you’ve got a little bit of energy left from the Block Party weekend to enjoy some great shows this week.  On Monday, there’s a highly anticipated show at the Showbox with two amazing bands: Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak. On Wednesday, Big K.R.I.T., Casey Veggies, Big Sant, and Tito Lopez shake things up at Neumos,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak at Showbox at the Market on 7/23

Some bands are well known for their improvisation-heavy live performances, but it’s unlikely that Dirty Projectors will ever be one of those bands. Bandleader Dave Longstreth has made a name for himself as a notoriously rigid band leader, but while his records are expertly and meticulously crafted, his focus truly pays off during the band’sRead more…

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Song of the Day: Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Gun Has No Trigger” byRead more…

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Album Review: Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

There are many things that could be said about Dirty Projectors to describe the Brooklyn collective to the uninitiated, but they’re best summarized as “interesting.” They’re the only band that can boast both a song cycle about Don Henley and a reconstructed-from-memory cover of Black Flag’s Damaged in their discography, but they also have DaveRead more…

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Out This Week 7/10

With summer finally coming into Seattle, your car/stereo/other music player is certainly in need of some fresh new music. One of this week’s biggest releases is also one of the year’s most anticipated: Swing Lo Magellan, the sixth studio album from Dirty Projectors. Dave Longstreth and company holed up in New York for a yearRead more…

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Monday Music News

Via his Twitter account, Girls singer/guitarist Christopher Owens announced this morning that he was leaving the band he co-founded in 2007 due to personal reasons. He stated that his departure “may come as a surprise to many” and that “my decision was not easy to make. I need to do this in order to progress.”Read more…

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