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Tuesday Music News

British electronic duo Orbital have announced their retirement. Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have been making music together since the 80′s, but according to their official statement: “Nothing lasts forever and it’s time to stop.” Phil wasted no time announcing his own solo project called 8:58. He’s even shared his first song and video, aptlyRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Right now you can stream Kimbra‘s entire new album thanks to the folks at NPR. The New Zealand songstress has some serious talent joining her on the album - Matt Bellamy of Muse and Mark Foster of Foster the People - just to name a few. The Golden Echo won’t be officially released until AugustRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Alex

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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Tuesday Music News

Congrats to Seattle band La Luz, whose first music video from their debut, It’s Alive, is currently being premiered on Entertainment Weekly’s website. The Carlos Lopez-directed video for “Big Big Blood” embraces the dark side of the group’s 60′s surf sound with its aptly retro horror show imagery. [Entertainment Weekly]

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

When Kendrick Lamar decided to call his major label debut (and second album overall) a short film, he didn’t do it lightly. It is a daunting task to undertake the creation of a story album with singles that both fit in with the story arc and can play on the radio with zero context, andRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Hip hop

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Announced!

About a month after the release of the longlist the 10 finalists for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist have been revealed, and it boasts one of the Canadian music prize’s most diverse roster to date. Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Drake, Cold Specks, Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Japandroids, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, Cadence Weapon, and GrimesRead more...

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Album Review: The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence

Do yourself a favor and download this album. Here, it’s free. And while you are at it, go ahead and download Thursday and House of Balloons off of the website too. Just click that little arrow to the right of the album art. They are all free, and they are all really, really good. BeforeRead more...

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Your Unofficial and Incomplete Guide to Bumbershoot - Monday

A number of great artists will be finishing off the festival on Monday. Bumbershoot really out-did themselves this year with such a deep and well-rounded lineup. Weather be damned! Here’s a little run down: BOBBY BARE JR. (12:30-1:30 - Broad Street Stage) From Tennessee, Bobby Bare Jr., is not surprisingly and quite obviously the sonRead more...

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