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Monday Music News

Björk has shared the enchantingly vivid video for recently-released single “The Gate” off her forthcoming full-length Utopia. Directed by frequent artistic collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang, the clip features the Icelandic songstress in a custom Gucci gown by by Alessandro Michele (who also collaborated in creative direction for the video) that took approximately 550 hours to make, and anRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runcast, Vol. 9

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 579 – Runcast, Vol. 9 John Richards’ latest installment ofRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: With or Without U2

You’ll be running to stand still this Sunday, May 14th, as Irish rock legends U2 celebrate the 30th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album The Joshua Tree here in Seattle. It is the first time in the band’s history that they’ve toured an album from their back catalogue, rather than a new release, and it’s apparentlyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

New music from The Shins is here! Check out the first single “Name For You” below, from the album Heartworms out March 10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Well, actually the second single: the band shared the track “Dead Alive” last year during Halloween, ’cause with a title like that, you pretty much have to. [Under theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We often forget, but even Patti Smith — an icon who has inspired and influenced a generation — had her own musical idols in her youth, in this case, Bob Dylan. As you may have heard by now, Smith was invited to perform at the induction ceremony for Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Beloved New York dance-punks LCD Soundsystem have announced their first show of 2017: headlining the Forecastle Festival, taking place July 14-16 in Louisville, Kentucky. Also on the bill are Weezer, Odesza, PJ Harvey, Run the Jewels, to name just a few. Founder/frontman James Murphy announced earlier this year that the band had ended their 5-year-hiatusRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

’80s icons New Order continue to tease Music Complete, their first new release in over a decade, and their first without founding bassist Peter Hook. Check out the track “Plastic” below, a classic new wave dance track featuring backing vocals from La Roux’s Elly Jackson. Music Complete hits stores September 25th via Mute. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

It was a busy weekend for Jamie xx: not only did he bring the beats to the Capitol Hill Block Party, but he also released a mix for Apple Music’s Beats 1 featuring tracks from The War on Drugs, The Persuasians, Deadboy, Apparat, The Durutti Column, The Doors, and more. You can listen to itRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Cinco De Mayo!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Next Tuesday is Cinco de Mayo and we all know that means – time to drink. Or at least that’s what itRead more…

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Monday Music News

Uncanny! DJ Kevin Cole’s favorite band has written a song about his favorite grocery store: listen to a live version of The Replacements performing “Whole Foods Blues” at a recent show in Los Angeles. Frontman Paul Westerberg displays his usual wicked way with words, lamenting his journey to get a protein shake. The band sayRead more…

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