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Wednesday Music News

Starbucks are at it again with Sweetheart 2014, their annual compilation of artists covering their favorite love songs. This year’s romantic roster includes Beck, The Head & the Heart, Vampire Weekend, Phosphorescent, and Jim James, covering Bob Marley, as you can stream below. Sweetheart 2014 will be in stores February 4, 2014. [Stereogum]

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Live Video: Eleanor Friedberger @ CMJ

Though her first band, brother-sister duo The Fiery Furnaces, caught a lot of well-deserved internet buzz, Eleanor Friedberger has truly found her voice alone. Over two albums – Last Summer, 2011’s acclaimed solo debut, and the recent Personal Record, sure to be a favorite on critics’ year-end lists – the Chicago-born singer has become anRead more…

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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 3: Eleanor Friedberger

Text by Gerrit Feenstra and Janice Headley Standing on the marble altar, and beneath the stained glass windows, Eleanor Friedberger quipped to the audience, “The only thing better than playing at noon, is playing at noon in a church.” If we may add, the only thing better than that is having it be the melodicRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Perhaps you have seen the mysterious graffiti painted on the ground around the city. What looks a bit like random letters in a circle is actually Arcade Fire’s underground press for their upcoming album Reflektor – and today they released another piece of the puzzle. In a short film we see the band mixed withRead more…

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Song of the Day: Eleanor Friedberger – Stare at the Sun

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Stare at the Sun”Read more…

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Live Video: Eleanor Friedberger

Even if you hadn’t caught her 2011 solo debut, Last Summer, you’d know at first listen to the vocals on her latest album, Personal Record, who Eleanor Friedberger is. Hers is the unmistakeable nasal drawl that characterizes the songs of The Fiery Furnaces, which Friedberger comprises with her brother, Matthew. As the two have takenRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This Sunday is our annual Father’s Day Kids Dance Party — with DJ sets from Kid Hops and DJ Rhythma, dancing with the Vicious Puppies crew, crafts and more — but the kids don’t get to have all the fun, as there’s plenty of great music in clubs this week. On Monday, Portland’s Black PrairieRead more…

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Out This Week 6/4

On their dreamy fifth album, Scottish band Camera Obscura adds a local flavor by recording with Portland based producer (and former Seattleite) Tucker Martine. Our Music Director, Don Yates, calls Desire Lines “a beautifully crafted set of bittersweet, soul-tinged indie-pop, featuring a warm, lush sound with guitars, synths, horns, organ and other instrumentation accompanying TracyanneRead more…

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Live Review: Eleanor Friedberger at the Crocodile 2/9

It’s 10:15pm on a Thursday night and Dominant Legs is close to wrapping up their set at the Crocodile, dedicating the last song to Eleanor, and asking the audience to consider buying a CD to help buy back some stolen equipment (read more about it or help out here). The crowd is partially responsive. ARead more…

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Concert Preview: Eleanor Friedberger @ The Crocodile 2/9

Eleanor Friedberger is playing at the Crocodile Thursday night, February 9. If you haven’t heard “My Mistakes”, the lead single off of her debut solo LP Last Summer, listen to it above, and I’ll probably see you on Thursday. You may know the Friedberger name from The Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor’s band with her brother Matt.Read more…

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