Tag Archives: Explosions in the Sky

Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 Preview

Black Friday is upon us, and nothing makes us happier than the blackest black of a vinyl record! This year’s Black Friday is extra special for us, as local label Light In The Attic Records will be opening a store in the KEXP Gathering Space, bringing the exclusive, limited-edition releases right to us. This annualRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 11/14

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, November 14th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Thile Late Night with Seth Meyers:Read more…

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Live Video: Explosions in the Sky

The music of Explosions in the Sky has always lived up to the expectations set by the band’s evocative name, and on their seventh studio album, The Wilderness, the Austin, Texas outfit continues to create singular, cathartic, and often breathtaking instrumental compositions. Joining host Troy Nelson during Bumbershoot 2016, the post-rock titans play five ofRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 10/17

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, October 17th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bob Weir Last Call with Carson Daly:Read more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Explosions in the Sky at KEXP

Joining us in the studio for a KEXP Secret Stage performance at Bumbershoot is Austin post-rock powerhouse Explosions in the Sky. Playing together for over 15 years, their sound is hugely emotive, accented with glistening guitar. It’s a unique listening experience, both cathartic and calming, comforting and unsettling. They released a new album, The Wilderness,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Bumbershoot 2016 at Seattle Center 9/2-9/4

Summer is nearly over but, on the upside, that means Seattle’s biggest music and arts festival is back. Running Friday through Sunday, rather than Saturday through Labor Day Monday, for the first time in its history, Bumbershoot otherwise hasn’t changed much else in their formula: a mixture of music festival staples (as well as someRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Fleet Foxes are getting back together. The Seattle indie band went on hiatus five years ago after they released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. At the time, frontman Robin Pecknold had decided to go back to Columbia University to earn his degree. Now it seems the hiatus is coming to an end. According to guitaristRead more…

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Monday Music News

When Courtney Barnett sings about “Three Packs a Day,” she’s not talking about smoking. (I mean, c’mon. Haven’t you listened to the lyrics of “Avant Gardener“? She’s not that good at breathing in.) Instead, the brand-new single from the Australian singer/songwriter is an ode to ramen. While dietitians may disagree with the title, the trackRead more…

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Friday Music News

By Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Texas guitar great Leon Bridges has contributed a track to the upcoming Will Smith film, Concussion, a biographical thriller based on the life of Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who took on the National Football League. For the soundtrack, Bridges contributes the soulful, dramatic single “So Long,” which youRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s been over twenty years since his death and yet Kurt Cobain is still contributing to the music industry. On November 13, Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, an album of home-recorded Cobain tracks will be released. A special 7″ of his songs, “And I Love Her (Beatles Cover)” and “Sappy,” will be out onRead more…

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