Tag Archives: Foals

2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Shannon

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 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 2015, as votedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

In December 2013, Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells passed away after a battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. This February 2016, his bandmate Alejandra Deheza will release the album SVIIB, featuring parts Curtis recorded before his death. In a post on their website, Deheza writes, “Benjamin and I wrote this record during a tourRead more…

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Out This Week 8/31

August is closing out with some seriously highly-anticipated new albums. Highlights include the fifth album from Baltimore duo Beach House, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “another beautifully crafted set of atmospheric dream-pop with a floating, reverb-drenched sound combining droning organ, shimmering synths, chiming guitars and hypnotic drum-machine rhythms with Victoria Legrand’s duskyRead more…

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Friday Music News

Today, Foals have dropped their new album, What Went Down, the follow up to 2013’s impressive Holy Fire. The 10-track collection was recorded in France and produced by James Ford, who’s worked with artist such as Florence and the Machine and the Arctic Monkeys. What Went Down can be streamed in its entirety below viaRead more…

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Friday Music News

Surprise! UK artist FKA twigs has released an EP today via Young Turks titled M3LL155X. According to a press release, the EP was made with collaborators Boots, tic and Cy An, and along with the videos below, are “an aggressive statement conceptualising the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation.” Stream theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Local duo THEESatisfaction share a truly triptacular video for the title track off their most recent release, EarthEE, out now via Sub Pop. The clip, directed by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, also features label-mates and collaborators Porter Ray and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces. Alley-Barns describes the video as “a short visual meditation on the textile traditionsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

For the first time ever, First Aid Kit got to perform their hit single “Emmylou” for none other than Emmylou Harris herself, and, not surprisingly, it was an emotional affair. Harris was in Sweden to accept the Polar Music Prize (described as “the Noble Prize of Music”). Klara Söderberg, half of the sibling duo, said,Read more…

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Foals

Foals frontman Yannis Phillipakis has 5+ water bottles put out for him every set, and he drinks maybe one of them during the Oxford quintet’s set. That’s because he kicks or sprays them on the audience, typically while taking a brief break from wailing on guitar or crowdsurfing in the audience. It goes without sayingRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch!

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. It’s Sasquatch! Fest weekend! Exclamation points! Crammed carloads and campers are currently cruising to The Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA, for threeRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 19th • Jeremy Jay at Lo-Fi // 21+ (more info) • Kairos, Dude York, Sundries at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info)

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