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Live Video: Foals

Despite being far more complex and introverted, Foals‘ second album, Total Life Forever, was easily a favorite of many KEXP DJs and listeners last year. (In fact, it landed on all three daytime DJs’ top ten lists of 2010!) The more math-rock oriented dance numbers evolved into epic, even prog-like, song structures that took aRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Like the weather overhead, the local live calendar hasn’t given Seattleites much of a reason to leave the confines of their homes as of late. There has, of course, still been a ton of good live music to see, but there haven’t been too many star-studded weeks as of late. That’s changing this week, asRead more...

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Live Review: Foals @ City Arts Fest, Neumos 10/23

A storm had blown in from the Pacific; for this reason, Neumos looked distressingly empty from the outside on a Saturday night. However, Sub Pop band Foals performed to a packed Neumos to cap off the first ever City Arts Festival. They are from Oxford, England, and have a distinctly Anglo-European feel, an early BlocRead more...

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Correspondence from Austin City Limits: Day 3

It’s always easiest to get your money’s worth on the last day of a festival, as most people are either burnt out or too hung over to gear themselves up for another full day of standing and shuffling around in the heat. ACL this year was no exception, as for most of the day IRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week: City Arts Fest Edition

The never-ending carousel of music festivals in the Northwest continues this week with the first ever City Arts Festival. This might mark the end of the summer festival season, but it is sure as hell a good way to go out, as over 30 events will take place in over 20 venues spread out acrossRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Foals

Foals started out playing at house parties in their home city Oxford in the UK.   Their first record, Antidote, dropped in 2008 and shot to the top of the UK charts, hitting #3 for best album. Mixing punk, math rock, dance rock, and techno, the sound is fascinating, but many people (including me) found theRead more...

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Song of the Day: Foals - This Orient

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. Each and every Friday, we offer songs from local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Out This Week 6/15

It may be that the music of 2010 will be remembered as a time when maturity in music is considered a good thing. In the past, a new release branded as “more mature” usually was a nice way of saying either “not as good” or “didn’t sell as well.” But many of the releases ofRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Mark Linkous, better known to the musical world as Sparklehorse, took his own life over the weekend. Linkous had a previous brush with death after a near-lethal mix of meds in 1996. He leaves behind a strong if small canon of fantastically dark music, including last year’s Dark Night of the Soul, a collaboration withRead more...

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