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R.I.P. Percy Sledge

View image | gettyimages.com Legendary soul singer Percy Sledge has passed away this morning at the age of 73 in his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1966, his debut single “When a Man Loves a Woman” rocketed to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard R&B Charts. His passionate, soulful deliveryRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The wait is finally over! Frank Ocean has officially announced his plans to release a follow up to the critically acclaimed channel Orange. According to Ocean’s rep, we can expect Boys Don’t Cry in July. Music video director Nabil, who has worked frequently with Ocean, said of the album: “Everyone should be excited about thisRead more…

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Earlier this week, Julian Casablancas + the Voidz wrapped up their North American show with a guest-star-studded hometown performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Not only did Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces jump on stage for the Tyranny track “Father Electricity,” but Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) joined the bandRead more…

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Pemberton Music Festival: Sunday – Outkast, Frank Ocean, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival triumphantly returns this year for the first time since 2008. This year, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud to provide coverage through photos and summaries all weekend. California indie pop group Foxygen areRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Unlike the two-year trickle of press quotes and leaks that preceded their last album, The Strokes have taken a rather quiet approach to publicity behind their forthcoming fifth album, Comedown Machine (out 3/26 through RCA). However, after some coaxing from BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe, bassist Nikolai Fraiture spoke, albeit vaguely and briefly, withRead more…

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Friday Music News

After emerging in 2011, Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers has set a release date for the follow-up to his debut. Entitled Wondrous Bughouse, the ten-track LP will arrive on March 5th via Fat Possum. Powers hasn’t released any music from the new disc yet, but you can check out the tracklisting and artwork over at Pitchfork.Read more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012. You can see what our listeners voted for as their Top Albums of 2012 here. Cody ChesnuTT at our CMJ broadcast at CMJ Union NYC, 10/17/12// photo credit: Benjamin Mobley (more photos) Michele’s 2012 Top Ten Albums Greetings musicRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Dan Digs

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picks made the list! Four Tet at KEXP, 02/23/10 // photo credit: Shelly Corbett (moreRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mel

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picks made the list! THEESatisfaction at KEXP, 03/27/12 // photo credit: Dave Lichterman (more photos)Read more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ El Toro

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more…

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