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Wednesday Music News

Anticipation is high for the forthcoming full-length from Temples, totally heightened by last month’s awesome performance in the KEXP Gathering Space. While we have to keep waiting ’til next year for Volcano to hit stores, today we’ve got a remix of the track “Certainty” by Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand. Temples frontman James Bagshaw shared, “WhenRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: BITE of Seattle 7/15-7/17

This weekend, in our backyard of Seattle Center, it’s BITE of Seattle, a three-day food festival featuring over 50 local restaurants and over 30 food product companies. It’s free to attend, and fun to walk around and explore all the different styles of cuisine. And, there’s even a multi-course meal you can participate in forRead more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Album Review: FFS – FFS

FFS, the eponymous debut album from the collaboration project between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, feels a bit like a beautiful car crash in slow motion. I say slow motion because the two objects that make up the collision seen here have been careening towards each other since the good old days of 2002. For Sparks,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Luminescent UK singer/songwriter Laura Marling shares a video today for the track “Gurdjieff’s Daughter” off her stunning new release, Short Movie. The clip was shot in Marling’s East Los Angeles home, and features cameos from Vampire Weekend guitarist Rostam Batmanglij and musician Jonathan Wilson, just to name a few. Short Movie is out now viaRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 11/24

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 24th: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Interpol Last Call with Carson Daly: Interpol (R)Read more…

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Live Review: Franz Ferdinand with Cate Le Bon at Showbox Sodo 4/24/14

From the downstroke of the show opener “Bullet” from their new record Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Franz Ferdinand had Showbox Sodo off its feet. “Bullet” is an easy highlight off the band’s fourth LP, with its furious bass line and scream-along chorus concert ready at impact, and the first few rows are chalkRead more…

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Friday Music News

After the Superbowl, Prince made a hilarious cameo on the hit comedy New Girl where he offered Zooey Deschanel‘s character some sound relationship advice. The odd couple ended the episode performing a snip of a brand new collaboration and now, after weeks of waiting, you can hear the entire song. “FALLINLOVE2NITE” has all the makingsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Yesterday, we shared that The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be releasing their third album, Days of Abandon, on April 22nd, and today we’ve got the first single to share with you. The band are playing The Vera Project on May 3rd with Fear of Men. [Spin]

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Tuesday Music News

1965 saw the release of what’s become one of the most universally well-known songs of our time. Now, nearly half a century later, Bob Dylan has graced the world with an incredible, interactive video for “Like A Rolling Stone.” Featuring appearances by Drew Carey, Danny Brown, and the Pawn Stars, the video is set upRead more…

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