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Live Video: Freelance Whales

New York based Freelance Whales may have gotten their start playing on subway platforms in 2008, but now they are one of the most critically acclaimed indie rock bands in years. Judah Dadone, Doris Cellar, and company stopped by the KEXP studio in October to play some tracks off of their Diluvia album. According toRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

It may have turned for the worse outside, but there’s still plenty to see inside. City Arts Fest dominates most of the schedule with an amazing week of music ahead in almost every venue in town. It’s a busy week with a ton of great choices for everyone. On Monday night Beth Orton sets theRead more…

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Out This Week 10/9

The year’s not done offering its best new releases just yet. Witness Tame Impala‘s Lonerism, the Perth, Australia band’s eagerly anticipated second album which doesn’t for a moment fail to impress on what our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “another imaginatively crafted set of expansive psych-rock that’s both sonically adventurous and highly melodic, with denselyRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

For those who didn’t get their Coachella fix this year (or didn’t get tickets to next year’s fest), festival promoter Goldenvoice has a solution: the S.S. Coachella. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in December, the ship sails to the Bahamas and Jamaica, and while in transit, the cruise will host performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,Read more…

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Monday News Roundup

Bon Iver‘s self-titled sophomore release has been the subject of much anticipation, and now we can finally get the first taste. The minimal, electronic-leaning lead single is “Calgary,” listenable and downloadable (in exchange for an email address) below.

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Coachella 2011: Video

So, Coachella happened this weekend. Renowned as one of the biggest and best summer music festivals, this year’s took place this past weekend at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. But if you weren’t able to get down to the desert for the party, the fest had the courtesy to webcast some of the biggerRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, November 23rd FREELANCE WHALES with Miniature Tigers @ The Crocodile The last time Freelance Whales were in Seattle they were opening for Tokyo Police Club. Now they’re headlining their own show with fellow New York band Miniature Tigers helping out. Their quirky indie pop is led by Judah Dadone’s tender, emotional vocals that soundRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 16th TOKYO POLICE CLUB with Freelance Whales and Arkell’s @ Neumos Fresh off a performance at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, indie rockers Tokyo Police Club will lead off the live week at Neumos on Monday. Their debut full-length, Elephant Shell, which was released on Saddle Creek in 2008, played intoRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

The former fashion designer turned Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died today at 64 after a long battle with cancer. Best known for his theatrical exploits of the Sex Pistols, McLaren also represented the New York Dolls and over the course of his life, was an author, producer, reality TV star, and a musician inRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 3: Freelance Whales

A folk-stitched dream pop band is probably the last thing you’d imagine would come out of Queens, New York. Despite the city’s notorious jazz scene, the Freelance Whales found enough inspiration to create an explosion of sensory stimulated music with their self-released debut, Weathervanes (December 2009) (hit single “Generator ^ Second Floor” featured on KEXP’sRead more…

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