Tag Archives: Fruit Bats

Bumbershoot 2012 lineup announced!

The lineup was announced today for the 2012 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Headliners Jane’s Addiction, Tony Bennett, SKRILLEX, and M83 are joined by a wide range of artists including many KEXP favorites: The Helio Sequence, Blitzen Trapper, Passion Pit, M. Ward, The Jayhawks, The Heavy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Khan &Read more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Troy Nelson

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Welcome to the doldrums of Winter, or as it seems to be heading. In the Northwest, that simply means there’s snow in the mountains and music in the air. This week has a few particularly nice surprises up its sleeve and though it starts off slow, the weekend is chock full of great shows. TuesdayRead more…

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Live Video: Fruit Bats

Though he’s performed as a guitarist for The Shins, Califone, and others, Eric Johnson has written charming pop songs for the last decade with his band Fruit Bats. On Tripper, Eric Johnson takes a more narrative turn and recounts stories inspired from a cross country trip, but the melodies are as sweet as ever. FruitRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another great week of music lies ahead. Monday starts off beautifully with The Decemberists and Okkervil River at Marymoor Park, and then we’ve got a complete mixed bag. There’s Tapes & Tapes at the Crocodile, Daniel Johnston at Neumo’s, and Cloud Cult at Neptune Theatre.  Friday is also our last (and arguably most anticipated) KEXPRead more…

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Pickathon 2011 preview

This year’s Pickathon festival is just around the corner, starting this Friday August 5th and continuing through the weekend, wrapping up Sunday the 7th. The festival features an all-star lineup of indie roots and Americana, featuring Mavis Staples, Black Mountain, Bill Callahan, Califone, Thao, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Damien Jurado, The Sadies, Laura Veirs, Alela DianeRead more…

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Out This Week 8/2

Our guests yesterday, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, have returned after four years with their fourth album, and no doubt it was well worth the wait. I’ll admit that as much as I loved Jesse’s smoky voice and guitarist Phil Wandscher’s haunting western twang, I doubted there was much room for the band toRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concerts at the Mural begin this weekend, with two free shows — Friday night with The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Black Whales, and all day Saturday with Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, Virgin Islands, Mad Rad — but there’s a lot else going on, including a full weekend outside of Portland atRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fruit Bats – Tangie & Ray

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Ezra Koenig Covers Paul Simon

Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig has turned his considerable talents to the tribute game, covering Paul Simon‘s 1972 track “Papa Hobo” for new film Ceremony. The rest of the film’s soundtrack, curated by Fruit Bats‘ Eric D. Johnson, features contributions from The Animals, Pete Townsend, and Star. Hear the Koenig cover (via Stereogum) and watch theRead more…

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