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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Atticus

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017. Check out the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And check out more top albums from KEXP DJs, staff, and volunteers here. Atticus’ 2017 Top Ten Albums rank artist album label 1 Mogwai EveryRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Morgan

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017. Check out the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And check out more top albums from KEXP DJs, staff, and volunteers here. Morgan’s 2017 Top Ten Albums artist album label Various Twin Peaks (MusicRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The National have shared a couple news items today. The first is a new video for the title track from their latest album Sleep Well Beast. The clip is directed by artist Casey Reas, who also did the videos for “Day I Die,” “Guilty Party,” “Carin at the Liquor Store,” and “The System Only DreamsRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 7/24

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, July 24th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Perfume Genius (R) The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Tyler,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this week, UK trio alt-J released the single “3WW” as a video game; today, we get an actual video. Directed by Young Replicant (aka L.A.-based artist Alex Takacs), the band describe it as “a beautifully shot story of love and loss in Mexico.” The new album Relaxer is out June 2nd via Canvasback. We’reRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/10

As we celebrated on Friday with an exclusive interview, the new Father John Misty album is out now. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “his finest to date, combining an orchestral folk-pop sound with self-aware, often-cutting and sometimes hilarious lyrics aimed at narcissism, hypocrisy, instant gratification, modern ADD culture and other ills of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar has shared the fourth installment in the “The Heart” series, which you can stream below. (“The Heart Part 1″ appeared on 2010s K. Dot Drops project, “The Heart Part 2″ is on Lamar’s Overly Dedicated mixtape, and “The Heart Part 3″ was released as a stand-alone single back in 2012.)Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last year’s Six Degrees honoree Robyn Hitchcock releases his 21st album this Spring. Check out the first single below, titled “I Want To Tell You About What I Want.” In an interview with NPR, Hitchcock explains, “The original title of the song was ‘My Vision Of World Empathy.’ Either we will eventually become extinct andRead more…

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Album Review: Clams Casino – 32 Levels

There are few producers on the scene today with as much silent sway as Clams Casino. Over the last six years especially, the New Jersey beat-maker has completely changed the approach to emotion and empathy in beat-making. Artists like A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and Vince Staples have been able to thrive thanks to his uniqueRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Veteran Tucson-based band Calexico share a video for the track “Tapping on the Line,” featuring none other than beloved chanteuse Neko Case on guest vocals. The clip, directed by Jason Roark, was filmed at Portland’s Flora Recording & Playback studios during the band’s recent tour with The Decemberists. Watch below. Y’know what else was filmedRead more…

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