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Thursday Music News

Okay, not “exactly” music news, but it’s just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS’ The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, and hasRead more...

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Live Review: Future Islands with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at The Crocodile 4/3/2014

After the band finished ripping through a particularly danceable rendition of “Spirit” off their new record Singles, Future Islands frontman Sam Herring looked down at his sweat soaked shirt and pants. After a failed attempt to wring a piece of it out, he just laughed along with the rest of the crowd. The guy couldRead more...

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Live Video: Future Islands

From being 18-year-old kids playing house parties in Greenville, North Carolina, to last month’s nationwide broadcast on The Late Show with David Letterman that made them internet superstars — throughout it all, Future Islands have always stayed true to themselves, and to their strong work ethic. After spending nearly five years straight on the road,Read more...

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Out This Week 3/25

At this pace, 2014 is well on its way to outdoing 2013 in new releases. The streak continues this week, topped by a terrific new album by Future Islands, which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a masterful set of impassioned, ‘80s-steeped electro-pop with glittering synths, streamlined guitars and driving rhythms accompanying Samuel T. Herring’sRead more...

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Album Review: Future Islands - Singles

Baltimore synth-pop group Future Islands found a new home on 4AD for their fourth LP, Singles. Though their prior years at Thrill Jockey have given us some incredible music over the years, whoever it is over at 4AD that got the wonderful task of marketing this band and this record for a Future Islands explosionRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Autumn is finally here in the Northwest and that means it’s a little “seasonal” outside when the sun goes down (an hour earlier now too). Not to worry, there’s a host of great things going on inside to keep you warm every night this week. New Jersey natives Real Estate kick things off on MondayRead 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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In the Studio: KEXP photos from late May

We didn’t spend a lot of time in the studio with live performances in late May because we had too much fun taking live bands out to West Seattle and Easy Street Records for our Hood to Hood day. Though we might have lacked quantity we made up for it with quality! This set featuresRead more...

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Out This Week 5/4

A lot of super music out today! On Heaven Is Whenever, the Minneapolis power group The Hold Steady turn a more sonically diverse and dynamic though no less hard-hitting fifth album. Gone is mustachioed keyboardist Franz Nicolay, but here to stay are the clever lyrics of songwriter Craig Finn and the band’s epic sound. BrokenRead more...

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