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Friday on My Mind: Red, White, and Blue!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s Fourth of July again everyone. I just read that the 2nd of July during 1776 was the actual day that theRead more...

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Video Roundup: Flag Day

It was on this day in 1777 that we adopted the ol’ stars and stripes to represent our country, and in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14th as Flag Day! Flags have waved all throughout musical history, too, whether black or pink or wild. Hoist your own flag up the flagpole, and enjoyRead more...

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Album Review: Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Though it’s the first album released solely under his own name, there is a strong argument to be made that Everyday Robots is not the official solo debut of English legend Damon Albarn. That could be the soundtrack to the 1999 film Ravenous, which was the first music outside of his then-main band Blur toRead more...

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Video Roundup: Flag Day

237 years ago, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that adopted the flag of the United States on June 14. Today, we celebrate the Stars and Stripes with a video playlist all about flags. From flags Black to Wild, here are some songs we’ve flagged as part of a Flag Day soundtrack for ourRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has partnered with Minneapolis-based rap artist Astronautilis. What began as a casual artistic endeavor resulted in a weekend-long recording session, and ultimately, enough material for an album. No word on the album’s title or release date, but it will be released by Vernon’s own label, Chigliak Records. Hip-hop soul benefactor Abel Tesfaye of bandRead more...

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Monday Music News

The Dirty Projectors -- sans vocalist Angel Deradoorian (pictured above), who is on hiatus -- have just announced a huge summer tour with openers Wye Oak and Purity Ring to follow suit.  A full track list, as well as tour dates and presale information, can be found here. Feist and Mastodon’s upcoming collaborative effort, Feistodon,Read more...

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Friday Music News

SXSW is seeing some odd last minute additions to the lineup. Next week, Jay-Z will be returning to Austin (he made a surprise performance last year for Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music label) to play for American Express. The entire performance will be streamed live on the AmEx Youtube page here. So look for it 6pmRead more...

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Friday Music News

A new track from Seattle locals THEESatisfaction‘s upcoming album awE naturalE has popped up on Stereogum. The song is called “Enchantruss”, and features a contribution from Palaceer Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces. Along with the lead single from the album “QueenS”, awE naturalE is looking more and more awesome. It is available for download here. TheRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Metric have announced that they’ll be releasing their fifth full-length album, Synthetica, on June 12 via their own Metric Music International Label. The album will mark the Toronto band’s first release since 2009′s Fantasies. To reinvigorate your love for Emily Haines and company, check out this video of their 2009 acoustic performance of “Gold GunsRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The Head and the Heart have a new music video out for “Down in the Valley”. The video features footage of the band on the road and playing at different venues. It’s a quite endearing video to a beautiful song. Watch it below:

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