Tag Archives: Grandaddy

Tuesday Music News

Grandaddy released their first album in over a decade, Last Place, back in March and today they’ve shared a video for the track “Brush with the Wild.” The video, directed by Aaron Beckum, follows the story of a heartbroken man who tries to throw out all the things that remind him of his ex, only toRead more…

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R.I.P. Kevin Garcia of Grandaddy

We are heartbroken to report on the passing of Kevin Garcia, founding member and bassist for Grandaddy. Garcia suffered a massive stroke on Monday, leaving him with a brain injury described by doctors as “catastrophic.” Sadly, he died from complications of his stroke on Tuesday afternoon. He was only 41. On the band’s Facebook page,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local duo Shabazz Palaces have announced a new album on the way, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star out July 14th via Sub Pop. Check out the first single “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)” below, via a lyric video directed by Cristina T. Bercovitz and Jonathan Snipes of clipping. In addition to Thaddillac, the newRead more…

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Song of the Day: BNQT – Restart

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Restart,” by BNQT, fromRead more…

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In Stores Now 3/6

They say great art can come from sadness, and that seems to be true for the new album from Grandaddy. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the fifth album (and first in 11 years) from this reunited Modesto, CA-bred band led by Jason Lytle is an impressive return to form featuring consistently strong songs ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty continues to roll out new music from his forthcoming full-length Pure Comedy, out April 7th via Sub Pop/Bella Union. (Check out the title track on the KEXP Blog here.) Today, he shares a video for the single “Two Wildly Different Perspective” — again directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin, who shared a collage-styleRead more…

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Friday Music News

While on a recent tour down under, Phantogram turned out a Radiohead cover for Australian radio station Triple J’s Like a Version series. Hear their take on the 2007 In Rainbows track “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” below. The New York duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter are continuing to tour in support of last year’s LP,Read more…

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It’s Gonna Blow (Well, Eventually): A Mount St. Helens Video Roundup

Just on the horizon, lurks Mount St. Helens, sitting 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland. It was on May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 AM PT that it resulted in the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Will Mt. St. Helens erupt again? Scientists say yes,Read more…

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Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth: KEXP’s Earth Day Video Roundup

Not only is today Earth Day, but we’re also on the cusp of music festival season. As we take time to celebrate our planet on this day, think about carrying that spirit with you all summer long: carry a reusable water bottle, or bring your own forks. Our planet will thank you! And in theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Jason Lytle – Dept. of Disappearance

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Dept. of Disappearance” by JasonRead more…

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