Tag Archives: Grimes

Out This Week 11/6

Acclaimed Canadian artist Grimes returns with her highly-anticipated album, Art Angels. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls her fourth full-length, “her most brightly melodic and also her most aggressive-sounding release, featuring a cleaner, more luminous sound for her adventurous dance-pop while also incorporating a variety of live instrumentation and unusual textures on intricately crafted songsRead more…

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Friday Music News

The legendary Yoko Ono has teamed up The Flaming Lips to release a special 7″ single just for the holidays. The single will drops on December 11, and features their cover of John Lennon and Yoko’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” and “Atlas Eets Christmas.” Listen to both tracks below. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O has shared “I Shall Rise.” her contribution to the video game Rise of the Tomb Raider. It builds steady into a forceful and empowering anthem. Karen O herself calls the song her version of Gloria Gaynor’s classic “I Will Survive.” Check it out below. [Stereogum] Grimes is gearing up forRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. Watch their chat below. In an extra backstage clip, Brownstein also talked about her “love” of traditional English folk ballads, like the song “The Hunter and His Pallid Bride” which sheRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 26th: • Rubblebucket, Babes, The Hoot Hoots at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, October 27th: • Florence + The Machine at Key Arena // All Ages (more info) • Vinyl Williams, JJUUJJUU, Kingdom of the Holy Sun at The Vera Project // All Ages (more info)

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Grimes shared on Twitter that her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Visions will be out this October. She tweets the next release was recorded with “real instruments…very different from anything” and “every track is super different.” Reflect on her early days with this 2012 KEXP session in the meantime. [Consequence of Sound]

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Monday Music News

Just keep reminding yourself: it’s for charity. Mac DeMarco is selling a decrepit pair of Vans on eBay — the same ones he wore at our 2014 Bumbershoot Music Lounge — with proceeds going to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. With six days left to bid, the auction has already exceeded $10,000. CheckRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has cut his acting chops on IFC’s Portlandia, and he’s joined by the show’s co-creator Fred Armisen in his video for the track “Every Morning.” (Keep an eye out for a cameo from James Mercer of The Shins!) J will be LIVE on KEXP from NYC this Friday, August 29thRead more…

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Friday, Part 2 – Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival triumphantly returns this year for the first time since 2008. This year, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud to provide coverage through photos and summaries all weekend. After a set rearrangement at theRead more…

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