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Wednesday Music News

In March of 2010, Animal Collective performed a live music installation at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, with visuals provided by Danny Perez (also of past collaboration for visual feast Oddsac). In honor of this year’s Record Store Day, music from the exhibit, titled Transverse Temporal Gyrus, is now streaming. Check it out over atRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 lineup revealed!

On their Facebook page, The Capitol Hill Block Party has teased fans and kept them guessing as to this year’s lineup. Now, the full lineup is revealed. Among the many highlights: Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, The Lumineers, Phantogram, Youth Lagoon, Grimes, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Doomtree, Trust, and Blouse. CheckRead more...

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Live Video: Grimes

From a street-tough name like Grimes, you might expect some kind of skeezy or tough-as-nails rap, but the music of young Vancouver-bred, Montreal-based artist Claire Boucher is anything but. The 23-year old DJ/producer builds glimmering, otherworldly songs layer upon layer with synth loops, electronic beats, and found sounds, over which her little-girlish falsetto hovers eerilyRead more...

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Music News: 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup announcement

The initial lineup of the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival has just been announced! On Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, a whole host of indie bands take to the field of Chicago’s Union Park. Among those announced are KEXP favorites Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, and Cloud Nothings. NoRead more...

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Live Review: Grimes with Born Gold @ Sunset Tavern 2/20

Canadian Claire Boucher has been making tidal waves in the indiesphere of late as Grimes, an experimental electro-pop act whose 3rd full-length, Visions, recently got a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork Media and is trending at a solid 80 on review aggregate site Metacritic. While her self-proclaimed “post-internet” synth pop thrills through speakers, it’sRead more...

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Album Review: Grimes - Visions

If this is your first introduction to this strange and invigorating Canadian artist, Grimes is a name you should get used to. 2012 will be 23 year old Claire Boucher’s breakout year. Her new album, Visions, came out Tuesday on 4AD Records, and she is currently touring in support of it. Unfortunately, she already passedRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Christopher Reimer of the Jagjaguwar band Women passed away in his sleep. The cause of death is unknown. He was 26. His sister has created a memorial website in his honor. Check out Death Cab for Cutie performing for a bunch of middle aged people at The Brooklyn Museum. Death Cab will play the ParamountRead more...

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Out This Week 2/21

Happy Presidents Day week, everybody. A commanding list of new releases awaits you in stores today. Among them is the latest by our recent guest and longtime friend of KEXP, Damien Jurado, whose Maraqopa would be good enough to get him elected President of Seattle if there were such a thing. Our Music Director, DonRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

A nice extended weekend (President’s Day), usually leads to a good week of shows. This week starts with Grimes at the Sunset Tavern on Monday night (sold out, sorry!). On Tuesday, Veronica Falls, Bleached, and Seapony are at the Tractor, and Damien Jurado plays a free in-store set at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. WednesdayRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Welcome to the doldrums of Winter, or as it seems to be heading. In the Northwest, that simply means there’s snow in the mountains and music in the air. This week has a few particularly nice surprises up its sleeve and though it starts off slow, the weekend is chock full of great shows. TuesdayRead more...

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