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KEXP at CMJ 2009, Day 3: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Coming out of Brooklyn, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson creates his own brand of multi-instrumentational, introspective, and very personal songs. With vocals that feel warm and scratchy like wool, Robinson sings about one tulmutuous summer on his second release, The Summer of Fear, out on Saddle Creek.  His lyrics denote an even more tumultuous life, dealing withRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Jeff Mangum, the elusive leader of Neutral Milk Hotel, is helping out the charity, Children of the Blue Sky, with original art pieces ready for auction. Among his contributions is a t-shirt with an original drawing done by Mangum and an autographed copy of On Avery Island featuring Jeff’s thumbprint and stamp work. More itemsRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Bumbershoot has completed the 2009 lineup by adding Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, The Helio Sequence, and Portland Cello Project. Unfortunately, Kasabian and The Ting Tings had to cancel, but there’s still plenty more to hear and see. Go check out the schedule and look for KEXP to broadcast there once again!Read more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Apparently albums can be recalled for being too loud — at least that’s the story surrounding Farm, the album from always louder-than-everyone Dinosaur Jr.. This isn’t a case of Mascis, Barlow, and Murph busting eardrums on purpose, but rather when the duplication software used on European versions of Farm doubled the sound layers creating aRead more…

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Sasquatch photos from Day 3

Well, it’s finally over and everyone’s back home salving their sunburns and getting caught up on some much needed sleep. By all accounts, the 2009 Sasquatch Music Festival was a raging, and raving (thanks to Girl Talk and Chromeo), success. For those brave enough to weather all three days, the last day payed off withRead more…

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Out This Week 5/26

James Blackshaw, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Wand (aka James Toth of Wooden Wand), Sir Richard Bishop, Bachelorette, Sharon Van Etten… what’s everybody smoking these days? This week’s list of new releases contains a kind stash of of avant folk and psychedelia. Even perhaps the most anticipated album this week, Grizzly Bear‘s Veckatimest, fits in nicelyRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

In very sad news, Jay Bennet has passed away. The former member of Wilco reportedly died in his sleep yesterday of unknown causes. Bennet, 45, was a founding member of Wilco, whose not-so-amicable split from the band was documented in Sam Jones’ I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. (He later sued Wilco for failureRead more…

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Thursday News Thread

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is getting the film treatment from Wes Anderson. Along with George Clooney, Meryl Streep and others, the film will include a stop-motion Jarvis Cocker in the role of Petey. In addition to his role within the film, Cocker provided a few original songs to the movie. Much ballyhoo was madeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Grizzly Bear – Cheerleader

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 featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Cheerleader” by Grizzly Bear fromRead more…

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Weird at My School: Dear Diary…

The week before last, I polished off Bill Drummond‘s excellent and hilarious memoir 45. Drummond managed the Teardrop Explodes and Echo & The Bunnymen, was one-half of the KLF, and found subsequent infamy as a art provocateur, author, etc. His rabid discourse on music in myriad forms inspired me to make a pact: I willRead more…

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