Tag Archives: Guided by Voices

Live Review: Guided By Voices with Bobby Bare, Jr. at Showbox at the Market 6/8/14

It’s only June, and already indie rock veterans Guided By Voices have two new albums out, because of course they do. Not only are the band touring in support of their self-released full-lengths Motivational Jumpsuit and Cool Planet, but they’re also celebrating the 20th anniversary of their lo-fi masterpiece, Bee Thousand. Opening the show wasRead more...

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Video Roundup: 1994

Twenty years ago, music had one of its most creatively abundant years of music. 1994 saw strong debut releases in every genre, from Oasis to Outkast. Grunge was at the height of its power with excellent local releases from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged session. Sadly, it wasRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Amplifiers Love Week Master Mix

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 411 - Amplifiers Love Week Master Mix: KEXP’s Afternoon ShowRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

No surprise, but the latest video from Washed Out can only be described as “dreamy.” Take a break for seven-and-a-half minutes to watch the clip for “Weightless,” off last year’s Sub Pop release Paracosm. Director David Altobelli tells a lovely story of unrequited love that the compliments the ethereal electro-pop perfectly. [Pitchfork]

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Out This Week 5/13

Well, this is the week to go broke at the record shop. Bye bye, paycheck, it was nice knowing you, and hello to these excellent new releases! Such as, the long-awaited release from The Black Keys, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “a more subtle and atmospheric take on the band’s sound.” YatesRead more...

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Out This Week 2/18

New York duo Phantogram release their sophomore album, Voices, today, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates claims is a, “sleek set of moody electro-pop with a dark, atmospheric sound featuring buzzing synths, spiky guitars, hip hop-influenced beats, breathy vocals and catchy pop hooks.” Another highlight for the week comes from Angel Olsen, former member ofRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

New York duo Phantogram are releasing their sophomore album, Voices, on February 18th via Republic Records, but you can listen to it now via NPR. NPR notes, “Voices is the sound of a band at ease and assured in its moment, as it seizes every scrap of momentum it’s created for itself.” [NPR]

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Wednesday Music News

Happy Thanksgiving! Or, “Thankskilling,” if you ask Morrissey, who has penned an open letter to President Obama accusing him of laughing “as 45 million birds are horrifically abused.” Read the whole thing online here: [Pitchfork]

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Music News

Twenty three years ago yesterday, Pearl Jam performed their very first show under the name Mookie Blaylock at the late Seattle club Off Ramp. This week, they are celebrating their anniversary, as well as their latest and tenth studio release, Lightning Bolt, with an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, who is also featuringRead more...

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Out This Week 4/30

Whether you’re feeling moody or in a mood to dance, you’ll find what you need among this week’s new releases. Topping the list of must-buys in record stores today comes from U.K. trio Daughter, who were a standout during our CMJ broadcast last year with their highly emotive and engaging performance. Our Music Director, DonRead more...

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