Tag Archives: Guided by Voices

Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s the annual April Fool’s Day Video Round-up, a compilation of jokes and fools for your viewing and listening pleasure! You can prank me later. What will April Fool’s Day 2015 bring? Here’s hoping someone tries to top last year’s Flaming Lips release, “Sell Out,” or Björk’s 2009 announcement that she’d joined Led Zeppelin. IfRead more…

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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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