Tag Archives: Guided by Voices

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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Song of the Day: Guided By Voices - King Arthur The Red

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 song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “King Arthur The Red” byRead more...

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Out This Week 11/13

Hardly a season goes by without some sort of release from Robert Pollard or his reunited band Guided by Voices, and among the highlights of this week’s list of new releases is the third GBV album of 2012. So what makes this so special? Our Music Director, Don Yates, thinks it might be “the strongestRead more...

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Monday Music News

“Life is a pre-existing condition,” says Mike McCready . In a video released today, the Pearl Jam guitarist voiced support of preserving the Affordable Care Act in the upcoming Presidential elections. While the band has been known for typically favoring liberal policies and politicians, this particular issue directly hits McCready, who has been living withRead more...

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Out This Week 6/12

Following an 18-year hiatus, soul singer Bobby Womack returns to top this week’s list of new releases with The Bravest Man In The Universe, which easily ranks among the legendary singer’s best albums to date. Following the approach he took with the late Gil Scott-Heron’s excellent final record, producer and XL Recordings head Richard Russell,Read more...

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Out This Week 1/17

Aaaaand... we’re back. After a slow start to the year, this week provides a relative bounty of new releases, including the latest from London-based group The Duke Spirit, who, according to our Music Director, Don Yates, “add a bit more studio polish and musical sophistication to their bluesy psych-rock sound on their third album, aRead more...

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