Tag Archives: Guided by Voices

In Stores Now 4/25

This week, you can pick up the latest from the self-described “best punk band in Toronto,” The Greys. KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it a “more expansive, dynamic and melodic take on the band’s anthemic posthardcore sound, with consistently strong songs exploring themes of identity, racism, depression and other weighty subjects.” Reunited UK bandRead more…

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What a Fool Believes: KEXP’s April 1st Video Roundup

Like the graphic says, it’s Monday, April 1st… April Fools! (We shouldn’t even joke about that; that’s so mean.) While the internet is abundant with bait-and-switch jokes, KEXP is keeping it real with this April 1st playlist. We pity the fool who doesn’t enjoy this foolish mix of music:

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Thursday Music News

Following a sold out show at The Moore Theatre last week, and a stunning benefit show for KEXP’s New Home, José González shares a video for the single “With the Ink of a Ghost” off his most recent Mute Records release, Vestiges & Claws. The stunning clip, directed by Malin Ingrid Johansson, stars dancer YaredRead more…

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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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