Tag Archives: Handsome Furs

Album Review: Operators - EP1

Among the constant changing tides of the music industry and the struggle forward for artists to learn to adapt and improvise to find new ways to make it on the modern scene, it’s nice to know sometimes that you can’t keep a good man down. At least, that principle holds for Dan Boeckner. The mastermindRead more...

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

As anyone who’s ever listened to The Midday Show on KEXP knows, DJ Cheryl Waters loves her Canadian music. And, in what’s become an annual Canada Day tradition, Cheryl will play only music from our neighbors to the north today from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PT. Not only is Cheryl our Midday Show host,Read more...

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Live Video: Divine Fits

Who would be in your dream band? If you could put together some of your favorite musicians into a fantasy project, you might very well have come up with Divine Fits. Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner of Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade have teamed up up with powerhouse drummer Sam Brown of NewRead more...

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Song of the Day: Divine Fits - My Love Is Real

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. Every Friday, we present a song from a Northwest artist. Today’s selection, featured on the MiddayRead more...

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2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Announced!

About a month after the release of the longlist the 10 finalists for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist have been revealed, and it boasts one of the Canadian music prize’s most diverse roster to date. Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Drake, Cold Specks, Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Japandroids, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, Cadence Weapon, and GrimesRead more...

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Handsome Furs may have called it quits, but member Dan Boeckner has started a new band with the help of Britt Daniel of Spoon and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. The band will called themselves Divine Fits and will release a record on Merge later this year. Yeasayer have announced a new record thatRead more...

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Music News: Pickathon 2012 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Portland’s Pickathon Music Festival is now out! Headlining the festival will be Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Blitzen Trapper, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Also featured at the festival will be rock and folk-rock acts like The Cave Singers, Handsome Furs, The Barr Brothers, The Mynabirds, Langhorne Slim, and Vieux Farka Touré. TheRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cheryl Waters

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We’re exhausted but had an amazing Labor Day weekend at Bumbershoot! As expected, the music just keeps getting better and the schedule keeps getting busier. Tuesday starts a 2-night series at the Paramount with Fleet Foxes and The Walkmen. On Thursday we’ve got The Horrors at Neumo’s, Friday has The Antlers at Neptune, Sleepy SunRead more...

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