Tag Archives: Islands

Music That Matters: Unga Bunga Podcast

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. 516 – Unga Bunga Podcast Morning Show host John RichardsRead more…

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Music That Matters: Little Screams of Joy

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. 508 – Little Screams of Joy Morning Show host JohnRead more…

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Friday Music News

Indie rockers Ra Ra Riot will release their fourth studio album Need Your Light on February 19. Today, the band has shared the video for the album track “Water,” which was directed by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. They have an extensive promotional tour planned for early next year, and on March 30 they’ll land inRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Icelandic icons Sigur Rós have announced they’ll be reissuing their 1999 sophomore release Ágætis byrjun this summer as a deluxe limited edition box set. The band state via their website, “the deluxe boxset edition will feature previously unheard studio recordings and rare live versions from this pivotal period in the band’s development, as well asRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

French website La Blogothèque has filmed a live acoustic set of Real Estate. The band played a few tracks from their last album Atlas as well as a cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” (listen at the 17-minute mark). The half-hour session is available to watch in full below. [Pitchfork]

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Abe Beeson

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Abe Beeson’s 2013 Top Ten Albums artist album label Janelle Monae The Electric Lady Bad Boy/Wondaland SavagesRead more…

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Live Video: Islands

The history of the band Islands is so rich that it’s almost hard to find where to start. Founded in Montreal in 2005, the band relocated to New York and then eventually moved the long distance to Los Angeles, where frontman Nick Thorburn decided to live after a difficult romantic breakup. In 2006, the group lostRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Head and the Heart have dropped their debut single “Shake” from Let’s Be Still (out October 15). The flawless harmonies and punchy percussion give me a bit of a Fleetwood Mac vibe. If this is just the beginning, the new album is sure to be amazing. Tune in to Late Night with Jimmy FallonRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

After selling out their first show (Dec. 12) at Key Arena in just 15 minutes, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis decided to add a second performance on December 11. That one sold out in two hours. The guys have so much love for their hometown that they’ve now added a third show, this one is setRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another fantastic week of shows ahead with something for just about every taste. Starting Monday, Yukon Blonde and Jon Pontrello are at the Sunset. Tuesday, Cloud Nothings are at the Crocodile, Punch Brothers are at Neptune Theatre, and Crocodiles are at Sunset Tavern. On Wednesday, Slow Club is at the Sunset, and the Love Me Some TownesRead more…

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