Tag Archives: Islands

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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Out This Week 2/14

Although Tennis claims the release date is a coincidence, Valentines Day is perfect for the release of Young & Old, the Denver band’s second album. If you don’t know the story: the espoused Patrick Riley and Aliana Moore spent a romantic half-year sailing along the East Coast, during which they composed songs that would becomeRead more...

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Song of the Day: Islands - Shining

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by MorningRead more...

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Out This Week 9/22

Among our guests during KEXP’s broadcast from Musicfest NW this year was the Scottish group The Twilight Sad, who performed several songs from their brand album, Forget the Night Ahead, in their live set at the Doug Fir (watch video here). New York band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who also performed liveRead more...

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