Tag Archives: James Blake

2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Miss Ashley

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stas THEE Boss

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Live Review: James Blake with Moses Sumney at Moore Theatre 10/12/16

Nine decades deep into the electronic music genre, and the most startling and effective instrument it uses is still the human voice. From the earliest days of sampling and vocal splicing to the revolutionary vocal manipulations of Bruce Haack and Kraftwerk up through the live vocal looping we’ve enjoyed so deeply for the last fifteenRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 10th: No Parents, White Fang, Birth Defects at the Vera Project (more info) Black Breath, Hissing, Of Corpse, The Vatican at El Corazon (more info) Earshot Jazz: Freddy Cole Trio at the Triple Door (more info) Orcas Island Film Festival at Orcas Island (more info) Tuesday, October 11th: El Sonido on KEXP PresentsRead more…

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Album Review: Vince Staples – Prima Donna

While he’s been building steam for quite some time now, California rapper Vince Staples hit most people’s radar hard with last year’s excellent double LP studio debut, Summertime ’06. Here, Vince showcased far more than bloodthirsty hooks and ravaging technique – he also displayed a keen awareness of the world around him, all starting fromRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Rest in peace, Thomas Fekete. The Surfer Blood guitarist passed away last night after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. His wife released this statement: Our sweet Thomas passed on last night, peacefully in his sleep, holding my hand. With one last sigh, he let go of the burden of pain andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Earlier this month, UK electric crooner James Blake released his stunning new album, The Colour in Anything. Now, thanks to some fans, there’s footage of Blake performing the album tracks “Modern Soul” and “Timeless” during a show at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Revel in Blake’s amazing stage presence below. [Pitchfork]

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In Stores Now 5/16

Brooklyn band The So So Glos lead this week’s new release with their fifth full length. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the LP, “finds them bringing a bit more diverse and hook-filled sound to their anthemic garage-punk, with often-politically charged lyrics contrasting anxiety, political extremism and other modern problems with the power of musicRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On May 20, Day Of The Dead, an extensive, six-hour Grateful Dead tribute album will be released. Brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National have been the driving force behind the collection, which features contributions from Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Local Native, and many more. Last night, The National performed The Dead’sRead more…

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Album Review: James Blake – The Colour in Anything

“Music can’t be everything.” Damn, that is not something you want to hear sung softly by the likes of UK bass pioneer and R&B crooner James Blake. And yet, this is how he closes out his third LP, as “Meet You In The Maze” fades out into oblivion, and the synthesized harmonies fizzle apart intoRead more…

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