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Wednesday Music News

Surprise! UK singer/producer James Blake quietly released a new double 7″ single today, via his own brilliantly-named label 1-800-Dinosaur. Stream tracks from the single 200 Press below, which concludes with the poem “Words That We Both Know.” The mini-release will hold you over ’til Blake releases his next full-length sometime in 2015. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Mark Lanegan shares a gorgeous new video for the track “Floors Of The Ocean” from his most-recent release, Phantom Radio. The abstract clip features ominous-looking storm clouds, as menacing and alluring as Lanegan’s voice itself. You can watch him perform more songs from the album in this KEXP in-studio session here. [Under the Radar]

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Friday Music News

Every once in a while, James Blake will use his weekly BBC Radio 1 DJ residency to debut a new song. Yesterday he unveiled his track “Building It Still,” a synth heavy number that’s reminiscent of Blake’s older material. It’s just a little tease of what he’s been working on with Justin Vernon and KanyeRead more…

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Friday Music News

Seattle’s own experimental hip hop outfit, Shabazz Palaces take on a dark, post-apocalyptic wasteland in their new “#Cake” video. There’s an intense game of chase going on while beautiful, yet terrifying, giants roam the city. Check it out below. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Tame Impala will release a live edition EP, aptly titled Live Versions, on Record Store Day (April 19). According to a press release the band’s goal was “to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show.” It was recorded last year during a concert in Chicago.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f, has become the first rapper to sign with Terrible Records (co-founded by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor). Le1f will release a new EP called Hey on his new label on March 11. “Boom” is the EP’s first single and there’s no surprise that Le1f slays it effortlessly. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Texas indie band Shearwater have been dabbling in the world of covers for a while now. They released an all covers collection called Fellow Travelers late last year, and it seems their letting this trend continue. The band’s newest cover is Nina Simone’s melancholy “Black is the Color.” [Stereogum]

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2013, Part 1

For the last two weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top Ten Albums of 2013 lists, but KEXP is also supported by many dedicated people who work behind the scenes as staff, volunteers and interns, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. Here’s what they chose for their Top Ten Albums ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

Congratulations to local hip-hop heroes Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who were nominated last Friday for the 56th Grammy Awards in seven categories, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. James Blake also received a nomination for Best New Artist, and Daft Punk racked up four nominations, including Album ofRead more…

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Live Review: James Blake with Nosaj Thing @ Showbox SODO 11/20/2013

“Every time they scream I stop. You think they’d see a pattern.” James Blake wants the Showbox SODO to shut up. It’s the last song of his set and him and his bandmates are trying to recreate the beautiful, gospel style a cappella song, “Measurements,” but they can’t get through the first four lines. “PleaseRead more…

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