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Thursday Music News

James Mercer and Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Broken Bells, share a new video today for the track “Control,” featuring archival footage of space travel and alien encounters. No J Mascis cameo though. Check out the video below, and watch them perform more songs from the album After the Disco in the KEXP studios here. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Sharon Van Etten has revealed more details about her forthcoming third album, Are We There, coming out May 27th on Jagjaguwar. A press release declares, “It is clear from Are We There‘s opening chords, we are witnessing a new awareness, a sign of Van Etten in full stride, writing, producing and performing from a placeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Seattle confectioners Full Tilt Ice Cream will be celebrating the release of their new flavor Mudhoney, the ice cream, with noneother than Mudhoney, the band! According to their press release, “Mudhoney ice cream mixes satisfying riffs of in-your-face cinnamon with a mellow backbeat of honey and fudge, all rounded out with Full Tilt’s creamy hand-madeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Congratulations to James Blake for winning the 2013 Mercury Prize award yesterday. As previously reported on the KEXP Blog, he had some stiff competition against Arctic Monkeys, Savages, David Bowie, Disclosure, Laura Marling, Foals, among others. Watch video from his Spring 2013 KEXP session here. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, it was reported that Sharon Jones was diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer, but thankfully, she is said to be “doing much better,” and she and her Dap-Kings have announced a January 14th release date for their next album on Daptone Records. To celebrate, they’ve shared a new animated video for theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Since her 2010 album Have One On Me, we haven’t heard all that much from Joanna Newsom, except the fact that she is now engaged to her SNL boyfriend Andy Samberg. So it is welcome news to hear she’s made a new video for her cover of Sandy Denny’s “The North Star Grassman and theRead more…

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Friday Music News

photo by James Bailey

James Murphy may have pulled the plug on LCD Soundsystem, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be collaborating with other bands. Most recently, Arcade Fire fan group Arcade Fire Tube have discovered proof that Murphy is in the studio with the band, working on their forthcoming album. The photo the group posted on their FacebookRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

James Blake is prepping to follow up his 2011 debut, and he’s announced a tour that will showcase some of the new material. The tour will begin on December 11th in Brooklyn, but further dates, although promised, have yet to be revealed. Blake played FYF Fest this weekend with a full band, which may orRead more…

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Thursday Music News

James Murphy came on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to discuss Shut Up and Play The Hits, the upcoming documentary on the final days of LCD Soundsystem, featuring a lot of footage from their glorious last show at Madison Square Garden. Watch his interview below. Tickets are still available for the 10:15pm showing of theRead more…

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Celebrating Independence with… DFA Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. By Mel Trejo When theRead more…

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