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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley After breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement on Twitter, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills brought his old bandmate Peter Buck on stage to accompany Joseph Arthur in a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Letterman won’t be going anywhere ’til 2015, but we’re missingRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Late last month, we shared news about the upcoming Sharon Van Etten album, Are We There, coming out May 27th on Jagjaguwar. Today, you can stream a track from that release, the smoldering single “Taking Chances.” [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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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as votedRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Not ones to wait for official announcements, Arcade Fire let the citizens of Barcelona know that they’d be playing next year’s Primavera Sound via a large format poster raised along the city’s main shopping street, Portal de l’Àngel, on Monday. The festival just confirmed the resulting social media buzz and added that Neutral Milk HotelRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Toro Y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundwick, has shared a new, digital “tour only” track called “Campo.” It’s laid back and soulful like most of Bundwick’s previous material. The track will be available at his shows this fall and, luckily, he will be performing in Seattle at Showbox at The Market on November 12. [Stereogum]

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Out This Week 9/10

The kids may be off to school but former teen group Arctic Monkeys is all grown up. Now on their fifth full-length, out this week, the British-born, LA-based band have left behind any brattiness for what our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a slower, thicker and more atmospheric rock sound, while also adding more R&B,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

As the release date of Nirvana‘s 20th Anniversary reissue of In Utero approaches (September 24), we are being offered little morsels to get us pumped. For the first time ever, the director’s cut of Anton Corbjin’s video for “Heart Shaped Box” is available online. It can be streamed at EW.com now. Watch the original videoRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s only been, what, 9 years? And the Pixies have a new track! Titled “Bagboy” and with a video that shows exactly how the titular bag boy has fun in life, the track is round-about kicker. “I get no satisfaction from your recent sightings” the song goes, before the guitars jump in with an off-kilterRead more…

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Friday Music News

Iron & Wine, aka Sam Beam, has graced us with a brand new song written especially for the upcoming movie, The Lone Ranger. “Rattling Bone” has a rugged and laid-back style that fits a western like a pair of skin tight Levis. The films soundtrack will also feature tracks from Lucinda Williams, Iggy Pop, andRead more…

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