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Wednesday Music News

Uncanny timing! As KEXP broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, we’ve got news from headliner, Björk. The Reykjavík-born artist has announced a virtual reality (VR) video for the Vulnicura track “Notget” is on the way. Watch a trailer below. Björk has previously released VR Videos for “Family,” “Stonemilker,” and “Black Lake.” All these clipsRead more…

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Monday Music News

For months now, we’ve been playing tracks from the new Temples album and just saying “out next year.” Now, we have an actual date to share! The LP Volcano will be out March 3rd, 2017 via Fat Possum, their first new album since their 2014 debut, Sun Structures. Via a press release, frontman James BagshawRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

PNW transplant Aesop Rock shows some love for his new hometown of Portland in the video for “Shrunk,” off his latest LP, The Impossible Kid. Filmed at the old-school arcade palace Ground Kontrol, Aes raps about therapy while an 8-bit version of him battles the therapy bear from earlier promo clips (see here). He alsoRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s a bummer that the new Phantogram album, Three, got pushed back from September 16th to a October 7th release, but the band share a new song to make up for it. Stream the single “Same Old Blues” below. [Under the Radar]

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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What’s The Loudest Concert You Ever Attended?

Today is International Noise Awareness Day — no, that’s not the name of some cool band, it’s a global campaign initiated in 1995 to spread awareness of the issue of noise and the risks it poses. Most of the staff at KEXP walks around with varying degrees of tinnitus. We asked KEXP DJs and staffRead more…

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Live Review: Treasure Island Music Festival 10/19-10/20

words by Kat Metrovich / photos by Victoria Holt and Stacy Cornett. While KEXP was in NYC for CMJ, a few of us (Stacy, Victoria and Kat) headed to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival. This was the seventh year SF’s Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment put this two day party together, andRead more…

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Friday Music News

Robyn has dropped the video for her new collaboration with Snoop Dogg (Lion?), “U Should Know Better.” It features the duo’s doppelgangers having a wide range of fun, from playing will dolls to tending to plants in a random greenhouse. On her twitter, Robyn described the video as, “In a parallel universe Snoop and RobynRead more…

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Bonnaroo 2013: Thursday

Looking at the lineup of Bonnaroo over the past few years, it seems as if the organizers booked their roster by throwing everything at the wall and seeing what stuck. Well, this year, everything stuck. On the top two lines of the bill, there’s a Beatle, an Icelandic electronic music goddess, the guy who madeRead more…

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 1: Japandroids

After Red Fang had totally shredded the Bigfoot Stage, punk rock Vancouver-based duo Japandroids jumped on stage and after fairly minimal sound checking, started their sweaty and awesome set. Though the sound was a bit strange (it would later cut out during a Vampire Weekend song), their energy was sweaty and happy. They barreled throughRead more…

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