Tag Archives: Japandroids

Wednesday Music News

It hasn’t even been a week since the release of their latest full-length, but Japandroids are adding to their discography with a limited edition 7-inch vinyl. Side A is “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” the title track of the new LP, and on side B is this cover of the Talking Heads’ 1977Read more…

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In Stores Now 1/30

January ends on a bang as many long-awaited albums hit stores this past Friday. Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings return with their fourth LP, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “their most polished and measured set to date of punkish power-pop. Produced by John Goodmanson, the album combines a dynamic, full rock-band sound with emotive lyricsRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/30

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, January 30th: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kings of Leon The Late Late Show withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The rollout of new Arcade Fire begins! And it truly couldn’t happen at a better time. Stream the single “I Give You Power” below, which features guest vocals from legendary vocalist and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The track is a Tidal exclusive (a company Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are part-owners of). All proceedsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

We’re weeks away from the release of the new Cloud Nothings album, Life Without Sound, and here’s another sneak peek with a video for the track “Internal World.” Director Jonny Look provides an instructional clip from the “Department of Human Being Assimilation,” which may or may not help the lizard people who will inevitably walkRead more…

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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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