Tag Archives: Japandroids

Out This Week 6/4

It’s always hard to follow up a breakthrough records, but Japandroids have not only met any expectations that may have been placed on them, they’ve set themselves to break out to a bigger audience that no one, even the band themselves, may have ever expected them to reach. Although we’re only halfway through the year,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The House That Heaven Built”Read more...

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Sonic Roundup 9/14

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that the new James Blake song “Fall Creek Boys Choir,” a collaboration with Bon Iver, would appear on a new six-track EP called Enough Thunder. Now, you can hear another track from the EP called “Not Long Now,” thanks to Consequence of Sound and BBC Radio: AlsoRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

  With Labor Day Weekend and Bumbershoot ahead of us, it’s a busy time for music, so you’ll just have to pace yourself. Monday has Ravenna Woods and Motopony, and Tuesday is arguable one of the most kick-ass shows of the week -- Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Sunset. Surfer Blood‘s on Wednesday,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Japandroids - Heavenward Grand Prix

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Todays selection, featured on theRead more...

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Bumbershoot Photos from Monday 9/6/10

The third and final day of Bumbershoot 2010 was just as exciting as the first! Sunday brought great indie bands (Surfer Blood, BOAT, The Clientele, Japandroids and The Thermals), vintage soul from Booker T., Canadian heavy metal from Anvil and a whole lot more from Kings Go Forth, Trampled By Turtles, Angelique Kidjo, Bobby BareRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

I’m sure the greasy haired indie masses are squealing with delight at the prospect of the new Broken Social Scene album, Forgiveness Rock Record, due May 4th via the collective’s old Arts & Crafts stomping grounds. It reckons those squeals are about to become deafening when you make your way over to Pitchfork to listenRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

CMJ just announced the initial lineup of the 2009 Music Marathon. Hundreds more bands will be announced in the following weeks, but among those performing at various showcases and club around NYC on October 20th - 24th are many you’ll hear on KEXP: Broadcast, School of Seven Bells, Atlas Sound, Japandroids, The Budos Band, Suckers,Read more...

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KEXP BBQ photos

Many talented photographers captured memorable moments at the KEXP BBQ on Saturday and you’ll see a few of them featured here. Among them was Brittney Bush Bollay, whose dynamic shots you’ll find frequently on the KEXP Blog. Check out her shots of all six bands at the BBQ: view set

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Live Video from KEXP BBQ

Last Saturday, we hosted the 7th Annual KEXP BBQ with six great bands, each bringing something different: Champagne Champagne brought the grungy party rap, Born Anchors the straight up indie rock, Japandroids a double punch of guitar/drum punk fury, Cymbals Eat Guitars sprawlingly epic rock, Viva Voce the Portland-bred indie pop, and Dinosaur Jr. moreRead more...

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