Tag Archives: Jens Lekman

Song of the Day: Jens Lekman – To Know Your Mission

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “To Know Your Mission,”Read more…

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Music that Matters: Freak Reaction

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 557 – Freak Reaction From hard hitting hip-hop to hardRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/20

Highlights this week include the latest from Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls Lekman’s fourth LP, “a smartly crafted set of buoyant orchestral dance-pop inflected with disco, calypso, samba and other styles, combining bouncy dance beats and a variety of instrumentation with his nasal crooning, sunny melodies and finely chiseled, often-wryRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since beloved Northwest singer/songwriter Elliott Smith released his now-classic LP Either/Or. For its anniversary, Kill Rock Stars is releasing an expanded reissue with live tracks from the 1997 Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia, WA, as well as previously unreleased tracks, like the one sharedRead more…

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Friday Music News

As we mentioned last month, The Flaming Lips are set to release a new album, Oczy Mlody, on January 13th via Warner Bros. Records. Today, we’ve got a new song and video to share for the single “How??” — watch below. The video features frontman Wayne Coyne riding a motorcycle covered in stuffed animals, dealingRead more…

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Friday Music News

Shabazz Palaces‘ new video for “Forerunner Foray” takes trippy animation to the next level. While there ins’t an obvious answer as to what exactly is happening, the visuals will definitely keep you transfixed. Yes, that is Magic Johnson riding a giant slice of pizza through space. [Stereogum]

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own Duff McKagan is here to help you start the new year off right. The longtime Guns N’ Roses guitarist is releasing the book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), a collection of his old Seattle Weekly columns. McKagan explains, “It’s a how-to guide of things I’ve learned about life — beingRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We finish out October with Halloween and a strong week of shows ahead, and we swing right into November with a ton of other great choices. Monday starts pretty damn string with Robyn Hitchcock and the Young Fresh Fellows at Triple Door, Dark Dark Dark, Emily Wells, and Eternal Fair at Crocodile, and  Nneka at Tractor Tavern. Some scaryRead more…

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Out This Week 9/4

Labor Day week is bittersweet. It marks the end of Summer but also the oncoming onslaught of Fall releases, many anticipated and very likely be your favorites of the year. While the work week may be short, your shopping list of new albums is already growing by miles. Topping this week are new releases fromRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

This morning, KEXP premiered the first single, from the forthcoming solo release by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard. Former Lives will be available via Barsuk on October 16th, but you can pre-order it now and listen to “Teardrop Windows” streaming below or on MP3. Long-running music program Austin City Limits will begin itsRead more…

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