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Music That Matters Podcast: Music Mix from Melly

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. 437 – Music Mix from Melly Join Variety Mix hostRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Last night in Chicago, Ty Segall surprised audiences with a tribute to David Bowie featuring covers of “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” and “Queen Bitch.” Watch fan shot video of his ode to the Thin White Duke below. [Consequence of Sound]

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Song of the Day: JJ – All White Everything

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 song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “All White Everything” by JJRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Thanks to NPR, Interpol‘s entire album El Pintor is now available for streaming. This is the first release since Calos D. left and frontman Paul Banks took on his bassist duties. El Pintor will officially drop on September 9. Take a listen HERE. [Stereogum]

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Out This Week 8/19

After a blistering in-studio session at KEXP, young Benjamin Booker has released his self-titled debut album, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates calls “a powerful blend of energetic garage rock and postpunk with gritty blues and soul, featuring a variety of visceral songs with explosive guitar riffs, rollicking organ and often-frenetic rhythms accompanying Booker’s raspyRead 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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Monday News Roundup

Cee Lo Green spent New Year’s Eve covering John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine” on live TV, albeit with a little lyrical improvisation. After altering the lyrics from “Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too” to “Nothing to kill or do for / And all religion’s true,” Green was subjected to a torrentRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 8/24

Florence and the Machine hit the big time with their massive debut Lungs, and now they’re set to follow up with an as-yet untitled album due out November 7th in the UK (no US release date yet). You can preview the first single, “What the Water Gave Me,” below, in all its choir-infused glory.

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Sonic Roundup 5/18

Minimal pop/dubstep sensation James Blake has been wowing listeners with his debut self-titled, and now there’s a new video to go along with the magic. A mix of both parts of his album standout “Lindisfarne” soundtracks this surrealist clip featuring a cult-like pact between friends. Or something like that. Check it out over at Pitchfork.tv.

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Sonic Roundup 5/11

Neo-soul’s Mayer Hawthorne is set to release a 6-song covers EP called Impressions, and now you can snag a sneak peek at one of the tracks, a take on Electric Light Orchestra‘s “Mr. Blue Sky.” Word has it this take was recorded live in one sitting in a tent in Belgium with his band, TheRead more…

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