Tag Archives: John Grant

Album Review: Hercules & Love Affair - The Feast of the Broken Heart

Maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be a phenomenally awesome trend happening right now where dance bands are accompanying thumping tracks with a lyrical message of higher understanding and deeper self-knowing. Last fall, Cut Copy gave us Free Your Mind, a record musically inspired by rave culture godfathers like the Happy Mondays thatRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: John Grant

Although he’s spent the last few months contributing as a vocalist to Hercules and Love Affair, John Grant returned to his day job on Sunday afternoon, performing a stark set of wistful tunes from his two solo albums. At first glance, the massive Sasquatch stage at 1 p.m. on a sunny afternoon isn’t the mostRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2014

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. 408 - Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2014: KEXP’s Afternoon Show hostRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

We’ve got another track from the upcoming Bob Mould release to share! As we mentioned earlier this month, the punk veteran has a new full-length, titled Beauty & Ruin, coming out June 3rd on Merge Records. Stream the track “I Don’t Know You Anymore” below, and tune in the Morning Show on KEXP Tuesday, JuneRead more...

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Live Video: John Grant at Iceland Airwaves 2013

KEXP staffers aren’t the only Americans to fall under the ethereal spell of Iceland: when musician John Grant played the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in 2011, he liked it so much, he decided to stay! Performing songs from the album he recorded there, his sophomore release Pale Green Ghosts, Grant looked right at home amongstRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Since Kim Deal left, iconic band The Pixies have had a public struggle trying to replace her. And in a recent interview with Brooklyn Vegan, drummer David Lovering acknowledges that Deal is irreplaceable: “Basically, no-one can replace Kim Deal. It would be impossible to do.” Kim Shattuck of the Muffs was initially brought in asRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as votedRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 3: John Grant

Opening our final day of the KEXP broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves is singer-songwriter John Grant. Though he is currently based in Iceland, he is one of only two American acts featured on this year’s broadcast. Grant first gained notoriety as the lead singer of Denver-based shoegaze/alt-country band The Czars. When theRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013: Day 3 begins!

Today, we finish our broadcast during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival with another excellent day of exclusive live performances at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. Starting out the day is American singer-songwriter John Grant, who’s been living in Iceland for the past couple of years, followed by an all Icelandic cast. Friday, November 1st 06:00AM PST –Read more...

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Music That Matters, Vol. 379 - Iceland Airwaves 2013 Preview

KEXP is back in Iceland this week, broadcasting live during Iceland Airwaves KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. On Wednesday, October 30, through Friday, November 1, we present 15 bands live on air, including Moses Hightower, Emilíana Torrini, Ásgeir, John Grant, Pétur Ben, Mono Town and many others. (See the full broadcast schedule here.) To get youRead more...

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