Tag Archives: Jon Hopkins

Out This Week 11/11

One of the bands with the best names around – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – have released their fifth album this week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from this Australian group “an often-fiery blend of propulsive garage-punk and trippy psych-rock, combining fuzzy guitars, often-motorik rhythms and catchy song hooks.” TheRead 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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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 21st • The Polyphonic Spree w/ Sarah Jaffe & Friends and Family at The Triple Door // All Ages (more info) • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Monday Music News

It’s been three long years, but Bon Iver is back with a single for the new Zach Braff film, Wish I Was Here. (The soundtrack also boasts a new song from The Shins, as reported on last month.) You can stream the haunting track “Heavenly Father” via NPR Music. The soundtrack will be out digitallyRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint

KEXP asks musicians, “What’s the one song that’s capturing your ears these days?” Stella Mozgawa (drums): It would probably be “Open Eye Signal” by Jon Hopkins. It’s just incredible. I’m a huge fan of his, and I think with that song, he just nailed it. Warpaint‘s self-titled second release is out now on Rough TradeRead more…

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Live Video: Jon Hopkins

Don’t let the arsenal of electronics fool you — UK artist Jon Hopkins brings an unexpected warmth to IDM through his inventive sampling of organic sound: hands clapping, hitting things, even using his own voice to build a seductive percussion. It’s no wonder his fourth album Immunity, released last summer on Domino Records, was nominatedRead more…

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Troy Nelson

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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Wednesday Music News

K Records‘ Arrington De Dionyso shape shifts easily – between a rather normal looking young individual and a sprawling, terrifying, rapping shaman as part of Malaikat Dan Singa. The PNW has produced some rather odd things over the years, but to see Dionyso pop on some fake teeth and instantly transform into a possibly insaneRead more…

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Thursday Music News

North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers have stayed busy since the release of their last album, The Carpenter, 11 months ago. The band is working on their next full length album, Magpie and the Dandelion, due out on October 15th. Listen to the catchy first single, “Another Is Waiting,” a track indicative of a promising newRead more…

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