Tag Archives: Joy Division

Into the Trees: A Goth Video Roundup

All day today, we’re playing celebrating Robert Smith’s (April 21) by playing your favorite songs by The Cure and other goth favorites. As a genre and a style, “goth” is pretty easy to stereotype (see The Damned’s “Grimly Fiendish” for a particularly campy version), but the truth is its influence spreads far and wide. GothRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Disney caused a stir earlier this week when they announced they were selling Mickey Mouse tee-shirts inspired by the cover of Joy Division’s classic 1979 album Unknown Pleasures. As soon as Disney got wind of the rumblings throughout the music community over the odd juxtaposition of images/commercialization of the iconic album cover, they quickly pulledRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

The times, they are a-changin’: months ago, The New York Times quoted Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon as saying “We should not be gathering in a big room and looking at each other and pretending this is important,” in reference to the Grammy Awards (and Bon Iver’s four nominations). Then, the above promotional poster surfaced. NoRead more...

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Weird At My School: FAC 90.3

Inspired by the success of this summer’s “4AD 4VR” theme show (as well as some surprising results in the countdown of the Top 500 songs of all time), tonight my program celebrates Manchester’s seminal Factory Records. From 9PM to 1AM, “FAC 90.3″ will showcase the artists, both legendary and less so, that made this upstartRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s looking to be another amazing year of music at the Gorge, as the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been extended to four days and the lineup is chock-full of KEXP favorites. For more info, click here and watch here: The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced today that Bob Dylan will perform atRead more...

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Song of the Day: The New Division - Starfield

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. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Joy Division

The story of the band Joy Division, and its lead singer Ian Curtis, is a dark one.  But like all the best dark stories, it’s imbued with filaments of light and joy.  The band was made up of young men who seemed to have no future.  Their town, Manchester, in the 70s was a dirty,Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The Seattle music community, and far beyond that indeed, is at a loss as the life of Andy Kotowicz, Sub Pop’s Vice President of Sales and Director of Marketing, was tragically cut short by a car accident last week. In effort to support Andy’s wife, Jocelyn; his 3-year old daughter, Anna; and the rest ofRead more...

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