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Music That Matters: Autumn Fuzz

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. 479 – Autumn Fuzz Autumn calls for fuzzy sweaters andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Jack White’s Third Man Records is teaming up with Seattle’s own Light in the Attic Records for the children’s compilation, This Record Belongs To __________. As the press release boasts, “You won’t find boy bands, princesses, or purple dinosaurs here.” Instead the collection features tracks from Nina Simone, Jerry Garcia, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from the highly-anticipated new album from Telekinesis (aka Seattle’s own Michael Benjamin Lerner): stream the track “Sleep In” below, a fantastic synth-pop ode to everyone’s favorite activity. The song will appear on his fourth album, Ad Infinitum, out September 18th on Merge Records, which was recorded in theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

When Surfer Blood stopped by the KEXP studios last month, they surprised us with a great cover of the Polaris song “Hey Sandy” (which you can watch here). Now, they’ve released a cover of the Outkast hit “Hey Ya” for an upcoming compilation titled Amazon Acoustics, a collection of 30 exclusive covers and original songsRead more…

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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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Wednesday Music News

Yo La Tengo has released an animated magical video for “Ohm” from Fade. In it, two kids try to figure out what exactly a “Yo La Tengo” is. Where one takes the mathematical route (is that Marlyin Manson and Macy Grey I see in that equation?), the other is pulled into a full-blown world whereRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Freshly signed to Sub Pop, Rose Windows have wasted no time making gentle waves with their “hard-hitting hippie” style of psychedelic Sabbath-influenced rock. “Wartime Lovers” is a tambourine tangled track with harmonies that swirl and captivated to boot – singer Rabia’s deep and melodic voice soothes while stirring distant collective memories of stormy desert plainsRead more…

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Monday Music News

Is it a joke? Is it not a joke? Recently at a show in Germany, Das Racist‘s Heems (a.k.a. Himanshu Suri) spilled the beans: “You guys wanna know the secret? … Das Racist is breaking up and we’re not a band anymore.” Though Heems was alone when he made that statement, Kool A.D. tweeted soonRead more…

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Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

Radiohead fans, rejoice! A video of the band’s performance at The Roseland Ballroom on September 29, 2011, is now available thanks to the fine folks at the Radiohead At Ease fan site. According to Gothamist, the band has given their OK, providing the official audio for the two-hour video. So if you couldn’t make itRead more…

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Live Review: Sigur Rós with Julia Holter @ Paramount Theatre 8/8

There isn’t really a great way to describe Sigur Rós‘ live shows in writing. It’s something that has to experienced in person, not vicariously. Jónsi and co.’s performances could be called “majestic”, “sweeping”, or “life-affirming”, but even those descriptors don’t capture the emotional grandeur of a Sigur Rós show. However, if it must be described,Read more…

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