Tag Archives: Julianna Barwick

Live Video: Julianna Barwick

If you were to define a sub-genre for Julianna Barwick‘s ambient music, it might be something like “polar pastoralism” as the young church-raised singer and composer evokes both the southern straw dust farmland of her youth and the glacial fields that surrounded the recording of her latest release. For Nepenthe, producer Alex Somers (Jónsi, SinRead 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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Song of the Day: Julianna Barwick - One Half

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. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “One Half” by JuliannaRead more...

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Out This Week 8/20

Vacation’s over, folks. Those last several weeks of light weekly lists with barely a handful of worthwhile new releases are no more. Time to get back to record shopping in earnest. And this week is a doozy! Topping the list is the tenth album from veteran Chapel Hill, NC, group Superchunk. Released on the labelRead more...

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Monday Music News

If you had any doubts that Prince was in touch with current pop culture (or had a sense of humor), the purple-loving icon not only made headlines last week by starting up a Twitter account (@3rdeyegirl) but also just released the jaw-droppingly funny new artwork to his latest single, “Breakfast Can Wait,” featuring Dave ChappelleRead 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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Wednesday Music News

The Dodos have announced a new album, Carrier, which will be out on August 27th, and they’ve shared “Confidence” from that album. Carrier follows the loss of guitarist Christopher Reimer, who joined The Dodos in 2011. Singer Meric Long revealed that Reimer was a big musical influence for him, “seeing how he could transform andRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Optical 2 with Anenon, Julianna Barwick, & Maria Minerva @Triple Door

Decibel’s Optical series were among some of the most spectacular shows at the festival - they often featured the more ambient or simply less danceable music. As Christina Vantzou, who did the visuals for Julianna Barwick during this performance and performed on Sunday, saidb “these will get you into that quiet place.” The Optical 2:Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we keep everyone entertained and busy. The week starts with Tegan & Sara at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, and then with Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tumbleweed, and Wanderers at Tractor Tavern on Tuesday night. Then, things get crazy with 5 straight days of Decibel Festival. This is Seattle’s Annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art andRead more...

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Decibel Festival presents Optical 2: Ascension

When I tell people I’m excited about Decibel Festival and they ask what’s that - my response of “an electronic music festival” is greeted either by some reference to a current top forty electronic musician (Skillex?) or a complete lack of interest. If any showcase is going to convince people that there is more toRead more...

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