Tag Archives: Kate Bush

In Stores Now 12/5

We’ve got new releases from a few music veterans this week. British rock legends The Rolling Stones return with their first album in 11 years. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a shockingly potent set of Chicago blues. The band sounds raw and vital, and Mick Jagger tears into the set list of mostlyRead more…

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Monday Music News

After four years of silence, UK trio The xx are full-speed ahead, sharing a new track earlier this month, announcing a new album, and over the weekend, appearing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Watch the group perform the Hall & Oates-sampling single “On Hold” below, featuring some endearingly-dorky dancing and vocalist RomyRead more…

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El Toro’s Last Show: “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”

After ten very happy years working at KEXP, on-air and behind-the-scenes, tonight is my final show before I move to Tucson, AZ. Tune in starting at 9:00 PM Pacific Time to hear four hours of highlights from some of my favorite in-studios, podcasts, and musical discoveries. I don’t imagine I’ll have many opportunities to hostRead more…

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Thank You, Soldiers: A KEXP Veterans Day Video Roundup

Today is Veterans Day, or Armistice Day and Remembrance Day to our friends outside the United States. It’s a public holiday that marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally concluded on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. No matter if you’re pro-military orRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been four years since Coexist, but London trio The xx re-emerge with a new song today, and lots of good news. Stream the single “On Hold” below, which features a pretty sweet sample of the 1981 Hall & Oates hit “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” It’s just a taste of theirRead more…

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Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth: KEXP’s Earth Day Video Roundup

Not only is today Earth Day, but we’re also on the cusp of music festival season. As we take time to celebrate our planet on this day, think about carrying that spirit with you all summer long: carry a reusable water bottle, or bring your own forks. Our planet will thank you! And in theRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: GEMS

GEMS is the blossoming musical duo of LA-via-DC artists Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher. Their recent debut full length album, Kill The One You Love, has quickly become a KEXP favorite, with the record’s brilliant lead single, “Living As A Ghost”, handsomely showcasing their rich and dreamy mixture of shoegaze, electronic-pop, and R&B styles.Read more…

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Video Roundup: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Here at KEXP, every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day, but today, Friday, June 20th, it’s officially a day to have a furry office-mate! Started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), Take Your Dog To Work Day was initiated to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from localRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Garage-rock duo The Black Keys announced their world tour this morning, including a November 1st stop at Key Arena with Jake Bugg. Their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, comes out May 13th on Nonesuch. You can watch the bizarre “press conference”-style announce video below. [Pitchfork]

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Kate Bush

With her theatrical presentation and instantly recognizable voice, British musical innovator Kate Bush caught the world off guard with her 1978 debut “Wuthering Heights” — and she’s been surprising listeners ever since, balancing UK hit singles (“Babooshka,” “Running Up That Hill”) with critically acclaimed albums worldwide. Three and a half decades later, her influence canRead more…

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