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Monday Music News

Texas-based artist Israel Nash returns this fall with his fourth album of ‘70s-inspired, psych-tinged folk-rock titled Israel Nash’s Silver Season. Get a first listen with the single “Strangers” below. The album was recorded in Nash’s recently-built Plum Creek Sound studios. Israel Nash’s Silver Season hits stores on October 9th on Loose/Thirty Tigers. [Flood]

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 4: Kendrick Lamar

The most anticipated performance of the weekend was also the most divisive, and as the biggest audience of the weekend walked away from the Gorge one last time, everyone had something to say about Kendrick Lamar’s closing set. As the first show played since the release of his instant classic To Pimp A Butterfly, moreRead more…

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence – sometimes I did the same.” Kendrick Lamar dug himself a bit of a hole on his explosive 2012 breakthrough LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city. His problem? He’s a fantastic storyteller. Actually, he’s likely one of the best we’ve ever had. In two and a half years,Read more…

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Out This Week 3/23

Spring is springing with excellent new releases, including the highly-anticipated debut (of sorts!) from Melbourne, Australia artist Courtney Barnett. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a masterful set that improves upon her promising early releases with even sharper songwriting and a more urgent and confident sound. The diverse set of songs ranges fromRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival Line-Up Announced!

The line-up for the 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival was just announced, and it looks like it’s going to be an another amazing Memorial Day weekend! Head out to The Gorge Amphitheater the weekend of May 22nd through 25th, and you’ll see performances from: Kendrick Lamar / Robert Plant / Modest Mouse / Lana Del ReyRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Chvrches are among the many famous artists contributing to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. Their song “Dead Air” takes full advantage of Lauren Mayberry’s stunning vocals. The full soundtrack, curated by Lorde, drops on November 17. [Pitchfork]

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Friday, Part 2 – Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival triumphantly returns this year for the first time since 2008. This year, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud to provide coverage through photos and summaries all weekend. After a set rearrangement at theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Right now, courtesy of Pitchfork, you can stream the entire Divergent soundtrack. It’s packed with amazing tracks from Ellie Goulding, M83, Pretty Lights, and A$AP Rocky. Jump to song number 7 to hear Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar‘s much-anticipated offering “Backwards.” Lamar blasts through Tame Impala’s psychedelic sound with a vengeance. Listen HERE.

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Announcing the Primavera Sound 2014 Lineup

Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival have just announced the full lineup for their 14th edition, and it has all of dreaming of a trip to Spain to see these bands at the Parc del Fòrum along the waterfront. Headliners include Arcade Fire, the National, and Nine Inch Nails, with additional highlights including the reunited shoegazers Slowdive,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Last night’s big winners of the 56th Grammy Awards were duos Daft Punk and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, each taking home four awards (the most Grammys ever won by a Seattle act). One of those wins for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was for Best Rap Album, and the local rapper took to his Instagram accountRead more…

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