Tag Archives: Kristin Kontrol

Thursday Music News

Angel Olsen is following up 2016’s MY WOMAN with a new album of B-sides, rarities, and demos called Phases. Due out November 10 via Jagjaguwar, the album will also include some previously unreleased tracks, including the song “Special,” shared with us today. Other unreleased tracks on the album include “How Many Disasters” and “Sans.” She’s alsoRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister have teamed up for a collaborative album called Planetarium and Stevens has directed a new music video for the song “Venus” off the album. Stevens shared the stop-motion cut-out video to his Tumblr with the note, “Peace to you! Stay body positive! Keep it moving. Keep it real.”Read more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017: Last Splash

The river of rock n’ roll (and rap and country and…) that was winding through Pioneer Square has dried since the Upstream Music Fest + Summit ended a couple of weeks ago, but we’re taking a last look back at the weekend full of music (and rain). Join us for a final splash through whatRead more…

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Album Review: Ice Choir – Designs in Rhythm

Through years of hard work and countless projects, producer Kurt Feldman has made a name for himself as one of the greatest auteurs of the 80s who was also born in the 80s. Earlier this year, Feldman brought this knack for timeless synth pop to Kristin Welchez for her debut as Kristin Kontrol. Elsewhere, heRead more…

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Album Review: Kristin Kontrol – X-Communicate

These days, it’s a lot easier to sell headlines than it is to sell records. If you write a great pop song, your best bets to sell are either to stack it so chock full of name-drops that you hardly see your own, or to dial the clickbait schtick meter up as high as itRead more…

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Music That Matters: Life Pass

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. 514 – Life Pass Swingin’ Doors host Don Slack presentsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

How many indie rock dudes does it take to cover a Sharon Van Etten song? By our count, four, as footage has surfaced of a 2010 concert where Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, and Colin Stetson covered her single “Love More.” Watch below. The footage comes from a MusicNOWRead more…

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