Tag Archives: LCD Soundsystem

John Richards is Losing His Edge on the Morning Show

On July 8th, 2002, a then-unknown New York City band called LCD Soundsystem released their debut single “Losing My Edge.” With its humorous lyrics and hypnotic beat, the single became a club hit, and would later be included on “Best Tracks of the Century” lists from Pitchfork and NME. Inspired by his experiences as aRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Yesterday, we shared that The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be releasing their third album, Days of Abandon, on April 22nd, and today we’ve got the first single to share with you. The band are playing The Vera Project on May 3rd with Fear of Men. [Spin]

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Wednesday Music News

Sharon Van Etten has revealed more details about her forthcoming third album, Are We There, coming out May 27th on Jagjaguwar. A press release declares, “It is clear from Are We There‘s opening chords, we are witnessing a new awareness, a sign of Van Etten in full stride, writing, producing and performing from a placeRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, it was reported that Sharon Jones was diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer, but thankfully, she is said to be “doing much better,” and she and her Dap-Kings have announced a January 14th release date for their next album on Daptone Records. To celebrate, they’ve shared a new animated video for theRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Modern Day Songs to Motivate a Sports Crowd

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. KEXP and the Mariners are teaming up tonight for the very first KEXP Night at the Ballpark! We couldn’t be more excitedRead more...

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Song of the Day: Classixx - All You’re Waiting For (feat. Nancy Whang)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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, selected by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “All You’re Waiting For” (feat. NancyRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by James Bailey

James Murphy may have pulled the plug on LCD Soundsystem, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be collaborating with other bands. Most recently, Arcade Fire fan group Arcade Fire Tube have discovered proof that Murphy is in the studio with the band, working on their forthcoming album. The photo the group posted on their FacebookRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

After the departure of cellist Ali Lawn earlier this year, Ra Ra Riot continued onward and have now announced the release of their third record, Beta Love. Their first record without Lawn, Beta Love (out January 22 through Barsuk) will be supported with a tour that runs across both coasts that runs from January toRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Despite being one of his busiest ever years in terms of musical output, Beck has yet to release an album in 2012. That will (sort of) change in December when he and McSweeny’s release Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, a collection of sheet music of unreleased and unrecorded Beck songs. The 108-page book will contain musicalRead more...

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Movie Review: Shut Up And Play The Hits

“If it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever”. That’s how Shut Up And Play The Hits opens up, and it’s 100% appropriate. The film documents the last show of LCD Soundsystem - a massive sold out 4 hour gig at Madison Square Garden - and the days following. It’s a painfully bittersweet experience.Read more...

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