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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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Celebrating Independence with… DFA Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. By Mel Trejo When theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Following some festival appearances and a locomotive-powered tour with Skrillex and Diplo, Grimes will be embarking on her own tour with Myths and Elite Gymnastics. On the appropriately titled The Mythical Gymnastics Tour, she’ll spend most of September and October trekking through North America, including a stop at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland on OctoberRead more…

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Monday Music News

The new documentary about LCD Soundsystem has been getting insanely positive reviews. It’s playing at SxSW this week and we have a clip of it below – be wary of the awesomeness. In March of 2010, Animal Collective and Danny Perez put together a massive multi-meida performance at The Guggenheim in New York. It willRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Above is a trailer for the upcoming LCD Soundsystem documentary “Shut Up And Play The Hits.” Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, the film focuses on the band’s breakup in 2011, in particular the days leading up to their last shows at Madison Square Garden. If you couldn’t fly to New York and payRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Christmas is a time of year filled with a lot of bullshit nobody really wants or cares about, a prime example of which is the holiday album. The holiday album can come in many shapes and sizes, from the obscure indie holiday releases that, while finely crafted and unique, few will ever hear; to theRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

The Stone Roses sold 225,000 tickets within minutes of their announcement of an impending 2012 worldwide reunion tour, but apparently they couldn’t wait — the band appeared on stage at The Ritz, in their home town Manchester for a benefit concert for the victims of Hillsborough. Video of the performance, the band’s first in 15Read more…

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Thursday News Roundup

On Facebook, art be damned… or banned, at least. Yesterday, MSN reported that the iconic Nirvana album cover for their breakthrough, Nevermind, was removed from Facebook for violating the website’s terms, which state that “Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violationsRead more…

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Happy 4th of July from KEXP!

Whether or not you support current or past political policies and agendas, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that we are all extremely privileged to live in the United States. So, KEXP would like you, our listeners, to join us for a small token of celebration for this great, if sometimes flawed, country we liveRead more…

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