Tag Archives: LCD Soundsystem

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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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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