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Wednesday Music News

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O has announced she’ll be releasing a debut solo album, Crush Songs, on September 9th via Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records. In a note on her website, O shares, “When I was 27, I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were writtenRead more…

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Live Video: Liars

Ain’t no lie: Los Angeles trio Liars wove a captivating web over us with their dark, atmospheric in-studio session. Entwined in a colorful skein of yarn, inspired by the cover for their latest release Mess, the long-running electro-punk band strung listeners along with their dark dance pop. The colored string is not unintentional: as formerRead more…

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Song of the Day: Liars – Mess On A Mission

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, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Mess On A Mission” byRead more…

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Album Review: Liars – Mess

Well, can’t say we saw that one coming! In the next phase of the ever-evolving state that has come to define them, experimental indie rock chameleons Liars come to us now as… a synth pop band?! Well, perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But still, on new record Mess, we find Liars a farRead more…

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Out This Week 3/25

At this pace, 2014 is well on its way to outdoing 2013 in new releases. The streak continues this week, topped by a terrific new album by Future Islands, which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a masterful set of impassioned, ‘80s-steeped electro-pop with glittering synths, streamlined guitars and driving rhythms accompanying Samuel T. Herring’sRead more…

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Monday Music News

HBO’s Girls kicked off their third season last night with a very special guest: Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Body/Head. Gordon played “Mindy,” an inmate at a rehab facility alongside regular character Jessa. Click here to watch the season premiere, and skip ahead to 7:35 and 14:07 to see Kim. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells new album won’t be out for a few more days, but today you can stream the entire 10-song collection on Rolling Stone. Bitter Rivals has a beat-heavy and polished sound that really makes this album a standout. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Humming computer drawn lines mimic the synth and steady vocals in Liars‘ video for “The Exact Color of Doubt” off their 2012 album WIXIW. 3-d faces appear distorted and shimmering, floating in a black background throughout the song, while the lyrics confess “I’ll always be your friend” – it’s a beautiful video for a songRead more…

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Thursday Music News

James Blake announced the release of his highly-anticipated new album today. Overgrown, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed self-titled debut, is due out April 8 on Republic, and Blake will be kicking off a North American tour with an appearance at Coachella the following week. Blake’s new single, “Retrograde,” will be out this Monday, but BBCRead more…

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You Can Power Live at KEXP Volume Nine!

I still get chills when I think back to the 2011 KEXP in-studio when 4AD veterans Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) performed Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren.”  I can only assume I did something really unselfish in a previous life in order to wind up right there in the roomRead more…

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