Tag Archives: M Ward

Music That Matters: Eyes on You

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. 497 – Eyes on You Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Song of the Day: M. Ward – Girl From Conejo Valley

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Girl From Conejo Valley”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

2016 is off to a great start for M. Ward. The beloved Northwest singer/songwriter made a surprise appearance at the Sasquatch! 2016 Launch Party earlier this week, and today, he shares a video for “Girl From Conejo Valley,” a single from his upcoming release, More Rain. The clip, directed by Ward and Carlos Forster, featuresRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2016 Launch Party with Charles Bradley, M. Ward and DJ Sassyblack at Neptune Theatre 1/11/16

How about that lineup, am I right?! Holy smokes, I don’t think I’ve seen an undercard that solid on a lineup in years. Good luck figuring your schedule out, everyone! It’s going to be damn near impossible to catch all of the phenomenal talent coming to the Gorge this year for the Sasquatch! Music Festival.Read more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Tomorrow, not only will iconic rocker David Bowie celebrate his 69th birthday, but he releases his 25th studio album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) via Columbia Records. Today, he shares the video for the track “Lazarus,” which features the influential artist, well, hallucinating in a mental hospital. Watch the clip, directed by Johan Renck, below, and tuneRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

M Ward, the Oregon based singer-songwriter and half of the duo She & Him, will release his new solo LP More Rain on March 4. The album features collaborations with the Secret Sisters, k.d. lang, Nekko Case, and many more. Listen to the album’s breezy track “Girl From Conejo Valley” below. [Pitchfork] As the endRead more…

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Live Review: Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and The Felice Brothers at the Moore Theatre 9/29/15

You’d be forgiven for asking why Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and the Felice Brothers were playing the Moore this September. They were on a brief, West Coast-only jaunt, none of them have records out this year, and because of it, there was barely any publicity for the show. But even for those who walked byRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Out This Week 12/2

December kicks off with another slew of great reissues, including a deluxe version of Yo La Tengo‘s 1994 release Painful. As frontman Ira Kaplan delightfully quips, “Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than Painful, I just told them they’re wrong.” The deluxe version, titled Extra Painful, features previously unreleased demos andRead more…

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