Tag Archives: Major Lazer

Live Review: Treasure Island Music Festival 10/19-10/20

words by Kat Metrovich / photos by Victoria Holt and Stacy Cornett. While KEXP was in NYC for CMJ, a few of us (Stacy, Victoria and Kat) headed to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival. This was the seventh year SF’s Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment put this two day party together, andRead more...

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Song of the Day: Major Lazer - Watch Out For This (Bumaye)

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Watch Out For ThisRead more...

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Friday Music News

Diplo’s music project Major Lazer gave a killer performance last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was joined on the track “Get Free” by Amber Coffman and Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors as well as The Roots. Look for Major Lazer’s sophomore album Free the Universe on April 16. [CoS]

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Live Around Town This Week

With hardcore Northwesterner’s now back from a cold but successful weekend at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, we have a whole week of great new shows to warm you back in Seattle. On Monday night, we welcome Iris DeMent at The Triple Door, and then on Tuesday we have an exciting night out with Duff McKagan’sRead more...

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Music News Monday

Thom Yorke, of Radiohead and Atoms of Peace, and producer Nigel Godrich recently delivered a two-hour song set for Radio 1′s Essential Mix. The mix also includes a new, unreleased Radiohead song called “Harmonics Loop”. You can stream the entire mix HERE, but lucky for us, one YouTube user pulled the new song for easyRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Jesse Trbovich. art by Steve Powers.

Kurt Vile is commemorating his upcoming album by commissioning a mural in his hometown of Philadelphia. Violators guitarist Jesse Trbovich posted a photo of Steve Powers’ mural on Facebook yesterday and confirmed that Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze is, in fact, the title of the record. When asked if Vile was trying to upstage the RockyRead more...

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Friday Music News

Brooklyn dream-rockers DIIV made their network television debut on Letterman last night. Zachary Cole Smith & Co. played a frantic rendition of “Doused,” the penultimate track on their outstanding debut album, Oshin. Watch the “fantastic” Letterman performance below.

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Wednesday Music News

As Interpol frontman Paul Banks prepares to release his second solo album, Banks, on October 23rd via Matador, he’s announced a series of live dates to support the album. Beginning with an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November, the New York-based singer will traverse both coasts of the United States beforeRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 In Photos

This year’s Captiol Hill Block Party was a colorful, exciting weekend for all of those who were able to make it, and for those of you weren’t able to attend, the KEXP Blog has exhaustive coverage of the event so that you can experience this year’s festivities. To get a glimpse of the weekend, we’veRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party: Day 2

by Ian Robinson and Jacob Webb Absolute Monarchs - 2:15 - Main Stage Describing noise rock duo Lightning Bolt’s noon set at an installment of All Tomorrow’s Parties, Steve Albini said their loud thrashing was “the best alarm clock I’ve ever had.” It’s likely that the sleepier residents of Capitol Hill had a similar feelingRead more...

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