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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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Live Around Town This Week

It’s Capitol Hill Block Party weekend and the Hill is going to be booming! We’ve got some other great shows to share with you this week as well. On Tuesday night, Talib Kweli, J.Pinder, Raz, and DJ Vega The Virgo are at the Crocodile, J. Pinder has a free in-store at Easy Street Records inQueen Anne,Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 lineup revealed!

On their Facebook page, The Capitol Hill Block Party has teased fans and kept them guessing as to this year’s lineup. Now, the full lineup is revealed. Among the many highlights: Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, The Lumineers, Phantogram, Youth Lagoon, Grimes, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Doomtree, Trust, and Blouse. CheckRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Beach House has officially released new single “Lazuli” on their Youtube channel. “Lazuli” is our second taste of the band’s new album Bloom. The song will see a Record Store Day release this Saturday on a 7″ backed with non-album track “Equal Mind”. Listen to it below:

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Monday News Roundup

The week begins with Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen‘s iconic E Street Band saxophonist, who was reported “seriously ill” after a stroke on Sunday. Clemons was hospitalized, but after a couple brain surgeries is reported to be in responsive and stable condition. Though the E Street Band was on hiatus, Clemons has kept himself busy byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Major Lazer – Hold the Line

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 featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Hold The Line” by MajorRead more…

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Interview with Diplo

    by RJ Cubarrubia Five minutes into hanging out on Diplo‘s tour bus, a minor crisis emerges: Major Lazer, his latest dancehall reggae project with fellow DJ/producer Switch featuring a fictional dreadlocked cartoon commando, is about to take the stage in an hour and the vest for his three-piece suit is missing. After someRead more…

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