Tag Archives: Mates of State

Music That Matters: Forget It’s a Dream

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. 467 – Forget It’s a Dream Morning Show host JohnRead more…

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Out This Week 6/16

This week’s highlights include the latest from Hudson Mohawke. The Scottish producer, a.k.a. Ross Birchard, shares his sophomore full-length, and KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release “finds him bringing a bit more restraint to his maximalist blend of various electronic styles with R&B and hip hop, with songs ranging from anthemic hip hopRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Brooklyn duo Ratatat are gearing up for the July 17th release of Magnifique, their first full-length album in five years. They’ve shared a new song and it’s accompanying video called “Abrasive”. Be sure to catch them live at the Capitol Hill Block Party July 24-26! [CoS]

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, January 19th • Patti Smith at the Moore Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Black Breath, Harm’s Way, Theories, Ill Intent, Earth Control, Wreck at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, January 20th • Death Cab for Cutie, Say Hi at the Crocodile // All Ages SOLD OUT (more info) • RussianRead 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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Barsuk 15, Day 1: Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie, Mates of State, & The Prom @ Showbox at the Market 11/7/13

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a half ofRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 2

Sunday at Bumbershoot 2013 was just about as good as it gets at Seattle’s hometown festival. Beginning with Kithkin’s tribal hair-cutting and ending with an incredible turnout in Key Arena for Death Cab For Cutie’s 10th anniversary performance of Transatlanticism and packing pretty much everything else in between, Sunday was a balanced collection of newRead more…

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 – Sunday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

If you’re still looking for a great way to spend an evening, there are a plethora of great shows all around Seattle this week! Mates of State will play a two night stand at the Tractor Tavern on Thursday and Friday, Laura Marling and Willy Mason grace the Showbox on Tuesday, El-P and Killer MikeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mates of State – Palomino

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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