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Friday Music News

Scottish rock band Mogwai has announced a new album featuring songs and remixes from their last album’s recording sessions. Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. will contain 6 tracks and drops on December 1. They’ve also shared the album’s opening track “Teenage Exorcists.” [Pitchfork]

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Music That Matters Podcast: Sasquatch! Mixtape 2013

Sunscreen for the Eastern Washington sun? Check. Sleeping bag for the few moments you’ll be able to sleep? Check? Earplugs for when your ‘drums need a break? Check. Booty shorts for dancin’? Check. High energy bars for, uh… energy? Check. Roadtrip music for the journey out to The Gorge? Double and triple check! We’ve gotRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more…

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Album Review: DJ Koze – Amygdala

Making a truly timeless record is really, really hard. Without the ability to look into the future and see what sounds and styles are going to fall out of fashion, artists often just have to take the gamble and see what happens. With all the knowledge and ability you have as an artist, you needRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2012: Ghostly International Showcase

Ghostly International are no strangers to Decibel Festival. In fact, the imprint has had a showcase at Decibel every year since its founding in 2003. Without a doubt, this year’s edition was nothing to pass up. With visuals supplied by Scott Sunn and diverse sets by Seattle electronica artist Lusine, instrumental art rock band Tycho,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy

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 selection, featured on the Afternon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Her Fantasy” by Matthew DearRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we keep everyone entertained and busy. The week starts with Tegan & Sara at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, and then with Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tumbleweed, and Wanderers at Tractor Tavern on Tuesday night. Then, things get crazy with 5 straight days of Decibel Festival. This is Seattle’s Annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art andRead more…

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Out This Week 8/28

Divine Fits top this week’s list of new releases. The much anticipated project featuring Dan Boeckner (ex-Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade), Spoon frontman Britt Daniel and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown, finally debuts with A Thing Called Divine Fits, which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a rock-solid set of concise, sharply crafted pop-rock withRead more…

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Decibel Festival Reveals 2012 Lineup

Decibel Festival founder/curator Sean Patrick Horton stopped by KEXP’s Morning Show today with some big news: the full lineup of this year’s Decibel Festival! In its ninth iteration, the festival will run from September 26-30 and feature what Horton calls its “most adventurous and complete lineup to date,” including performances from Orbital, The Cannabinoids featuringRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Seven months after the release of the Headcage EP, electronic avant-pop producer Matthew Dear will release Beams, his first full-length in two years. Arriving in August 28 (August 27 internationally) on Ghostly International, the album features the title track from Headcage alongside 10 new cuts. The opening track, “Her Fantasy,” will be released as a single on June 5, but it’sRead more…

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