Tag Archives: Menomena

Live Review: EL VY with Hibou at Neumos 11/4/15

Among other things, Matt Berninger is known for making a live show count. Whether it’s embodying the introverted distance of his work with The National in straightjacket contortions or diving into furious anger, throwing wine glasses into the air and crushing them under his feet, in all things, Berninger is a vivacious wonder. The bitterRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Power duo Broken Bells, the project of Grammy-Award-winning producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins, returns with a surprise single. Stream the non-album track “It’s That Talk Again” below, released in promotion of the band’s forthcoming concert film, Broken Bells: Live At The Orpheum, coming out this Saturday. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

Run the Jewels have released a powerful new music video today for the track “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck).” Director A.G. Rojas shows actors Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”, “Agent Carter”) as a cop and Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton) as an unarmed manRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Gigantic Bicycle Festival 8/23-24

Seattle has increasingly become a more bike-friendly town. For the past few years, KEXP has proudly hosted an Energizer Station during “Bike to Work Day.” And now, this weekend, August 23rd and 24th, the Gigantic Bicycle Festival continues to combine bikes and beats at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie, Washington. Sure, you can get inRead more…

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Barsuk 15, Day 3: Phantogram, Menomena, Maps & Atlases, Yellow Ostrich, Cymbals Eat Guitars, & Say Hi @ Neumos 11/9/13

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! 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 halfRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Anniversary, Barsuk Records!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This week we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Seattle’s very own Barsuk Records. Seattle is full of things that should not existRead more…

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Friday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

Summer may be a ways away, but for Divine Fits, anytime is a good time to go for a dip in the pool… as long as you’re fully clothed. The supergroup’s latest video for the synthy “My Love is Real” finds them diving into swimming pools in suburban backyards and jumping through hedges. Their debutRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

If you didn’t get too worn out from City Arts, we’ve got some fun choices ahead this week. We’ve got the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival with Bobby Previte’s Silent Way Project and Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble at Triple Door on Monday, and then Flying Lotus, Teebs, and Jeremiah Jae at Neptune Theatre on Tuesday.Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Embracing their inner fashion star, Menomena’s Justin Harris and Danny Seim have raided a number of wardrobes for the video for the Moms track “Plumage”. Director Trevor McHahan explained that the video “is the ultimate illustration of the beautiful conflict in the band’s music… what better way to re-imagine that conflict than a Spaghetti Western-inspiredRead more…

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Song of the Day: Menomena – Heavy Is As Heavy Does

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. Every Friday, we present a song from a Northwestern artist. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more…

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