Tag Archives: Merchandise

Live Video: Merchandise

Some frontmen were born to brood across the stage with enigmatic allure, but Merchandise‘s Carson Cox is not one of them. When the Tampa, Florida, quintet arrived in the KEXP studio in October, Cox’s loquacious charm outfitted the session with a series of one-liners, ad-libs, and shoutouts to fellow musicians, but despite the singer’s uncannyRead more…

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Monday Music News

In some not-that-shocking news, lovable bad-boy Mac DeMarco was detained by police this past weekend at a UC Santa Barbara show. The mischievous musician had crowd-surfed during his set, eventually grabbing on to the venue’s low-hanging ceiling beams. He then climbed to the second floor of the building, and headed back down to the stage,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Norwegian music duo Royksopp have shared a new track from their final album, The Inevitable End (out November 11). They have described “Sordid Affair” as “a recollection and contemplation of the emotional aspects of the endeavours as described in the track title. The difficulties of letting go of emotional attachment.” It’s a dreamy, yet melancholyRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 29th • Hercules & Love Affair at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • The Kooks, Priory at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • Slow Club at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • Living Colour w/ Ayron Jones and the Way at The Triple Door // All Ages (more info)

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Wednesday Music News

Baltimore synthpop trio Future Islands have an undeniable ’80s influence, so who better than Vince Clarke, frontman of Erasure and former member of Depeche Mode, to remix them? Clarke takes the track “Doves” from the band’s most recent release, Singles, and transforms it into a smooth dance-club sensation worthy of an asymmetrical hair-do. Check itRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s been three long years, but Brooklyn band The Drums are back with a new song. Stripped back down to the founding duo of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, Pierce explained the new song to Noisey.com: “It’s about shedding off what binds you and protecting what’s good, finding a safe place away from everyone andRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Merchandise – Little Killer

KEXP is thrilled to present the worldwide premiere of new music from Florida band Merchandise. A favorite band on The Midday Show on KEXP, DJ Cheryl Waters (a Florida native, herself) debuted the track “Little Killer” today, a staticy, sonic blast of melodic power pop. For their upcoming third full-length, frontman Carson Cox told NME.com,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Phantogram will drop their sophomore album Voices on February 18, and today they’ve shared the track “Nothing But Trouble.” This song is a dazzling, spectacle that has all the elements of a summer hit. [Stereogum]

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Sean

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Tune in on Thursday, December 19th for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners. Chastity Belt, 12/29/2012 //Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

King Tuff returns to Brattleboro, VT with a video for “Sun Medallion” – a non-fiction song about a beautiful little necklace King Tuffy picked up while working at a thrift store. “My favorite part is when I turn into a witch, played by my BFF Ruthie,” he told Rolling Stone, where you can see forRead more…

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