Tag Archives: Mercury Rev

Song of the Day: Mercury Rev – The Queen of Swans

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The Queen of Swans”Read more…

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Music That Matters: Beautiful Blue Sky

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. 485 – Beautiful Blue Sky Even though the clouds areRead more…

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Out This Week 9/21

It’s hard to pick just a few highlights this week, as there’s tons of great new albums in shops now. Seattle-based project Hibou (led by Peter Michel) releases their debut self-titled full-length on beloved local label Barsuk Records. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the long-awaited album, “an impressive set of summery, ‘80s-steeped dream-pop withRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney has announced he’ll be releasing a solo album, titled Many Moons, out October 30th via Domino. A press release states the full-length, “is squinting-at-the-sun bright, full of subtle introspection, an elliptical document of Courtney’s transition into family life and fatherhood.” Aww. Fellow Real Estate’r keyboardist Matt Kallman contributes to theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

After a tumultuous four years (in which frontman Zach Condon went through an ugly divorce and was later hospitalized), it’s great to see Beirut being silly and having a good time again. Check out the playful video for “No No No” (directed by Brother Willis) below. Will skunks and baguettes be used on Tuesday, OctoberRead more…

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Monday Music News

After over a decade, Fruit Bats is, um, flying away into the sunset, as mastermind Eric D. Johnston announced this morning: “Hey All. So, after 13 years, 5 albums, bunch of tours, and lots of laughs, Fruit Bats is calling it a day. There is no major or dramatic reason – I’m not gonna launchRead more…

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