Tag Archives: Mew

Wednesday Music News

Danish psych-pop band Mew returned this year with their sixth full-length, +/-, and today they share a fantastical video for the track “Making Friends.” Frontman Jonas Bjerre told Under the Radar, “The video is inspired by copper lithographs, imaginary friends, and Italian horror movie posters from the 70’s. The backgrounds, although hardly recognizable, are shotRead more…

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Live Video: Mew

Danish psych-rock band Mew returned to the KEXP studios in support of their first album in six years, + – (pronounced “plus minus”). It ended up being quite an appropriate title. Plus: the return of founding bassist Johan Wohlert, who left the band in 2006 before the birth of his first child. Minus: original guitaristRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Morgan

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 11th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 18 to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Concert Preview: Mew at Neumos 9/30

by Ann Lancaster Spring of 2007. I’d been an avid KEXP listener for the two years I’d lived in Seattle, and was just starting to figure out which DJs had taste that aligned best with mine. One night I happened upon DJ Shannon’s show and heard “The Zookeeper’s Boy” by an obscure Danish band calledRead more…

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Monday Music News

She hinted at it last week on Instagram, and today, M.I.A. rolls out her epic audiovisual project titled Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border. The video highlights a brand-new track, “Swords,” as well as the song “Warriors” off 2013’s Matangi. The clip, directed by M.I.A. herself, features footage shot in West Africa and India.Read more…

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Out This Week 4/28

It’s been twelve long years, but there’s finally a new album from UK pop giants Blur out today! KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their eighth album as “a strong return-to-form incorporating everything from classic-sounding, crunchy Brit-pop to excursions into spacy electro-pop, brooding, dub-inflected ballads and other styles that are more representative of some ofRead more…

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Music That Matters: I Break Bands

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. 456 – I Break Bands Discover your new favourite bandsRead more…

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Friday Music News

In honor of Record Store Day (April 18), Blitzen Trapper are putting out a special live cover album of Neil Young’s 1972 classic Harvest. They’ve shared “Heart of Gold,” the first single off the clevery titled, Live Harvest. Listen below. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Best Coast will drop their new album California Nights on May 5. They’ve shared the lyric video for album track “Heaven Sent.” This spring the band heads out on a North American tour, which will bring them to The Showbox on June 4. [CoS]

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Monday Music News

While most Seattleites were glued to our television sets this weekend, local duo Shabazz Palaces went to Jack White‘s infamous Third Man headquarters to record a direct-to-acetate album in front of a live audience. Holy shit. A representative from Third Man said, “Very few records from last year got us as excited about the currentRead more…

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