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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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A Week of Photos 12/18

The big event of the week, of course, was the 7th Annual Yule Benefit last Saturday. The Thermals, The Cave Singers, The Builders & The Butchers, and Grand Hallway all performed brilliantly during this completely sold-out event! Photographer Jim Bennett captured these great shots…

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Out This Week 8/25

Arctic Monkeys release their third LP this week, channeling a slightly different sound by working with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme for part of the recording, but fans will find their trademark style intact. Among other new releases this week: Jemina Pearl‘s first solo effort since the demise of Be Your Own Pet;Read more…

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