Tag Archives: M.I.A.

Wednesday Music News

Bonnie “Prince” Billy is releasing — not a new album — but a fragrance through perfume company Sanae Intoxicants. That’s right, a perfume called “Bonnie Billy” — perhaps it smells like beard and woodsmoke? According to Sanae, it’s an intoxicating mix of tobacco and Egyptian Jasmine, combined with the ancient wood of the Assam oudRead more…

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Monday Music News

Recent Mercury Prize winners Alt-J released this super strange video for their song “Fitzpleasure” from An Awesome Wave today. Directed by Emile Sornin, everything is slightly out of place in the video – the word “pleasure” ripples across black and white footage of a cats cradle being woven, fingers bending into gang signs, a manRead more…

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Countdown Predictions: Electronic

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more…

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Friday Music News

Sad to be missing Coachella this year?  YouTube is streaming a large chunk of the 2012 music festival this weekend.   Highlights for Friday’s YouTube schedule include The Black Keys, Neon Indian, Grouplove, Yuck, Pulp, Frank Ocean, Explosions in the Sky, and M83.  A full schedule can be found here. In other Black Keys news, oneRead more…

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Monday Music News

We have a new track by The Shins for all of you. It’s called “September” and it’s the b-side to their recent single, “Simple Song.” Be sure to tune in to our live in-studio from The Shins this Friday, February 10. M.I.A. will likely pay a fine for her Superbowl bird-flipping fiasco. The singer isRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Grammys are going indie-rock again this year! The music of Bon Iver is featured on this new commercial for the Grammys, along with a snow-ghost of Justin Vernon. In celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, The Vinyl Factory has released a 12″ vinyl featuring two new remixes of classic Roxy Music tunes. Listen toRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Last week I mentioned how October was looking to be an amazing month for live performances in Seattle. Well… Tuesday, October 12th MANU CHAO @ The Paramount When people say that Manu Chao is a “world” musician, they don’t mean simply that he is from a country other than the US, or that his musicRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Artist – M.I.A.

Originally from Sri Lanka, international star M.I.A. (Mathangi Arulpragasam London, “Maya” for short) had to leave her native country because her dad was a revolutionary and her family could have been killed in the civil war there.  With her mother she relocated to London, where she got hooked on hip-hop, punk music and Bollywood.  Maya’sRead more…

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Thursday News Comes Alive

On their website, Belle and Sebastian have announced the title of their new album — Belle and Sebastian Write About Love — and are asking fans to write the name of the album somewhere in chalk or in “something non-permanent” and upload either the photo or video evidence of it on the band’s Flickr pool.Read more…

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Out This Week 7/13

Her first album was named for her father, her second for her mother, and now, M.I.A. fully comes into her own with the third, and self-titled, album Maya. Sometimes stylized as /\/\ /\ Y /\), this group of songs developed after the creation of her N.E.E.T. record label, the controversy she’s stirred in the press,Read more…

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