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Thursday Music News

Okay, not “exactly” music news, but it’s just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS’ The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, and hasRead more...

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Announcing the Primavera Sound 2014 Lineup

Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival have just announced the full lineup for their 14th edition, and it has all of dreaming of a trip to Spain to see these bands at the Parc del Fòrum along the waterfront. Headliners include Arcade Fire, the National, and Nine Inch Nails, with additional highlights including the reunited shoegazers Slowdive,Read more...

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Thursday Music News

Last night in Australia, Arcade Fire celebrated what would’ve been the 54th birthday of Michael Hutchence with a cover of the INXS classic “Devil Inside.” Watch their performance from Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl below. [Spin]

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Out This Week 1/21

2014 is off to a great start for new music! Highlights include the long-awaited sophomore release from LA band Warpaint. KEXP Music Director, Don Yates, declares it a “more subtle and minimalist take on the band’s brooding dream-pop, featuring a dark, atmospheric sound with swirling guitars and keyboards, prominent bass lines, hypnotic rhythms and etherealRead more...

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Monday Music News

Longtime KEXP faves The Walkmen have announced they’ll be going on “a pretty extreme hiatus” after a “final” December 4th show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. Bassist/organist Peter Bauer told The Washington Post, “It’s been almost 14 years now. I think that’s enough, you know?” Bauer is currently working on a solo album, as are fellowRead more...

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Monday Music News

Scottish ambient rockers Mogwai are returning with their first new album since 2001′s awesomely-titled LP Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. The less-amusingly-titled album Rave Tapes will be out January 21st on Sub Pop Records. Hear a track from the upcoming release below. [Stereogum]

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Out This Week 8/14

This week is a particularly exciting one for KEXP listeners because today marks the release of Live At KEXP Volume Eight! Featuring performances from April 2011 to April 2012, the 19-track compilation houses live performances from some of KEXP’s newest discoveries alongside longtime favorites, including songs from Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala,Read more...

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Sasquatch! 2012 lineup! announced!

Music fans could barely contain themselves waiting for tonight’s announcement during the Sasquatch! Launch Party at the Neptune Theatre for this year’s lineup of the Sasquatch! Music Festival. The 11th annual event will take place, as always, at The Gorge in George, WA, on Memorial Weekend (four days this time: May 25-28). And the lineupRead more...

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Out This Week 9/13

Remember how last week there was only a very small handful of new releases waiting for you on record store shelves? Well, this week’s it’s the opposite. You’re going to need a handtruck to help you move the stack of CD’s you’ll be buying this week! Among the most anticipated new albums is the self-titledRead more...

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Out This Week 2/15

It’s a fantastic week for music lovers. You’ll find no less than five of the albums released today in KEXP’s heavy rotation plus an assortment of other great albums you’re likely to hear frequently on our airwaves. Perhaps the most anticipated of that list comes from PJ Harvey, who returns with another terrifically unique album.Read more...

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