Tag Archives: Morrissey

Out This Week 7/15

The UK dominates this week of new releases with standout albums from two British duos. The mysterious twosome known as Jungle release their self-titled debut with XL Recordings, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “an excellent set of retro-futuristic electro-funk with shimmering keyboards, funky guitar lines, rubbery beats, layered falsetto vocals and lyricsRead more...

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Monday Music News

Last month, we shared Moby’s version of “Rio,” and today, we’ve got Warpaint‘s stark, moody cover of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur.” These covers will be available on the tribute album Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran, out July 15th on Manimal Vinyl. All sales go to benefit Amnesty International. [Pitchfork]

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Video Roundup: Happy Father’s Day

Forget ties or golf clubs -- for a KEXP Dad, we’re celebrating Father’s Day with a video roundup, featuring everything from folk to electronic. Music is one of the first ways we bond with our fathers: from listening to records together, having the radio on in the car on the way to school, or maybeRead more...

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Out This Week 6/3

What a great way to kick off June! Just look at this list of new releases. A clear highlight for KEXP has been the latest from indie rock veteran Bob Mould. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the latest from the former Husker Du/Sugar frontman as, “in the same vein as 2012’s excellent Silver Age,Read more...

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Monday Music News

KEXP knows all about the power of a Colin Meloy cameo in your video, and today, Bob Mould taps into the Decemberists’ talent with his new video for the track “I Don’t Know You Anymore.” Filmed in Portland by director Alicia J. Rose, the clip shows Mould moving into the modern age (#IDKYA). Mould’s newRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley We were lucky to get The Both (that’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) in The Cutting Room studios for a live KEXP session earlier this month, and Vulture.com lucked out into getting the duo to perform a medley of TV theme songs. Watch and see if you canRead more...

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Thursday Music News

It’s been six years, but former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis returns with her third solo album, Voyager, this July on Warner Bros Records. She explained to the Charleston City Paper, “I worked on these songs for a long time so there’s no stone unturned, lyrically. I thought about them while walking on the mountainRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Happy Thanksgiving! Or, “Thankskilling,” if you ask Morrissey, who has penned an open letter to President Obama accusing him of laughing “as 45 million birds are horrifically abused.” Read the whole thing online here: [Pitchfork]

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More Monday Music News

KEXP just wrapped up our annual Iceland Airwaves Music Festival broadcast this past weekend, including an off-air session with Múm. And today, the band have premiered a remix from none other than fellow Icelander, Jónsi of Sigur Rós! Check it out below, and check out all our Iceland Airwaves coverage on the KEXP Blog here.Read more...

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Thursday Music News

New York duo Cults are back with a new album Static, out October 15 on Columbia. Get a sneak peek with the video for “High Road” below: [Pitchfork]

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