Tag Archives: New Order

Monday Music News

Is it a joke? Is it not a joke? Recently at a show in Germany, Das Racist‘s Heems (a.k.a. Himanshu Suri) spilled the beans: “You guys wanna know the secret? ... Das Racist is breaking up and we’re not a band anymore.” Though Heems was alone when he made that statement, Kool A.D. tweeted soonRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Veteran’s Day

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, the weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This Sunday November 11th will be Veteran’s Day so today we are looking at songs that pay respect to Veterans and thatRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Hot off the release of their newest album Shields, Grizzly Bear have released a video for the album track “Yet Again”. The Black Swan-reminiscent video follows the endeavors of a tense figure skater who caves into her pressure, falls through an ice rink, and then proceeds to wander through a carnival. Watch the Emily KaiRead more...

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Celebrating Independence with... Factory Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. In this profile, we lookRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

A new video popped up today from Santigold. The video is for her new single “Disparate Youth”, which debuts today on iTunes. The song comes from her much anticipated new LP, Master Of My Make-Believe. Watch the video above. The Shins have created a video for their newest single “Simple Song.” Oddly enough, instead ofRead more...

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Weird At My School: FAC 90.3

Inspired by the success of this summer’s “4AD 4VR” theme show (as well as some surprising results in the countdown of the Top 500 songs of all time), tonight my program celebrates Manchester’s seminal Factory Records. From 9PM to 1AM, “FAC 90.3″ will showcase the artists, both legendary and less so, that made this upstartRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Last week, New Order announced two charity benefit shows for band friend Michael Schamberg, who produced a number of the band’s early videos. The band also noted the absence of their long-suffering bassist Peter Hook, an exclusion that Hook has responded to with liberal use of caps lock and a self-comparison to Freddie Mercury. CheckRead more...

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Song of the Day: Teeel - Dark Passenger

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song a part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead more...

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Song of the Day: The New Division - Starfield

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead more...

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Director John Hughes dead at 59

Another icon of my youth is gone. Writer, director, producer John Hughes, who help define my generation with films like The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (I just watched parts of that the other day!), Sixteen Candles (that too!), Weird Science (bringing Oingo Boingo to the masses), Planes Trains and AutomobilesRead more...

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