Tag Archives: Of Monsters and Men

Video Roundup: International Lefthanders Day

It’s August 13th, which means it’s International Lefthanders Day, a worldwide initiative kicked off in 1976 to “promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world.” And can you imagine the struggles of being a left-handed musician, at that? Guitarists either need to find left-handed guitars, or get right-handed guitars and alterRead more...

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Iceland Flyaway Spotlight: Of Monsters & Men

One of Iceland’s most popular musical exports, after Björk and Sigur Rós, has to be Of Monsters & Men. We were fortunate to discover this talented young band early and capture them on video as they practiced for their first ever performance at Icelandic Airwaves Festival back in 2010. They’ve since become international superstars, butRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Beck has shared yet another track from his upcoming release Morning Phase, out February 25th via Capitol Records. Stream the track “Waking Light” below. [Pitchfork]

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Video Roundup: Groundhog Day

The Seattle Seahawks aren’t the only creature having a big day today: February 2nd is also Groundhog Day. As you might recall from the 1993 Bill Murray film, the infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from hibernation on this day. Legend has it, if he sees his shadow, he’ll freak out, retreat back into hisRead more...

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Bonnaroo 2013: Friday

Bonnaroo started its first full day on Friday, but the audience was more than warmed up from the night before. The day would mark the weekend’s first headlining performance (Paul McCartney), the first you-had-to-be-there moment (Wu-Tang’s surprise appearance at the hip-hop Superjam), and the weekend’s first late night spectacle (Animal Collective). A steady mix ofRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

A great list of shows ahead. Highlights of the week include The Black Angels at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, along with what could prove to be a very interesting Brings Our Sonics Back rally with Geo, Nacho Picasso, Grynch, Dyme Def, Jarv Dee, Tilson, Sam Lachow & Raz Simone, Neema, DJ Nphared and Hosted by Shawn KempRead more...

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Friday On My Mind: Favorite Recent KEXP Remote Sessions

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind our weekly blog post that is centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We present to our listeners the finest in musical performances and this is not confined just to the walls of our current home at DexterRead more...

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Thursday Music News

It was there and now it’s gone. First, a sample of the forthcoming single “Full of Fire” by Swedish band The Knife was available on Amazon before being removed. Then, the song was teased out in 30-second clips by London’s Juno Records before removing it entirely. Though you may find wisps of the song floatingRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends today, Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites right now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if yourRead more...

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2012, Part 1

You’ve already seen what the KEXP DJs have picked for their Top 10 Albums of 2012 (here), but what about all of the people who support our programming and every element of what makes KEXP mighty? There are many dedicated souls who operate KEXP on a daily basis -- full-time and part-time staff, quarterly interns,Read more...

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