Tag Archives: Of Montreal

Out This Week 10/8

DARKSIDE, a brilliant pairing of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, is getting a ton of buzz on the internet lately and in fact yesterday earned a “Best New Music” rating of 9.0 on Pitchfork. Our Music Director, Don Yates, describes their debut album, Psychic, as “a moody, entrancing blend of various downtempoRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

of Montreal have shared a new track from their upcoming Lousy With Sylvianbriar album (out October 8). “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now” sounds like it’s straight out of the 60s. It was written by frontman Kevin Barnes while his wife and daughter were ill and he was “pretty paranoid about catching what they had.” That explainsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Yo La Tengo has released an animated magical video for “Ohm” from Fade. In it, two kids try to figure out what exactly a “Yo La Tengo” is. Where one takes the mathematical route (is that Marlyin Manson and Macy Grey I see in that equation?), the other is pulled into a full-blown world whereRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo credit: Gregory A. Perez

Shortly after we posted yesterday’s music news, Pitchfork reported that Arcade Fire are currently working on a follow-up to 2010′s The Suburbs. In an interview with CKCU 93.1, a radio station in his native Ottawa, drummer Jeremy Gara stated that the band has spent the last several months “just working on music and growing beardsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Embracing their inner fashion star, Menomena’s Justin Harris and Danny Seim have raided a number of wardrobes for the video for the Moms track “Plumage”. Director Trevor McHahan explained that the video “is the ultimate illustration of the beautiful conflict in the band’s music... what better way to re-imagine that conflict than a Spaghetti Western-inspiredRead more...

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Live Photos: Treefort Music Festival

photos and words by Alex Crick It’s exactly 505 miles from the KEXP studios to the heart of downtown Boise and that’s exactly how far I traveled to catch the inaugural year of Treefort Music Fest. Featuring 138 bands from the Northwest and beyond Treefort Fest bills itself as a new and emerging artist festival,Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

With everyone finally back from SXSW in Austin, the local concert calendar also picks up significantly this week. Starting on Monday, The Magnetic Fields begin the first of two night at the Neptune Theatre, followed on Tuesday night with the Drive By Truckers at the Showbox, and local legends Mudhoney bring the noise to theRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

There may not be as much dancing as the “Lonely Boy” video, but the new Black Keys video for “Gold on the Ceiling” is still pretty cool. You can find “Gold on the Ceiling” on 2011′s acclaimed El Camino and you can see the Black Keys live in Seattle on May 8th at Key Arena.Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Lucky us! Of Montreal’s new album, Paralytic Stalks (due February 7 on Polyvinyl) is now streaming on Spin. Be sure to take a listen and tell us what you think. Remember that Popeye & Wilco comic strip that surfaced the other day? Well it turns out that was just a precursor for the first hand-drawnRead more...

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