Tag Archives: Parquet Courts

Out This Week 8/17

This week’s new release highlight came as a surprise: last week, UK artist FKA twigs stealthily unleashed a new EP via Young Turks. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “this British artist follows up her masterful debut album with a powerful 5-song EP blending futuristic R&B with deep post-dubstep electronic grooves while also featuring someRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 2: Mean Jeans, Useless Eaters, Gazebos, and more

Mean Jeans guitarist and vocalist Billy Jeans (Christian Blunda) took the stage for his second set of the night (he also performed in openers Patsy’s Rats). He was joined by Jeans Wilder (Andrew Bassett) on drums, and Jr. Jeans (Richard Messina) on bass. It was late, but the crowd at Chop Suey wasn’t slowing down, andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The National’s Matt Berninger and Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf have joined forces on a new LP under the name EL VY (pronounced like the plural of Elvis). They’ve shared the lyric video for the title track from their upcoming album Return to the Moon. The LP drops on October 30. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

While we wait for a new Parquet Courts full-length, the boys from Brooklyn tease fans with two split 7″ releases instead. Today, they unveil a collaboration with Vermont artist Joey Pizza Slice (which is a GREAT name, btw): only 500 copies will be pressed of this August 11th release via Wharf Cat. On August 14th,Read more…

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Out This Week 3/3

They say March is “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” and out this week is the sophomore release from Lady Lamb (formerly Lady Lamb The Beekeeper)! KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release is “a bolder, more direct-sounding album with a dynamic indie-pop sound featuring driving rhythms, guitars and keyboards along withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

If you weren’t one of the lucky few to get into Tuesday’s Death Cab for Cutie show, you can now watch videos of the legendary locals performing three new tracks below, via Revolt.tv. The not-so-secret show at The Crocodile sold out in 15 seconds, and was the band’s first public performance without founding member ChrisRead more…

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Thursday Music News

KEXP faves Parquet Courts share a new video today for the track “Pretty Machines,” off the release Content Nausea from their side project “Parkay Quarts.” (Still with us?) Guitarist Austin Brown takes to the streets in this clip co-directed by Johann Rashid (of the band East Link). Check out the misadventures below, and watch aRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The prolific Ty Segall is at it again: today he shares the song “Mr. Face,” the title track from a new EP out January 13th via Famous Class. The release is being billed as “the world’s first playable pair of 3D glasses,” but with no further details, this could just be beautiful drunk talk. StreamRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/5

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, January 5th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Big K.R.I.T. featuring Raphael Saadiq Jimmy KimmelRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: It Is So Wonderful

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 439 – It Is So Wonderful Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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