Tag Archives: Parquet Courts

Monday Music News

Catch up on new music this holiday weekend: NPR Music is currently streaming the forthcoming debut from The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, which hits stores on June 3rd. Titled Black Hours, this solo release features contributions from fellow Walkman Paul Maroon, as well as Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman, The Shins’ RichardRead more...

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Friday Music News

The release of Jack White‘s highly anticipated album Lazaretto is just around the corner (June 10), and he’s already shared the title track and the intense instrumental “High Ball Stepper.” Today, White has gifted the world with a third single. “Just One Drink” sounds like a rustic, southern rocker that bands like CCR and theRead more...

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Thursday Music News

With two sharp shooters like this, it’s sure to be a great chat: Northwest noodler Stephen Malkmus sat down for a chat on Marc Maron‘s celebrated WTF podcast. The conversation covers Portland, Pavement, parenting, and Poe (as in, Edgar Allen). You can download the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes. [Spin] In the video forRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 4/28

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, April 28th Late Show with David Letterman: Aloe Blacc The Late Late Show with CraigRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In quite possibly the best music news of the day (IMHO), Parquet Courts have unveiled the music video to the track “Sunbathing Animal,” starring the inspiration for that song, Frida, beloved cat companion to frontman Andrew Savage. The song is also the title track of the band’s forthcoming album, out June 3rd in the U.S.Read more...

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Video Premiere: Parquet Courts at Pickathon 2013

Last week, we suggested Pickathon as a must-do this summer. The Portland-area festival is announcing its 2014 lineup this month, revealing just a few bands each day. This morning, they’ve announced the return of Parquet Courts, a favorite of KEXP listeners and DJs in 2013, and one of last year’s highlights at Pickathon. Their encoreRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In KEXP’s ongoing bid to make The War on Drugs “The Most Popular Band in the World,” we present to you the music video for the track “Red Eyes,” which features the Philadelphia boys as hosts of a kooky talent competition. Their album, Lost in the Dream, comes out March 18th on Secretly Canadian, andRead more...

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Monday Music News

HBO’s Girls kicked off their third season last night with a very special guest: Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Body/Head. Gordon played “Mindy,” an inmate at a rehab facility alongside regular character Jessa. Click here to watch the season premiere, and skip ahead to 7:35 and 14:07 to see Kim. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Stephen Bruner, a.k.a. Thundercat, teamed up with artists Jolly Mare and Rudi Zygadlo for his contribution to the upcoming Red Bull Academy compilation (available January 15). “Vulnerable People” is a jazz fusion track that really utilizes Bruner’s funky bass playing prowess. [Pitchfork]

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2013, Part 1

For the last two weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top Ten Albums of 2013 lists, but KEXP is also supported by many dedicated people who work behind the scenes as staff, volunteers and interns, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. Here’s what they chose for their Top Ten Albums ofRead more...

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