Tag Archives: Phoenix

In Stores Now 6/12

This week, French band Phoenix rises with their sixth album to date, KEXP Music Director Don Yates loves Ti Amo enough to call it “another sharply crafted set of buoyant pop-rock with a warm, streamlined sound featuring fizzy synths, glistening guitars, bouncy beats and sunny pop hooks”. Brooklyn band Big Thief returns with their secondRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister have teamed up for a collaborative album called Planetarium and Stevens has directed a new music video for the song “Venus” off the album. Stevens shared the stop-motion cut-out video to his Tumblr with the note, “Peace to you! Stay body positive! Keep it moving. Keep it real.”Read more…

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Friday Music News

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since OK Computer was released?! In honor of that special anniversary, Radiohead are releasing a special deluxe reissue called OKNOTOK. The album will feature three previously unreleased songs, along with the record’s original 12 tracks and eight B-sides. One of those new tracks was revealed yesterday to be called “I Promise” andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Two bands that probably sit close to each other on your record shelf: The Shins performed a session for Spotify where they covered The Smiths 1986 single “Panic.” Listen below. James Mercer and friends also performed their own track “Name For You” off their latest full-length, Heartworms, out now on Columbia Records. Listen below. TheRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’re just a week away from PJ Harvey‘s first Seattle show in five years, and just when we thought we couldn’t be more excited, she goes and drops a new single outta nowhere. Stream the track “A Dog Called Money” below, arriving tomorrow via a double-A side digital single with “I’ll Be Waiting.” Both songsRead more…

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You’re A Gift! KEXP’s Christmas Song Roundup

It should never go without saying that we at KEXP are amazed by the ongoing support by our listeners and friends. This year, you’ve helped us maintain our fiercely independent programming and find a new home, and now you’re continuing to help us fully compete it so that we can reach more of you thanRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 12/21

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, December 21st: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Killers (R) The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: AdeleRead more…

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Video Roundup: Bastille Day

Just recently, the USA celebrated our independence by blowin’ up fireworks, and now it’s France’s turn! It was on this day in 1789 that 80,000 disgruntled citizens stormed the Bastille, a Parisian prison, thus inciting the French Revolution. As a salute to our fellow defenders of human rights, KEXP shares a Francophile-friendly Video Playlist spotlightingRead more…

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley French pop icons Phoenix have unveiled part one in the their four-part mini-documentary, INITIALS P.H.O.E.N.I.X. Directed by Guillaume Delaperriere, the films will give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of last year’s full-length, Banktrupt! Watch part one below: [Under the Radar]

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Monday Music News

Dr.Dog has a charming lyric video for “Broken Heart” from their upcoming album B Room. Composed of vintage footage of an amusement park, the happiness of the park seems bittersweet contrasted with the tracks title – which is fitting considering the song feels upbeat, but the lyrics tell a different story. [Stereogum]

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