Tag Archives: Phoenix

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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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

It’s only been, what, 9 years? And the Pixies have a new track! Titled “Bagboy” and with a video that shows exactly how the titular bag boy has fun in life, the track is round-about kicker. “I get no satisfaction from your recent sightings” the song goes, before the guitars jump in with an off-kilterRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

French rockers, Phoenix have shared the video for the newest cut off their recent Bankrupt! album. “Trying To Be Cool” really lives up to its title by featuring as many hip elements as possible. According to a press release, “the resulting video, chock full of sparklers, confetti canons, fake money, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, motorcycles,Read more…

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Friday on My Mind: KEXP’s Favorite New Songs for Fridays

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. There are three things that we love here at KEXP: sun, Fridays, and new music. Two out of three weRead more…

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Album Review: Phoenix – Bankrupt!

What exactly constitutes a festival “headliner” hasn’t really been an issue until recently, but no artist has ever raised more skepticism regarding their headlining slot at Coachella 2013 than Phoenix. Sure, there was a Tumblr dedicated to collecting tweets from people who were unaware of the Stone Roses’ existence, but music journalists at Stereogum, Grantland,Read more…

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