Tag Archives: Phoenix

Thursday News Threads

Arcade Fire, certainly one of the bands in contention for Best Album of the Decade on many critics’ lists, plan to kick off the new decade with a new album, reportedly due for release in May. The as yet untitled album will be supported by a new tour as well.

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Live Video: Phoenix on the Morning Show

French pop band Phoenix just released their fourth album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, arguably their best, yesterday, and just a couple of weeks ago they stopped by The Morning Show with John Richards to perform a few songs from it. Vocalist Thomas Mars and guitarist Christian Mazzalai sat down down to play their first two singlesRead more…

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Out This Week 5/26

James Blackshaw, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Wand (aka James Toth of Wooden Wand), Sir Richard Bishop, Bachelorette, Sharon Van Etten… what’s everybody smoking these days? This week’s list of new releases contains a kind stash of of avant folk and psychedelia. Even perhaps the most anticipated album this week, Grizzly Bear‘s Veckatimest, fits in nicelyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Phoenix – Lisztomania

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by MiddayRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

In the grand tradition of indie label anniversaries, North Carolina’s Merge will be celebrating 20 years of existence with their own 5-day festival. XXMerge (we can’t wait for the 30th Anniversary edition) already promises 25 performers, including label bedrock Superchunk, along with indie favorites Spoon, Arcade Fire, Destroyer, Conor Oberst, and M. Ward. It’s aRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

The rumors of a Leslie Feist appearance on the upcoming Wilco album are true! The Chicago ruffians confirmed the Canadian belle duets with Tweedy on the track “You and I” from the as-yet-titled Wilco release slated for later this year. Now if only the album steers clear of the sleepiness of Sky Blue Sky, we’llRead more…

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