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Thursday Music News

British shoegazers Ride made a triumphant return earlier this year with Weather Diaries, their first album in 21 years. Today they’ve shared a new song called “Pulsar” which, according to drummer Loz Colbert, “re-imagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords.  The song title tips its head to the 60’s instrumental ’Telstar’ inRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runcast, Vol. 9

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. 579 – Runcast, Vol. 9 John Richards’ latest installment ofRead more…

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National Radio Week: A Matt Pinfield WHTG Playlist

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Video Roundup: Be Bald And Be Free Day

Take off those toupées: it’s annual Be Bald and Be Free Day, a day to celebrate those shiny domes of yours! Although, now that I think about it… isn’t everyday “Be Bald and Be Free Day”? You must save so much money not having to buy shampoo, conditioner, mousse, hairspray, straightening irons, blow dryers, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Black Francis makes his video directorial debut today with the clip for “Um Chagga Lagga,” off the latest Pixies LP, Head Carrier. Francis (er, “Mr. Black”?) wrote, storyboarded, produced, and directed the clip in Toulouse, France, and the video features scenes of the countryside there, alongside black and white footage of the band. Enjoy below!Read more…

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Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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Music that Matters: 2016 Ain’t So Bad

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. 529 – 2016 Ain’t So Bad John Richards leads you throughRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

New York duo Phantogram continue to tease out singles from their forthcoming full-length Three, out September 16th via Republic. We’ve already heard “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” and “Run Run Blood,” and now we’ve got the track “Cruel World,” which the twosome shared on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show. Listen below, and listenRead more…

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Song of the Day: Pixies – Um Chagga Lagga

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Um Chagga Lagga” by Pixies from theirRead more…

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Thursday Music News

For the single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” Phantogram seem pretty pissed about not getting high anymore. Watch the New York duo tear apart a house in the desert in this clip directed by Grant Singer, and filmed at the Salton Sea, a drought-afflicted saline lake in Southern California. In an interview with FADER,Read more…

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