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Thursday Music News

Austin-based group Shearwater, led by singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg (above), share a clip for the track “Quiet Americans,” off their forthcoming ninth full-length Jet Plane And Oxbow. Director Alex Rapine captures a dapper Meiburg at his most sinister. Jet Plane And Oxbow will be out January 22nd via Sub Pop, and KEXP presents the band onRead more…

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Friday Music News

Poliça will release their third album, United Crushers, on March 4. The Minneapolis synthpop band describe the album as “heavily political and deeply personal with thick references to social injustice, self-doubt and isolation, the rapidly increasing urban decline in gentrification, overcoming music industry machinations, and finding true and honest love in the wake of itRead more…

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Live Video: Poliça at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Forget the big sales and weekend trips, KEXP spends Labor Day at Bumbershoot every year, where once again we returned to the “secret space” of the Music Lounge to present 14 exclusive live sessions with many KEXP listener favorites, including an otherworldly set of live and electronic instrumentation by Poliça, featuring Channy Leaneagh’s ethereal vocals.Read more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: Wu-Tang Clan, Polica, Mac DeMarco, Dude York, and more

Bumbershoot 2014 kicked off Saturday in spectacular fashion. Variable weather didn’t prevent the thousands upon thousands of music fans from flooding Seattle Center throughout the day and celebrating the brilliant and eclectic mixture of art on display today. From cool, R&B grooves of Donnie and Joe Emerson to the hip-hop veteran showcase of the Wu-TangRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: Poliça

In an industry where auto-tune is often synonymous with lack of talent, the vocals of Channy Leaneagh, frontwoman of Minneapolis electro-pop group Poliça, are boldly filtered through reverb and auto-tune on each of their albums. But the use of these tools is an overt stylistic choice for Leaneagh and band co-creator Ryan Olson, Leaneagh calls theRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2014: Day 1 Begins

The word “bumbershoot” means “umbrella,” so perhaps it’s fitting that the first day of the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is under a steady stream of rain. But rain or shine, it’s going to be a great first day of music out on the Seattle Center grounds, with Afghan Whigs, Elvis Costello, Poliça, andRead more…

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Listen to KEXP live from the 2014 Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Maybe you don’t live in Seattle, or maybe you have to work all weekend… if you can’t make it to the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival this weekend, let KEXP bring the music to you! All weekend long, we’ll be broadcasting on site from our exclusive music lounge. Listen around the world to liveRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Bumbershoot Preview 2014

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. 422 – Bumbershoot Preview 2014 Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

No surprise, but the latest video from Washed Out can only be described as “dreamy.” Take a break for seven-and-a-half minutes to watch the clip for “Weightless,” off last year’s Sub Pop release Paracosm. Director David Altobelli tells a lovely story of unrequited love that the compliments the ethereal electro-pop perfectly. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

It’s been six years, but former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis returns with her third solo album, Voyager, this July on Warner Bros Records. She explained to the Charleston City Paper, “I worked on these songs for a long time so there’s no stone unturned, lyrically. I thought about them while walking on the mountainRead more…

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