Tag Archives: Prince

In Stores Now 11/28

Despite being Black Friday, quite a slew of new albums hit the stores last week, including the highly anticipated third album from The Weeknd. It’s a star-studded affair featuring guest appearances from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Swedish psych rockers Dungen share their latest, inspired by their recent work on anRead more…

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 Preview

Black Friday is upon us, and nothing makes us happier than the blackest black of a vinyl record! This year’s Black Friday is extra special for us, as local label Light In The Attic Records will be opening a store in the KEXP Gathering Space, bringing the exclusive, limited-edition releases right to us. This annualRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

With the passing of Prince earlier this year, his musical vaults have been excavated and gems are being found within. Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records are teaming up to share Prince 4Ever, a collection of hits, packaged with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by photographer Herb Ritts and this previously unreleased track,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last month, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor released his sophomore solo-album Piano. During a set at Manchester’s Granada Studios, Taylor performed a few tracks off the album as well as a cover of Prince‘s rare track “Old Friends 4 Sale.” It’s a beautiful rendition of a relatively unknown piece. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Rest in peace, Thomas Fekete. The Surfer Blood guitarist passed away last night after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. His wife released this statement: Our sweet Thomas passed on last night, peacefully in his sleep, holding my hand. With one last sigh, he let go of the burden of pain andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a few years since we last heard from The Strokes, but today they triumphantly return with not one, not two, but three new tracks! All of ‘em will appear on their upcoming EP Future Present Past, out June 3rd via Cult Records. Check out the singles “OBLIVIUS,” “The Threat Of Joy,” and “DragRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Under the Cherry Moon at the NW Film Forum 5/19

As the world continues to mourn the passing of Prince (like with DJ Kevin Cole’s incredible memorial show, streaming here), our friends at the Northwest Film Forum present their own tribute this Thursday, May 19th with a screening of the 1986 comedic caper Under the Cherry Moon. The film marked Prince’s directorial debut, starring himselfRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On May 20, Day Of The Dead, an extensive, six-hour Grateful Dead tribute album will be released. Brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National have been the driving force behind the collection, which features contributions from Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Local Native, and many more. Last night, The National performed The Dead’sRead more…

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Interview with Bassist MonoNeon, One of the Last People to Play with Prince

Interview by Trent Moorman For the past year, Prince had been playing with a 25 year-old bass player from Memphis known as MonoNeon. He is Dywane Thomas, Jr., a preternaturally talented musician, previously enrolled at Berklee College of Music. When he plays, Thomas’s face is often covered by brightly colored ski masks, he has aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. SoCal punks FIDLAR posted a tribute today online, a loving rendition of the single “Sabotage” from the 1994 Beasties album Ill Communication. Listen below. FIDLAR have long cited the groundbreaking trio as an influence,Read more…

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