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Monday Music News

Father John Misty continues to roll out new music from his forthcoming full-length Pure Comedy, out April 7th via Sub Pop/Bella Union. (Check out the title track on the KEXP Blog here.) Today, he shares a video for the single “Two Wildly Different Perspective” — again directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin, who shared a collage-styleRead more…

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What Music Mattered Most in 2016?

Another year, and another amazing analysis by KEXP volunteer and Tableau product manager Jewel Loree! Below, you can explore and discover the artists, albums, and songs that mattered most to KEXP DJs in 2016 with this interactive data visualization. Sadly, in a year of so much loss, it’s no surprise that David Bowie tops theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The postal service doesn’t reach outer space, but soon, the Starman can send a message for you around the globe. The UK Royal Mail has announced a David Bowie commemorative 10-stamp collection out March 14th. There will be six album covers (Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, “Heroes”, Let’s Dance, Earthling, and Blackstar) and four live shotsRead more…

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To Those We Lost in 2016, Part One

2016 was an especially brutal year: we lost David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Lemmy Kilmister, Phife Dawg, and that’s just to mention a few. (In fact, part two of the list can be found here.) KEXP will celebrate the lives of all these artists on the air, tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th from 6:00Read more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Riz

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting has ended, but tune in on Friday, December 16th from 6AM to 6PM PT to hear if your picks made the list. And check out all our DJs TopRead more…

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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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