Tag Archives: Queens of the Stone Age

In Stores Now 8/28

Philadelphia band The War on Drugs return with the fourth album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “an excellent set of expansive, ’80s-steeped rock. Beautifully produced, the band’s music has never sounded better than it does here with a bliss-inducing combination of expansive guitar leads, shimmering keyboards, synthetic strings, driving rhythms, scruffy, Dylanesque vocalsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces recently released two new albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines via Sub Pop. The single “Shine A Light” featuring Thaddillac has gotten the video treatment from director Neil Ferron and it’s a little eerie. According to a press release, the black & white clip “tells the story of a half-human/half-goatRead more…

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Friday Music News

Beck has finally announced his follow-up to 2015’s Grammy-winning Album of the Year, Morning Phase. Entitled Colors, he’s had the album done for quite a while and has been teasing it for the last year, dropping the singles, “Wow,” “Dreams,” and “Up All Night.” Beck said in a new interview, “I suppose the record couldRead more…

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Friday Music News

English indie band The xx  released the deluxe edition of their third studio album I See You today which includes three bonus tracks. One of them, “Naive” samples Drake’s “Doing It Wrong,” while “Brave For You (Marfa Demo)” is a stripped down acoustic recording of their track “Brave For You.” They also released an official musicRead more…

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Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy: KEXP’s Ray Davies Birthday Video Roundup

Research by DJ Abbie Gobeli, on the air Wednesdays 1 AM – 6 AM If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you may have caught that it’s the 73rd birthday of Sir Ray Davies, founding member of The Kinks. Alongside his brother and bandmate, Dave, Davies helped the influential UKRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Tomorrow, reunited shoegaze legends Ride will release Weather Diaries, their first album in 21 years. And today, they’ve shared a new video for their single “All I Want.” Director Jade Mortimer relied on simplicity and detailed camera work for the video, which is mostly centered around a man slow-motion running cut between shots of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Washed Out has delivered a brand-new blissfully sunny track called “Get Lost” just in time to be a contender for Song of the Summer. And it seems Ernest Greene might be aware of that, based on the fun-in-the-sun themed video he just released for the track. Directed by Harvey Benschoter, the video takes vintage cut-outsRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: May the 4th Be With You

Today is May 4th, or as its known in the pop culture world, Star Wars Day. This year’s “holiday” is significant for two reasons: it’s our first without actress Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, who passed away late last year, and secondly, May 25th marks the 40th anniversary of the first film, Star Wars: ARead more…

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Friday Music News

Ten Commandos, a Seattle punk supergroup, have released their debut single “Staring Down the Dust.” Members of the band include Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Allain Johannes, and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden. The song features guest vocals from Screaming Tree’s Mark Lanegan. Ten Commandos will drop their debut album inRead more…

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Video Roundup: Star Wars Day

It’s May 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Like many pop-culture phenomenons, the epic space saga has made its way into music, influencing everything from band names, lyrics, and even stage attire. (Looking at you, Gnarls Barkley.) To celebrate the Lucas legacy, today we’ve compiled a galactic force of songs, bands, or lyrics inspired by StarRead more…

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