Tag Archives: R.E.M.

Video Roundup: International Lefthanders Day

It’s August 13th, which means it’s International Lefthanders Day, a worldwide initiative kicked off in 1976 to “promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world.” And can you imagine the struggles of being a left-handed musician, at that? Guitarists either need to find left-handed guitars, or get right-handed guitars and alterRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Red, White, and Blue!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s Fourth of July again everyone. I just read that the 2nd of July during 1776 was the actual day that theRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

We’ve got another track from the upcoming Bob Mould release to share! As we mentioned earlier this month, the punk veteran has a new full-length, titled Beauty & Ruin, coming out June 3rd on Merge Records. Stream the track “I Don’t Know You Anymore” below, and tune in the Morning Show on KEXP Tuesday, JuneRead more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley After breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement on Twitter, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills brought his old bandmate Peter Buck on stage to accompany Joseph Arthur in a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Letterman won’t be going anywhere ‘til 2015, but we’re missingRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Favorite R.E.M. Videos!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Michael Stipe, the well-known frontman for the now disbanded seminal alt-rock band R.E.M., will be celebrating his 54th birthday tomorrow. Born JohnRead more...

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Video Roundup: It’s (Maybe) The End Of The World As We Know It

NASA thinks otherwise, but according to the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, the world will end today. Even if the Mayans couldn’t rightly predict their own demise, who knows? We may have only one more day left on Earth. If that’s the case, we’re going out swinging! All day, KEXP DJs are playing songs to soundtrackRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by Katy McCourt-Basham

After a four-year hiatus, Nebraskan dance-rockers The Faint have returned with a sinister new track called “Evil Voices.” The song has the same frenetic feel of previous Faint material and would fit on an album like 2001′s Danse Macabre, which will be reissued this coming Monday. The Faint will also kick off their North AmericanRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Radio!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind the weekly collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 news where we take a look at videos centered around one common theme. Our Fall Donor Drive gets going today so we’re looking at songs about radio. Radio, the glorious old fashioned way to get information from oneRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Songs from Coexist, the xx‘s forthcoming sophomore album, are continuing to trickle out onto the internet, but instead of being unveiled by fan footage, the newest song to be revealed was released by the band themselves. “Chained,” the second track on Coexist has yet to be played live, but you can hear it now inRead more...

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more...

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