Tag Archives: R.E.M.

Out This Week 11/25

No, we haven’t time-warped to twenty years ago: on this holiday week, the reissues and anniversary editions dominate the new release list. One of the highlights is the reissue of Flake Music‘s 1997 debut (and sole release) When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return. Flake Music was an early incarnation of The Shins, featuringRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Swedish band Little Dragon share a video for the track “Underbart,” from their fourth and most recent release, Nabuma Rubberband. Directed by Grant Singer, the clip features a cameo appearance from a wigged-out Don Bolles of the legendary punk band The Germs. Check it out below, and check out the band’s KEXP in-studio session hereRead more…

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Friday Music News

Surprise! Thom Yorke has released a new solo album titled Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes! Instead of sneaking it onto your iTunes, he and producer Nigel Godrich announced they’ll be using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute the release. In an open letter they co-authored, they state “If it works well it could be an effectiveRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About Falling

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. I’m somewhat sad to inform you that Fall is officially arriving next Tuesday. The first day of the equinox fluctuates from yearRead more…

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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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