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Friday Music News

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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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Occupy Music

Recent news of Miley Cyrus dedicating her song “Liberty Walk” to “to the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in,” those who are taking part in the Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement in general, has drawn mixed response from music fans, protestors and pretty much everyone else. ThatRead more…

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Out This Week 11/15

This week’s list of new releases is full of older and newer favorites. Among those in our heavy rotation is Welsh band Los Campesinos!‘s fourth album, perhaps their most accomplished to date, and which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a well-crafted set of anthemic indie-pop combining bright pop hooks and boisterous sing-a-long choruses withRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

If you’re an iconic band or performer, one of the perks to breaking up or dying tragically is a short-lived boost in record sales. You saw it with Michael Jackson, you saw it with Amy Winehouse, and you saw it with some other artist or band that died or broke up some time in theRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s been real, R.E.M.

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R.E.M. calls it a day

After 31 years of working together, Athens band R.E.M. has announced on their website that the band is no more: “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality,Read more…

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Out This Week 3/8

Our Music Director, Don Yates, calls Parts & Labor‘s new album, Constant Future, “an excellent set of anthemic noise-pop that rivals their previous 2007 high point, Mapmakers.” Of course, let’s not forget 2008’s KEXP favorite “Nowheres Nigh,” still a staple in DJs’ playlists — the Brookyn trio’s fifth album is full of similar noisy yetRead more…

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