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What a Fool Believes: KEXP’s April 1st Video Roundup

Like the graphic says, it’s Monday, April 1st… April Fools! (We shouldn’t even joke about that; that’s so mean.) While the internet is abundant with bait-and-switch jokes, KEXP is keeping it real with this April 1st playlist. We pity the fool who doesn’t enjoy this foolish mix of music:

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Monday Music News

For Christmas, PDX-via-NZ group Unknown Mortal Orchestra gave us the gift of song: stream the track “SB-03″ below, written by frontman Ruban Nielson and his brother, Kody Nielson (aka Silicon). The twelve-minute-long track was released on December 25th, following the singles “SB-01″ and “SB-02,” released at the end of 2013 and 2014, natch. Unknown MortalRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ra Ra Riot – Water

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Water” by Ra RaRead more…

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Music That Matters: Shake Shake

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 490 – Shake Shake Midday Show host Cheryl Waters presentsRead more…

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Friday Music News

Indie rockers Ra Ra Riot will release their fourth studio album Need Your Light on February 19. Today, the band has shared the video for the album track “Water,” which was directed by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. They have an extensive promotional tour planned for early next year, and on March 30 they’ll land inRead more…

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Monday Music News

Former Fiery Furnaces frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger returns next year with her third solo full-length, New View, out January 22nd on Frenchkiss Records. The album was recorded “live to tape” with her backing band, Icewater, and producer Clemens Knieper in a converted barn studio in Germantown, New York. Check out the opening single “He Didn’t MentionRead more…

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Barsuk 15, Day 4: After Party w/ Ra Ra Riot and Aqueduct

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific Northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a halfRead more…

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 – Sunday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more…

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Live Video: Ra Ra Riot

“Bouncing keyboards.” “Thumping four-on-the-floor beats.” “Synth-driven.” Those are just a handful of phrases that probably wouldn’t have been used to describe Ra Ra Riot prior to 2013. However, for their third full-length, Beta Love, the now-quartet moved away from their string-laden sound in favor of a more uptempo, electronic one. But despite the band’s newfoundRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The new video for”Crystallized” from Parisian psych-pop project Melody’s Echo Chamber is a glitchy, swirling experience — the characters stop and start, reverse, and loop back their motions in sync with driving, fuzzed-out track. The song, like all the others on the self-titled debut (out now on Fat Possum), is unmistakably Kevin Parker-produced, but notRead more…

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