Tag Archives: Robin Pecknold

KEXP Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Tom Petty

In the weeks since Tom Petty‘s sudden death, dozens of musicians have honored the rocker by covering his songs. The breadth and depth of these tributes is awe-inspiring: Sure, artists have gravitated toward the hits — “American Girl,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Free Fallin’” — but musicians haveRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

See that sweater Robin Pecknold is wearing? Apparently, the Fleet Foxes frontman took to wearing it so often that a fan created the Tumblr, “Fuck Yeah Robin Pecknold’s Sweater.” This past Spring, during a Reddit AMA, he mentioned he’d been trying to get in touch with the site’s “editor in chief”… and, now it’s happened!Read more…

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Live Review: Joanna Newsom with Robin Pecknold at Paramount Theatre 3/29/16

Folk – like rock, hip-hop, or jazz – is one of those elevated sub-genres on the music tree of life that’s just specific enough to conjure an immediate sound in one’s imagination while being just broad enough to have an endless array of tendrils splintering off of its hefty branch. Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold – touringRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Scottish band Frightened Rabbit share a video for the song “Get Out,” a single off their upcoming album Painting of a Panic Attack. The poignant clip, directed by Greg Davenport, was shot in Kiev, Ukraine, and captures the struggle of two women in love. Painting of a Panic Attack was produced by Aaron Dessner ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

It’s been over four years since Fleet Foxes dominated KEXP’s Top Albums of 2011 countdown, and we haven’t heard much from them since frontman Robin Pecknold left Seattle for Columbia University in New York. But, over the holiday weekend, he shared a cover of the 1956 single “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” by doo-wopRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The fabulous Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings share a new track today, in celebration of their first ever Grammy Award nomination. Stream “Little Boys with Shiny Toys” below, a song that shimmers with soul and reverberates with a fantastic horn section. Tune in to the Grammys on February 8th to see if the group’s recentRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years since the release of the Fleet Foxes album Helplessness Blues (voted #1 album of 2011 by KEXP listeners). Frontman Robin Pecknold took to Facebook yesterday to share an update: For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, afterRead more…

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Download a free Robin Pecknold EP

Seattle’s favorite folk-revivalists Fleet Foxes are set to release their sophomore LP Helplessness Blues in May, but perhaps to make the wait more bearable, frontman Robin Pecknold has discreetly released a three-song EP via the @FleetFoxes twitter account. Says Robin, “these aren’t Fleet Foxes songs, but I didn’t know where else to disseminate it.” OneRead more…

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Live Review: Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold @ The Moore 8/4

The best kind of live performances are those that completely change the way you view an artist. You can listen to their albums all you want, but sometimes you have to see them live for a light to go off that lets you really understand what they’re all about. I’d always liked and appreciated JoannaRead more…

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Thursday News Celebration

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone has announced his retirement after 13 years in the music scene. CFTPA was known for his lo-fi sound and offbeat, insightful lyrics. To coincide with his retirement, there will be the “1st Annual Final North American Tour” which includes a Sept. 14 stop in Seattle at Sunset Tavern. For theRead more…

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