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Tuesday Music News

It’s an understatement to say that Björk doesn’t follow the rules. Nearly two and half years after the release of Vulnicura, she’s continuing to release videos for songs off the album. Not only that, but they’re videos for songs that she’s already released videos for! (When you’re one of the most recognizable names in music, youRead more…

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Music That Matters: Betwixt The Shire

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. 567 – Betwixt The Shire Cheryl Waters’ latest mix isn’tRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Local art-rap heroes Shabazz Palaces have released a new single with producer Thundercat called “Since C.A.Y.A.” which will be on their forthcoming release Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star. It’s one of the two brand-new albums the group is planning on releasing on the same day this summer, the other being Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines. They’ll bothRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017: Our Scene Can Be Your Life

“Seattle owns the future and they don’t know it,” composer Ron Jones tells a crowd at WaMu Theater during the second day keynote of the Upstream Music Fest + Summit. There’s a bite to his words, feeling like equal parts admiration and condemnation. A native to the Northwest who relocated to Los Angeles, he went outRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 1: Porter Ray

15 minutes before Seattle hip hop artist Porter Ray‘s set at the KEXP Occidental Park Stage on Thursday night, things weren’t looking good. It had begun to rain and the only people around were the sound guys, who were still trying to figure out what kind of music Ray played, sitting safely beneath a tent 50Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

If you’re going to have a eerie, gory music video, who better to narrate than Iggy Pop? UK trio alt-J have recruited the Grandfather of Punk to do just that in their clip for “In Cold Blood.” Director Caspar Balsey does a little too good of a job building up the tension as a smallRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local duo Shabazz Palaces have announced a new album on the way, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star out July 14th via Sub Pop. Check out the first single “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)” below, via a lyric video directed by Cristina T. Bercovitz and Jonathan Snipes of clipping. In addition to Thaddillac, the newRead more…

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2017 Upstream Music Fest + Summit: First Wave of Artists Announced

KEXP is excited to announce the first wave of artists playing the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Thursday, May 11th, through Saturday, May 13th, in locations all over Pioneer Square. Upstream describes the lineup as “a love letter to music discovery in our region,” and just take a look at this first round ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Happy 75th birthday, Bob Dylan! In honor of this momentous occasion, Animal Collective have decided to pay tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter. The experimental pop outfit shared their remix of Dylan’s 1963 song “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” On paper, this combination doesn’t make any sense, but trust me, it’s pretty darn amazing. [Stereogum]

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Live Review: Shabazz Palaces with Camp Lo at Neptune Theatre on New Year’s Eve

The New Year has its own special meaning in the world of music. While most of the world is looking forward, it’s a time for many audiophiles to luxuriously look back as they compile lists of their favorite records, concerts and memorable moments from the year past. In this sense, Shabazz Palaces may be a curiousRead more…

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