Tag Archives: Shearwater

Event Spotlight: KEXP Live at SXSW

Once again, KEXP will return to Austin, Texas March 14-16 for 2012’s rendition of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Every year, SXSW features dozens upon dozens of up-and-coming bands and artists that are blowing up on the scene (the lineup this year is absolutely spectacular). And for the second year in a row, KEXPRead more…

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Out This Week 2/14

Although Tennis claims the release date is a coincidence, Valentines Day is perfect for the release of Young & Old, the Denver band’s second album. If you don’t know the story: the espoused Patrick Riley and Aliana Moore spent a romantic half-year sailing along the East Coast, during which they composed songs that would becomeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Shearwater – Breaking the Yearlings

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Out this Week 2/23

Record label’s are feeling especially generous this week, releasing some of the most anticipated albums of 2010. Austin’s Shearwater once again encapsulates nature’s fragile beauty with The Golden Archipelago, the third panel in a trilogy which includes 2008’s brilliant Rook and 2006’s Palo Santo. While staying within the three-album theme of environmental decay and human’sRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle has died at age 63 after a battle with clear cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Rufus Wainwright, her son with musician Loudon Wainwright wrote on his website, “There is never enough time and she, my amazing mother with whom everyone fell in love, went out there and bloodyRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

Legendary soul producer Willie Mitchell died Tuesday at 81. The Memphis-based producer, best known for working with Al Green in the 70’s and with Ann Peebles on her hit “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” succumbed to a heart attack. Read more here.

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Thursday News Threads

Arcade Fire, certainly one of the bands in contention for Best Album of the Decade on many critics’ lists, plan to kick off the new decade with a new album, reportedly due for release in May. The as yet untitled album will be supported by a new tour as well.

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Thursday News Threads

Seattle band New Faces has decided to split up “due to irreconcilable conflicts.” All of their upcoming shows have been canceled. Good luck to each of the members in their future musical endeavors! ha! Remember when Jay Reatard’s band quit mid-tour? Well, I guess they’ve found a new home: with hip new it-band, Wavves. TheRead more…

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