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Friday Music News

This Sunday, you can catch Cat Power on an episode of China, IL – a show about The University of China in Illinois – on Cartoon Network. The singer-songwriter plays a downtrodden gorilla that’s about to be killed and used for fuel. Seriously. In the clip below, Powers sings a heartbreaking ballad about the gorilla’sRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Icelandic icons Sigur Rós have announced they’ll be reissuing their 1999 sophomore release Ágætis byrjun this summer as a deluxe limited edition box set. The band state via their website, “the deluxe boxset edition will feature previously unheard studio recordings and rare live versions from this pivotal period in the band’s development, as well asRead more…

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Monday Music News

You know you’re anxious to hear new music from The Shins when you’re straining to catch snippets of a song in a Zach Braff film trailer, but that’s exactly what we’re doing today. A title and release date for the song hasn’t been shared yet, but the film is titled Wish I Was Here, andRead 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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Meet the New “Music Matters” T-shirt!


This week KEXP unveils its new “Music Matters” T-shirt, designed by New York native Jeff Glendenning, Assistant Professor of Communications Design at Syracuse University and former Art Director for The New York Times Magazine (fancy!). “I was inspired to create something listeners would want to wear with KEXP pride,” says Jeff. Mission accomplished! This simpleRead more…

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

It’s enough to make you curl up screaming in the fetal position – the number of amazing Icelandic releases in 2013, that is. As if 2012 wasn’t already such a great year, but damn, 2013 proves there’s no end to the wealth of talent on the arctic island. Since they’re each so great in differentRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday to talk about his memoir Mo’ Meta Blues. He’s such a musical genius so you’ve got to love the fact that he attributes a huge pivotal change in music to The Cosby Show. Watch the hilarious and incredibly insightful interview below. StarsRead more…

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Out This Week 6/18

K-vicker? No, K-vaker! Today’s release of Sigur Rós‘ 2013 album, Kveikur, may seem like a speedy turn-around on the heels of their 2012 LP, Valtari, but the ground-shaking sound on the new LP is what the Icelandic band has been building toward over the past few years. While the relatively placid Valtari surfaced some earlierRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

After releasing a pretty great teaser (in an era of pretty awful album trailers) for the album last week, Neko Case has released some more concrete details about her sixth studio album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, which will arrive on September 3rdRead more…

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Sasquatch 2013, Day Two: Sigur Rós, The xx, Bloc Party & more

by Tara Kelly Kearns The sun was shining when groggy concert goers raised from the dead this morning. Avoiding hangovers, bloody marys and mimosas abounded while folks attempted to erase the fatigue in their faces from the day before. The Mainstage hosted the first act of the day I had been recommended to see. NewRead more…

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