Tag Archives: Sleigh Bells

In Stores Now 11/14

Last Friday gave us a new LP from veteran hip-hop band A Tribe Called Quest, their first in 18 years, and their last, with the passing of founding member Phife Dawg due to complications with diabetes. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “It’s a strong return to form of often-politically charged hip hop that updatesRead more…

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Album Review: Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bells have changed. I still remember the afternoon that my friend introduced me. “It’s like a pep rally for gladiators”, she said, laughing, pointing me to the self-titled EP, “their cover looks like Jimmy Buffett but their Myspace says they like Korn”. It was a reasonable introduction, effortlessly embodying the dichotomy that was SleighRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

A-HA! Turns out that creepy snippet The Shins shared yesterday is part of a longer video that has been revealed today. As the press release says, “James Mercer wanted to give you all a Halloween gift while you wait for the album.” So, watch the video for “Dead Alive” below. The new album will beRead more…

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Monday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from Brooklyn-based duo Sleigh Bells (check out another single here). Stream the track “I Can Only Stare” below, from their forthcoming fourth full-length, Jessica Rabbit, out November 11th via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. Founding member Derek E. Miller tells DJ Zane Lowe it’s his favorite track on the album, andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells have shared a video for their Jessica Rabbit (out November 11) track “It’s Just Us Now.” I’m not exactly sure what’s going on exactly, but it feels very intense. Sleigh Bells will be performing at Neumos on November 19. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Wilco‘s upcoming, and tenth, studio album, Schmilco, drops on September 9. They’re latest song “If I Ever Was a Child” and is available for immediate download if you pre-order the album on iTunes. Thanks to Spotify, you can check out the track below. [Pitchfork]

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Music That Matters: Where in the World is Beth Orton?

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. 520 – Where in the World is Beth Orton? John RichardsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells go for broke on their new song “Rule Number One.” This is the first we’ve heard from the noise pop duo since last year’s single “Champions of Unrestricted Beauty.” Their last full-length, Bitter Rivals, dropped in 2013, so let’s hope this means there’s a new album in the works. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Nominations were announced this morning for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, and many KEXP faves were on the list, including Kendrick Lamar, who garnered 11 nominations for his latest To Pimp A Butterfly. Courtney Barnett was nominated for Best New Artist, while local boys Death Cab for Cutie will battle for Best Rock Album. ThisRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Next year, HBO will broadcast a “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary. Montage of Heck, named after a Cobain mixtape from the 80s, will feature great amounts of previously unheard material. According to a press release, filmmaker Brett Morgen has “no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals,Read more…

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