Tag Archives: Speedy Ortiz

Wednesday Music News

KEXP’s Thursday in-studio guest Mac DeMarco has announced a new eight-song EP, Another One, out August 7th via Captured Tracks. We’ll let the charming Canadian introduce the release to you himself in this clip below, directed by his girlfriend Kiera McNally. Fingers crossed he’ll play some of the new tracks this Thursday, April 23rd atRead more…

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Out This Week 4/21

Before you even have a chance to recover from Record Store Day, the industry is spitting out even more awesome releases this week. You may have grabbed the vinyl version on Saturday already, but the long-awaited Built to Spill hits shelves today. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a consistently strong set of songsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn band The National have quietly shared a new track: stream the single “Sunshine on My Back” below, featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten. The track was recorded during the sessions for their 2013 release Trouble Will Find Me, and comes free with every rental or purchase of the Mistaken for Strangers documentary throughRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Leaping Into Spring

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. 452 – Leaping Into Spring Swingin’ Doors host Don SlackRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Berkeley-based beatmaker Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick) shares a new track from his forthcoming fourth album, What For?. Check out the super-suave ’70s-sound of “Buffalo” below. What For? hits stores April 7th via Carpark Records. While you wait, revisit his 2013 KEXP session here. [Pitchfork]

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Live at Project Pabst 2014, Day 2: The Thermals, Shabazz Palaces, Lord Huron, GZA, Modest Mouse and more

Day two of Portland’s first ever Project Pabst began with Portland psych-pop band Grandparents, then a Heart-meets-Led Zeppelin performance from 2014’s Thelma & Louise, a.k.a. rock band Deap Vally, as well as a set from Massachusetts indie rock band Speedy Ortiz. The beer was once again aflowin’ and the venue even sunnier than the previousRead more…

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Thursday Music News

’90s-revivalists Speedy Ortiz go all the way back to the ’70s for their cover of the Sibylle Baier song “Lost Something In The Hills.” The obscure German folk-singer had recorded songs at home on a reel-to-reel recorder, and when none other than J Mascis got his hands on a copy, he helped Baier’s son getRead more…

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Live Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks with Speedy Ortiz at the Neptune Theatre, 4/12/14

So, here’s the thing: I love the ’90s. I really do. Like, I score really, really high at those Buzzfeed “How ’90s Are You” quizzes. It’s my favorite era of music. So, I was pretty stoked for this show, pairing a ’90s-influenced band with the King of the ’90s, Mr. Malkmus.

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 7th • Bryan Ferry at McCaw Hall // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, April 8th • Factory Floor, DVA Damas at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • The Round 107: James Apollo, Ghosts I’ve Met, Lotte Kestner at Fremont Abbey Arts Center // All Ages (more info)

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Out This Week 2/11

There’s lots to love in the record stores this Valentine’s Day week, like the aptly titled Hotel Valentine, the first release in fifteen years from New York City duo Cibo Matto. If you’re in a more somber mood, check out the album Benji from Sun Kil Moon aka Mark Kozelek (ex-Red House Painters), featuring guestRead more…

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