Tag Archives: Spoon

Tuesday Music News

Best Coast is just on fire, lately. This week, their showing off a contribution to Just Tell Me That You Want Me, a massive tribute to Fleetwood Mac featuring MGMT, Gardens & Villa, The Kills, Washed Out, and more. Best Coast is taking on “Rhiannon”, which you can listen to over at NPR. In otherRead more...

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Correspondence from Austin City Limits: Day 1

Make no mistake about it, even in October, it’s hot in Austin. It was clear and only in the mid-to-high 80s the entire weekend, but amidst thousands of densely-packed, sweating, and likely un-showered festival-goers, and with the unimpeded sun beating down on our faces like a relentless fucking asshole, it might as well have beenRead more...

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Thursday News Celebration

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone has announced his retirement after 13 years in the music scene. CFTPA was known for his lo-fi sound and offbeat, insightful lyrics. To coincide with his retirement, there will be the “1st Annual Final North American Tour” which includes a Sept. 14 stop in Seattle at Sunset Tavern. For theRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Hip Hop pioneer Guru suffered a heart attack yesterday and remains comatose and in critical condition. According to DJ Premier, Guru’s former partner in the legendary Gang Starr, the 43-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keith Elam, will undergo surgery today. Our thoughts are with him and his family

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Monday News Mash-Up

British jazz composer, band leader, and saxophonist Sir John Dankworth died this weekend at 82. Inspired by past jazz greats Benny Goodman (on clarinet) and then Charlie Parker (on sax), Dankworth went on to start a performing ensemble; record film and television scores including the theme to The Avengers; direct such heavy hitters as OscarRead 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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Out This Week 1/19

This week features everything from long anticipated albums to new releases of the underrated and obscure. Austin’s indie darlings Spoon took a step back from their Top 10 Billboard 200 record Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga with their seventh studio album Transference. In fact, the quartet turned inside-out this time around, trading in their signatureRead more...

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Song of the Day: Spoon - Written in Reverse

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

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Thursday News Threads

We at KEXP are sad to inform you of two recent deaths. Indie rock songwriter Jay Reatard passed away yesterday morning at the age of only twenty-nine. His most recent release was critically acclaimed and is frequently played here at the station. R.I.P.

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Monday News Mash-Up

Spoon have finally given non-Texas concert goers something to be giddy about. The group has announced that album #7, Transference, will be available January 26th. Not only a great way to kick off a new year but also a new decade. KEXP’s own Jon Kertzer, host of such entertaining fare as The Best Ambiance, hasRead more...

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