Tag Archives: Spoon

Friday on My Mind: Fall Sports Edition

It’s Friday so it’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post centered around videos based on one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Fall will officially be here in a few weeks, which means that it’s the best time of year for sports. ThisRead more...

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Song of the Day: Divine Fits - My Love Is Real

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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. Every Friday, we present a song from a Northwest artist. Today’s selection, featured on the MiddayRead more...

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Concert Preview: Divine Fits @ The Crocodile 8/30

This Thursday night, you have a wonderful opportunity set before you. Divine Fits, the supergroup brainchild of Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, and Sam Brown of New Turk Bombs, are playing a show at the Crocodile. THE CROCODILE! You get to see these heroes of the indie rock scene jam out togetherRead more...

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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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