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Friday Music News

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“We bloody won the Mercury!!!” Alt-J announced on Facebook yesterday. The band’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, had won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an award for the best UK album of the year. And they’re in good company, too: over the past twenty years, the prize has gone to classic albums like Portishead’s Dummy andRead more…

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City Arts Fest: David Byrne & St. Vincent @ 5th Avenue Theatre 10/17

Back in 1984, in an interview with himself, Talking Heads’ David Byrne stated that he would tour again “when there is something new to say to an audience.” While the songs themselves need not be new, the performance should be fresh and inventive, which in those days meant donning an oversized suit, serenading a floorRead more…

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Monday Music News

The xx released this new video for “Chained” off their most recent album Coexist. If the lyrics and male/female vocal layers don’t get you, the beauty of this video added to the music certainly will. Directed by the Young Replicant Team from The Creator’s Project, the video is as minimal but deeply affecting as the band’s sound. ToroRead more…

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Monday Music News

Ahead of the release of their forthcoming LP, Scottish quintet Frightened Rabbit are prepping to release an EP, entitled State Hospital, on September 25th through Canvasback/Atlantic. A week out from the official release, the band have put the whole thing up for streaming over at Soundcloud. The band will support the release with a handfulRead more…

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Out This Week 9/11

It’s a mind-blowing list of new releases on perhaps the biggest release date of the year, so let’s get started. You’re going to need all the time you can get to pick these up. First up, the long-awaited second album by The xx is potentially KEXP listeners’ album of the year. While it’s but oneRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

James Blake is prepping to follow up his 2011 debut, and he’s announced a tour that will showcase some of the new material. The tour will begin on December 11th in Brooklyn, but further dates, although promised, have yet to be revealed. Blake played FYF Fest this weekend with a full band, which may orRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Perhaps one of the year’s most anticipated releases, Coexist, the sophomore effort from the xx, is now streaming at NPR as part of the First Listen series ahead of its September 11th release date. The band played a sold-out show at the Showbox at the Market in July, and will return to Seattle to playRead more…

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Out This Week 8/14

This week is a particularly exciting one for KEXP listeners because today marks the release of Live At KEXP Volume Eight! Featuring performances from April 2011 to April 2012, the 19-track compilation houses live performances from some of KEXP’s newest discoveries alongside longtime favorites, including songs from Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala,Read more…

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Album Review: Just Tell Me That You Want Me – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Just Tell Me That You Want Me is a bit of a wild card on the scene today. It’s a tribute album to Fleetwood Mac, undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time, put out by Concord Music Group, who specializes in jazz and reissues of classic rock and pop records (none of whichRead more…

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Monday Music News

The inaugural episode of Animal Collective’s radio program aired last night, and those who tuned in were treated to not one, but three new AnCo-related tracks. The Baltimore band premiered “Today’s Supernatural”, the first single from their forthcoming album Centipede Hz, but also featured in the Panda Bear-curated mix were two new Panda Bear instrumentals,Read more…

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