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In Stores Now 10/16

On her fifth full-length, Dallas-bred, New York-based artist St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) “successfully combines bigger production with some of her most personal songs to date,” notes KEXP Music Director Don Yates. “The album’s diverse sound ranges from frenetic New Wave and slinky funk-pop to lush, string-laded ballads on songs combining an intricately textured, denselyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Phantogram have dropped the cinematic new video for the song “Funeral Pyre,” off of last year’s Three. Directed by Gianluca Minucci, the video takes place in a car slowly cruising through Los Angeles, documenting all the things seen out of the passenger window. Minucci describes the video as, “a phantasmagoric journey, from dawn to dusk, with people, sites, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist was announced today. Nominees include alt-J‘s Relaxer (who previously won the award in 2012 for An Awesome Wave), Glass Animals‘ How to Be a Human Being, Sampha‘s Process, Kate Tempest‘s Let Them Eat Chaos, and The xx’s I See You. The prize celebrates the best British album of the past year,Read more…

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O Canada 2017: A KEXP Video Roundup

KEXP listeners know: we love Canada Day. We were honored to have Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stop by the station to record a station ID for us. We’ve even teamed up with the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle to include Vancouver-based artist Louise Burns to our Rocks the Dock line-up today at WaterfrontRead more…

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Friday Music News

After an elaborate ad campaign for Arcade Fire‘s new single “Creature Comfort” that included a fictitious cereal ad for Creature Comfort Cereal and then placing said cereal boxes around Dublin for a game of Find The Cereal and Get Into the Afterparty, they finally released the actual song along with a video. The video featuresRead more…

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I Hate You, I Love You: KEXP’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Roundup

Compiling a playlist of songs about love? That’s like trying to count all the Converse sneakers at an indie rock show: infinite. Every Valentine’s Day, John Richards offers up his annual Songs of Love and Hate show from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT, and here on the KEXP Blog, we’re focusing on the latter,Read more…

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O Canada: A KEXP Video Roundup

Can you believe it’s been eight years since DJ Cheryl Waters first kicked off her now-annual Canada Day show? Even our friends at the Canadian consulate are tuning in, like Consulate General James K. Hill (right) who stopped by the station to chat with Cheryl about the Great White North! “There is so much amazingRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a couple of months, so it’s time for new music from Ty Segall. On January 22nd, the prolific artist releases his eighth (or tenth, who really knows) solo full-length, Emotional Mugger, via Drag City. Listen to an album stream below. This is actually the record’s second iteration: it was previously released last NovemberRead more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

LCD Soundsystem may have called it quits, but frontman James Murphy is keeping busy. The prolific musician/producer has composed the soundtrack to the new Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young, which stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock. Stream the track exclusively at Pitchfork, and check out a trailerRead more…

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