Tag Archives: Sub Pop

Movie Review: The Postal Service – Everything Will Change

“Are we going to play ‘Such Great Heights’ nine times tonight like Watch The Throne?” Jenny Lewis jokes around with Ben Gibbard back stage before their sold-out gig at the Greek in Berkeley while Jimmy Tamborello relaxes on the nearby couch. On the band’s only prior tour in 2003, the question (even apart from theRead more…

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Live Review: Shabazz Palaces with Porter Ray at Neumos 8/1/2014

When Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces announced an album release show for their sophomore LP, Lese Majesty, there was no question that the event would be a family affair. Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire both have deep Seattle roots and have helped assemble a brilliant coalition of artistic minds in Black Constellation. The team recentlyRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: The Walkabouts – Devil’s Road & Nighttown

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Live Review: Shabazz Palaces premiere Lese Majesty @ Pacific Science Center Laser Dome 4/26/2014

Sauntering into the IMAX Laser Dome around 7:30 on a soaking Seattle night, I had every intention of leaving the rain-drunk world behind me, seeking shelter in the Sub Pop listening-party to hear Shabazz Palaces’ forthcoming album, Lese Majesty. The combination of visually-stunning lasers, nearly gracing every inch of the color spectrum, and spine-shaking, 15,000Read more…

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Monday Music News

I never thought the day would come that Miley Cyrus would make the KEXP Blog, but I also never thought she’d perform with The Flaming Lips, like she did this past weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Apparently, Cyrus told the crowd, “I hope I can inspire you guys as much as TheRead more…

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Album Review: Dum Dum Girls – Too True

Dee Dee Penny is a woman who cannot be held down. With pretty much every album she’s crafted with Dum Dum Girls, she’s pushed forward the cutting edge of the Brooklyn indie rock scene. That case was especially evident with 2011’s Only In Dreams. Together with its phenomenal coda EP, End of Daze, Dee DeeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Jacuzzi Boys, a.k.a. Miami’s fun-in-the-hot-tub boys of warm and fuzzy summer garage crooning, have “Be My Prism” from their upcoming self-titled album on Hardly Art. Not only catchy and pretty, the track gets steadily more both of those things as it progresses. Their album will be out on September 10th. [Fader]

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Live Video: Grant Olsen and Sera Cahoone on top of the Space Needle

While many have visited Seattle’s iconic landmark, the Space Needle, and even braved the 604 foot height to take in the view from the top, only a select few can say that they’ve stepped onto that 604th foot of the Needle. On July 11th, in celebration of Sub Pop’s 25th anniversary, KEXP and Sub Pop’sRead more…

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Live Video: Rose Windows at Sub Pop Silver Jubilee

Just before Seattle’s Rose Windows played an evening set on the Elysian stage for the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee, a celebration of the record label’s 25th anniversary, Rabia Shaheen Qazi showed off their pipes during an exclusive session for KEXP backstage. While her voice filled the room of The Stables, an intimate gathering space inRead more…

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Live Video: clipping. at Sub Pop Silver Jubilee

L.A. based rap trio clipping., one of Sub Pop’s newest artists, switched up the pace backstage at The Stables during the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee. Living up to their name, the trio employs discordant sounds to create the backdrop for Daveed Diggs’ sharp flow of words. For a group whose sound comes across as random,Read more…

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