Tag Archives: Sufjan Stevens

2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Tim

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2015, as votedRead more…

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Monday Music News

Midday Show faves Spoon plan to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Gimme Fiction with a double-album remastered version, out December 11th via Merge Records. The deluxe edition will feature 12 previously unreleased demos and nine bonus tracks, including the home-recorded version of “Was It You?” that you can stream below. The release also features aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn-based popsters The Pains of Being Pure at Heart announce a new EP today, Hell, out November 13th via their own cleverly-named label, Painbow. Today, they share a track from that, a cover of the 1993 single “Laid” from Manchester band James, which you’ve surely heard on The Morning Show on KEXP. Jen Goma, alsoRead more…

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Live Review: Sufjan Stevens with Helado Negro at Paramount Theatre 6/11/15

Sufjan Stevens is an artist who doesn’t make many whimsical steps. Whether it be a proper record or a side project or a live tour or a Christmas album, each time Sufjan steps into the spotlight, you are almost guaranteed a proper glance at the current state of the artist. When we last saw SufjanRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan took the stage at The Neptune Theatre to discuss McKagan’s new book, How To Be A Man (and other illusions). After their spirited discussion, none other than Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready introduced the two to perform a cover of the 1987 single “SweetRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better

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. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Should Have Known Better” byRead more…

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Monday Music News

Earlier this month, Sufjan Stevens released his long-awaited full-length, Carrie & Lowell, to rave reviews. Today, he shares the non-album track “Exploring Whale,” which he’s been selling on 7″ during his current tour. Stream the track below, and get your copy on Wednesday, June 10th or Thursday, June 11th when he stops by The Paramount.Read more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Ævintýr

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 454 – Ævintýr Join Midday Show host Cheryl Waters onRead more…

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Out This Week 3/31

This week in new releases, we hear from several artists who’ve been dormant for a while. Sufjan Stevens returns with his majestic new album, Carrie & Lowell, named after his mother and stepfather and partly inspired by his mother’s death. Several KEXP DJs have already hailed it as a contender for “Album of the Year,”Read more…

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Album Review: Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

If you really think about it, Sufjan Stevens has made a living for over 15 years now asking one simple question: what should I believe? On his debut, A Sun Came, belief was an overcrowded canvas, wet with word vomit and impossibly complex to navigate (much like all of our minds). For the two stateRead more…

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