Tag Archives: Sufjan Stevens

Friday Music News

David Bowie’s first album in a decade, The Next Day, is now streaming at iTunes two weeks ahead of its March 12th release date. The album, which was recorded and produced with longtime collaborator Tony Visconti across two years in 2013, was uploaded to the Apple music service last night without any fanfare, which seemsRead more…

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KEXP’s 2012 Winter Holiday Playlist 2012

It’s that magical time of year again — Sufjan Stevens has been releasing and presenting his usual barrage of bizarrely sweet Christmas cheer, and there have been plenty of other excellent holidays-themed releases and performances. For your holiday listening pleasure, we’ve compiled a list of the best that this season has offered, and though it’sRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Modern Holiday Classics

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one theme. This is a collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s that time of the season again, so we’re looking at holiday songs.

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Song of the Day: Sufjan Stevens – Lumberjack Christmas / No One Can Save You From Christmases Past

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. This week we have some special holiday treats for you! Today’s selection is one of theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s here. Sufjan Stevens has one-upped himself this holiday season with today’s release of his Christmas-themed rap mixtape CHOPPED & SCROOGED. The songs feature Das Racist, Kitty Pryde, Busdriver, and Nicky Da B. You can download it here or stream it below. [Stereogum]

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Live Review: Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas Show @ Neptune Theatre 12/8/12

Sufjan Stevens has been writing heartfelt, provocative Christmas music for 10 years now. Each year, he completes a “volume” with a different theme or direction. All of these volumes have been conveniently collected for fans into the Songs for Christmas and Silver and Gold album collections, which hold volumes 1-5 and 6-10 respectively. But inRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

December starts off with a full week of fantastic new shows to tell you about. Monday sets the bar high for one of our favorites bands – Simian Mobile Disco at Neumos. On Thursday, Neumo’s hosts another must see show with Charles Bradley and The Mehanan Street Band, and you can also check out JohnRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night Tame Impala performed “Elephant” off their sophomore masterpiece, Lonerism, on Late Night with Jools Holland. In short, it’s a stunning performance. The Perth band sounds at the top of their game and supremely confident. The glam-rock strut of “Elephant” is perfectly matched by the show’s lighting and direction–check out the performance below. TameRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

In Purity Ring‘s new video for “Lofticries” characters are faced with surreal moments of death and unreality – and react with stoicism. Directed by AG Rojas, who also directed Spiritualized‘s “Hey Jane” video, the camera sticks close behind the characters as they encounter everything from a body laying in shallow water, a glowing hearse inRead more…

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Out This Week 11/13

Hardly a season goes by without some sort of release from Robert Pollard or his reunited band Guided by Voices, and among the highlights of this week’s list of new releases is the third GBV album of 2012. So what makes this so special? Our Music Director, Don Yates, thinks it might be “the strongestRead more…

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