Tag Archives: Superchunk

Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Live Video: Mac McCaughan + The Non-Believers

Even if you don’t know Mac McCaughan, you still know Mac McCaughan. Whether fronting indie-rock A-list bands like Superchunk and Portastatic, or running the wildly influential Merge records (home of recent KEXP guests Destroyer and Telekinesis), the veteran musician has had an omnipresent effect on the last 25 years of independent music, although the downRead more…

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Monday Music News

Swedish artist Lykke Li shares a video as dark and lonely as the track itself: watch the clip for “Never Gonna Love Again” below, from last year’s I Never Learn. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she explains, “Loneliness and heartbreak follow you everywhere and they are loudest right after the lights go out andRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Beloved Chicago label Bloodshot Records are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the 2CD or 3LP compilation called While No One Was Looking, featuring bands covering artists from their roster. Indie rock veterans Superchunk chose the Ryan Adams track “Come Pick Me Up,” which frontman Mac McCaughan relays, “It’s a song I’ve always wanted to coverRead more…

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Video Roundup: Summer Solstice

It doesn’t quite feel like it in Seattle — we’ve been alternating from jackets to tank tops, boots to sandals, all in the same day — but the Summer Solstice is this Saturday, June 21st! Due to the tilt of earth’s semi-axis on this day, it will be the longest period of daylight, perfect forRead more…

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Video Roundup: 1994

Twenty years ago, music had one of its most creatively abundant years of music. 1994 saw strong debut releases in every genre, from Oasis to Outkast. Grunge was at the height of its power with excellent local releases from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged session. Sadly, it wasRead more…

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Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s Day, so we’re celebrating with a video round-up of your favorite Huey Lewis & the News songs! April Fool’s! We’re actually sharing a round-up of some of our favorite “foolish” songs for you on this festive day. It’s our way to say “thank you” for supporting KEXP over the years, as ourRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW: The Interviews, Part 3

During SXSW this year, KEXP returned to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop and teamed up with Distiller Promo, Sub Pop Records + Hardly Art, and Merge Records for three days of free showcases featuring Dum Dum Girls, Wye Oak, Black Lips, La Luz, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many others. Between sets, we asked eachRead more…

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Monday Music News

Beck’s 12th full-length album, Morning Phase, won’t be out until February 25th, but you can stream it in its entirety online starting today. Already being touted as the “sequel to Sea Change,” see what you think of this introspective new release from this musical innovator. Also, mark your calendars: Beck has been slated as theRead more…

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