Tag Archives: Swans

2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Nate

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Friday Music News

A somewhat serious song calls for a somewhat serious music video, somewhat being the key word when it comes to Cincinnati indie-hop band WHY?. Taking place in what I can only imagine is a room straight out of his childhood, lead singer Yoni Wolf rambles on with philosophical thoughts and reflections. With no parades orRead more...

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Out This Week 8/28

Divine Fits top this week’s list of new releases. The much anticipated project featuring Dan Boeckner (ex-Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade), Spoon frontman Britt Daniel and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown, finally debuts with A Thing Called Divine Fits, which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a rock-solid set of concise, sharply crafted pop-rock withRead more...

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Monday Music News

Animal Collective have begun streaming their new album Centipede Hz in its entirety as part of the final episode of their weekly radio program Animal Collective Radio. Centipede Hz is due out September 4 via Domino Records. Check out the album, complete with custom visuals for each track, here, and head over to Pitchfork forRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Despite being one of his busiest ever years in terms of musical output, Beck has yet to release an album in 2012. That will (sort of) change in December when he and McSweeny’s release Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, a collection of sheet music of unreleased and unrecorded Beck songs. The 108-page book will contain musicalRead more...

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Music News: Iceland Airwaves announces Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, and more!

The lineup for the 2012 Iceland Airwaves festival just keeps getting better and better! As if the bands already announced weren’t good enough -- Dirty Projectors, Daughter, Exitmusic, Poli├ža, Sigur Ros -- 20 more bands have been added to the roster, including local artists Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction, who continue the ongoing bond between IcelandRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, February 22 MURS with Tabi Bonney, Whole Wheat Bread, Ab-Soul, DJ Foundation @ El Corazon Gregarious and haphazardly-dreadlocked Los Angeles MC Murs will be at El Corazon on Tuesday night, exactly two weeks removed from the release of Melrose, his new project with Terrace Martin. Let’s just say that with the new album MursRead more...

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Out This Week 9/21

You’re probably still recovering from last week’s new release onslaught, but don’t let that stop you from checking out what’s on the shelves starting today, namely the debut of stellar dance pop from The Hundred In The Hands on Warp. The NY duo of Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell blend elements of modern electronica, 80′sRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Metal legend Ronnie James Dio died yesterday at 67. While touring last year with Heaven And Hell, an incarnation of Black Sabbath he continued to lead, Dio announced that he was battling stomach cancer. Through the end, he never gave up hope in touring again and being with his fans. Read more here.

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Review Revue: The Young Gods - The Young Gods

And here the orouboros that is Review Revue/college radio/independent music made by weirdos at last swallows its tail. About a year and a half ago, I posted this thorough dissection of the Young God EP by the band Swans. Released in 1984, this record was so influential that a couple years later one Swiss bandRead more...

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