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Thursday Music News

Ever since we debuted this song on the air yesterday, it’s become the #1 requested track at KEXP: new music from Alt-J! Stream the track “Hunger of the Pine” below, from their sophomore album This Is All Yours, due out September 22nd via Warner Music. (Alas, yes, that is Miley Cyrus sampled from her singleRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley We were lucky to get The Both (that’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) in The Cutting Room studios for a live KEXP session earlier this month, and Vulture.com lucked out into getting the duo to perform a medley of TV theme songs. Watch and see if you canRead more...

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Thursday Music News

With two sharp shooters like this, it’s sure to be a great chat: Northwest noodler Stephen Malkmus sat down for a chat on Marc Maron‘s celebrated WTF podcast. The conversation covers Portland, Pavement, parenting, and Poe (as in, Edgar Allen). You can download the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes. [Spin] In the video forRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

With SXSW just winding down and the hometown folk all but headed home, we’re ready for more concerts and a new festival in Boise Idaho. It’s the inaugural year of the Treefort Music Fest which runs from Thursday March 21 - Sunday March 24; featuring music from National, Local, and Regional acts. Some great bandsRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Unlike the two-year trickle of press quotes and leaks that preceded their last album, The Strokes have taken a rather quiet approach to publicity behind their forthcoming fifth album, Comedown Machine (out 3/26 through RCA). However, after some coaxing from BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe, bassist Nikolai Fraiture spoke, albeit vaguely and briefly, withRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Dinosaur Jr. have released a video for their song “Watch the Corners,” the first from their forthcoming album I Bet On Sky, due out September 18 via Jagjaguwar. The hilarious and touching video, produced in conjunction with Funny Or Die, stars Tim Heidecker, of Tim and Eric fame, as an overprotecting and loving dad withRead more...

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Song of the Day: The One AM Radio - Sunlight

Every Monday through Friday we deliver a different song as part of 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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Video: Ted Leo Sings Pro-Union Folk Song

Deja vu? Fret not: like John Darnielle before him, Ted Leo (minus the Pharmacists) has expressed his support of Wisconsin labor union workers following further developments in the dispute. Yesterday on his site, he posted an acoustic version of himself singing the Depression-era folk-hero Woody Guthrie-penned and Billy Bragg/Wilco-finished song “I Guess I Planted” (releasedRead 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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Monday News Mash-Up

Why can’t we escape Radiohead? They’re everywhere -- including Hollywood. Apparently big movies stars Robert De Niro and Edward Norton have stolen the talents of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood for Stone. There is no guarantee that the “weird ambient stuff” (as Norton calls it) will be a part of the film’s final soundtrack, butRead more...

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