Tag Archives: Teenage Fanclub

Radio On: A KEXP National Radio Week Video Roundup

If not for radio, punk and new wave would never have spread across the country the way it did. Thanks to groundbreaking DJs from the 1970s like Rodney Bingenheimer at Los Angeles station KROQ and Vin Scelsa at New York’s WNEW, bands were able to reach an audience their crappy tour vans may never haveRead more…

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In Stores Now 7/28

The highly-anticipated new album from Arcade Fire is finally here. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes, “Like their last album (2013’s Reflektor), this one features a more dance-oriented sound… with takes on consumerism, social media, and content overload.” The latest release from the Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard is part of Turntable Kitchen’sRead more…

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Friday Music News

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard announced in December that he was covering Teenage Fanclub‘s 1991 album Bandwagonesque in its entirety. Today, he released his version of “The Concept.” Gibbard explained why he was covering that particular album: “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time. It came along at a pivotalRead more…

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Glasgow A Go-Go: KEXP’s Tartan Day Video Roundup

Happy Tartan Day! Okay, so it’s not really a Scottish holiday, but one made up by the U.S. back in 1982 to celebrate Scottish heritage. It was on April 6th in 1320 that the Declaration of Arbroath, or Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed. (In fact, our own American Declaration of Independence was partially basedRead more…

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Music that Matters: Radio Kids

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. 547 – Radio Kids For her first mix of 2017,Read more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Quilty 3000

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting has ended, but tune in on Friday, December 16th from 6AM to 6PM PT to hear if your picks made the list. And check out all our DJs TopRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Well, it is the album that beat out Nevermind in Spin Magazine‘s Best Albums of 1991 list: Ben Gibbard has announced he’ll be covering Teenage Fanclub‘s Bandwagonesque in its entirety. “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time,” he said, via a press release. “It came along at a pivotal timeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Teenage Fanclub – Hold On

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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Hold On″ by Teenage Fanclub,Read more…

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Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/12

Fall is kicking off with some heavy hitters. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from Wilco, “one of their more modest-sounding releases, featuring a mostly low-key and acoustic-oriented folk-rock sound on bittersweet songs revolving around alienation and childhood memories.” M.I.A. finally releases her fifth, and possibly last album, as she’s been claiming onRead more…

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