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Monday Music News

Electropop pixie Grimes delivers another eye-popping video from her most recent full-length, Art Angels, out now on 4AD. Watch the clip for “California” directed by Grimes herself and her brother, Mac. Watch out for cameo appearances from Purity Ring’s Megan James, HANA, Born Gold, model Eric Cheng, and Mac, too. [Consequence of Sound]

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In Stores Now 3/7

You’ll want to “march” yourself into the record store for this month’s first batch of new releases. Highlights include the latest from Wussy. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the seventh album from this Cincinnati band led by former Ass Ponys frontman Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker is another first-rate set of smartly crafted songsRead more…

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Music That Matters: Ladies Lately

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. 502 – Ladies Lately DJ Miss Ashley celebrates Women’s HistoryRead more…

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Music That Matters: Eyes on You

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. 497 – Eyes on You Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Monday Music News

Purity Ring are known for their use of light in the live performances (just watch their KEXP in-studio set here), and now the Canadian electro-pop duo illuminate their video for “heartsigh,” a track from their latest 4AD full-length Another Eternity. Directors Cecil Frena and Alex Fischer capture the band playing amongst 2,500 LED lights, anRead more…

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Live Video: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Opening our three-day broadcast during Bumbershoot this past Labor Day weekend, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down brought their brand of entertaining indie folk populism to the Music Lounge. On stage, Thao Nguyen and her bandmates alternate their fairly serious, socially minded songs with an easy and occasionally self-deprecating stage banter. Read more aboutRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 1

Saturday’s Bumbershoot festivities got the 2013 season off to a great start. With the turnout highlight of the day going to rising Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and with a three way tie for most dancing going to !!!, Charles Bradley, and Crystal Castles, the day was an eclectic bunch of gems. Being one of theRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down

text by Jacob Webb and Anna McClain In 21st century indie rock, “populist” isn’t necessarily a term that a lot of bands would want attached to them, but Thao and The Get Down Stay Down gladly wear it as a badge of honor. On their latest album, We The Common, Thao Nguyen and her bandmatesRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With the KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive now over (and thank you to everyone who pledged a gift of support), it’s time to get down to some live music in Seattle. This week, things start with a couple nice little shows at Easy Street Records in West Seattle with Pickwick on Monday night, and The CaveRead more…

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Live Video: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen is a voice of the people. While her music leans a bit more toward peppy indie pop than hippy folk rock, Thao’s songs on her fourth LP, We The Common, are about the individual experiences and personal interactions we all have. As she says about the new Thao & The Get Down StayRead more…

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