Tag Archives: The Big Pink

Music That Matters: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 6

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. 512 – Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 6 Morning Show hostRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: The Big Pink

British outfit The Big Pink burst on the scene with their 2009 debut album, A Brief History Of Love, for 4AD, propelled by the massive pop single Dominos that showcased their widescreen fusion of rock, pop, and electronic styles. The band recently released their new EP, Empire Underground, signaling their first new music in threeRead more…

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Boys Don’t Cry: KEXP’s Robert Smith Birthday Video Roundup

10:15 on a Thursday morning, and today happens to be the birthday of Robert Smith, godfather of goth (even though he hates that term) and legendary frontman of The Cure. It’s hard to believe, but The Cure will be here Memorial Day weekend, headlining the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Throughout his forty year music career,Read more…

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Monday Music News

In a wonderful example of “you never know unless you ask,” powerhouses Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs are teaming up for a collaborative album, titled case/lang/veirs, out June 17th via ANTI- Records. Check out their first single “Atomic Number” below, as well as an album trailer. A few years ago, lang emailed theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Joy Formidable have shared new details about their highly-anticipated album, Hitch. The LP, which is the band’s first full-length since 2013’s Wolf Law, will drop on March 25. Today they’ve shared the first single “The Last Thing On My Mind” and it’s video. Frontwoman Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan described the track and visual: “It’s aRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Farewell, Kevin Ayers. The co-founder of the pastoral prog-rock group The Soft Machine in the late 60s and celebrated solo artist died two days ago in his sleep. Ayers had came out of a 15-year reclusive existence in France in 2007 to release The Unfairground, on which he collaborated with members of Neutral Milk Hotel,Read more…

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Out This Week 1/17

Aaaaand… we’re back. After a slow start to the year, this week provides a relative bounty of new releases, including the latest from London-based group The Duke Spirit, who, according to our Music Director, Don Yates, “add a bit more studio polish and musical sophistication to their bluesy psych-rock sound on their third album, aRead more…

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Photos from the Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios NYC, Pt. 2

This is the second part in a series showcasing the images taken from performances at The Cutting Room Studios in New York City for KEXP’s Morning Show with John Richards. [The set of images from the first installment can be found here.] These posts are a celebration of the music in the moment and ourRead more…

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A Week of Photos 12/4

Each week, KEXP’s staff of volunteer photographers capture anywhere from 2-12 live in-studio performances at KEXP or the various locations where we broadcast. The range of photographers’ styles is at least as wide as the range of subjects they shoot, with recent bands like Built to Spill, Anti-Pop Consortium, Frank Fairfield, Lou Barlow, Ghostland Observatory,Read more…

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Out This Week 9/22

Among our guests during KEXP’s broadcast from Musicfest NW this year was the Scottish group The Twilight Sad, who performed several songs from their brand album, Forget the Night Ahead, in their live set at the Doug Fir (watch video here). New York band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who also performed liveRead more…

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