Tag Archives: The Black Keys

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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Album Review: The Black Keys - Turn Blue

The fact that Turn Blue, the eighth album by The Black Keys, is full of songs about being hurt by a woman shouldn’t be all that surprising. Although they, sonically speaking, haven’t been a dirty, traditionalist-leaning blues band in a few years now, they remain one at heart, which is why Dan Auerbach and PatrickRead more...

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Out This Week 5/13

Well, this is the week to go broke at the record shop. Bye bye, paycheck, it was nice knowing you, and hello to these excellent new releases! Such as, the long-awaited release from The Black Keys, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “a more subtle and atmospheric take on the band’s sound.” YatesRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 5/12

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 12th Late Show with David Letterman: The Black Keys Jimmy Kimmel Live: Franz FerdinandRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Garage-rock duo The Black Keys announced their world tour this morning, including a November 1st stop at Key Arena with Jake Bugg. Their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, comes out May 13th on Nonesuch. You can watch the bizarre “press conference”-style announce video below. [Pitchfork]

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TV Eye: Week of 5/5

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 5th Jimmy Kimmel Live: Future Islands Late Night with Seth Meyers: Young the GiantRead 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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Tuesday Music News

After selling out their first show (Dec. 12) at Key Arena in just 15 minutes, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis decided to add a second performance on December 11. That one sold out in two hours. The guys have so much love for their hometown that they’ve now added a third show, this one is setRead more...

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Album Reviews: Niger Sounds from Bombino and Etran Finatawa

Sometimes it’s the simplest words that stop you cold.  Soft-spoken Tuareg artist Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar proved this to me on a stiflingly hot summer evening at the 2012 Pickathon Festival backstage. I was talking to him for their post-performance video interviews, aided by French-Canadian guitarist Yann Falquet as translator, and I wanted to ask himRead more...

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Monday Music News

M.I.A.‘s much-anticipated album Matangi has been rejected by Interscope for being “too positive”. The album was supposed to be released last month, but now with apparently some “darkening up” needed, the release is expected around April 15th, in time for the Tamil New Year. It turns out M.I.A.’s ex-manager, whom she fired, is now theRead more...

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