Tag Archives: The Decemberists

Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Quilty 3000

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2015, as votedRead more…

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Out This Week 10/12

All week long on the KEXP Blog (here and here), we’ve been celebrating the release of Israel Nash‘s latest, Israel Nash’s Silver Season. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another impressive set of psych-tinged folk-rock reminiscent of Neil Young, featuring a warm, ‘70s-steeped sound with expressive guitar solos, occasional pedal steel, gentle vocals andRead more…

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Friday Music News

Ten Commandos, a Seattle punk supergroup, have released their debut single “Staring Down the Dust.” Members of the band include Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Allain Johannes, and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden. The song features guest vocals from Screaming Tree’s Mark Lanegan. Ten Commandos will drop their debut album inRead more…

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Friday Music News

The Decemberists waste no time. Earlier this year they released the LP What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World and now they’re back at it. Today they’ve announced plans to release a 5-track EP of songs that didn’t make the album, called Florasongs, on October 9. Listen to the album’s opening track, “Why WouldRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 13th: • KEXP Presents Eternal Summers, Nic Hessler at Barboza // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, July 14th: • KEXP’s Wo’ Pop Presents Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley // All Ages (more info) • Graham Nash at Neptune Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Marriages, Branden Daniel & TheRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: The Decemberists

“I’m going to get all VH1 on you for a minute if you’re okay with that, crowd of 85% shirtless men.” Colin Meloy may be a bookworm at heart, but he’s spent the last fifteen years learning how to be a rock frontman, and during The Decemberists’ Saturday evening mainstage set, those skills were putRead more…

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Video Roundup: Word To Your Mother

This Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day, as if you needed a day to remind you to show your mother how much you care. While you’re making her breakfast in bed or adding extra glitter to your macaroni art card, KEXP has put together this paternal playlist for you to enjoy as you do. Enjoy, and HappyRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival Line-Up Announced!

The line-up for the 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival was just announced, and it looks like it’s going to be an another amazing Memorial Day weekend! Head out to The Gorge Amphitheater the weekend of May 22nd through 25th, and you’ll see performances from: Kendrick Lamar / Robert Plant / Modest Mouse / Lana Del ReyRead more…

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Friday Music News

Richard David James, better known as, Aphex Twin is now streaming his entire new EP Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 on Spotify. Check out the playlist below. The album will be officially released on January 23. [Pitchfork]

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