Tag Archives: The Decemberists

Tuesday Music News

The vocal interplay between Colin Meloy and Laura Viers is well documented on albums by The Decemberists. But, for fan-favorite “Yankee Bayonet,” they almost went with another vocalist! Hearing is believing: stream a demo version recorded with Alela Diane below. The outtake will be included in the 10th anniversary edition of The Crane Wife, aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Stephin Merritt likes to keep it clever with his long-running project The Magnetic Fields. From 1999’s 3-CD set 69 Love Songs, to his recent A-Z tour (performing a song starting with each letter of the alphabet), and now a five CD set titled 50 Song Memoir scheduled for a March 3rd release on Nonesuch. MerrittRead more…

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Monday Music News

They’ve been teasing about it for months now, and today, we finally have new music to share from Run the Jewels. The unstoppable duo of Killer Mike and El-P have released the single “Talk to Me” from their forthcoming full-length, Run the Jewels 3. No release date yet, but Mr. Mike has said he wantsRead more…

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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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