Tag Archives: The Drums

Tuesday Music News

Last month, The Drums shared their first new single in a few years, the super-danceable “Blood Under My Belt.” Today, we’ve got a video for the track, featuring frontman/sole member Jonny Pierce posing against colorful backdrops. In a press release, he shares, “I hate making music videos. But, alas, sometimes you need to feed theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Influential icon Thurston Moore shares a new track today: stream the stand-alone single “Cease Fire” below. The former Sonic Youth frontman explains the inspiration for the track, “Guns are designed to kill and we, as non-violent human beings, are against the killing of any person or animal. The song is also about the power ofRead more…

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Hail to the Chief: KEXP’s Presidents Day Video Roundup

It’s Presidents’ Day, a day originally designated to honor the birthday of George Washington (born on February 22, 1732), but then in the ’50s, a committee lobbied to make the day for all presidents, and in 1971, they shifted the day to the third Monday of February. All you really need to know is, parkingRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Scottish trio CHVRCHES share a track from their highly-anticipated sophomore release Every Open Eye. Stream the opening cut from the album below. Every Open Eye hits stores on September 25th via Glassnote, and the band are playing an all-ages show Wednesday, October 14th at The Paramount. [Spin]

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Song of the Day: The Drums – I Can’t Pretend

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “I Can’t Pretend” byRead more…

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Music That Matters: The Breeze

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. 464 – The Breeze Summer is here with warm weather,Read more…

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Live Video: The Drums

Despite the recent years of turmoil that almost resulted in a break-up, the beat goes on for Brooklyn band The Drums. Now stripped down to founding members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, it’s been a three-year wait for their latest album, Encyclopedia, out now on Minor Records. As Pierce notes himself, “Good things take time.”Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Swedish band Little Dragon share a video for the track “Underbart,” from their fourth and most recent release, Nabuma Rubberband. Directed by Grant Singer, the clip features a cameo appearance from a wigged-out Don Bolles of the legendary punk band The Germs. Check it out below, and check out the band’s KEXP in-studio session hereRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

For Thurston Moore fans, it truly is the “best day” as the former Sonic Youth frontman shares the title track from his forthcoming solo album, The Best Day, out October 21st via Matador Records. As we mentioned earlier this month, Moore’s supporting band consists of longtime collaborator Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Danish post-punk band Iceage have been pretty quiet since last year’s sophomore release You’re Nothing on Matador Records, but today they break the ice with a new track, “The Lord’s Favorite”, which you can stream below. They’ve also shared dates for a North American tour, with no Seattle date… yet? [Pitchfork]

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