Tag Archives: The Drums

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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Wednesday Music News

It’s been three long years, but Brooklyn band The Drums are back with a new song. Stripped back down to the founding duo of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, Pierce explained the new song to Noisey.com: “It’s about shedding off what binds you and protecting what’s good, finding a safe place away from everyone andRead more...

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We Heart You: KEXP’s Valentine’s Day Video Round-up

Happy Valentine’s Day, all you KEXP listeners and friends! Here’s a selection of some of the great songs of love and heartbreak from the past and present as a special valentines day treat for you all. They’ll get you through the day if you’re alone, or get you and a special someone through the dayRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The Drums‘ frontman Jonny Pierce has dropped a video for “I Didn’t Realise”, which will be released early next year on his first album as a solo artist (title and exact release date are still unknown). The pop song is, as you might expect when a member of a band goes solo, more electronic thanRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About Shopping

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. Today as we recover from our food comas, Black Friday falls upon us, so we’re looking at songs about shopping. The term “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia back in 1966. Those who workedRead more...

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Live Video: The Drums

Between the departures of multiple members and frontman Jonathan Pierce’s collaborative efforts, Brooklyn’s The Drums have been a consistent presence in the music press. However, it’s the quality of their music that keeps them from joining the long list of bands killed by the notoriously love/hate UK music press. Their second album, Portamento, was createdRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We’ve got another great week of shows in Seattle, with a ton of variety. This is a city where you can see a good show just about every night of the week, and this one is no exception. Starting on Monday night, we’ve got some great Northwest connections back in town with former Fleet FoxRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mel

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Rocktober charges on with another great week of incredibly diverse music lined up. On Monday, there’s a free show at Sonic Boom Records with one of NYC’s latest pop projects - New Villager; they open the following day at Neumo’s for a much anticipated show with Metronomy. Also on Tuesday, Cymbals Eat Guitars play the Crocodile, StephenRead more...

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