Tag Archives: The Faint

Music That Matters Podcast: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3

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. 413 – Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3 KEXP’s Resident RunnerRead more…

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Live Video: The Faint at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Broadcast

Set against the illuminated backdrop of the many pallets of Chrome Satan at the Hilliard’s Beer Taproom, The Faint, during their performance, looked like dance-punk dictators, rulers of some Mad Max dystopia in which beer’s more valuable than gold. In case you missed it, or in case you just wanted to view The Faint inRead more…

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Live Review: The Faint with Reptar and Grave Babies at Neptune Theatre 5/30/14

Fresh off of the release of sixth studio album, Doom Abuse, Nebraska synth and dance punk band The Faint brought one hell of a Friday night to the Neptune. While Doom Abuse is the band’s first new record in six years, the band hasn’t lost any steam in time away – least of all inRead more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2014: The Faint

Since the mid-’90s Omaha, Nebraska natives, The Faint, have been composing within the dance-punk tradition, but not without a distinctive tinge. On their website, they state that, they’re “disinterested in making anything except what their own inspiration drives them to make.” This philosophy, albeit bold, has led them to where they are today, successful artistsRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Ballard Day 2014

Like the wily vikings who first settled there, Ballard has risen victorious, staking their claim in KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Challenge with their fifth win in the nine years we’ve held the competition. Join us this Friday, May 30th as we toast their ‘hood with an all-day party throughout the neighborhood. This year’s live broadcast will beRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Faint – Mental Radio

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Mental Radio” by The FaintRead more…

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Friday Music News

Here’s a little pre-weekend of adorableness courtesy of Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish indie-pop band performed for a group of sick children with the Song for Kids Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their carefree rendition of Journey’s smash hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” was a perfect escape for their very precious audience. [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

iTunes Radio is now streaming Real Estate‘s brand new album Atlas a full week before its official release. This is the New Jersey outfit’s first new collection in three years. Listen HERE. And don’t forget: Real Estate will be the next band featured on KEXP’s Live Video Stream on Thursday, March 6th at 1:00 PMRead more…

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Friday Music News

photo by Katy McCourt-Basham

After a four-year hiatus, Nebraskan dance-rockers The Faint have returned with a sinister new track called “Evil Voices.” The song has the same frenetic feel of previous Faint material and would fit on an album like 2001’s Danse Macabre, which will be reissued this coming Monday. The Faint will also kick off their North AmericanRead more…

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