Tag Archives: The Fall

Review Revue: The Frenz Experiment and I Am Kurious Oranj

Welcome to Review Revue, where every Thursday I dig through the KEXP stacks to share DJ reviews and comments written on the covers of LPs (and occasionally CDs) in the ’80s and ’90s, when the station was called KCMU, the DJs were volunteers, and people shared their opinions on little white labels instead of theRead more…

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R.I.P. Mark E. Smith of The Fall

Mark E. Smith, leader of influential UK post-punk band The Fall, passed away this morning at home at the age of 60. His manager Pam Van Damned states, “A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark’s family request privacy at this sad time.” The band canceledRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/27

It may have been a holiday weekend, but some new releases still hit the stores, including the highly-anticipated ninth album from Icelandic icon Björk. Seattle’s own Dude York shares a full-length holiday album, featuring mostly original material. And Sufjan Stevens shares a collection of demos, remixes, and four previously unreleased outtakes dating from his 2015Read more…

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Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy: KEXP’s Ray Davies Birthday Video Roundup

Research by DJ Abbie Gobeli, on the air Wednesdays 1 AM – 6 AM If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you may have caught that it’s the 73rd birthday of Sir Ray Davies, founding member of The Kinks. Alongside his brother and bandmate, Dave, Davies helped the influential UKRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Anika from Exploded View

Anika is the stage name of British-born, frequently Berlin-based singer, songwriter, and political journalist Annika Henderson, a magnetic vocalist and writer that emerged as a solo artist in 2010 with releases on Portishead member Geoff Barrow’s Invada Records as well as the highly revered Stones Throw Records. Anika now fronts the four-piece band Exploded View,Read more…

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Review Revue: Adult Net – Waking Up in the Sun

Brix Smith seems to have led a fascinating existence. Perhaps having been a member of the Fall isn’t a huge claim to fame (not many bands have Wikipedia pages specifically dedicated to listing their past members, after all). But how many people can say they’ve played with the Fall, the Bangles, and Hole? Can’t beRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Jon Spencer

NYC’s Jon Spencer is a veteran of the alternative music world, best-known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, in addition to playing a key role in Pussy Galore and Boss Hog. Hot on the heels of his killer new album, Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party, Spencer’s MidnightRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About Falling

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. I’m somewhat sad to inform you that Fall is officially arriving next Tuesday. The first day of the equinox fluctuates from yearRead more…

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Out This Week 7/2

It’s a very short list of new releases this holiday week, so you can probably tie your record store shopping to your quest for 4th of July BBQ supplies. While you’re stocking up on burgers, weiners, beer and soda, you might stop to grab the latest from British producer Zomby, whose third album, our MusicRead more…

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Out This Week 5/14

While we’re all waiting for the warm weather to officially take hold (we’ve been given an enticingly cruel taste of it here in Northwest), Vampire Weekend has created the perfect summer album to fuel your anticipation. At times wistfully nostalgic, percolatingly peppy and even fiercely energetic, Modern Vampires of the City is undoubtedly one ofRead more…

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