Tag Archives: The Magnetic Fields

Tuesday Music News

Local hip-hop heroes Shabazz Palaces have been slowly rolling out single after single from their two forthcoming albums Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines for the past couple of months. So far they’ve shared “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac),” “Since C.A.Y.A.” (which features Thundercat), and “When Cats Claw,” from Born on aRead more…

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Monday Music News

Following what sounds like a really fun homecoming at SXSW, Spoon have shared a slew of new North American tour dates. Seattle is missing from the list, but there’s an interesting gap before a September 2nd date in Vancouver, hmmm… Bumbershoot, perhaps? Rumors have yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned. [ Consequence of SoundRead more…

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Friday Music News

She’s already ruled in the guitar world, and now St. Vincent is trying her hand at film directing. XX is an all-female directed anthology collecting four short horror films. St. Vincent’s clip is titled The Birthday Party, and captures an 8-year-old’s birthday party gone wrong. Watch below for an intense panda stare-down. XX is inRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last year’s Six Degrees honoree Robyn Hitchcock releases his 21st album this Spring. Check out the first single below, titled “I Want To Tell You About What I Want.” In an interview with NPR, Hitchcock explains, “The original title of the song was ‘My Vision Of World Empathy.’ Either we will eventually become extinct andRead 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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El Toro’s Last Show: “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”

After ten very happy years working at KEXP, on-air and behind-the-scenes, tonight is my final show before I move to Tucson, AZ. Tune in starting at 9:00 PM Pacific Time to hear four hours of highlights from some of my favorite in-studios, podcasts, and musical discoveries. I don’t imagine I’ll have many opportunities to hostRead more…

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Rabbit In Your Headlights: A KEXP Easter Video Roundup

Easter is right around the corner, this Sunday, March 27th. Though widely regarded as a Christian holiday, it’ll come as no surprise that the pagans have their hand in this holiday’s traditions, too. Apparently in medieval times, rabbits were thought to be hermaphrodites who could reproduce without loss of virginity… kinda like the Virgin Mary,Read more…

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Dueling Banjos: A KEXP Video Roundup to Make You Squeal

It was on this day in 1973 that the song “Dueling Banjos” became one of the few instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record that decade. Thanks to its chilling use in the movie Deliverance, the song won a Grammy Award that year, and even went on to reach No. 2 for four weeks onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Evocative Canadian artist Peaches shares a fun new video for the track “I Mean Something” off her latest album Rub, out now via I U She Music/INgrooves. In the clip, directed by Silas Howard, Peaches parties at the pool with burlesque legends Kitten Natividad, Satans Angel, Tiffany Carter, Dusty Summers, and Shannon Doah. (Sadly, althoughRead more…

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Live Review: Stephin Merritt with Calvin Johnson at Benaroya Hall 5/13/15

There are very few artists who can pull off what Stephin Merritt did this night at Benaroya Hall: a 26-song set with the song titles performed alphabetically, from A (“Andrew in Drag”) to Z (“Zombie Boy”). Songs were culled from his extensive catalog of not only his most well-known project, The Magnetic Fields, but alsoRead more…

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