Tag Archives: The Mars Volta

Video Roundup: In Memory of Artists Passed in 2014

Death is an unavoidable part of life, and remembering is a form of celebrating those who have been lost. This morning, KEXP Morning Show host John Richards pays tribute to many of the great musical figures who passed away this year. From beloved folk music activist Pete Seeger to Seattle grunge architect and London BridgeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

To those of you who might not know, Nirvana will soon be inducted by R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The inductees will include Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl. The latter two members will be performing with Pat Smear (who will not be inducted); however, there is heavyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It was there and now it’s gone. First, a sample of the forthcoming single “Full of Fire” by Swedish band The Knife was available on Amazon before being removed. Then, the song was teased out in 30-second clips by London’s Juno Records before removing it entirely. Though you may find wisps of the song floatingRead more…

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Album Review: The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet

There are few songwriters in the world as prolific as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – let’s be honest. He has 14 solo albums to his name (8 of which were from 2009 and 2010 alone), around 10 albums collaborating with other people in the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group and otherwise, 6 albums and an EP with the MarsRead more…

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Out This Week 3/27

Our in-studio guests today, THEESatisfaction, debut awE naturalE this week. Their new release seems like it should be their second or third, seeing as how the local duo have performed live on KEXP for several years and have been together for the last six years or so. Though Cat and Stasia enlist their pals fromRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Yesterday, Sleigh Bells released a new track off of their upcoming February release Reign of Terror. While “Born to Lose” was our first taste of the album, the band considers “Comeback Kid” to be the first single. And what a single it is! “Comeback Kid” features Derek’s typical merciless guitars and Alexis’s trademark dreamy vocals,Read more…

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