Tag Archives: The Men

Video Roundup: Pickathon 2014

This Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd marks the 16th Annual Pickathon Music Festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, and every year, the festival continues to live up to its city’s name! The festival features a line-up of over fifty joy-inducing bands — including The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Valerie June, Foxygen,Read more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Ben Greenberg of The Men

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, not of all time, but right at this second?” Ben Greenberg: “Oh, that’s easy… [pulls out his iPhone and shows me]. It’s ‘Alison’ by Slowdive, off their album, Souvlaki. Not for any particular reason, except that it’s so beautiful.” The Men‘s fifth album, Tomorrow’s Hits, is outRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 14th • ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) • Tinariwen at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall // All Ages (more info) • Goat, Holy Wave, Midday Veil at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Monday Music News

We’ve already shared a couple of new tracks from the upcoming solo release from Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew, but now you can stream the whole darn thing, thanks to NPR Music. Drew’s album, Darlings, hits stores on March 18th on Arts & Crafts. [NPR Music]

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Out This Week 3/4

One of the most exciting releases this week comes from Brooklyn-via-Jersey band Real Estate. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes their third album, Atlas, as “another masterful set of dreamy, surf-inflected indie-pop, featuring a more pristine sound this time around for their warm blend of jangly, reverbed guitars, gentle rhythms, yearning vocals and wistful melodies.”Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Men have graced us with yet another track from their upcoming acoustic EP Campfire Songs, which was literally recorded around a campfire. “Turn Your Colors” showcases the band’s ability to create an emotive track that almost relies entirely on their instrumental prowess. The sweeping guitars and pounding drums make me hungry for S’mores. [Stereogum]

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 3

Just like that, another year of Bumbershoot festivities has come to a close. Quite similar to Saturday and Sunday, Monday was packed to the gills with a nearly endless list of acts worth your time and attention. We braved the impossible for the third day in a row and tried to catch them all. FindRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Today on the Morning Show, we debuted a new song by TV on the Radio, and now the single, entitled “Million Miles”, is available for you to hear and watch again and again. Though the band recently left Interscope Records, they haven’t stopped turning out amazing material, now on band member Dave Sitek’s own label,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We start the week with shows from Johnny Marr at Neumos and The Telescopes, LSD & The Search for God, Flavor Crystals, and Black Nite Crash at Comet Tavern. On Tuesday, another much anticipated UK band making their Seattle debut with Savages at Neumos. A little too noisy for you? Bat for Lashes are also at ShowboxRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Men – Half Angel Half Light

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Half Angel Half Light”Read more…

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