Tag Archives: The National

Thursday Music News

This summer, Florence and the Machine will release their long-awaited third full-length How Big How Blue How Beautiful, and today they share the truly beautiful track “Ship to Wreck.” In a press release, Florence Welch states, “I was thinking about my own self destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear itRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn band The National have quietly shared a new track: stream the single “Sunshine on My Back” below, featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten. The track was recorded during the sessions for their 2013 release Trouble Will Find Me, and comes free with every rental or purchase of the Mistaken for Strangers documentary throughRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Run the Jewels have released a powerful new music video today for the track “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck).” Director A.G. Rojas shows actors Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”, “Agent Carter”) as a cop and Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton) as an unarmed manRead more…

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Monday Music News

We’ve been teasing tracks from the upcoming Courtney Barnett album on the air, and now UK listeners can hear the whole dang album. Listeners overseas can stream the Australian singer/songwriter’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit below, which hits stores on March 24th via Mom + Pop. And onRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche has shared his cover of Sia’s “Chandelier.” His mellow, melancholy approach adds a depth and stark contrast to the original. Lerche said he chose this song because he “was curious what might happen if a male singer sang those words of desperation and self-analysis, instead of passing judgement on a troubledRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Best in New Christmas Music!

Most years, a select handful of artists whip up enough end of the year motivation to bust out a halfway decent holiday cover that we can all jam out to while making the rest of our end of the year lists. But in 2014, the scene went above and beyond the call of duty toRead more…

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Video Roundup: Birthday with The Boss

Today, Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old. SIXTY-FIVE. After a seven-year-old Bruce saw Elvis Presley performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Even as a teenager, he played concerts at Jersey trailer parks and at the Elks Lodge. And, somehow, over fifty years later, he hasRead more…

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Monday Music News

Many have responded to the emotional strength of the new Strand Of Oaks’ album Heal, and now frontman Tim Showalter turns his attention to a song that holds emotional resonance for him. Stream his cover of The National‘s “Pink Rabbits” below, a song he tells Magnet Magazine, “saved me and destroyed me simultaneously.” [Stereogum]

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Song of the Day: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down

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 Midday Show with DJ Cheryl Waters, is “Coming Down” by ClapRead more…

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 2: The National

For a moment there, it looked like The National‘s headlining set at Sasquatch – one of the band’s biggest shows to date – was going to be underwhelming. For the first twenty minutes, the band felt too mellow, and frontman Matt Berninger, disinterested. And then, after “Don’t Swallow The Cap”, a switch seemingly went off in Berninger’sRead more…

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