Tag Archives: The National

Tuesday Music News

It’s been, like, eleven months — we’re overdue for a new Ty Segall album! All kidding aside, the prolific artist has announced a new self-titled LP coming out January 27th via Drag City. Check out the first single, “Orange Color Queen,” below. The track is quite a departure from January’s Emotional Mugger — no rubberRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National curated the compilation Day of the Dead, a whopping 59 song, 5 and a ½ hour long tribute to the Grateful Dead. Today, NW-via-NZ band Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a video to go with their rendition of the 1978 track “Shakedown Street.” Directed by theRead more…

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Monday Music News

L.A. ladies Warpaint share a new song… titled “New Song.” Well played, Warpaint, well played. The track is slated for their third full-length, Heads Up, which finds the group moving (no pun intended) in a more dance-oriented direction. Vocalist/guitarist Emily Kokal says, via a press release, “We’ve always had this really jammy, high-energy live showRead more…

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Friday Music News

Last night, during a performance at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, The National debuted a new song called “Prom Song 13th Century (Frankie and Johnny)”. Joining them onstage was Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, who added a unique element to the moody track. They ended the performance with an impromptu slow dance between ClarkRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Wilco‘s surprise release of Star Wars (voted #15 in KEXP’s Top Albums of 2015 countdown), and to celebrate, the band have done another surprise release. Check out the single “Locator” below, which you can download for free in exchange for an email address. Happy anniversary, Star Wars! (Watch theRead more…

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Double Trouble: KEXP’s Video Roundup of Twins in Bands

Twins Kim and Kelley Deal celebrate their 54th birthday today, which got us thinking about twins in bands. It’s no wonder it works so well: researchers have found that twin babies interact in the womb, so they’re collaborating from even before birth. Twins have also been known to exhibit a sensitivity towards the other whereRead more…

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Monday Music News

All over the world this weekend, KEXP’s favorite bands were trying out new material. As a warm-up, Icelandic kings Sigur Rós sneakily tried out a new song at an intimate show in the UK. On Saturday evening, they unleashed the well-rehearsed track, titled “Óveður”, at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain. Watch fan-shot footage from theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On May 20, Day Of The Dead, an extensive, six-hour Grateful Dead tribute album will be released. Brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National have been the driving force behind the collection, which features contributions from Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Local Native, and many more. Last night, The National performed The Dead’sRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/9

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 9th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Graham Nash The Late Show with StephenRead more…

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Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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