Tag Archives: The National

KEXP Video Roundup: Giving Thanks

Are you stressed out because the cranberry sauce isn’t turning out as planned? Mad that you missed the Thanksgiving Day Parade? Dreading that the dinner table conversation with your extended family might get way too political? Well, just remember that many mental health professionals advise that a way to alleviate stress and worry is toRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

A brand new song from Björk has emerged called “Blissing Me,” along with a video premiered via Amazon Music UK. The song recounts the story of Björk and a fellow “music nerd” crush “sending each other MP3s, falling in love to a song,” according to the lyrics. It’s a beautiful change after 2015’s heartbreaking album Vulnicura, focused on the dissolution of her 13-yearRead more…

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Friday Music News

The National gave Brussels a treat last night by performing their beloved fourth studio album Boxer in its entirety for the first time ever. The band just wrapped up a European tour behind their latest album Sleep Well Beast, with Brussels as their final stop. Boxer celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. The album hasRead more…

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Monday Music News

Hamilton Leithauser recently shared a new song with folk chanteuse Angel Olsen called “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)” and today that song has an official video. Directed by Peter and Nick Simonite and created by Austin based full-service creative company Preacher, the video follows Leithauser as a wanders a dirt road, a small town, and then endingRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Tom Petty

In the weeks since Tom Petty‘s sudden death, dozens of musicians have honored the rocker by covering his songs. The breadth and depth of these tributes is awe-inspiring: Sure, artists have gravitated toward the hits — “American Girl,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Free Fallin’” — but musicians haveRead more…

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Monday Music News

Killer Mike, rapper and half of the duo Run the Jewels, took a stand against Mike Pence’s announcement that he had left the Colts vs 49ers game because the players peacefully protested by kneeling during the national anthem. “I wonder how he feels about the constitution. The document that contains the principles this republic isRead more…

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Monday Music News

During a two-night stand at Manchester’s O2 Apollo this past weekend, The National paid tribute to hometown heroes New Order with a cover of the band’s 1985 single “Love Vigilantes.” Watch as frontman Matt Berninger does his best Bernard Sumner impersonation, and even walks down to the audience. The band are currently on tour inRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runcast, Vol. 10

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 583 – Runcast, Vol. 10 John Richards wraps up theRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/11

Beloved Brooklyn band The National are back with their seventh album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another masterful set of brooding rock that injects a bit more electronic experimentation along with an occasional welcome return to rock aggression. As beautifully crafted and intricately arranged as always, the album is a powerful depiction ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

Charlotte Gainsbourg has announced that she will release her first album in seven years in November. Called Rest, Gainsbourg has released the album’s title track as well as a teaser for its accompanying music video, which she directed herself. In a statement, Gainsbourg says that Lars Von Trier, her director in Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, and Antichrist, encouraged her to direct theRead more…

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