Tag Archives: The National

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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Video Roundup: National Sibling Day

Happy Sibling Day, everyone! In today’s Video Roundup, KEXP is bringing you a slough of bands comprised of brothers and sisters. Our list includes: HAIM, The Jackson Five, The National, Kings of Leon, The Bee-Gees, Radiohead, CocoRosie, and First Aid Kit. It’s a wonderful demonstration of the potential power of familial collaboration — no matterRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Okay, not “exactly” music news, but it’s just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS’ The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, and hasRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 4/7

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, April 7th The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: Nas featuring Q-Tip Jimmy Kimmel Live: ChuckRead more...

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Friday Music News

Brooklyn indie rockers The Antlers haven’t released a full length album since 2011′s Burst Apart, but that may be changing soon. They’ve shared a video that features the band playing around with several different instruments while a magical instrumental track pulls it all together. As if the video weren’t enough of a tease, the lastRead more...

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Monday Music News

Beck’s 12th full-length album, Morning Phase, won’t be out until February 25th, but you can stream it in its entirety online starting today. Already being touted as the “sequel to Sea Change,” see what you think of this introspective new release from this musical innovator. Also, mark your calendars: Beck has been slated as theRead more...

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Monday Music News

Wrapping up a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Arctic Monkeys took the stage at Madison Square Garden Saturday night and performed their take on “All My Loving,” one of the three songs the Liverpool lads performed that historical night. Watch below: [Consequence of Sound]

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