Tag Archives: The National

Friday on My Mind: KEXP Listeners’ Top Albums of 2013

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. If you missed it yesterday, we had our One Day Radio Rally. KEXP along with five of our fellow public radio stationsRead more...

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2013, Part 1

For the last two weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top Ten Albums of 2013 lists, but KEXP is also supported by many dedicated people who work behind the scenes as staff, volunteers and interns, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. Here’s what they chose for their Top Ten Albums ofRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Dance label LuckyMe is releasing a new, free song a every day until Christmas as a part of their own amazing advent calendar. Today’s offering (Day 17) is “Terra Star” from Scottish producer Rustie. It’s a more intense version of his song “City Star” that he released last year. Download it here, and check himRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as votedRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cheryl Waters

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as votedRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as votedRead more...

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Thursday Music News

The National were almost cut from the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, for reportedly “being too dark.” Their contribution, which you can hear below, was originally titled “Dying Is Easy.” As frontman Matt Berninger revealed to NME, “The song almost didn’t make it because it was too dark for The Hunger Games soundtrack,Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP the other morning, you already heard the worldwide debut of the new Parquet Courts EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. If not, you can now stream it below, or just wait ‘til it comes out on What’s Your Rupture? Records next week onRead more...

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Monday Music News

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on a hunger strike, protesting an atmosphere of “slave labor” in her Russian prison. Today, she writes in a letter proliferated by her husband, “I am going on hunger strike and refusing to participate in colony slave labor. I will do this until the administration starts obeying the law andRead more...

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Live Review: The National w/ Frightened Rabbit @ Paramount Theatre 9/19/13

“We’ve always wanted to play here”, Bryce Dessner said, looking up at the Paramount’s marvelous ceilings, “and every time, there’s been a musical, or another show. We’re glad we finally get to play here”. It is quite surprising that this Thursday night was indeed the first time The National appeared at the Paramount. Last timeRead more...

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