Tag Archives: The National

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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Friday on My Mind: Favorite Songs Released Since the Year 2000

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. Today, we are kicking off our 2013 Fall Donor Drive and asking all of you to help keep KEXP listener powered. ThanksRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Modern Day Songs to Motivate a Sports Crowd

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. KEXP and the Mariners are teaming up tonight for the very first KEXP Night at the Ballpark! We couldn’t be more excitedRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Kurt Vile does a surprising cover of “Down In It” by Nine Inch Nails for A.V. Club - while the pairing seems totally odd the result actually works well as a Vile/Reznor hybrid. Where Reznor’s original felt like a something from a 90s action sci-fi movie, Vile’s take is fuzzier and has a slightly psychedelicRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Today on the Morning Show, we debuted a new song by TV on the Radio, and now the single, entitled “Million Miles”, is available for you to hear and watch again and again. Though the band recently left Interscope Records, they haven’t stopped turning out amazing material, now on band member Dave Sitek’s own label,Read more...

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Thursday Music News

Known for her lo-fi electro-opera stylings, Wisconsin’s Zola Jesus (a.k.a. Nika Danilova) switches things up on her upcoming album, Versions. The project, a collaboration with Foetus’ J.G. Thirlwell, will disassemble Danilova’s previous work, rebuilding the tracks into string arrangements. Listen to the single new track on the album, “Fall Back,” where Zola Jesus tries popRead more...

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Bonnaroo 2013: Sunday

In long distance running, there’s a term for a moment near the end of a race where a runner’s mental resolve breaks down: “The wall”. Sunday at Bonnaroo is that wall. If they were able to break through on Sunday morning, there were still plenty of things to see and do all day, but ifRead more...

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