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Tuesday Music News

Ahead of its July 10th release, George Lewis Jr., better known as Twin Shadow, is streaming his sophomore album Confess at Urban Outfitters’ website. Reportedly inspired by an early morning motorcycle ride in Los Angeles, Lewis has also released a video for the album’s first single, “Five Seconds”, which you can watch below. Just TellRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Canada!

Today, July 1, is Canada Day, a celebration of all things Canadian. For those who need to brush up on their history, it was on this day in 1867 that saw the enactment of the British North America Act, which united the three British colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of CanadaRead more...

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Thursday News Goes Electric

The Grand Rapids Press delivered a story this week which documented the Christian university Calvin College canceled a show happening on their campus featuring The New Pornographers because of the band’s name. The school said they were concerned about people who were beginning to associate the college with pornography as has mistakenly happened for theRead more...

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KEXP In Studio Performance Photos from July

Maps and Atlases, Menomena, and The New Pornographers are just a few of the great bands that visited our KEXP studio for live performances in the month of July. Seattle rapper J.Pinder, Admiral Radley (feat. members of Earlimart and Grandaddy), energetic indie band Fol Chen, and rockers from Kentucky, These United States, are also featuredRead more...

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Live Review: The New Pornographers with The Dodos and Imaad Wasif @ Showbox 8/1

The New Pornographers brought with them Californian trios Imaad Wasif and The Dodos as openers for their Showbox show last Sunday. The first, from Los Angeles, Imaad Wasif, the hairy guitarist/vocalist who grabs people’s necks to make his way to the floor (couldn’t he touch their shoulders instead?), played an explosive rock set. A “youRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 26th WOLF PARADE with Moools @ the Showbox at the Market Montreal indie rock quartet Wolf Parade are traveling the globe this summer to promote their new album Expo 86, which was released in June. They’ll be down from Canada for a quick sweep of the West Coast before fleeing the US forRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

It’s clear that no rock from the foundation of indie music will remain unturned, as lo-fi pioneers Guided By Voices reunite with what Robert Pollard calls their “classic lineup” of Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennel and Greg Demos. The band won’t be touring though -- the occasion is Matador Records’ twenty-first birthday bash inRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

British artists including M.I.A., The Futureheads, and Super Furry Animals designer Pete Fowler have joined a guerrilla art campaign to create digital billboards expressing their political views during the current UK general election. According to NME, the billboards are now being projected on London locations like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern during theRead more...

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Out This Week 5/4

A lot of super music out today! On Heaven Is Whenever, the Minneapolis power group The Hold Steady turn a more sonically diverse and dynamic though no less hard-hitting fifth album. Gone is mustachioed keyboardist Franz Nicolay, but here to stay are the clever lyrics of songwriter Craig Finn and the band’s epic sound. BrokenRead more...

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