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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn indiepopsters The Pains of Being Pure At Heart share a new video today for the track “Kelly,” off their most recent release Days Of Abandon. Directed by Art Boonparn, the video reflects the warm, lovely light of the song itself. Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow takes lead on vocals. Watch below:Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 29th • Hercules & Love Affair at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • The Kooks, Priory at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • Slow Club at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • Living Colour w/ Ayron Jones and the Way at The Triple Door // All Ages (more info)

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Wednesday Music News

NYC duo Cibo Matto share a trippy new video today for the track “Deja Vu,” off their comeback album, Hotel Valentine, released earlier this year. The mostly-monochromatic clip was directed by Jean Claude Billmaier, and was filmed using an Xbox Kinect camera. Check it out below, and check out their KEXP session from March. [Pitchfork]

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Music That Matters Podcast: Rockaway Beach

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. 417 – Rockaway Beach KEXP’s Afternoon Show host Kevin ColeRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Simple & Sure

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. 415 – Simple & Sure There is a simple &Read more…

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Live Video: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Brooklyn band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been going through some growing pains, indeed. Between their 2011 album, Belong, and their brand new release, Days of Abandon, the band lost longtime members Peggy Wang and Alex Naidus, and though drummer Kurt Feldman played on the album, he declined going on tour. ThisRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Simple and Sure

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 Cheryl Waters, is “Simple and Sure” by TheRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sadly, we lost Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad earlier this year, but before he passed, he and his Teklife crew did this remix of the Sleigh Bells track “Young Legends,” off their most recent release, Bitter Rivals. Check it out below. [Stereogum]

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Out This Week 5/13

Well, this is the week to go broke at the record shop. Bye bye, paycheck, it was nice knowing you, and hello to these excellent new releases! Such as, the long-awaited release from The Black Keys, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “a more subtle and atmospheric take on the band’s sound.” YatesRead more…

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Album Review: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Days of Abandon

There are very few bands that find a way to capture the absolute euphoria of endless, boundless love and affection. Plenty manage to navigate the confusing space between love and infatuation, the infinite battle of reconciling affection and compassion, and find countless new ways to spell the woes of love in turmoil. But as farRead more…

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