Tag Archives: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Friday Music News

Grizzly Bear dropped their fifth album, Painted Ruins, today via RCA but before it released they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform lead single “Mourning Sound.” Ed Droste & Co played the beautiful, mellow song under a halo of red lights while Droste looked relaxed in a striped pullover. Catch all theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist was announced today. Nominees include alt-J‘s Relaxer (who previously won the award in 2012 for An Awesome Wave), Glass Animals‘ How to Be a Human Being, Sampha‘s Process, Kate Tempest‘s Let Them Eat Chaos, and The xx’s I See You. The prize celebrates the best British album of the past year,Read more…

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Music That Matters: Public Service Podcast

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. 574 – Public Service Podcast A public service podcast featuringRead more…

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Music that Matters: The Bonnie Days

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. 572 – The Bonnie Days As the temperatures start toRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Anymore

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Anymore” by The PainsRead more…

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Monday Music News

Last night Death Cab For Cutie played a benefit show for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood at the Paramount. During their performance they paid tribute to Chris Cornell by covering Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days.” Before launching into the song, Ben Gibbard shared a few words about Cornell: “What an unbelievable talent he was, whatRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Fansite Morrissey-solo.com has unearthed some rare demos from The Smiths‘ early days. One recording is a no-frills version of “Never Had No One Ever” which seems to be from a 1986 recording session for The Queen is Dead. There’s also alternate versions of Morrissey’s “Bengali in Platforms” and “He Knows I’d Love To See Him.”Read more…

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Thursday Music News

As we mentioned in yesterday’s News Round-up, Dinosaur Jr. celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut album with a seven-night residency at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. During the week, Kurt Vile came out to join them as a special guest, and last night, Dino Jr frontman J Mascis returned the favor, backing Vile during aRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Seattle boys Beat Connection spotlight the Product 3 track “Rosealene,” which you can watch a live performance of below. Watching online not enough? The group are currently wrapping up a North American tour, including some mid-December Northwest dates in Spokane and Vancouver. Product 3 is out now on Anti- Records. [Under the Radar]

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Tuesday Music News

Yesterday, we lost the iconic New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. The legendary composer, performer and producer passed away at 77 years-old from cardiac arrest in Madrid while on tour. In his life, Toussaint carried the New Orleans R&B traditions of Professor Longhair and others through to the 21st Century, working with and influencing countless otherRead more…

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