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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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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn-based popsters The Pains of Being Pure at Heart announce a new EP today, Hell, out November 13th via their own cleverly-named label, Painbow. Today, they share a track from that, a cover of the 1993 single “Laid” from Manchester band James, which you’ve surely heard on The Morning Show on KEXP. Jen Goma, alsoRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Alex

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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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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