Tag Archives: The Radio Dept.

2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Icelandic etherealists Sigur Rós have released a special remix of their track “Hoppípolla,” exclusively for the BBC TV series Planet Earth II. This nature documentary program is presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. In a statement to the BBC, the band state: In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wildRead more…

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Album Review: The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love

Swedish indie pop band The Radio Dept. have never been optimists, but with new record Running Out of Love, they are really going out of their way not to see any silver linings. “There’s nothing gracious about our kind”, Johan Duncanson sings on opener “Sloboda Narodu” (yes, that is the famous Yugoslav Partisan motto), asRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/24

Last week, we got the seventh solo album from Conor Oberst. This week, we’ve got a box set from his old project, Bright Eyes. You get six remastered, reissued vinyl copies of Fevers and Mirrors (2000), LIFTED or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002), I’m Wide Awake, It’sRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Leave it to Father John Misty to explain America to us (hint: it’s basically Go-Gurt). The catchier-than-it-has-any-right-to-be track details the ridiculous ways people die, and will be performed by an animated Mr. Misty on Adult Swim’s Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio. The season finale airs this Sunday 9/18 at 11:45 PM EST, but youRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following a breathtaking performance on The Morning Show on KEXP yesterday from The Cutting Room Studios in New York City, Angel Olsen hit up The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch her perform the single “Shut Up Kiss Me” below. Olsen’s new album, My Woman, hits stores this Friday via Jagjaguwar. [Spin]

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Midnight in a Perfect World: no rome

no rome is the alias of Filipino bedroom musician Rome Gomez. Based in Manila, the young artist has showcased a brilliant fusion of electronic-pop, shoegaze, and R&B with an emotional, kinetic touch on his new Hurry Home & Rest EP as well as an array of stand-alone singles, gaining a growing fanbase and the co-signRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Total Control of GRMLNs on a YACHT full of Bleached Caribou on Acid

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. 429 – Total Control of GRMLNs on a YACHT fullRead more…

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Sasquatch! is coming!

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Northwest plays host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Columbia River Gorge in George, Washington. Founded by Adam Zacks, the festival has been bringing concertgoers a blend of big-name headliners and unsung all-star undercards since 2002. 2011 marks the festival’s 10th year, and the first ever expanded four-day lineup.Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Get ready: It’s a special music video edition of Live Around Town This Week. Because sometimes words can hurt your head. Monday, February 7 THE CHURCH @ The Triple Door For two nights, The Church will be playing their albums Untitled #23, Priest=Aura, and Starfish in their entirety. Here’s their video for “Under The MilkyRead more…

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