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Thursday Music News

Ever since we debuted this song on the air yesterday, it’s become the #1 requested track at KEXP: new music from Alt-J! Stream the track “Hunger of the Pine” below, from their sophomore album This Is All Yours, due out September 22nd via Warner Music. (Alas, yes, that is Miley Cyrus sampled from her singleRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

It’s been four long years, but Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers have announced a new album, Brill Bruisers, out August 26th. The line-up will yet again feature A.C. Newman, Blaine Thurier, Dan Bejar, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle, Neko Case, and Todd Fancey. Check out the title track below, and catch them October 5thRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

UK band Glass Animals thrilled us with their Morning Show session last week from The Cutting Room Studios in New York, and today they thrill us with a new music video for the track “Pools.” Their debut album, ZABA, comes out June 9th on Harvest Records. [Under the Radar]

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Monday Music News

The forthcoming Conor Oberst solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is streaming in its entirety today on NPR Music. The release features guest vocals from his pals First Aid Kit, and was recorded with producer Jonathan Wilson. Upside Down Mountain comes out May 20th through Nonesuch Records, and as we mentioned last week, Conor will bringRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight Show Musical Guests

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from his stand up days and his six years on Saturday Night Live. He tookRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot will be released from jail soon under a new amnesty bill, which pardons mothers who have not committed violent crimes. Band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are currently in prison camps, while Yekaterina Samutsevich was released last year. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Since Prince released his song “Breakfast Can Wait” earlier this year, I haven’t been able to look at breakfast the same. Now, to make my mornings even more awkward, we have a very sensual music video to enjoy. Sexualized breakfast foods are just the tip of the iceberg in this video, there’s also lots ofRead more...

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Monday Music News

Cut Copy released their new single in the most novel way I’ve heard in a long time -- at Pitchfork, you could claim a vinyl copy of the single as long as you were one of the first 120 to arrive. The one-sided record was then cut and pressed before you, and engraved with theRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Best Jimmy Fallon Musical Performances

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. After weeks of speculation, it was officially confirmed this week that former Saturday Night Live cast member and Late Night host JimmyRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

From pop to funk and R&B, Prince is a musician of many genres. I have to say, this raw and amped up version of his hit “Let’s Go Crazy” fits him like a glove. He has four shows planned in two nights (April 18 and 19) at Shoebox and if this six minutes of instrumentalRead more...

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