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Tuesday Music News

On November 11, the star-studded collaborative album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes will finally be released. The album features unreleased lyrics written by Bob Dylan that date back to 1967. The track “Nothing To It” is lead by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and also features Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford, andRead more...

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Song Premiere: The Rural Alberta Advantage - On the Rocks

Toronto-based trio The Rural Alberta Advantage burst onto the scene back in 2006, racking up countless awards and accolades with each release: two Juno Award Nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), a long list nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, and rave reviews across the board. KEXP is excited to debut a trackRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

The National frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with singer-songwriter Andrew Bird for a rework of a classic English folk song called “A Lyke Wake Dirge.” This deep, intense version was recorded for AMC’s Turn, a drama about Revolutionary War spies. [Stereogum]

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The Rural Alberta Advantage with Lord Huron & Land of Pines @ Tractor Tavern 4/10

Last Sunday night The Rural Alberta Advantage headlined a great  lineup at the Tractor Tavern. RAA have been coming into their own as a band, as the packed house seemed to indicate. When I reviewed their new album Departing for Popwreckoning, I called their music “sad songs sung as anthems,” but there was little evidence ofRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 4 THE DODOS with Reading Rainbow @ Neumos Bay Area indie rockers The Dodos will kick off the week at Neumos. Their music plays is folky, tribal, tom-heavy, and African-inspired and has been all the rage around KEXP as of late. They’ll be playing a live in-studio set at noon on the dayRead more...

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Out This Week 3/1

This past week we’ve been thrilled to be the exclusive hosts of a live session with Beady Eye, the new project featuring most of the former members of Oasis -- singer Liam Gallagher, guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell and touring drummer Chris Sharrock. Fan reaction has been pretty amazing, proving just how much theRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Rural Alberta Advantage - Rush Apart

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 featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Rush Apart” by The RuralRead more...

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