Tag Archives: The Shins

In Stores Now 1/22

January is starting to pick-up the pace with a swath of thrilling releases from new and old favorite artists. Swedish Folk outfit First Aid Kit returns with their fourth LP, Ruins, which KEXP’s Music Director Dan Yates calls the duo’s “most accomplished album to date is a beautifully crafted set of emotive folk-pop inflected withRead more…

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Friday Music News

Last year, The Shins released their fifth album called Heartworms. Next week, they’re releasing a flipped version of the album entitled The Worm’s Heart, featuring reworked versions of all the songs on the album. The basic premise is that all the songs keep the same lyrics and melodies but the slow songs get turned intoRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Help the Hoople Benefit for Scott McCaughey 1/5 + 1/6

This past weekend in Portland, a benefit concert was held for beloved local artist Scott McCaughey, who suffered a stroke back in November. As we mentioned last month here on the KEXP Blog, the two nights (Friday at the Star Theater, Saturday at the Wonder Ballroom) featured an all-star bill including members of R.E.M., CorinRead more…

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Friday Music News

Arcade Fire have shared a remix of the title track of this summer’s Everything Now from their tourmates from the European leg of their recent tour, Colombian psychedelic cumbia band Bomba Estéreo. Simón Mejía of Bomba Estereo said that Win Butler approached the band with a couple of song possibilities to remix but they chose “Everything Now” because “weRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Dan Bejar is releasing his 12th solo album as Destroyer on October 20 via Merge, ken, and today he shared the lead single, “Sky’s Grey,” a genial jam that makes the bold claim, “I’ve been workin’ on the new Oliver Twist!” Bejar describes the name for his new album like this, “Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name forRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: The Shins

There was something magical about the Sunday night Sasquatch Music Fest performance by The Shins. Or maybe it just felt “magical.” The stage was covered in giant paper flowers, with stems taller than the musicians and blooms bigger than their heads. (Ego jokes aside; everyone seems to have perfectly healthy self-esteems.) The backdrop was aRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Two bands that probably sit close to each other on your record shelf: The Shins performed a session for Spotify where they covered The Smiths 1986 single “Panic.” Listen below. James Mercer and friends also performed their own track “Name For You” off their latest full-length, Heartworms, out now on Columbia Records. Listen below. TheRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 4/10

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, April 10th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Snakehips & Mo The Late Late Show with James Corden:Read more…

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Friday Music News

Not only is he a talented musician, Ty Segall is quite an accomplished visual artist (see one of his paintings below). And later this month, he’ll debut his first-ever solo exhibition in Chicago, titled Assterpiece Theater. A press release reads, “These aren’t multi-media pieces; they are paintings, and Ty’s belief in the promise of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Now in its third season, the Amazon.com original series The Man in the High Castle has an excellent soundtrack thanks to Danger Mouse and producer Sam Cohen. This spring, those songs are being collected for Resistance Radio, a compilation featuring tracks from Angel Olsen, Beck, the Shins, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, Karen O, Kevin Morby, Grandaddy,Read more…

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