Tag Archives: The Shins

Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s Day, so we’re celebrating with a video round-up of your favorite Huey Lewis & the News songs! April Fool’s! We’re actually sharing a round-up of some of our favorite “foolish” songs for you on this festive day. It’s our way to say “thank you” for supporting KEXP over the years, as ourRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Sub Pop Turns 25!

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. As you’ve probably already heard, 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of Seattle’s Sub Pop Records, and we’ve been celebrating the occasion allRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Next Tuesday, Third Man Records will release the latest in its ongoing series of live 12″ LPs. The performances, this time from The Kills, The Shins, and Seasick Steve, were all recorded at Jack White’s Nashville-based record store “Live-to-Acetate” with not post-production whatsoever. You can pre-order the series at the Third Man website now.

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Video Roundup: Fools Rush In - An April Fool’s Playlist

As they say in Texas, “Fool me once, shame on... shame on you... fool me, can’t get fooled again!” But you can get fooled all you want, right here with our April Fool’s Day Video Roundup. It’s safe, it’s easy... no whoopee cushions, exploding cigars or Weasley Whiz-bangs... just good songs about being fool. YouRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We can sum up the somewhat short list of shows this week as follows: all killer, no filler. Starting at the Showbox at the Market on Monday night with Iration & The Expendables and Cisco Adler. Tuesday, Animal Collective and Micachu & The Shapes are at Paramount Theatre, Bob Mould plays Copper Blue and Silver Age at ShowboxRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Purity Ring have released a new video for their outstanding single “Fineshrine” from their debut album Shrines, coming out July 24 on Last Gang Records. The video, which documents what appears to be a statued and sickly pair of lovers features plenty of special effects and high-definition dramatic scenes of death and rebirth. Check outRead more...

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Celebrating Independence with... Sub Pop Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. Chances are that if you’reRead more...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 2

Opening a main stage at a festival can be a daunting task, especially for a band that isn’t used to playing festivals. ” This is a little different than our basement,” noted singer Galen Disston, “but we’re really honored to be here.” Lucky for Pickwick, a legion of fans rushed to the front of theRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Following the recent release of fourth studio album Port of Morrow, venerable indie artists The Shins revealed a new video for track “The Rifle’s Spiral.” Directed by Jamie Caliri, the stop-motion animated video evokes elements of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, with enjoyably macabre results. Watch it via Nowness. For more material from James MercerRead more...

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Live Photos: The Shins @ Moore Theatre 4/6

All Shins fans, rejoice. The Shins‘ frontman James Mercer is raring to go. Last Friday, during an exclusive performance at the Moore Theatre, put on by KEXP and Starbucks, Mercer said after set opener,”Kissing the Lipless”, “This is the first time we’ve played a show before 6pm in ages. It’s good, though. I feel fit.”Read more...

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