Tag Archives: The Shins

Wednesday Music News

We’re days away from an exclusive, intimate solo performance with Bob Mould this Saturday, April 16th at KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening! Should we all stop and sing the lyrics of the track “Hold On” to him, like the people in this video directed by Alicia J. Rose do? Watch the clip below. “Hold On”Read more…

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What a Fool Believes: KEXP’s April 1st Video Roundup

Like the graphic says, it’s Monday, April 1st… April Fools! (We shouldn’t even joke about that; that’s so mean.) While the internet is abundant with bait-and-switch jokes, KEXP is keeping it real with this April 1st playlist. We pity the fool who doesn’t enjoy this foolish mix of music:

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Dueling Banjos: A KEXP Video Roundup to Make You Squeal

It was on this day in 1973 that the song “Dueling Banjos” became one of the few instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record that decade. Thanks to its chilling use in the movie Deliverance, the song won a Grammy Award that year, and even went on to reach No. 2 for four weeks onRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 4/13

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 13th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The War on Drugs Last Call with Carson Daly: ColleenRead more…

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Song of the Day: Flake Music – Spanway Hits

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Spanway Hits” by Flake Music from the 2014 reissue of the 1997Read more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2014

It’s that time of year to reflect on the things you’re grateful for while eating copious amounts of food. KEXP has your soundtrack for all of that and more! Check out our Video Round-Up below, and be sure to tune in to The Afternoon Show on KEXP as guest DJ Brian Foss serves up aRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Comets in Space!

#458839748 / gettyimages.com 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. History was made this past Wednesday when the Rosetta mission landed on the surface of a comet. The journey,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this week, Pearl Jam guitarist extraordinaire Mike McCready performed the national anthem before a Seattle Sounders FC game. Watch his soaring take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” below, reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary version from 50 years ago. [Consequence of Sound]

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Wednesday Music News

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has cut his acting chops on IFC’s Portlandia, and he’s joined by the show’s co-creator Fred Armisen in his video for the track “Every Morning.” (Keep an eye out for a cameo from James Mercer of The Shins!) J will be LIVE on KEXP from NYC this Friday, August 29thRead more…

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Friday Music News

The Shins have shared a new song “So Now What,” their contribution to the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here. The band’s participation makes sense, because a decade ago Braff’s film Garden State put The Shins on the map. A brief snippet of the song was featured in the film’s trailer,Read more…

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