Tag Archives: The Shins

Thursday News Roundup

After a foray into multiple side projects, Portland indie rocker James Mercer has re-formed The Shins under a new lineup. They are currently in the middle of a small summer/fall tour that doesn’t come through Seattle, but had them playing three dates in Oregon, the last of which was a show at the Doug FirRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Arcade Fire have announced a Deluxe Edition of their Grammy-winning 2010 LP The Suburbs that’ll be released June 27. The re-release will be packaged with two new songs, “Speaking in Tongues” and “Culture War”; a DVD of the forthcoming Spike Jonze-directed short film of the same name; and a making-of documentary. Last month, James MercerRead more...

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Monday Morning News Mash-Up

Soul singer Solomon Burke died yesterday at age 70. In the first half of his career, Burke’s popularity apexed in the 60′s, and though he wasn’t quite as famous as some of those who came after him, he’s remembered as one who set the stage for other soulful singers like Isaac Hayes and Barry White.Read more...

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Thursday News Threads

I hope everyone likes videos, ‘cause I’ve put a lot of them in here this week. Unintentionally, I might add. While I’m on the topic, check out hundreds and hundreds of videos from live performances for KEXP at youtube.com/kexpradio, including new Joseph Arthur, A Place To Bury Strangers, and We Were Promised Jetpacks performances. Alternatively,Read more...

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Thursday News Thread

On July 11, Marymoor Park will host the inaugural No Depression Festival. Along with bigger name acts like Iron & Wine, Gillian Welch and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood, are KEXP favorites like Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Justin Townes Earle, and Jessica Lea Mayfield, as well as a Seattle roots “super group” including StarRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

In somewhat interesting though, in retrospect, largely unimportant news, Radiohead was encouraged by their management to split up prior to releasing In Rainbows. According to Brian Message of Courtyard Management, the band couldn’t put their written songs to tape. If only more managers were like Courtyard... Multi-instrumentalist and former member of Wilco, Jay Bennett, isRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Want to get in Alison Goldfrapp‘s pants? Maybe Nick Cave‘s? Or Sacha Baron Cohen‘s? Guardian writer Simon Hattenstone requested signed skivvies from many celebs for an Ebay fueled fundraiser for New North London Synagogue. You can view all the available undies here. No comment on where these have been. Neil Young‘s long awaited Archives Vol.Read more...

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