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Friday Music News

After an elaborate ad campaign for Arcade Fire‘s new single “Creature Comfort” that included a fictitious cereal ad for Creature Comfort Cereal and then placing said cereal boxes around Dublin for a game of Find The Cereal and Get Into the Afterparty, they finally released the actual song along with a video. The video featuresRead more…

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Review Revue: The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come

Pulling this album from my digital pile of photos brought up an interesting (to me, anyway) bit of synchronicity. The last time I posted about the Smiths, I wasn’t yet a father – being an adoptive dad, I didn’t even know that I would have a son in a matter of weeks.  Now I haveRead 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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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s Car Seat Headrest is no stranger to covers: founder/frontman Will Toledo has previously taken on tracks by Radiohead and Bowie. Today, they add another musical icon to the list: The Smiths. Listen to his lovely, acoustic cover of “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” below. Car Seat Headrest play a kinda-close-to-hometown show at the Sasquatch!Read more…

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Don’t You Forget About Them: A John Hughes & Molly Ringwald Birthday Video Roundup

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s got their first look at being a teenager thanks to writer/director John Hughes and actress Molly Ringwald, and weirdly enough, they share the same birthday — February 18th, 1950 for him and 1968 for her. His coming-of-age films reigned over the metroplex, and she was the star inRead more…

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I Hate You, I Love You: KEXP’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Roundup

Compiling a playlist of songs about love? That’s like trying to count all the Converse sneakers at an indie rock show: infinite. Every Valentine’s Day, John Richards offers up his annual Songs of Love and Hate show from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT, and here on the KEXP Blog, we’re focusing on the latter,Read more…

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Monday Music News

The title says it all: Animal Collective have released a new single titled “Kinda Bonkers.” Listen below, via a lyric video by animator/director Jack Kubizne. The track will be included on their upcoming EP, The Painters, a companion to last year’s full-length Painting With. It’ll feature three new songs recorded around the same time, asRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Anticipation is high for the forthcoming full-length from Temples, totally heightened by last month’s awesome performance in the KEXP Gathering Space. While we have to keep waiting ’til next year for Volcano to hit stores, today we’ve got a remix of the track “Certainty” by Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand. Temples frontman James Bagshaw shared, “WhenRead more…

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Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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Monday Music News

Northwest artist/musician Geneviève Castrée lost her battle with pancreatic cancer this past Saturday. Castrée recorded music under the names Woelv and Ô Paon for local labels K, Marriage Records, and her spouse’s label, P.W. Elverum & Sun. She was an accomplished artist, releasing her debut graphic novel, Susceptible, in 2013 with Drawn & Quarterly. OverRead more…

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