Tag Archives: The Smiths

Friday on My Mind: Biking!

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. May is officially National Bike to Work Month. There have been events taking place all month that have been designed to helpRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

After being pretty quiet for several years, Future Bible Heroes -- one of the projects of The Magnetic Fields mastermind Stephen Merritt and his collaborators Claudia Gonson and Christopher Ewen -- are making a big re-entrance into the music world with their soon-to-be-released box set Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing. The set includesRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

Happy Valentine’s Day! This morning, we shared a some of our favorite V-Day videos with you, but here are some other new videos that you’re sure to love. First up, we have this clip for Passion Pit‘s “Carried Away” off their latest album, Gossamer. Sophia Bush and lead singer Michael Angelakos star in this whimsicalRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Thee Oh Sees released their cover of the Velvet Underground‘s “European Son” for the upcoming Velvet Underground & Nico 45th anniversary box set put out by Castle Face that will be released on November 6th. Remember the 6th of November because if John Dwyer, White Fence, Ty Segall, and The Fresh & Onlys have anythingRead more...

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Monday Music News

Tame Impala‘s anticipated album Lonerism is streaming. They previously released “Elephant” from the album, accompanied by a typically psychedelic video, the album follows up last year’s Innerspeaker with a similarly close-titled but easy to listen to sound. Although the titles suggest a tendency towards introverted style music, perhaps ambiance or haze, the songs are much more typically trip-pop influenced.

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Into the Trees: A Goth Video Roundup

All day today, we’re playing celebrating Robert Smith’s (April 21) by playing your favorite songs by The Cure and other goth favorites. As a genre and a style, “goth” is pretty easy to stereotype (see The Damned’s “Grimly Fiendish” for a particularly campy version), but the truth is its influence spreads far and wide. GothRead more...

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Out This Week 12/13

Not much to find on Largehearted Boy’s list of new releases this week but a few choice items. Opening next weekend, in time for Christmas, is the new Cameron Crowe movie, We Bought a Zoo. Whether or not it’s going to be his next Almost Famous or Elizabethtown (the critics are saying somewhere in between),Read more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: The Smiths

I was a teenager when I first heard The Smiths.  Growing up in Pennsylvania, the radio stations only played pop or classic rock.  But one day I ran across a small station, WXXP, that changed my life.  It’s motto was “The station that dares to be different.” And for the first time I heard bandsRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

There was a time when playing on MTV Unplugged carried a weighty value. Clapton’s reimagining of “Layla” for the over-40 set, LL Cool J changing the rap game by taking it unplugged. But MTV went young as most of us grew old, but it reckons that some of those who passed on flannel for khakisRead more...

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