Tag Archives: The Smiths

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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Wednesday Music News

Fansite Morrissey-solo.com has unearthed some rare demos from The Smiths‘ early days. One recording is a no-frills version of “Never Had No One Ever” which seems to be from a 1986 recording session for The Queen is Dead. There’s also alternate versions of Morrissey’s “Bengali in Platforms” and “He Knows I’d Love To See Him.”Read more…

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Review Revue: The Smiths – The Smiths

The last time I posted on The Smiths in this space, I was pretty bummed about the disappearance of various local businesses and the gloomy weather. Good thing those days are behind us, right? Hahahahaha! Ha! Ha. Suffice it to say it’s been a while, and there are a number of fine Smiths albums withRead more…

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Live Review: Morrissey at Benaroya Hall 7/21/15

Oh, Morrissey. So much to answer for. When your career spans as many decades as his, there’s bound to be different stages: from the roguish lad who fronted legendary ’80s Manchester band The Smiths, to the silver fox solo artist who is strangely beloved in Mexico. Last week, Morrissey brought all of that and moreRead more…

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Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s the annual April Fool’s Day Video Round-up, a compilation of jokes and fools for your viewing and listening pleasure! You can prank me later. What will April Fool’s Day 2015 bring? Here’s hoping someone tries to top last year’s Flaming Lips release, “Sell Out,” or Björk’s 2009 announcement that she’d joined Led Zeppelin. IfRead more…

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Friday on My Mind presents Halloween Video Roundup!

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. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ordinarily, we only feature three videos, with a few Honorable Mentions, but we’ve gotRead more…

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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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