Tag Archives: The Smiths

Music Heals: KEXP Community Sound-Off on Songs That Give Them Strength

Music heals. Not only has it been scientifically proven to calm anxiety and ease pain, but below, we share anecdotal proof of the power of song. We asked members of the KEXP community to share the songs they turn to during tough times. Check out their picks below. “Marrow” by YOB Probably one of theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Thee Oh Sees have cycled through a number of name changes over the years, and a few just in the past couple months, but for their forthcoming album Memory Of A Cut Off Head the California band is circling back to their original name OCS. Today OCS shared a new song off the new album calledRead more…

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National Radio Week: A Matt Pinfield WHTG Playlist

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Seven years after their last record, Canadian band Wolf Parade are back with a new full-length record. Called Cry Cry Cry, the album follows 2010’s Expo 86 and last year’s EP entitled EP 4. They’ve shared with us the first single off the album, “Valley Boy.” The band is made up of Spencer Krug (Moonface, SunsetRead more…

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Friday Music News

It’s been over three years since Annie Clark released the last St. Vincent album but it looks like good news is on the horizon. Today she shared a new song called “New York” that many are hoping is a precursor to a new album. The song itself is far more stripped back than Clark’s previousRead more…

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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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