Tag Archives: The Soft Moon

Music That Matters: Standing On a Beach In All Black

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 463 – Standing On a Beach In All Black TheRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 20th: • Colleen Green, Upset, Chastity Belt, Listen Lady at The Black Lodge // All Ages (more info) • Sleep, Bell Witch at The Showbox // 21+ (more info) • Fox and the Law, Powers, Colorworks, Scott Yoder at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info) • Moving Units at The Vera Project //Read more…

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Out This Week 3/31

This week in new releases, we hear from several artists who’ve been dormant for a while. Sufjan Stevens returns with his majestic new album, Carrie & Lowell, named after his mother and stepfather and partly inspired by his mother’s death. Several KEXP DJs have already hailed it as a contender for “Album of the Year,”Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Portland natives The Decemberists debuted the lyric video for their new song “Lake Song.” The warm and stunning track will be featured on their forthcoming, seventh studio album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (out January 20.) [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings continued their triumphant return to the stage last night on Conan. This soulful performance of their new single “Retreat!” proves that Jones’ recent battle with cancer has not dampened her spirits. Their flawless new album Give The People What They Want is out now. [Stereogum]

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Monday Music News

Pop-soul magician Autre Ne Veut debuted his album, Anxiety, last week on Pitchfork Advance and now you can watch this beautiful karaoke inspired video for “Play by Play.” The video, produced by LEGS, starts in a small room with one TV before turning into a collage of many screens for the songs chilling heights –Read more…

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Live Video: The Soft Moon

Though he’d been playing a variety instruments and styles for years, Oakland music Luis Vasquez never intended his current project, The Soft Moon, to catch on. A true bedroom project, The Soft Moon was originally meant to be a device of self-exploration, a spelunking of the depths, as it were, of Vasquez’s own psyche. AsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The big news is finally here — David Bowie will be releasing THE NEXT DAY on Iso/Columbia Records, his first new album in 10 years, and the announcement comes on his 66th birthday. How kind of him to give a present on the day he should be receiving them! The rock and roller has beenRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Soft Moon – Insides

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Insides” by The Soft MoonRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With Christmas fast approaching the choices are limited; however, we’ve got some amazing show selections for you this week. Starting on Monday night with the critically acclaimed Alt-J at Crocodile who will end up on many Top 10 Album lists at the end of the year. The Mountain Goats and Matthew E. White are at ShowboxRead more…

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