Tag Archives: The Strokes

Album Review: Julian Casablancas + the Voidz - Tyranny

If solo records are truly artists giving in fully to self-indulgence, Julian Casablancas has a pretty bizarre way of indulging. Some chose to pack on a slough of bloated guest appearances that ended up making it even less of a solo record than their normal band’s material. Others have created a whole new character forRead more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Cold War Kids have announced the October 27 release of their upcoming fifth studio album Hold My Home. This is the band’s album and was produced by Matt & Kim producer Lars Volta. They’ve also shared the album track “First,” which features all the elements of a great,Read more...

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Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s Day, so we’re celebrating with a video round-up of your favorite Huey Lewis & the News songs! April Fool’s! We’re actually sharing a round-up of some of our favorite “foolish” songs for you on this festive day. It’s our way to say “thank you” for supporting KEXP over the years, as ourRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Favorite Songs Released Since the Year 2000

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. Today, we are kicking off our 2013 Fall Donor Drive and asking all of you to help keep KEXP listener powered. ThanksRead more...

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Album Review: The Strokes - Comedown Machine

It’s hard being The Strokes. After setting the template for the next ten years of guitar-based rock with their 2001 debut, Is This It, it wasn’t long before the NYC quintet was being outpaced by the bands they paved the way for. After some time apart, Julian Casablancas, Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, Fabrizio Moretti, andRead more...

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Out This Week 3/26

This week’s short list of new releases sees some old names returning with fresh new sounds. 80′s electronic alternative icons Depeche Mode return with their thirteenth studio album, perhaps their strongest effort yet in this post Y2K world. Delta Machine contains the familiar tropes: dark eroticism featuring Dave Gahan’s swooningly romantic lyrics amid swirling keysRead more...

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Monday Music News

In honor of the late Jason Molina, Graveface Records has announced the release of a tribute album (due out on April 23). Weary Engine Blues has an impressive roster of singer/songwriters -including John Vanderslice, Will Oldham (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy), Phil Elverum (The Microphones), Mark Kozelek, and many more. All of the profits made from theRead more...

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Friday Music News

The Strokes have unveiled the video for their new single “All The Time”. If you just barely follow the band then I bet you’ve heard how they are prone to long, random breaks. We had to wait five years for the 2011 album Angels, so it’s no wonder fans are thrilled to have another collectionRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Unlike the two-year trickle of press quotes and leaks that preceded their last album, The Strokes have taken a rather quiet approach to publicity behind their forthcoming fifth album, Comedown Machine (out 3/26 through RCA). However, after some coaxing from BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe, bassist Nikolai Fraiture spoke, albeit vaguely and briefly, withRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Yo La Tengo have premiered a new video for their song “I’ll Be Around” (which, by the way, is their first new video in 16 years), and it features Mac McCaughn, founder of Superchunk and the Merge record label, singing the song and picking at a guitar in a woodsy field somewhere. The video isRead more...

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