Tag Archives: The War on Drugs

Friday on My Mind: 2014 Capitol Hill Block Party!

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 time again for what has become a Seattle Summer tradition: Capitol Hill Block Party! It’s really a one of a kindRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

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. 416 - Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 KEXP’s Sean NelsonRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 7/7

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, July 7th Late Show with David Letterman: The War on Drugs The Tonight Show starringRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Pour yourself a big bowl of sugary cereal and sit down for the new video from tUnE-yArDs, inspired by the beloved ’80s Saturday Morning Show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Watch Merrill Garbus romp around this magical setting in the track “Water Fountain,” from the upcoming release Nikki Nack, out May 6th on 4AD. [Pitchfork]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Initial Lineup Announced!

Every summer, the streets of Capitol Hill fill with thousands of fans screaming for their favorite bands. The Seattle neighborhood is wild enough, but when the Capitol Hill Block Party takes over in late July (25th-27th), it’s a heck of a good time. Today, the celebrated local festival offers the first glimpse of the 2014Read more...

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Thursday Music News

Okay, not “exactly” music news, but it’s just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS’ The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, and hasRead more...

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Live Review: The War on Drugs w/ White Laces at Neptune Theatre 3/28/14

Adam Granduciel has never been one to let success and fame get to his head. “It’s Friday night!” he exclaimed to the Neptune crowd at the The War on Drugs‘ sold out performance that night,.“Does anyone have any big plans for the weekend?” The innate irony of the question is lost on no one butRead more...

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Monday Music News

KEXP faves First Aid Kit have announced the follow-up to their beloved release, 2012′s The Lion’s Roar. The Swedish folk sisters will release the full-length Stay Gold on June 10th via Columbia Records, produced by Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Sample the single “My Silver Lining” below. The girls are playing Saturday, May 24th atRead more...

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Live Video: The War on Drugs

Though the new album is called Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs‘ Adam Granduciel seems like he’s just woken up from one. While it’s only the band’s third LP since forming nine years ago, Lost in the Dream is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors, as Granduciel transforms his oft-meandering ambience ofRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Philideplia indie rockers The War on Drugs have been touring to support their recently released album, Last in the Dream. During their shows, the band has been covering John Lennon‘s song “Mind Games.” Now you can listen to a recording of the cover from a March 20th show in New York City, below. [Pitchfork]

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