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KEXP Premiere: The Wedding Present – Bear

With over thirty years of music and a slew of singles, EPs, live albums, and full-lengths, it’s clear the influential UK band The Wedding Present aren’t “going” anywhere. Instead, on their forthcoming ninth full-length, titled Going, Going…, the long-running indie icons take us on a musical road trip across the USA. Today, KEXP is excitedRead more…

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Fish in the Percolator: A Birthday Video Roundup for David Lynch

The owls may not be what they seem, but neither does David Lynch. As a director, writer, musician, actor, artist, even furniture designer, he truly does it all. It’s no surprise that his surrealistic influence extends to the music world, so on today, his 69th birthday, KEXP pays tribute to Lynch with a roundup ofRead more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Review Revue: 10 Years After the Goldrush

I often have very little to go on with the more obscure releases I cover on this blog series, but there’s almost no info out there on Constrictor Records and their 10 Years after the Goldrush compilation – at least in English (and my high school German is not enough to help me out onRead more…

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Review Revue: The Wedding Present – Ukrainian John Peel Sessions

The Wedding Present is one of those bands whose catalog I always found daunting when I browsed the record store bins. So many albums, and singles, and EPs, and Peel sessionses! I ended up just buying Seamonsters and sticking with it, but I knew they had much more to offer. And that was before IRead more…

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Live Video: The Wedding Present at SXSW 2012

David Gedge has had one of the longest running and most prolific careers of any British band growing out of the late 80’s and early 90’s alternative era. His band The Wedding Present, formed in 1985, has produced nine albums to date and countless singles, and while that band was on hiatus, Gedge was creatingRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another busy schedule of shows this week. On Monday, Hot Snakes are at Neumos with The Bangs and Spider Fever, and Kelly Hogan is at the Triple Door with Puddles Pity Party. On Tuesday, there’s a free performance by The Lumineers at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard,┬áRodrigo y Gabriela are at Paramount, Kathleen Edwards isRead more…

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Out This Week 3/20

The long-awaited album by The Shins, their first in five years, tops this week’s list of new releases. James Mercer has rebooted his project with a new band and heightened production, thanks to Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, The Flaming Lips, etc.) and contributions from Richard Swift and Deep Sea Diver’s Jessica Dobson, amongRead more…

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SXSW 2012, Day 2: The Wedding Present

Formed in 1985 in Leeds, UK, The Wedding Present have undergone many incarnations in their near 30 year career. Founder, frontman, and creative force David Gedge has been the group’s only consistent member, with several musicians coming and going over the years to suit whichever direction Gedge wanted to take the project. He stopped releasingRead more…

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Event Spotlight: KEXP Live at SXSW

Once again, KEXP will return to Austin, Texas March 14-16 for 2012’s rendition of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Every year, SXSW features dozens upon dozens of up-and-coming bands and artists that are blowing up on the scene (the lineup this year is absolutely spectacular). And for the second year in a row, KEXPRead more…

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