Tag Archives: The xx

Wednesday Music News

As we mentioned earlier this month, Seattle’s own Soundgarden are set to reissue their 1988 debut LP Ultramega OK. Like previous reissues, it’ll come bundled with cool previously unreleased bonus tracks, like this early demo of “Beyond the Wheel.” Sub Pop explains, “The [early versions] were recorded in 1987 on 8-track tape by Jack EndinoRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/9

2017 is off and running with some long-awaited LPs out now, like the latest from The xx. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “This London trio’s excellent third album brings a brighter, more varied and pop-inflected sound to their spectral electro-pop courtesy of band member/producer Jamie xx, though the emotional focus remains on Madley CroftRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/16

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, January 16th: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Steve Jones (of Sex Pistols) The Late LateRead more…

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Monday Music News

Anyone who got to kick off 2017 with Sleater-Kinney is already very lucky, but it sounds like the show was even better than we could’ve imagined. For their New Year’s Eve concert at San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, the ladies paid tribute to artists we’ve lost this year: David Bowie and George Michael. BetterRead more…

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Monday Music News

Barely a year away from the release of her sixth album Short Movie, UK singer/songwriter Laura Marling has announced a new album, Semper Femina, due out March 10th on her own label, More Alarming Records (via Kobalt Music Recordings). Via a press release, she elaborates: “I started out writing Semper Femina as if a manRead more…

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Monday Music News

After four years of silence, UK trio The xx are full-speed ahead, sharing a new track earlier this month, announcing a new album, and over the weekend, appearing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Watch the group perform the Hall & Oates-sampling single “On Hold” below, featuring some endearingly-dorky dancing and vocalist RomyRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 11/14

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, November 14th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Thile Late Night with Seth Meyers:Read more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been four years since Coexist, but London trio The xx re-emerge with a new song today, and lots of good news. Stream the single “On Hold” below, which features a pretty sweet sample of the 1981 Hall & Oates hit “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” It’s just a taste of theirRead more…

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Meet the New KEXP “Golden Eye” T-Shirt

Today KEXP debuts the latest in listener-powered fashion: the “Golden Eye” T-shirt. Seattle designer Stuart Haury created this 2015 Spring Drive tee exclusively for music lovers who donate $100 or more to KEXP right now. A graduate of the UW Design program, Stuart’s background in data visualization inspired this gold-on-black geometric design. “The concept of peopleRead more…

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Friday Music News

For a song that was supposed to be a joke, Alt-J are really running with the track “Left Hand Free.” The UK trio have made yet another video for the single, this time portraying a debaucherous lifestyle, with quite the twist ending. Check it out below, and watch them perform the track LIVE in theRead more…

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