Tag Archives: The xx

Monday Music News

Merrill Garbus’ colorful campaign behind Tune-Yards‘ excellent third album Nikki Nack continues today with a vibrant video for the album cut “Real Thing.” Mannequin-esque people, Sesame Street-style visuals, and a climatic dance scene featuring packaging peanuts are a few highlights from the below, Tom Jobbins-directed clip. In related news, Garbus will be wrapping up theRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips have shared the video for the song “Nightmare Field,” a bonus track from their new album, Underneath The Rainbow, out now on VICE Records. Hear an exclusive live session from the ‘Lips this Saturday, March 29th at 3:00 PM PT on KEXP, and catch them tomorrow night at Neumos. [Stereogum]

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Monday Music News

Congratulations to Macklemore x Ryan Lewis for last night’s win for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album” at the 2013 American Music Awards. The Seattle duo accepted their award while on tour in Florida, via video remote, and used the opportunity to speak out on racial profiling -- watch their video below: [MTV.com]

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Thursday Music News

The wait is over. Finally, Nine Inch Nails have given us a new single to sink our teeth into. “Come Back Haunted” has an addictive chorus that longtime fans of the band will devour hungrily. Their new album, Hesitation Marks, will drop on September 3 via Columbia Records. Look out for, NIN in November whenRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day Two: Sigur Rós, The xx, Bloc Party & more

by Tara Kelly Kearns The sun was shining when groggy concert goers raised from the dead this morning. Avoiding hangovers, bloody marys and mimosas abounded while folks attempted to erase the fatigue in their faces from the day before. The Mainstage hosted the first act of the day I had been recommended to see. NewRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The XX have a new slow burning sultry track “Together” created for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Unlike previous songs this one for the film becomes almost drone like - “together” they sing over and over, while a backing score swells over, classically dramatic in the most perfect cinematic way. Also interestingRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

I think it’s safe to say that at some point in the history of your life, you watched an infomercial. Be it to fall asleep, out of boredom, or for a laugh. Pissed Jeans “Bathroom Laughter” video is nothing like those infomercials - imagine if that infomercial was a nightmare. Set to their frantic, stormy,Read more...

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Monday Music News

Last week the straight outta the mosh pit quartet The Men released the first song from their upcoming album New Moon - “Electric” carries on their direct and loud, but sincere and present, approach to punk. If anything can remind us what it’s like to sweat gallons at a show and wash it all downRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Modern Holiday Classics

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one theme. This is a collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s that time of the season again, so we’re looking at holiday songs.

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